Local News

  • Valley Creek missionary team prepares for trip to Honduras

    Jena Hornback used a marker to put her name on a box fan Sunday afternoon before placing it with others in the busy Life Center at Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    “I’m making sure I have one this year,” she said. “Trying to sleep in 110 degrees at night is not fun.”

    Hornback is part of a group bound in June for the Central American nation of Honduras. The church mission trip is associated with Baptist Medical Dental Mission International.

  • Following the Cats is part of the madness for Rineyville couple

    “Wildcat fans” may not be a term strong enough to describe Darren and Mandy Gent of Rineyville.

    Less than 10 hours after the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team secured a spot in Monday’s NCAA national championship game against the University of Connecticut with yet another dramatic win, the Gents were on the road to Dallas.

  • Magistrate candidate lives outside of district

    The lone Democratic candidate in the race for the 4th District magisterial seat in Hardin County does not actually live in the district’s boundaries.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb discovered the error after the filing deadline in January. Tabb said Jimmy Jenkins’ residence on Hutcherson Lane falls within the boundaries of District 8 in the Rineyville North precinct. Jenkins’ home is near the line separating District 4 and District 8, according to county election maps.

  • E'town names new parks and rec director

    Elizabethtown has promoted from within in naming a new parks and recreation director.

    City Council verbally supported Mayor Edna Berger’s recommended appointment of Sports Park Director Seth Breitner to replace longtime Parks and Recreation Director Ron Sidebottom during its Monday meeting. The promotion takes effect Aug. 1, Berger said.

    Sidebottom, who was absent from the meeting and unavailable for comment Monday, is retiring after being a city mainstay for several decades. Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant said

  • Radcliff City Council reviews bids for parking lot project

    As the next step of completing parking lot construction at Radcliff City Hall, the county clerk’s office and the police station, three bids were presented Tuesday at the Radcliff City Council work session.

    The bids total $193,028.77 and include electrical wiring and lighting, lights and landscaping. The project is paid for by a $247,000 grant, storm water fees and money from the general fund.

  • Fort Knox in bloom
  • Police, Fort Knox officials searching for missing soldier

    Radcliff police are investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Knox who resides in Radcliff.

    Spc. Sean Monahan, 25, was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue and green flannel shirt, blue jeans and boots, according to police. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.

    He is believed to be driving a 2011 Dodge 1500 Ram truck with Kentucky license plate 723LPZ, the release said.

  • Soldier out on pretrial release after violation

    A Fort Knox soldier who was arrested for violating a pretrial release agreement is again out of jail as he awaits trial on sex charges involving a minor.

    Francisco J. Vasquez, 45, of Elizabethtown, was returned to custody March 21 after police say he attempted to renew his driver's license at the Hardin County Justice Center. As part of conditions of his release, Vasquez was confined to the military installation.

  • Identity of man found dead in car released

    The name of a man found dead Friday in a wrecked car on Village Drive in Elizabethtown has been released.

    Ronnie L. Bunch, 56, of Elizabethtown was the driver of the vehicle Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary said appeared to have run off the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of Moninda Drive.

    The cause of the crash has not been determined, Cleary said.

    The Hardin County Coroner’s office is awaiting a toxicology report that may take up to four weeks.

  • E’town police to crack down on distracted driving

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is stepping up its anti-distracted driving efforts.

    As part of the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign, the department is cracking down on all distractions behind the wheel, not just texting, spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    “Because of this campaign, word has been sent out to look for distracted drivers,” he said. “We are looking for anything that takes your eyes off the road. We want to remind everyone to pay attention.”

    The campaign lasts until April 15.