Local News

  • Returning soldier surprises daughter at Creekside Elementary

    While Lindsey Owens got ready for school Wednesday morning, she was certain her father was in Afghanistan.

    Jon Owens actually was hiding in the next room.
    Staff Sgt. Owens returned from a nine-month deployment with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division earlier that morning and hid from his daughter, a first-grader at Creekside Elementary School, to surprise her at school later that day.

  • Rineyville vet awarded medals decades later

    A Rineyville veteran who lost part of his military records in a fire received the first medals from his career in the U.S. Marine Corps on Wednesday at H.B. Fife Courthouse in downtown Elizabethtown.

    LeRoy Embry, a former corporal, was presented nine service medals from his eight-year military career by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, whose staff scoured Embry’s service record to verify the medals he was due.

  • Debit card scheme returns to area

    An automated voice message telling residents their debit cards have been deactivated has returned.

    Officials again are telling area residents to not take the bait and decline to provide any personal information if you get the call. The voice message states debit cards have been deactivated and to reactivate, you must go through certain steps on the phone.

  • Council supports Nicholas Street rezoning

    A Rineyville contractor is a step closer to developing residential storage units on Nicholas Street.

    Elizabethtown City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday rezoning roughly 10.8 acres at 951 Nicholas St. from Residential-3 to Residential-6 following a public hearing conducted by the council earlier this month.

  • GED changes caused year-end rush for test

    Local residents heeded - warnings last year about the impending expiration of the current GED test and flooded a local testing center during the last month of the year.

  • Known as helpful man, he died assisting at wreck scene

    A Lebanon Junction man who stopped to help a stranded driver on Ky. 313 in Radcliff lost his life Monday night, and those who knew him said his giving nature was always on display.

    David Vittitoe, 23, died from massive traumatic injuries when he was struck by a passenger car heading west on Ky. 313 between U.S. 31W and South Boundary Road, an autopsy report confirmed.

  • Temps dip again

    With the area experiencing a second round of wintry weather recently and falling temperatures, officials are encouraging residents to take certain precautions when it comes to safety.

    Temperatures could dip to as low as zero at night.

    With the blast of cold and wind chills even colder, Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail Health Department, said it is important for residents to wear several layers including coats, gloves, hats and scarfs made of synthetic fibers to prevent hypothermia.

  • Radcliff approves concrete bid for City Hall curbs

    In its regularly scheduled meeting, Radcliff City Council voted unanimously to approve a bid for concrete curb installation as part of construction at City Hall.

    Campbell Concrete was awarded the bid with pricing at $10 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $11.50 for 18-inch curbs.

    Before the vote, Councilman Jacob Pearman wanted to stress the bid was to cover materials and labor costs.

  • CKCF, Dow Corning partner for charitable fund

    The Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Dow Corning have formed the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund. The partnership will allow Dow Corning to fund projects in the communities of their staff.

    Pat Dean, plant manager at Dow Corning in Elizabethtown, said the foundation will assist by matching community needs with the business’ charitable resources, according to a news release.

    Dean said the fund specifically will assist in the promotion of careers in science, technology, engineering and math as well as health and wellness programs.

  • Two Louisville men found in E'town with stolen BMW

    Two Louisville men were arrested Friday night and charged with stealing a BMW vehicle earlier in the day in Jefferson County.

    David Dee Miller, 43, and Scott Allen Martin, 36, were arrested near Speedway at 1608 N. Dixie Ave. just before midnight after being pursued by police. The vehicle was clocked driving 62 in 45-mph zone.