Local News

  • Halloween haunts downtown E'town

    Despite damp, cool weather Saturday, downtown Elizabethtown streets were filled Saturday with Halloween-themed festivities.

    Nightmare on the Square kicked off Friday night with a scavenger hunt and continued through Saturday night. The annual celebration is hosted by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

  • Three area marching bands advance to state finals

    Five area high school marching bands competed Saturday in the Kentucky Music Education Association state semifinals and three advanced to the state finals.

  • Hospital wins national award from vendor

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is one of six healthcare organizations to be awarded nationally by its vendor, T-System Inc.

    The hospital was among those recognized during the third annual T-System Client Excellence Awards. The six winners were chosen from more than 1,900 facilities nationwide that have used the vendor.

  • State police work two early morning shootings

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating two early Saturday morning shootings in Hardin County.

    One shooting involved a state trooper and the other a suspect who remains at large.

    According to a news release, at 6:33 a.m., a trooper responded to the 6000 block of South Wilson Road in Radcliff after receiving a call of a burglary in progress.

    When he arrived, the trooper saw two men exiting a wooded area next to the residence, police said.

  • State police investigating early morning shootings

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating two early morning shootings in Hardin County, one of which involves a suspect who is on the run.

    According to a news release, state police responded at 8:12 a.m. to the 16000 block of Rineyville-Big Spring Road in reference to shots fired.

    A preliminary investigation revealed the shots came from Carolyn's Corner Store in Big Spring, police said. The suspect entered the store in an attempt to rob it, and a struggle ensued with the employee over the suspect's weapon.

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  • Radcliff man arrested on drug charges

    A Radcliff man was arrested Thursday night on multiple drug charges and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Dominic A. Meriwether, 25, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine, trafficking in marijuana more than 8 ounces but less than 5 pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    During a traffic stop, a Radcliff police officer was told Meriwether recently had sold marijuana, according to a citation.

  • Sheriff's Office continues search for missing Eastview woman

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for an Eastview woman who has been missing for more than a week.

    On Friday, Greg Lowe, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said Amber M. Foster, 28, has a history of running away.

    Law enforcement issued a Golden Alert on Thursday for Foster because she has mental challenges and takes medication for seizures. She was living in a boarding-style house on Meeting Creek Road in Eastview and was reported missing Oct. 20 by her landlord.

  • E’town prescription shop burglarized

    Police are investigating a Friday morning burglary at Jeff’s Prescription Shop after the store’s video surveillance captured images of suspects breaking in and taking prescription pain medicine, officials say.

    According to a news release, Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 6:31 a.m. to the 2415 Ring Road shop in reference to an activated alarm.

    Upon arrival, the responding officer discovered the store’s lower right window was broken and glass was inside the building, police said.

  • Two weekend blazes keep local firefighters busy

    wo early morning blazes Friday and Saturday in Elizabethtown kept local firefighters busy Friday.

    The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded at 8:07 a.m. Friday to a mobile home fire at 600 Ponderosa Drive, fire investigator Rusty Todd said.

    No one was home at the time of the fire, which was confined to that structure, Todd said.

    The mobile home sustained heavy smoke damage, he said, with fire damage to a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and family room.

    The home should be considered a total loss, Todd said.