Local News

  • Second alcohol vote confirmed for Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown residents will weigh in on the possibility of full wet status early next year, but a countywide alcohol vote will not happen.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb verified a petition Tuesday by Yes for Economic Success that would allow voters in Elizabethtown precincts to cast a vote on the accessibility of retail liquor licenses, which would authorize liquor by the drink without sales limitations or seating requirements and make room for bars if voters say yes.

  • Woman sentenced to 20 years in JC Penney fires

    A Big Clifty woman accused of starting several fires at JC Penney in Towne Mall about a year ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 24, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and one count of second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • County unveils marker for soldier 70 years after death

    A Hardin County native killed in action during World War II received full hero treatment Tuesday as members of his family looked on.

    Hardin Fiscal Court unveiled an interpretive marker for Staff Sgt. George Elmer Larkin Jr. to commemorate the 70th anniversary of his death during a plane crash near Assam, India. The marker was placed on the H.B. Fife Courthouse lawn on Public Square near the entrance facing East Dixie Avenue.

  • County to hold hospital insurance premiums stable

    After reviewing two alternative proposals, Hardin Fiscal Court voted to hold insurance premiums stable for Hardin Memorial Hospital employees as it waits to determine potential savings from insurance provider Anthem.

  • E'town man arrested for burglary

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday on a charge of first-degree burglary after police say he stole a gun from an Eastview residence.

  • Three arraigned in alleged child rape

    Three Hardin County residents charged in connection to the alleged rape of a child pleaded not guilty to charges during arraignments Tuesday in circuit court.

  • Fiscal Court approves study to determine space needs for new county offices

    Hardin Fiscal Court hired Elizabethtown-based ICON Engineering & Inspection Services to complete an architectural programming study to determine the office space needed for a new county government building. The study was approved at $19,800 and should be completed within four weeks.

  • EFD: Trino's fire caused by extension cord

    The owner of Trino’s Italian Restaurant said his business and employees were lucky in some ways, relating to the Monday night fire that has left the business closed for what might be about a month.

    The most fortunate part was no one was hurt, owner Angel Turrubiate said.

    Firefighters told Turrubiate the fire likely would have done much more damage if it had occurred when no one was in the restaurant.

  • Couple arrested, charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown mother is charged with second-degree criminal abuse after police said she swung at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute but accidentally hit her child.

    Elizabethtown police arrested Karyssa Foutch, 20, and Aaron M. Pogue, 24, of Radcliff, on charges of fourth-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Pogue was holding the child when Foutch attempted to strike him in the head.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said the child suffered a bruise.

  • Hart, Creekside recognized for Classroom of Excellence

    Tracie Dupin confessed she was nervous about her son entering preschool.

    “On the first day of school, I admit, I was worried,” she said.

    But she soon learned what the state of Kentucky now knows about the classroom of Samantha Hart at Creekside Elementary School.

    “Ms. Sam, your classroom is excellent,” she told Hart at an awards assembly Tuesday for the teacher.

    Hart was recognized for having a Classroom of Excellence, a distinction given to preschool classes by the Kentucky Department of Education.