Local News

  • U.S. Marshals conduct 'Operation Gold Vault'

    The Western District of Kentucky U.S. Marshals’ Office already has conducted similar operations in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Henderson, U.S. Marshal Jim Clark said.

    With 173 registered sex offenders in Hardin County, the concentration is enough to warrant a compliance operation, he said.

  • Berger named E'town mayor

    Shortly after being appointed Monday to complete the remainder of Tim Walker’s mayoral term, Edna Berger’s easygoing manner and humor bubbled to the surface as she received a congratulatory hug from City Attorney D. Dee Shaw.

    “So you’re going to keep me out of jail, right?” Berger asked Shaw, eliciting laughter from those around her.

  • Police searching for missing Harned man

    Police in Breckinridge County continue to search for a Harned man who has been missing for more than 10 days.

    Greg Miller, 57, was reported missing June 27. Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate said Miller is described as 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.

    Miller, a former truck driver, suffers from mental disabilities, Pate said. He has an appointed guardian and prescribed medication he needs to take daily.

    Police are concerned Miller may not be taking that medication, he said.

  • Radcliff author discusses serial killers with mystery book club

    Nelda Shattles Copas knows all about the twisted side of humanity.

    The Radcliff author shared that understanding Monday with 15 members and visitors of the M3 Mystery Club at the North Branch of Hardin County Public Library in Radcliff.

    The author of “Twisted Desires: A Suspenseful Murder Mystery” and “Twisted Revenge” outlined the differences and motivations of some of the nation’s most famous serial killers to interested residents who have spent plenty of time reading about he killers’ fictional counterparts.

  • Veteran throws hat into congressional race early

    A Breckinridge County farmer and veteran has his eyes on Washington, D.C.

    Democrat Ron Leach, who turns 49 this week, announced his candidacy for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat Monday, emerging as the first challenger to Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie in 2014.

  • Rural Development check supports home repairs


    The state director of the USDA Rural Development will be in Elizabethtown today to present a check and highlight support for home ownership opportunities.

    The local Habitat for Humanity will conduct a home dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today at the residence of Norma Jent at 1432 Middle Creek Road. Thomas G. Fern will present $5,000 from Rural Development for a new water heater, new windows and a new roof. Habitat volunteers are providing the labor.

    Other local officials are expected to be on hand for the 10-minute ceremony.

  • Elizabethtown selects new mayor

    Meeting for the third time in 15 days, the Elizabethtown City Council appointed Edna Berger to serve as mayor.

    A heart attack overnight June 14 took the life of Mayor Tim Walker, who had served just over half of the four-year term. Berger, a 68-year-old business woman, will complete the term and serve until the general election in November 2014.

    Walker's death created an unprecedented circumstance in the city's 216-year history. All previous mayors completed their term and no one ever had been appointed to the position.

  • Radcliff work session canceled for Tuesday

    Radcliff has canceled today's 1:30 p.m. work session at City Hall.

    City Clerk Ashley Russo said a light agenda and the absence of some officials ultimately led to the decision to cancel. It will not be rescheduled.

    Russo said items intended for discussion at today's meeting will be addressed during the city's monthly voting meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

  • Preparing for good times at the Hardin County Fair

    Though the Hardin County Fair doesn’t begin until today, workers were scattered across the fair grounds Sunday afternoon preparing for the week ahead.

    At the horse show ring, Leslie Tharpe decorated the judge’s box while her husband, Brian, dragged gravel in the track to prepare for a miniature horse show tonight.

    While Leslie Tharpe hung decorations to make the box more festive, Shelby Floyd did some landscaping around the outside, planting shrubbery which will be removed when the fair concludes Sunday.

  • UPS to sponsor mud volleyball fundraiser

    UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown is sponsoring a mud volleyball tournament Saturday at Freeman Lake Park to benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Organizer Scott Tabor said about six teams were registered as of Friday. With only two courts available, he said the tournament is limited to eight teams with a maximum of eight players per group.

    Team registration is open to the public.

    According to Tabor, one court will be in the mud while the loser’s bracket will play in sand.