Local News

  • Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

    Grand jury indictments claim a 48-year-old man, who faces two charges of first-degree rape, fathered a child by a teenager. Court documents indicate the girl's child “has been linked to defendant by paternity test.”

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr. is accused of forcibly raping a child who was in his care for years, according to Kentucky State Police. The allegations occurred between 1999 and 2004 when the girl was 9 to 14 years old.

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  • Vine Grove police chief sworn in

    An officer who grew up in Vine Grove and began his law-enforcement career in his hometown has been sworn in as its new police chief.

    Kenny Mattingly was announced as the new chief during Monday’s city council meeting in front of about 30 people. He was sworn in after the meeting by Mayor Blake Proffitt.

  • Radcliff shows movie at the park tonight

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall hopes residents have their popcorn handy Saturday.

    The city is hosting a free showing of “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller, the latest installment in its movie night at the park series. Radcliff City Park North opens at 7 p.m. and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m., Duvall said.

    Parking will be available near the front of the park, he said, and the city’s new trolley will be in use.

  • City Council meetings canceled

    Radcliff City Council’s called meeting and work session were canceled Monday afternoon for lack of a quorum.

    Only Barbara Baker and Edward Palmer were present. Mayor J.J. Duvall said the majority of the remaining four council members were out of town or tied up with prior commitments, but he thought enough were available to hold the meeting.

    Legally, the council must have four voting members present to take action. Duvall said a special called meeting will be scheduled to enact property tax rates once schedules allow the council to do so.

  • Taylor County wins Governor's Gold Cup

    Taylor County High School’s marching band finished first among seven bands competing Saturday in the Governor’s Gold Cup contest Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    Judges’ score sheets listed Taylor County first in six of eight categories evaluated. Its score of 70.05 finished in front of second-place Nelson County with a 67.9.

    Marion County placed third, followed by Meade County and North Oldham. DuPont Manual and Campbellsville bands also competed at Doug Smith Memorial Stadium on the T.K. Stone Middle School campus.

  • Man finds peace, stories feeding birds

    It’s not often Joe Allen gets a quiet moment during his work day at DLS Tire Center on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    The whirring, chugging and clunking of power tools forms white noise in the background for the mechanic.

    That’s why he makes his own quiet moments.

  • Central Hardin band working toward 'dreams'

    Members of Central Hardin High School’s band are living out their dreams on the field this year.

    The band is preparing for the debut of its show, “In Your Dreams,” at competition Sept. 15 at Apollo High School in Owensboro, after working through the summer with many new band members.

    Along with new members, there are new features in their show this year, too. The show, which deals with dream-like states of mind, includes much more dance than ever before at the school, band director David Centers said.

  • Chalk up another Via Colori

    Jeff Gaither is more accustomed to seeing his art placed on the front of an album, but on Saturday, it was under people’s feet.

    Gaither was one of 60 who signed up to create street art for the annual Via Colori festival, which rents out space for artists to create chalk art on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Elizabethtown. Via Colori is a fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center, a rape crisis center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town man killed in Friday wreck

    Kevin D. Tuttle, 40, of Elizabethtown died Friday after his vehicle left Battle Training Road and traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, authorities said Sunday.

    Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said a passerby noticed tire tracks Sunday morning that appeared to leave Ky. 434 and stopped to investigate. Tuttle was found outside his vehicle at the site approximately one mile west of Colesburg.