Local News

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters looks to make 12 matches

    Twelve children in the Hardin County area are hoping for something special this Christmas season — someone to give them some extra special care.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana has launched a “12 Littles of Christmas” program, hoping to match 12 children on their waiting list with a Big Brother or Big Sister.

    The Kentuckiana Agency has approximately 700 matches and the Hardin County office has approximately 60 matches with a waiting list of more than 100 children.

  • Easing stress with pets

    A new organization based in Elizabethtown will place shelter animals with loving homes needing a companion to combat stress.

    Animals Healing People-Therapeutic Inc. formed in May 2012 and is an accredited nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer staff. Founder and CEO Roger Biesel, a retired U.S. Army Reservist and Department of Defense civilian employee whose parallel careers span more than 40 years, said the organization hopes to place its first pet early next year.

  • Mother accepts plea agreement in child abuse case

    The case against an Elizabethtown couple charged with abuse of their malnourished infant son has come to an end with a guilty plea by the mother.

    Jessica A. Capponi, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to first-degree criminal abuse of her 3-month-old son. Capponi was indicted on the charge, a Class C felony, in March and was facing up to 10 years in prison.

  • Photos: Chamber holds holiday luncheon

    A crowd packed Pritchard Community Center on Wednesday for the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s holiday luncheon. It featured food from a variety of restaurants, businesses and community organizations and a variety of door prizes and remarks by comedian Tom Mabe.

  • Former St. James building to become assisted living facility

    The primary-grades building of St. James Regional Catholic School once was a home to some of Elizabethtown’s youngest residents, but after a few months of transformation, the building will house some of the city’s seniors.

    The building will become an assisted living facility run by Dona McCurry, owner of Tender Touch Senior Services, an in-home care service, and Care 4 Ever, a senior day care center.

    The facility will be named Tender Touch Senior Living Inc. and remodeling will begin soon, McCurry said.

  • LaRue Christmas programs set for Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    Although last weekend’s weather wasn’t as icy as predicted, it was bad enough to cancel several community activities.

    Some events have been rescheduled for this weekend.

    Storytelling for children is at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Museum. Director Iris LaRue will read a seasonal story.

    Santa Claus arrives at Hodgenville City Hall at 6 p.m. to visit with children. Hot chocolate and cookies are served.

  • U.S. 31W Bypass, Ky. 361 interchange expected to open Monday

    Weather permitting, the new U.S. 31W Bypass interchange ramp opens Monday.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews will complete pavement striping this week if the weather cooperates. The ramps will connect the bypass with Ky. 361, the new connector being built between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, which also is called Patriot Parkway. Residents may know it as Rineyville Road or Ky. 1600.

  • County approves guaranteed maximum price on gov't complex

    Hardin Fiscal Court was handed an option to build the majority of its county government complex at a lower cost, but the legislative body chose to build the entire complex at once to save money in the future, said Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The court voted 7-2 Tuesday to accept a guaranteed maximum price of $13,165,929 offered by Alliance Corp., the county’s construction manager at risk, during its meeting. 

  • 2 local WKU students arrested for robbery

    Two Western Kentucky University students from Hardin County were arrested Monday and charged in connection with a Friday robbery in Hugh Poland Hall, a residence hall on campus, according to a release from WKU Media Relations.

    Orlando Marquise Mouncil, 22, of Radcliff and Corey James Stevens, 19, of Elizabethtown were arrested by WKU Police and charged with first-degree robbery, according to the release and online jail records.

  • Light Up Downtown packed with holiday bounty

    Light Up Downtown is returning to Elizabethtown Saturday evening, but a full plate of festivities are planned throughout the day to help satisfy holiday yearnings.

    “They can make a whole day of it,” said Twylane Van Lahr, director of the Brown-Pusey House.

    The morning starts with a traditional Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m., sponsored by the Elizabethtown Heritage Council at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church on the Square.