Local News

  • Shelters from cold open

    Radcliff and Elizabethtown fire departments in conjunction with the American Red Cross offered an opportunity for residents to escape frigid temperatures Sunday and Monday nights and some residents took advantage.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said one person came Sunday night to the Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown’s site, but he expected more Monday night.

  • Deep Freeze: Workers brave Monday's chill

    While residents braced for sub-zero temperatures that accompanied a polar vortex that swept through the Heartland on Sunday night into Monday morning, others were preparing for a work day in the elements.

    From several extra layers to covering routes in shifts, area workers took precautions for the below normal temperatures, which were at or below zero with a wind chill reaching minus 23 at noon Monday, according to the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

  • Special planning hearing set for today

    A special hearing to review a zone change request on Nicholas Street is set for 6 p.m. today at Elizabethtown City Hall.  

    In a rare turn of events, Elizabethtown City Council will conduct the hearing after the Elizabethtown Planning Commission turned over the case to the city without a recommendation late last year.

    The commission split, 2-2, to deny a zone change request from R-3, a residential zone that allows for duplexes, to R-6, a high-density, multi-family zone.

  • Hearing postponed for Cruse, Hornback

    A scheduled arraignment Monday morning for Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk Madonna Hornback in LaRue Circuit Court was postponed when the courthouse was closed because of inclement weather.

    Cruse and Hornback, who are facing nearly 70 combined charges, now face arraignment at 9 a.m. Jan. 14. The pair were arrested Dec. 17 and posted  $9,500 bond within minutes.

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  • Elizabethtown man charged with assault

    A 25-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday morning in Radcliff and charged with second-degree assault around 2 a.m. on Hamilton Street.

    Shasheem James likely used a bat to strike a man found bloodied in front of the residence, according to an arrest citation. The victim received “blunt force trauma to the head” according to Hardin Memorial Hospital officials. The citation states the injuries “were consistent with a small bat used as a weapon.”

  • Vine Grove City Council reschedules meeting

    Due to inclement weather, the regularly scheduled Vine Grove City Council tonight, Jan. 6, is rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. 

  • EPD to host second Coffee with a Cop

    Elizabethtown Police Department is inviting residents to participate in some conversation over a cup of coffee this week.

    EPD is hosting its second Coffee with a Cop event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the McDonald’s at 900 N. Mulberry St. The program allows officers to meet with residents to answer questions and build relationships within the community.

    The first event took place in the fall, which Maj. Troy Dye said went well.

    “We had a good mix of folks who came in,” he said.

  • General Assembly 2014: Budget talks to begin

    The state legislature will convene its 60-day regular session Tuesday, setting up what is expected to be a busy and contentious two months.

    As the Kentucky General Assembly prepares to enter another round of budget talks, Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, said the state cannot afford to take a “meat ax” to state programs in a manner that shows no discretion or insight.

    “That’s not very good judgment in my estimation,” he said.

  • Class gathering provides camaraderie, support

    Every first Saturday of the month, former students of Howevalley High School gather at Ryan’s restaurant in Elizabethtown, where eggs, bacon and coffee come with a side of nostalgia.

    For 15 years or so, members of the Howevalley High School Class of 1960 and their spouses have met at one location or another each month, to catch up on their lives, chat about old times and maintain friendships that have endured seven decades.

    “Most of us went to first grade together,” Tony Raizor said.