Local News

  • HMH, health department bring nutrition focus to Panther Place

    Local health organizations hope to spread healthy behaviors to the community after piloting a program with one group of students.

  • Salvation Army, CAC to take applications in October for Christmas need program

    The Hardin County unit of The Salvation Army in cooperation with the Community Action Council is accepting applications for Christmas assistance throughout October.

    Applications can be submitted at the Community Action Council office at 1111 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown.

    Those seeking assistance need to bring picture identification, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, birth certificates for children and documentation of monthly income and expenses for the household, including food stamp documentation.

  • Class to be offered for amateur radio license

    Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications will sponsor a class to obtain an entry level FCC Amateur Radio License. The class will be taught by Shelby Ennis, a local Amateur Radio Operator.

    Classes are at the Hardin County Emergency Service Building located at Ring Road and Rineyville Road. Classes will run for five Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. with the first class set for Sept. 28. The cost is $10 to cover the cost of materials.

  • Ground broken on veterans nursing center

    Seven years after the first application was filed for a veterans’ nursing facility in Hardin County, movement is noticeable on the $40 million facility off Logsdon Parkway north of Radcliff.

    Gov. Steve Beshear joined local officials, community leaders, active-duty soldiers and veterans in breaking ground Wednesday morning at the site of the Radcliff Veterans Center.

  • United Way challenges community to combat poverty

    For the second consecutive year, United Way of Central Kentucky abandoned a monetary goal as it launched its annual fundraising campaign Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency is committed to topping its fundraising total after last year’s record-setting campaign, but it has targeted a systemic problem plaguing central Kentucky.

  • E'town man dies in single-vehicle crash

    An Elizabethtown man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the van he was driving ran off Shepherdsville Road for unknown reasons, overturned several times and ejected him.

    Edgar D. Willis, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee. Police said Willis was not wearing a seat belt.

    The single-vehicle crash occurred in the 4300 block of Shepherdsville Road, halting traffic there between Tunnel Hill Road and West Bryan Road for several hours.

  • Expect traffic delays tonight on I-65

    A traffic advisory has been issued for southbound Interstate 65 tonight.

    Contract crews working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close I-65 to reinstall the truss and signs knocked down at the Exit 91 approach in March.

    The work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. when the right lane will be closed, according to a news release from the cabinet's District 4 office.

  • Two Post 4 troopers fired after investigation

    Two troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, including the post’s 2012 Trooper of the Year, have been fired after an investigation into an alleged relationship with a teenage girl.

    Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young were terminated Friday, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, a spokesman for KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Alleged victim testifies in sexual abuse trial

    More than two years ago, a girl younger than 12 years old hid two pairs of underwear behind a dresser in her Radcliff home.

    On Wednesday, that girl sat on a witness stand in Hardin Circuit Court and watched as a detective wearing yellow gloves pulled two pairs of underwear from evidence containers. The detective passed them to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon.

    “Do you recognize what I’m holding in my hand?” Logsdon asked the girl, who was the first witness called Wednesday in the jury trial of Jose Vargas.

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