Local News

  • Duvall ready for year two

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall last week joked he has gained 20 pounds, sprouted a lot more gray hairs and is forced to take Prilosec every day since taking over as chief executive of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Duvall has wrapped up his first year in office after taking over a position long held by Sheila Enyart. He plans to place extensive focus on economic development in his second year after looking to find savings and revitalizing community spirit.

  • Housing professionals hope for success in 2012

    A new year means a new beginning and a fresh wave of cautious optimism from professionals in the housing market.
    There was a downturn in 2011 after a good showing in 2010, but consumer confidence likely will result in an improvement for the housing market in 2012, said Glenn Green, who has worked for 25 years with the Century 21 franchise on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.
    “I am full of optimism for the 2012 real estate year,” he said. “The economy promises to be a lot rosier than it has been.”

  • 2011 Stories of the Year

    When it came to selecting the Hardin County Story of the Year for 2011, the October vote and start of beer and alcohol sales in three cities in December clearly topped all.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, the decision to pass a wet-dry vote in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove was a big winner. The alcohol vote received 14 of the 19 first-place votes handed out. No other story received more than two first-place selections.

  • 2011 in photos
  • Focus on Finance: Credit and auto insurance can upset your budget

    Question: Recently I was asked by my insurance agent on a scale of 1-10, what is the rating of my credit score. My reply: I have a good credit rating. But after thinking about it, what was the point of the question? 

    Answer: Credit scores determine how much we spend or even how much we can save. They also determine what types of products you buy and how long those products may or may not last.  

  • Search on for Radcliff man in LaRue County slaying

    The residence where Kristie Lynne Allen died Friday evening was quiet Saturday morning, like the rest of College Street in Buffalo. Two dogs lay in the yard and the house still was decorated for Christmas.

    Nothing indicated Kentucky State Police were summoned to the house Friday after a caller said a woman had been found dead.

    An Elizabethtown woman was arrested Saturday in connection to the killing, but police still  are looking for two individuals who they say stole Allen’s car.

  • Juveniles cited for theft

    Three juveniles were cited for theft by unlawful taking Friday after allegedly taking items from unlocked vehicles in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department was called to the Tricia Lane area on reports of someone entering another individual’s vehicle, then received another call about three males running and entering a silver sports car. EPD stopped that vehicle and after searching the car with consent they found a satellite radio, radar detector, a Game Boy and electronic chargers.

  • Radcliff man charged with sex crimes

    A Radcliff man has been charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after an alleged sexual encounter with an underage girl.

    Elijah Khalid Hampton, 18, of 119 Alisha Court, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department. Hampton was arrested on the same day as the alleged offense, when he was accused of engaging in a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl.

  • Arrest made in LaRue County murder case

    An Elizabethtown woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide Friday in LaRue County.

    Belinda Martin, 26, is charged with receiving property stolen from a residence at 241 College Street in Buffalo. Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead at that address Friday evening, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Police also are looking for Abdullah R. White in connection with the case. White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s car, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said in the release.

  • Budget, redistricting top list for upcoming session

    The Kentucky General Assembly looks to have an old-fashioned slugfest on its hands this year as the redistricting of legislative districts and a lean budget stand as the headliners of the 60-day legislative session.

    Local legislators agreed the majority of issues presented during the session likely will take a backseat to the two as they prepare for the inevitable fireworks.