Local News

  • Man killed in lawn mower rollover

    A Vine Grove man was killed Thursday when a lawn mower  he was operating rolled over near the intersection of Lincoln Trail Boulevard and Hill Street on the eastern edge of Vine Grove.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Dale Riggs said Thomas G. “Greg” Spence, who worked for Whispering Hills Lawn Service, was mowing on a hill side with a “steep grade” when his zero-turn mower lost traction and rolled over, landing on top of him.

  • Sinister Tombs deemed ‘too scary’ for Heartland Festival parade

    Since 2003, Sinister Tombs Haunted House in Eastview and its black 1973 Cadillac hearse has been featured in the Heartland Festival parade eight times. However, this year, owner Marvin Skaggs said the hearse and $300 worth of candy he purchased for the parade will go unused Saturday.

    According to an Aug. 10 letter Skaggs received from the parade committee chairman and Elizabethtown’s events coordinator, the haunted house’s application was denied because the “entry is too scary and does not promote the theme and festival of the parade.”

  • Parks mark Founders Day with special programs

    National parks including Abraham Lincoln sites in LaRue County will celebrate Founders Day with special programs Saturday.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park hosts a free Junior Rangers Program at 10 a.m., noon, and 1 and 3 p.m.

    “We’re going to be talking about the founding of the park service, the type of resources the park service preserves and the many hats of the employees of the program,” said park superintendent Bill Justice.

  • Women to be honored at Equality Day celebration

    A Radcliff church is working to recognize the inspiring works of women in Hardin County

    All Nations Worship Ministries is hosting its fifth annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. The event honors four local women and guest speaker Judge Kim Shumate. The event is free and open to the public.

    Tanya Seabrooks, who works with the event, said church officials wanted to do something to inspire and encourage women.

    “They were looking for ways to be an aide to the community,” she said.

  • Local pastor pushes for bilingual government hiring

    A local pastor Tuesday night bemoaned the lack of bilingual employees in government positions as he was surrounded by members of his church.

    Noel Santiago, who pastors Centro de Adoracion Principe de Paz on Briggs Lane with his wife, Marie, asked Radcliff City Council to consider Hispanics who speak both English and Spanish for government positions in the wake of a growing Hispanic population. The church’s name translates to Prince of Peace Worship Center in English.

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  • Three arrested after police see apparent drug exchange

    Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges related to methamphetamine after investigators witnessed an apparent drug transaction in an Elizabethtown restaurant parking lot.

    Richard Brandon Tyler Cox, 26, of Munfordville, and Allen Wade Henderson, 31, of Sonora, face charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Harry L. Jones, 50, of Radcliff is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sen. Paul rebukes class warfare

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said a lot of greatness remains in the country but the nation can ill afford to devolve into a destructive pattern of class warfare.

    Paul was the featured speaker Tuesday at the Movers and Shakers luncheon co-hosted by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation at Nolin RECC. Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson said he was contacted by Paul’s office, who was interested in speaking to county officials and business leaders during his break from Washington.

  • Two Brown Street students taken to HMH after taking pills

    Two juvenile students at Brown Street Alternative Education School were transported Wednesday morning to Hardin Memorial Hospital after ingesting an unknown amount of prescription medication.

    John Wright, Hardin County Schools spokesman, said the medication did not belong to the students and was ingested on school grounds. The amount and what kind of medication is unknown, he said.

  • Officials want drivers to understand flashing traffic lights

    After a recent bout of heavy rainstorms and power outages, local law enforcement is reminding drivers how to negotiate flashing traffic lights.

    According to the Kentucky Drivers’ Manual, a flashing yellow light requires drivers to slow down and watch out for other vehicles.

    In addition to intersections, a flashing yellow light also may be found in construction areas, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.