Local News

  • Markham: Radcliff Village will change city’s dynamic

    Joe Markham’s vision to revamp the Radcliff Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards is not simply a business deal designed to bottle the successes of Fort Knox’s transformation. It also could be described as a labor of love to give Radcliff a competitive edge in the region.

    Markham, a Utah-based real estate developer and North Hardin High School graduate, shared this vision Tuesday night with Radcliff City Council and a chamber full of interested residents eager to hear the details of the plan at Radcliff City Hall.

  • Bringing history to life on the sidewalks

    Local pioneer Samuel Haycraft Jr., Gen. George Armstrong Custer, President James Buchanan and other historic figures walk the streets of Elizabethtown each Thursday night.

    Haycraft led the way last week for about 40 guests touring Elizabethtown history during one of the summer’s Downtown Charlie Logsdon Walking Tours that have taken place for the past 24 years.

  • Vine Grove places restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

    Vine Grove City Council replaced the city’s ordinance regarding sexually oriented businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstores during its meeting Monday.

    Although alcohol sales are not legal in the city and it has no sexually oriented shops, the new ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses.

  • Elizabethtown nonprofit receives funding from Kentucky Arts Council

    The Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning recently received more than $2,000 in operational support from the Kentucky Arts Council.
    “We really needed it, and it came just at the right time,” Director Victor Collins said.
    The Elizabethtown center, which provides music and arts programs for children, will use the $2,681 it received to purchase new instruments for the orchestra as well as to pay for classes for 10 scholarship students, Collins said.

  • E’town police arrest suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    Two Radcliff men have been arrested in connection to the June 27 robbery of Boost Mobile in Elizabethtown and investigators expect more arrests will be made.

    Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Anthony Carter, 26, on July 13, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Carter is  charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

    Willoughby said police did not reveal Carter’s connection because they were searching for Terrell Boyd, 18, who allegedly robbed Boost Mobile, at 600 N. Miles St., with Carter.

  • HMH partners with Studer Group

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Hardin Memorial Hospital is looking to enhance a patient’s view of its services and has recruited help to do so.
    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said Tuesday the hospital is partnering with The Studer Group, which specializes in improving clinical outcomes such as service and patient satisfaction.

  • Radcliff police arrest two robbery suspects

    Jr. Food Store was robbed
    Sunday night

    Two Radcliff men were arrested early Monday and charged with robbery and assault after cash and merchandise were taken from a conveniece store and a clerk was injured.
    Radcliff Police Department arrested James Smalley, 22, and Terrell Boyd, 18, in a neighborhood near Jr. Food Store at 1400 Hill St. in Radcliff, according to police.

  • Residents, employees try to beat the heat

    It’s July but some people still are doing their jobs in heavy winter coats.

    Employees who work in the cooler at Bluegrass Ice on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown stay bundled up while performing their work in the year-round cool.

    It’s a different story for employees responsible for delivering ice to stores, owner Karen Rodgers said.

    “The ones that are hauling ice outside to the coolers look pretty hot,” she said.

  • $4.5 million renovation planned for Radcliff shopping center

    One Radcliff shopping area is about to receive an intensive facelift.
    Joe Markham, a Kentucky native and real estate developer based in Utah, is planning to invest $4.5 million into renovating Radcliff Shopping Center, a 150,000-square-foot complex at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards.

  • Vine Grove to combine film and foliage

    Area residents can see the stars come out together when they gather for a free outdoor movie Aug. 12 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.
    The movie being shown hasn’t been announced and may end up being a surprise.
    City officials say it’s the purpose behind the event that matters more.
    The event Mayor Blake Proffitt’s idea to foster a sense of community in Vine Grove and provide residents another way to have a good time and socialize.