Local News

  • Applications being accepted for community leadership program

    The deadline to enroll in the new Hardin County Community Leadership Program is Friday.

    Applicants will be chosen based on potential, dedication and interest in the communities of Hardin County. The program is self-funded through tuition fees paid by class members or their employers. The fee is $800.

  • Coaching minor in fight leads to arrest

    A West Point man was arrested Thursday after allegedly coaching a minor to perform a choke hold on a second minor, who suffered multiple injuries, police say.

    Paul M. Hollister, 22, was giving advice to a male relative who was in a fight with another boy, according to the arrest warrant. Both are younger than 14.

  • Menifee County Sheriff's Office bikes into E'town in cross-state fundraiser

    A group from the Menifee County Sheriff’s Office is riding their bicycles across the state to raise money for the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch and stopped in Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    Sheriff Rodney Coffey said there are about five or six bicyclists making the entire trip, which began at 8 a.m. Friday in Lexington. Though more signed up for the three-day bike ride, several backed out because of the heat, he said.

  • Success is 'All in a Day' for CHHS band

    Central Hardin High School band members are excited about the possibilities of this year’s season, which mirrors the theme of their new show.

    The premise of this year’s show for the Central Hardin marching band contemplates all the possibilities a day can hold, and is called “All in a Day.”

    Band director David Centers said the idea revolves around everything having a beginning and everything from meeting someone new to starting a job starts with that first day.

  • Area springs into ‘action’ against hunger

    Hunger can happen to anyone at anytime, said Tami Delaney, development director for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The need is even greater as the holiday season approaches, she said.

    Local and state officials, including Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown; Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown; Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; Judge-Executive Harry Berry; and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, met Thursday at the Feeding America volunteer center on Peterson Drive. They signed a proclamation declaring September  “Hunger Action Month.”

  • E'town man pleads guilty to sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in Hardin District Court Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of attempted sodomy and incest.

    Kelly Shawn Bottoms, 37, was arrested last August after a police investigation revealed a female relative under the age of 16 had cell phone recordings of Bottoms stating he wanted to perform sex acts with her, according to an arrest citation.

    The citation also alleged Bottoms offered to pay the victim for sexual favors.

  • HCS alumni honorees include 1st Lt. Eric Yates

    Some of the most influential graduates of Hardin County Schools were recognized Thursday for their achievements.
    HCS honored eight district alumni in a Distinguished Alumni ceremony at the Historic State Theater.

    Alumni honored included doctors, business leaders and military members, including 1st. Lt. Eric Yates, who was killed in combat in 2010 in Afghanistan.

    Yates was a 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School, the first John Hardin graduate honored as a distinguished alumnus. His parents accepted the award.

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  • Radcliff man arrested on robbery charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree robbery and wanton endangerment relating to an incident that occurred earlier this month.

    Samuel F. Gerald is accused of directing a driver, Andrew Josey, to a residence on the 1200 block of Bramblett Boulevard in Radcliff on Aug. 15 to meet Joel Brown, according to the arrest warrant.

    After requesting Brown to enter the vehicle, Gerald allegedly took his backoack, which contained marijuana, and then ordered Brown to exit the vehicle at gunpoint, police said.

  • CASA comes together