Local News

  • Local mail processing canceled

    The U.S. Postal Service announced plans Thursday to consolidate the Elizabethtown mail processing center into the Louisville Processing and Distribution Center in an effort to save money in the face of sharp mail volume declines.

    The Postal Service has been studying the feasibility of closing the local center and incorporating its functions into the Louisville facility since September, and announced its determination this week.

  • United Way exceeds campaign goal

    The challenge has been met and surpassed.

    United Way of Central Kentucky officials Thursday announced the agency broke its goal to raise $1,025,000 for its 2011 campaign, raking in roughly $1,031,236 before a press conference at The Cecilian Bank’s Hillcrest Banking Center on Leitchfield Road.

    Campaign Chairwoman Marilyn Ford admitted the goal was steep and significantly higher than last year’s total, which was less than $950,000, but she said the five-county region served by United Way rose to the occasion to set a record campaign total.

  • Child sets bed on fire, ignites bedroom

    A 6-year-old autistic boy is facing long-term hospitalization after he set his bed on fire Monday, requiring his family to temporarily move out of their Radcliff apartment.

    Verneda Wood, 27, said her son, Nickolas May, is 68 percent mentally handicapped. She said she thought she’d put her lighter in a place where Nickolas couldn’t reach it, but the child retrieved it early Monday morning.

    “He was just trying to make it flicker,” Wood said.

  • Ash Wednesday calls for faith, sacrifice

    The Rev. Matthew Hardesty doesn’t plan to give things up for Lent.

    Instead, the priest at St. James Catholic Church plans to add aspects of worship he has dedicated himself to but have not proven easy to spend enough time on.

    He plans to spend time during Lent praying the Rosary more often and being more diligent in his Liturgy of the Hours.

    Lent started Wednesday with the religious holiday Ash Wednesday, both of which are observed by some Christian denominations.

  • Bland appointed to equal opportunity council

    A local attorney will be promoting diversity among all public higher education institutions in the state.

    JoAnne Wheeler Bland  has been appointed to a two-year term on the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities. The council provides oversight to the Statewide Diversity Policy followed by public postsecondary institutions and will work to create a diverse student body and pool of employees at colleges and universities

  • Radcliff officials respond to denied liquor applications

    Radcliff Councilman Edward Palmer on Wednesday said he hopes city officials can move on and work together for the good of Radcliff after the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control this week denied license applications tied to two of his colleagues.

  • EIS board changes grade policy for end-of-course exams

    Grading policies for the new end-of-course exams have been altered in Elizabethtown Independent Schools.
    The EIS board voted to make new high school end-of-course exams count for 10 percent of a student’s grade, as opposed to the 20 percent originally planned. As of now, the decision only impacts exams that will be taken in the 2011-2012 school year.

  • A greasy situation ...

    Mayor Tim Walker kept a campaign promise when faced with a tie Tuesday night.

    Facing a gridlock over authorization of a new grease trap/interceptor policy, Walker broke a 3-3 tie to make the proposal law. Councilmen Larry Ashlock, Marty Fulkerson and Kenny Lewis opposed the measure.

  • Convergent paths
  • Attorney requests court to correct clerical error in Tony York alcohol case

    A clerical error which indicated Glendale restaurant-owner and chef Tony York pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense earlier this month was corrected Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    York, owner of Tony York's on Main, was charged in October with violating Kentucky Revised Statute 243.020 Subsection 3, a violation. He pleaded guilty to the offense Feb. 8 and was required to pay $255 in fines and court costs.