Local News

  • City looks to sell downtown buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown has put out a request for proposals in an attempt to sell two buildings it owns in the historic downtown area.

    Officials hope a sale will increase business and quality of life in the area.

    One of the buildings, at 133 W. Dixie Ave., is across from the former Riders Men’s and Women’s Clothing store and the Hardin County History Museum.

  • Health department fields bed bug complaints

    In the past six months, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department has investigated five complaints against Commonwealth Lodge in Elizabethtown for reported sightings of bed bugs.

    Four of the five complaints proved valid as bed bugs were identified, according to information obtained through an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise.

  • Soup kitchen's mission: Helping those in need in Radcliff

    It was a May night and Joyce Hamilton couldn’t sleep any longer, awakened by a dream that seemed too real to discard.

    “I had a vision that the Lord was telling me to feed the hungry,” she said. “Whenever God gives a vision, he gives a provision.”

    Her husband, Terriance, told her to go back to sleep. In the days that followed, he saw something in his wife that made him understand how serious she was about the direction their life soon would take: He saw compassion.

  • NAACP demonstration planned for Saturday

    A demonstration is planned for Saturday around the Hardin County Justice Center as the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shows support for the family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin and protests “Stand Your Ground” laws.

    Donna Smalls, acting president of the local NAACP chapter, said the organization’s goal is “to correct a tragedy and come together.” She said Martin’s death is a civil rights issue.

  • Deadline to participate in Heartland Festival Parade is July 29

    Elizabethtown officials are reminding residents the deadline is approaching to participate in the Heartland Festival Parade.

    Entries can include antique cars and tractors, car clubs limited to 12 vehicles, marching units, walkers, performing groups, floats, bands, horses and elected officials.

    The deadline is 5 p.m. July 29.

    Applications are available at heartlandfestivalinthepark.com. The application lists a fax number and mailing address at which it can be submitted. Residents also can return them to Elizabethtown City Hall on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Father, son among those charged with making meth

    A response to a domestic dispute Tuesday ended in the arrest of three people in Elizabethtown on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Darren A Dennison, 18, of Elizabethtown; his father, Shawn Dennison, 38, of Custer; and Darren Dennison’s girlfriend, Selena E. Ratliff, 18, of Elizabethtown, all were arrested and charged with manufacturing meth.

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  • Radcliff man advocates fireworks limitations

    From Rick Skoog’s perspective, Independence Day is a one-day affair, and enough is enough concerning fireworks.

    Skoog, a military veteran and civilian employee at Fort Knox, asked Radcliff City Council to consider enacting an ordinance limiting the number of days residents can use fireworks during its Tuesday night voting meeting. He also challenged the council to enforce its own noise ordinance and state restrictions governing fireworks use.

  • Fair Board CEO embraces challenges of job

    A lot is going on at the Kentucky Exhibition Center these days. Kentucky Kingdom is being rebuilt, Cardinal Stadium is scheduled to come down and the State Fair Board’s namesake event, the Kentucky State Fair, opens in only 27 days.

  • Heat wave inspires fun and caution

    The season’s first extended period of temperatures in the 90s means some seasonal businesses and services are bustling.

    Other area employees and at-risk groups have to take special care not to be harmed by sweltering conditions.

    The pool at Radcliff’s Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way has maintained steady attendance.

    The idea that baking heat leads to crowded pools is only partly true, city Recreation Director Lori Jury said.