Local News

  • Golden Alert issued for missing woman

    A Golden Alert has been issued for a woman who was last seen Saturday in the vicinity of Cheddar's Casual Cafe on North Dixie.

    Amber M. Foster, 28, was reported missing Saturday by her landlord, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Foster, who lives in a group home setting in Eastview, is described as white with shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes and medium build, according to a news release. She is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds.

  • Sisters in sync: Hopes help Elizabethtown High School band in state title bid

    Heading into state competition this weekend, Elizabethtown High School band is full of Hope.

    It comes in the form of the four Hope sisters — senior Brandy, sophomores Brittany and Breanna, and eighth-grader Bridgett. As Brandy brings her marching band career to a close and Bridgett is just starting hers, this year is the only year all four sisters have participated in marching band.

  • Brothers arraigned in rolling meth lab wreck

    Two Elizabethtown brothers involved in a fatal wreck in April were arraigned Tuesday on drug charges and state police say the vehicle’s driver could face more charges relating to the crash.

    David L. Stallins II, 27, and Matthew S. Stallins, 26, were indicted in September for criminal conspiracy to manufacturing in methamphetamine, complicity to commit possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to commit possession of marijuana.

  • Radcliff man arrested on sexual abuse charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge police say involved a minor younger than 12.

    Jose M. Vargas, 35, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned via video feed Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the alleged offense occurred April 16, 2011, at Vargas’ Pearl Street residence in Radcliff.

  • McAlister's Deli comes to Elizabethtown

    A restaurant franchise well established in Louisville is moving next door to Cheddar’s and Kohl’s this winter.

    McAlister’s Deli is renovating a building at 4031 N. Dixie Ave. and should complete construction in November, said Jim Gillenwater, a franchisee with Heritage Enterprises Inc. Heritage operates more than half a dozen of the franchises in Louisville and a location in Clarksville, Ind., he said.

    Gillenwater said the restaurant is on schedule to open sometime in December barring construction delays.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

    The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned Monday she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

    Thomas has worked as interim director since May, after former executive director Lisa Holmes left the position and said she was considering taking legal action. Thomas was assistant director as the time and has worked at SpringHaven for nearly 13 years.

  • Search, rescue squad effort taking off

    The idea of forming a volunteer search-and-rescue squad in Hardin County met with plenty of interest Monday night when about 60 people attended an initial meeting and nearly 50 applied to join.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher led the meeting at the Hardin County Emergency Management building on Rineyville Road.

    He was pleased with the turnout, he said.

    “The room was full, and that’s what we were hoping for,” he said.

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  • E'town liquor vote set for Jan. 8

    Elizabethtown voters will weigh in on the sale of liquor by the drink in January.

  • Flint Hill festival to thank customers, community

    A Sonora business wants to show appreciation to its customers and community Saturday.

    Flint Hill at Ky. 720 and Melrose Road is hosting a fall festival at the store. The event is the first of its kind for the store, though employees hope to continue it annually.

    Scheduled for the festival are a parade at 10 a.m., a hog calling contest at noon, a Good Ol’ Boys hairy leg contest at 1 p.m. and a silent auction from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Live gospel and country music, games, food and vendor booths also are planned.