Local News

  • Teen charged with burglary after fleeing police

    An Elizabethtown teen is charged with burglary after police say he fled to a vacant residence when investigators executed a search warrant at his Churchill Court home.

    Kyle D. Schwanz, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Vine Grove student arrested after swearing at teacher

    A Vine Grove teen was arrested Tuesday at Brown Street Alternative Center on misdemeanor charges after police say he swore and screamed at a teacher and school employees.

    Jabriel J. Lee, 18, is charged with abuse of a teacher and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    According to a citation, Lee was doing computer work in a teacher's classroom when he told the man to “get out of my damn face.”

  • People for PAWS

    James T. Alton Middle School students are using their leadership talents to help the furriest members of the Hardin County community.

    Students in the gifted and talented program at the Vine Grove school are raising money for the planned PAWS animal shelter as a leadership project. Inspired by their own pets, gifted and talented teacher Toni Baldwin said the students have taken the initiative in trying to assist animals.

  • Trial pushed back for man charged with rape of child

    The jury trial date in the case against a Nicholasville man accused in Hardin County of repeatedly raping a girl and fathering her child has been continued to the fall.

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr., 48, was arrested in June on 50 counts of first-degree rape. In August, a Hardin County grand jury indicted him with two counts of the charge.

    According to the indictment, Ivey forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl, who lived in Ivey’s residence at the time but was not related to him.

  • Birth center hearings conclude

    Two warring philosophies on the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center’s business model clashed one last time Tuesday during the final day of testimony for the certificate of need hearing.

  • Fiscal court approves grants for local organizations

    Hardin County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved resolutions to approve a plan allowing renovations to SpringHaven Inc. and grant funding for an emergency dispatch phone system for the E-911 Dispatch Center.

    The plan approved for SpringHaven is related to a Community Development Grant. SpringHaven has received $500,000 from the state program to improve its building in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town considering chloramine conversion

    Scott Fiepke on Monday recommended Elizabethtown City Council convert its water treatment process from chlorine to chloramine, a disinfectant created when chlorine is combined with ammonia.

    The change is necessitated by the decision of Hardin County Water District No. 2 to convert its system from chlorine to chloramine by 2015 to take on water supplies from Louisville Water Co., a larger system that has been treated with chloramine for decades. Elizabethtown contracts with HCWD No. 2 for water supplies.

  • Bank scam calls target area residents

    Police and bank officials are warning residents in the Hardin County area of a phone scam going on in the county, as well as in Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Woman injured in Lincoln Parkway wreck

    A car rear-ending a tractor-trailer left a Hodgenville woman with nonlife-threatening injuries and eastbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway closed for nearly an hour Tuesday morning.

    William Rogers, 63, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Harvest Drive when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Ford Fusion, said Officer Jason Morris with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

    Police responded to the crash at 9:38 a.m.

  • EIS selects two finalists in superintendent search


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials announced Monday two candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.

    Jon Ballard, associate superintendent for human resources at Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel for Daviess County Schools, are finalists.