Local News

  • Flu could hit younger population harder

    Local and national health officials say younger adults could be impacted this flu season more than the older population, who generally are considered to be at a higher risk of contracting the virus.

    The predominant strain of influenza virus so far this season has been the H1N1 virus that caused a pandemic in 2009. At that time, the virus sickened children and younger adults more than those 65 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the same could happen again.

  • Five arrested in area crystal meth bust

    Five area residents started off the new year in jail after being arrested in a drug sweep Tuesday and Wednesday after an ongoing investigation of several months.

    Among those arrested was Chad E. Byers, 42, of Elizabethtown, who is described in his arrest citation as “a main distributor of crystal meth along with at least five others in the drug distribution in this area.”

  • HCS schedules make-up day

    Hardin County Schools will be in session on Feb. 14 to make up for missing school on Dec. 6 because of weather conditions.

    The original school calendar had Feb. 14 listed as a day school was dismissed.


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  • Man charged with attempted murder

    A Radcliff man is in custody charged with the attempted murder of a store clerk early last year at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was arrested Monday after police linked DNA evidence collected at the store to Hughes.

    According to an arrest citation, Hughes entered the business Jan. 14, 2013, and fired a handgun multiple times at a store clerk before running away. Some items the suspect might have been wearing, according to surveillance video at the store, were found a short distance away.

  • Hodgenville police chief’s phone seized

    In June, Kentucky State Police seized numerous records and ordinance books from Hodgenville City Hall. The investigation culminated in a grand jury indictment of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, charged on a combined 69 felonies last month – most dealing with alleged misuse of the city’s gas card.

    They turned themselves in to the sheriff’s office the morning after their indictments were issued last month.

    They’ve declared their intent to plead not guilty at their arraignment Monday .

  • 2013 a mix of highs, lows for Elizabethtown

    The sudden death of Mayor Tim Walker in June drastically altered the city’s structure in 2013 but did not stifle progress as Elizabethtown moved ahead with several major initiatives.

    Even as the city still wrestles with grief, officials say they want to carry Walker’s legacy into the New Year by focusing on and furthering his special projects.

  • E'town runs wild

    Will Rivera is 43 years old but still can lap men and women much younger than him.

    A seasoned runner, Rivera, owner of Running Soles on Ring Road, finished the South Central Bank New Year’s Dash 5K Run/

    Walk in downtown Elizabethtown Wednesday morning in just more than 18 minutes, which was good for second overall.

    Rivera said he could complete a 5K in 16 minutes when he was younger but he is not concerned about blinding speed these days.

  • E'town couple welcomes first child of New Year

    Chris and Elisha Clan have to return the tutus and redo the nursery.

    The Elizabethtown couple welcomed their first child, a son, at 3:17 a.m. New Year’s Day, after being told by doctors the child they were expecting was a girl.

    Stephen Elias Clan was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 19 inches long, according to medical records at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was the first child born in 2014 at the hospital.

    Chris, 24, and Elisha, 22, said they were shocked by the news after preparing for months to welcome a little girl.

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