Local News

  • Howlett's first book an award winner

    Leon Howlett’s first attempt in the book publishing business has turned into an award-winning effort.

    Howlett, of Glendale, recently was recognized for his book, “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience: A Visual Tour of Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries.”

    The 2012 Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation he won was for exterior and interior design of the 192-page project. He shot all the photos for the book from eight of the state’s 14 distilleries. The book was published by Acclaim Press of Sikeston, Mo.

  • Man accused of assaulting another with baseball bat

    A Radcliff man faces a charge of second-degree assault after police say he struck another man with a baseball bat.

    Jeremy W. Gilbert, 28, was involved in a physical altercation at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday at an Oak Ridge Drive residence when he allegedly struck a man in the face with a bat, according to a citation.

    The alleged victim was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Gilbert told a Kentucky State Police trooper he was attempting to defend a woman at the residence, police said.

  • HMH expecting $500,000 annual energy savings

    A $3.4 million energy conservation plan targeting several key systems at Hardin Memorial Hospital is expected to reap up to $500,000 in annual energy savings and another $62,000 in operational savings, according to officials.

  • Akers to appeal birth center denial

    The founder of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center said she was disheartened by the state’s denial of her application for a certificate of need, but she is not defeated and will not go away quietly.

  • Teen Court looking for more participants this fall

    Hardin County Teen Court is searching for more local high school students to take over the justice center on Thursday nights this school year.

    About 100 students from local high schools are trained and sworn to confidentiality each year, said Hardin District Court Judge Kim Shumate, who has presided over Teen Court since its inception 16 years ago.

    After completing 15 hours of mandatory training in the fall, the students begin hearing the sentencing phases of real juvenile cases, Shumate said, fulfilling the roles of jurors, bailiffs, clerks and attorneys.

  • Father pleads guilty to assault, abuse of infant son

    A teen father pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of assault and criminal abuse that stemmed from injuries his 3-month-old son sustained in February.

    Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 19, of Elizabethtown, was indicted in March on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse.

    He and the baby’s mother, Jessica A. Capponi, 20, were arrested Feb. 27 after their son was admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with a fractured skull, several broken ribs and a broken femur, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Public meeting on Bluegrass Pipeline set for Aug. 8


    A community meeting to present information about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been scheduled for next week in Elizabethtown.

    Williams, the Tulsa, Okla., company that is a partner in the transmission line for natural gas liquids, will conduct a series of meetings in Ohio and Kentucky. The local meeting begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at Pritchard Community Center.

    Surveyors have been working across the region on behalf of Williams and its partner, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

  • Community yard sale returns to Radcliff

    After rain forced its cancellation in June, Radcliff has rescheduled its community yard sale for this weekend.

    The yard sale is schedule from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Radcliff City Hall. Spaces are first-come, first-serve availability and setup starts at 7 a.m. There is no charge for the vendor spaces.

    Vendors who sell their wares must bring their own tables and chairs and are responsible for their own cleanup, including the removal of all trash and debris.

  • HCS to add 10 as Distinguished Alumni

    Hardin County Schools will honor 10 new members of its Distinguished Alumni group at a luncheon Aug. 29 at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Garrison Chaplain to host prayer summit

    In an effort to combat problems on post, the Fort Knox Garrison Chaplain is inviting the community to a day of prayer.

    The Garrison Chaplain’s office is hosting a prayer summit called “Praying for our Community’, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Prichard Chapel. The summit is meant to address a number of social ills the post and military face, Chaplain Maj. Scott Kennedy said.