Local News

  • ECTC to celebrate Native American History Month

    A student-driven event focused on America’s earliest cultures is coming to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this week.

    In honor of Native American History Month, ECTC is hosting an event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Room 303 of the Occupational-Technical Building.

    The event features a flute-and- drum performance and members of the Red Crow Intertribal Council, Yellowknife Navajo Flutes and Ohio Veterans Warrior Society. Many American Indian artifacts are available for viewing.

  • City, water district reviewing details of agreement to extend sewer services

    Elizabethtown soon could be extending its wastewater treatment beyond city limits.

    The city has prepared a memorandum of understanding with Hardin County Water District No. 2 to create a perimeter program that would expand the city’s wastewater services to properties outside of city limits but within its wastewater planning area.

  • Through his father’s eyes: Zach Jaquess 'lives' bus crash story

    Zach Jaquess heard stories about how 27 lives were lost late on a May night long before he was born along Interstate 71.

    But it wasn’t until last Saturday, when he spent time as part of the filming of the documentary “Impact: After the Crash” that the 16-year-old John Hardin High School junior could fully appreciate what those involved went through. A church bus from Radcliff carrying 67 caught fire after being plowed into by a drunken driver going in the wrong direction.

    One of those children was his father.

  • Former Eastview man charged with rape

    A former Eastview resident faces three counts of first-degree rape after police said he had forcible intercourse with a girl younger than 12.

    Sherman Smith, 67, fled Kentucky after allegations were reported to police, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Smith was arrested in September in Texas.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said officials transported Smith from Taylor County, Texas, to Hardin County Detention Center, where he was lodged Monday night.

  • Radcliff: Tapping a tough market

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has resurrected community spirit since taking office as Radcliff’s chief executive, but an inability to land new retail establishments and chain restaurants has left the city reconsidering its approach to luring business.

    “Now it’s time to get down to the real stuff, and that’s economic development,” he said.

  • Environmental fee levied on Towne Drive extension

    Elizabethtown has received permission to move forward on the Towne Drive extension to Veterans Way, but the permit comes with strings attached.

    The city has been instructed to pay $379,728 to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Stream and Wetland Mitigation Program as a stipulation of a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The payment is required for the purchase of 1,582.2 Adjusted Mitigation Units, which are used to measure stream mitigation.

  • Farm-City Day educates residents

    For three busloads of Farm-City Day participants, Tuesday offered a fresh look at the new Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    They listened to Director Seth Breitner talk about the 12 baseball fields and 12 sports fields on the 160-acre property.

    “Basically, what you’re standing in is one of the largest sports parks in the country,” he said.

  • Suspect in Big Spring shooting, robberies pleads guilty to probation violations

    A Cecilia man accused in a shooting and series of robberies near the Hardin-Meade County line pleaded guilty Tuesday to absconding probation supervision and will serve the remainder of a 10-year sentence.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, was arrested Oct. 29 after a series of events that started at Carolyn’s Corner Store in Big Spring.

  • Area churches collecting for Operation Christmas Child

    Churches across the county are pitching in to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the world.

    They are collecting donations until Monday for Operation Christmas Child.

    That organization calls itself a global Christmas gift exchange project operated by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that assists people worldwide with physical needs alongside missionary work.

  • Holding vigil for the valiant

    Rain pelted Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff on Monday, but the downpour could not wash away the pride of the crowd nestled in a shed on the back side of the property.

    Local veterans, families and community members gathered at the cemetery to pay their respects. A wreath was laid in honor of fallen veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war. A moment of silence was held as tribute along with a rifle salute and Taps at the ceremony’s conclusion.