Local News

  • E'town approves annexation plan

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a motion Monday to proceed with annexation of about 30 acres along Ring Road owned by the Hardin County Extension District.

    The land runs along the intersection of Ring Road and Western Kentucky Parkway.

    As part of the consent agreement, the Hardin County Extension District Board agrees to pay allocations for the extension of basic utilities, which include natural gas, sanitary sewer and water.

  • HMH joins cancer center network

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has followed the lead of eight other hospitals in the state, joining the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network.

    Raymond Poston, director of cancer care services at HMH, said the partnership with the Markey Cancer Center is advantageous because it provides a trove of medical information for the hospital’s medical staff and access to new clinical drugs, which will benefit patients because they will not have to travel hours for their treatment needs.

  • 31W Bypass ramp work is today

    Ramps at the U.S. 31W Bypass and the new Ky. 361 interchange in Elizabethtown will be closed in phases today to allow striping work.

    Good weather conditions will allow proper laying and curing of paint from exit ramps to corresponding Ky. 361 travel lanes. Work will begin with closure of the bypass northbound exit ramp onto Ky. 361 and its entrance ramp onto the bypass southbound.

  • Ohio man charged with abuse of two children

    An Ohio man has been charged by Elizabethtown police on two counts of criminal abuse of a child younger than 12 after he allegedly left bruising on two children.

    According to the citation, Zachary Moeller, 22, said he spanked the children for not listening to him and not cleaning their room.

    Moeller, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, was arrested Sunday night by EPD. The alleged beatings involved relatives he was caring for earlier this month in Elizabethtown.

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  • Two law enforcement officers indicted

    Former Kentucky State Police Trooper Stratford Young and former Brandenburg police officer Todd Matti were indicted by a Meade County grand jury today on charges involving a 15-year-old girl.

    Evidence against former Trooper Jerry Clanton and former Breckinridge County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Woosley was not presented to the grand jury.

    Young is charged with one count of third-degree rape and two counts of third-degree sodomy. All charges are Class D felonies, punishable of up to five years in prison on each count.

  • Community Baby Shower set for Wednesday

    Family Resource Centers from the Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools plus  Communicare Regional Prevention Center are presenting the annual Community Baby Shower on Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The community baby shower is open to any expectant parents or parents of children 1-year-old or younger.

    Guest speakers Robert Clayton and Lauretta Haley will share information on the importance of fatherhood and of having a healthy baby. Bonnie Cecil will speak on car seat safety.

  • Hardin, LaRue, Meade schools closed today

    The sleet and snow Sunday results in a St. Patricks Day break today for students in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Neighboring Nelson County Schools also are closed today and Breckinridge County announced a one-hour delay.

    Motorists can expect to encounter some slick spots today, particular  on less traveled streets, parking lots and elevated areas such as bridges and overpasses.

  • Teen places in top 10 in essay contest

    Jennifer Pinto loves to write, but until she took a contest entry form off her English teacher’s bulletin board, she had never thought about winning a writing contest.

    The Elizabethtown High School junior’s essay, “Snowflakes: Dazzlingly Deceptive,” was chosen among the top 10 out of thousands of entries in a national contest sponsored by Creative Communications. Jennifer will be honored for her achievement tonight at the Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board of Education meeting.

  • Sex charges filed against one-time Hardin County resident

    A former Hardin County man was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court on three counts of sexual abuse. One of those charges is tied to an alleged incident nearly 20 years ago.

    Jeffery Diehl, 55, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12; and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges are Class D felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

    The indictment alleges Diehl sexually abused two of his girlfriend’s relatives, one younger than 12, in Hardin County on or about Dec. 27, 2013.