Local News

  • ADD regions work to promote broadband usage in state

    The local area development district, along with the 14 others in the state, is working to promote broadband Internet usage.

    The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and the Kentucky Council of Area Development District recently released the results of a study of usage of and access to broadband Internet in the state.

  • Worker shocked at LaRue Fair

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald L. Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m.

    The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • Hit-and-run suspect unknown

    Radcliff police still are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run that occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday on North Dixie Avenue across from Corvin’s Used Furniture near Swope Mitsubishi.

    What appeared to be a white Honda Odyssey hit a silver Chrysler Sedan while both vehicles were in motion, said Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    The suspect was described as a white female with brown hair pulled back into a ponytail. The van she was driving had a red sticker of some sort on the rear window.

  • Relics display coming to Radcliff

    Catholics in the community can acquire a more tangible sense of the church’s saints Thursday night.

    St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff is displaying 150 relics of saints including St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. with a lesson on the relics by the Rev. Carlos A. Martins, followed by “The Walk of the Saints” in the Parish Life Center gym.

  • Officials mull tweaks for next year’s Cruisin’

    Sarah Vaughn said divine intervention may have played a part in the success of this year’s Cruisin’ the Heartland.

    “God must love car cruises because he blessed us with great weather,” she said.

    After an early scare Friday night with thunderstorms and rain, the stifling humidity lingering around this summer was sucked out of Elizabethtown by Saturday morning as droves of onlookers and hundreds of vehicles arrived downtown.

  • Overhauling the bridge
  • Tribute brick, paver deadline is Wednesday

    Those who want to guarantee a brick or paver at the grand opening ceremony for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute must turn in their orders soon.

    The deadline to ensure a brick or paver for the opening is Wednesday as tribute organizers plan to place the order later this week to meet the Nov. 11 ceremony.

    Rik Hawkins, a member of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee, said the committee extended the deadline as long as possible, but the window of opportunity is closing and it must act soon. He said an order likely will be placed Friday.

  • Radcliff police search for hit-and-run suspect

    Radcliff police are trying to locate a white Honda van and the woman driving it Monday in connection to a hit-and-run investigation.

    The van collided with a silver Chrysler sedan in front of Corvin's Furniture on U.S. 31W near New Highland Elementary School around 6 p.m. Monday, according to police spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    The driver was described as a white female with brown hair in a ponytail. The only other detail regarding the Honda van was it carried a red sticker of some type on a rear window.

  • EHS students travel to Belize

    When school resumes next week, Michael Thompson and Hassan Nasir might have the summer vacation story to beat all summer vacation stories.

    “When people ask what you did this summer,” Thompson said, his answer will be, “I excavated a site in Belize.”

    The two Elizabethtown High School students traveled to Belize this summer to take part in an archaeological excavation and service project with 26 other high school students from around the U.S. and Belize.

  • Robbery suspect released from hospital

    A Hodgenville man accused by police of robbing the Pilot truck stop in Sonora was released Monday afternoon from a Louisville hospital and transported to the Hardin County Detention Center for booking.

    Aaron Hart, 20, was shot once in the neck by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jared Newberry around 2 a.m. Sunday after he displayed a firearm.