Local News

  • Pantry helps eases area hunger

    Gayle Robinson of Sonora led 2-year-old Skyler Cook by the hand to a box of books to fill a shopping bag the girl held with “Cinderella,” juice, freezer pops and other little treasurers.

    “I gave her one of these bags,” Robinson said. “She couldn’t carry it. She had to drag it away.”

    Robinson is sometimes met in public by excited children who exclaim, “Candy lady!” as they run up to her.

  • United Way sets new fundraising goal high

    United Way of Central Kentucky is not satisfied with playing it safe.

    The organization has set its fundraising goal high again this year, hoping to notch $1,025,000 by the end of its campaign.

    The money collected each year is used to benefit agencies in Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. The organization recently expanded its service area to include Breckinridge County.

  • Radcliff earmarks up to $50,000 for amphitheater

    Radcliff City Council authorized up to $50,000 for construction of an amphitheater at Radcliff City Park North, earmarking additional revenues to be generated from property taxes this year.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said the council wanted to use the money to give back to the community through the quality-of-life establishment.

  • Local foundations combining resources

    Two foundations with a local presence are planning to broaden their focus in the coming months by consolidating resources.
    Members of the North Central Education Foundation have announced plans to merge the foundation with the Heartland Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville. The merger would give the new foundation roughly $8 million in total assets and it would emerge as one of the larger foundations in the region, said Al Rider, president and chief executive officer of NCEF.

  • Radcliff man to repay more than $450,000 in bank fraud case

    A Radcliff man and former PNC Investments employee was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 41 months in prison on charges of bank fraud.

    William T. Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Louisville to two counts of bank fraud June 21 for executing a scheme to defraud PNC and its customers.

    In addition to prison time, the court also ordered Hernandez to pay $453,819.21 in restitution to the bank, according to a news release.

  • HMH nominated for best in class award

    Hardin Memorial Health has been honored for its interactive approach to online healthcare tools.

  • Former UK great visits E'town
  • JC Penney to reopen in October

    After being sidelined by fire, the JC Penney department store at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown soon will return to business.

    The store is projected to reopen the second week of October, said JC Penney spokeswoman Sarah Kelleher. She did not have an exact date for the reopening.

  • E'town approves tax rates

    Elizabethtown City Council voted Monday to hold property tax rates stable and approved a new limit on change orders for secondary lighting at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Elizabethtown city officials approved tax rates for real and personal property at 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. That rate applies to motor vehicles and watercraft. The rate has remained unchanged for the last several years.

    Finance Director Steve Park has said income from the rate will be slightly below budget, but he believes the city can easily recoup the money through the year.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced in wire fraud case

    An Elizabethtown man charged with 17 counts of wire fraud was sentenced to four years in prison Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

    Ernest Cadick, 60, pleaded guilty to accusations that he fraudulently solicited more than $718,000 from 17 individuals between 1994 and 2008.

    He represented himself as owner and operator of Kingdom Oil as well as a traveling evangelist, meeting potential investors through church functions and contacts with churches, according to a news release.