Local News

  • Heavy list of drug charges headline indictments

    Indictments returned by a Hardin County grand jury were heavy on drug selling and possession.

    Six of the individuals indicted last week were illegal drug crimes.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.


  • Vo ordered to pay more than $50,000 to victims

    The owner of the Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare on Westport Road was ordered Thursday to pay more than $50,000 to his victims for providing non-FDA approved forms of birth control as part of a plea agreement.

    Canh Jeff Vo, 45, of Louisville, was also sentenced to one year probation. According to a news release from U.S. District Court in Louisville, the business also was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.

  • Three cheer squads advance to state

    The cheerleading competition season came earlier than ever this year and three area squads won their respective divisions Wednesday night in the KHSAA Competitive Cheer 5th Region Championships at Central Hardin High School.

    Central Hardin, LaRue County and Elizabethtown high schools won the coed, all-girls’ medium and all-girls’ large varsity divisions, respectively. They advance to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships on Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.

  • Ordinance lays framework for sewer connections

    An ordinance introduced before Hardin Fiscal Court this week helps lay the regulatory framework for an expanded wastewater system into rural and incorporated sections of Hardin County.

    Wesley Wright, acting director of Hardin County Planning and Development, said it is the “initial step” to requiring certain developments to hook onto a centralized sewer system once it becomes available.

  • Deputy shocked with Taser during scuffle

    A police stop late Wednesday night left a Louisville man in jail on a number of charges and a Hardin County Sheriff’s deputy shocked by his own weapon.

    Ronnie E. Patton, 35, was seen driving a black Mustang in a closed section of Ky. 1600 near Cecilianna Drive and was stopped by Deputy Sheriff Henry Volentine.

    The deputy said Patton was nervous and resistant about leaving the vehicle. Patton was being patted down for weapons when he continued back away from the car, removing his hands from the vehicle.

  • Local cops serve as Santa's Helpers

    Children walked up and down the aisles Thursday morning of the toy section at Wal-Mart in Elizabethtown, searching for the perfect gift suitable for their budget. Local police officers walked close behind, gently offering suggestions.

    “Legos are cool,” said Elizabethtown Police Officer Andrea Haire to Na’Kiera Hughes, 6. “You can build stuff.”

  • Kickline to benefit Kosair

    Center Stage School of Dance in Elizabethtown will be kicking high for Kosair Children’s Hospital this weekend.

    The studio is performing the “Kicking It For Kids” Kickline at the end of its annual Christmas performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Admission is free.

  • Faulty equipment caused outage Sunday

    Faulty equipment was to blame for a power outage Sunday afternoon in Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Liz Pratt, spokeswoman for Kentucky Utilities, said the outage was caused by an insulator that went out and about 5,400 residents lost electric service.

    After power was rerouted, about 4,200 had electric service restored within an hour. The remaining residents regained electric service just around 7 p.m. Sunday after the insulator was repaired, she said.

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  • The Bookstore closing for good

    After 37 1/2 years in business, The Bookstore in Radcliff is closing. This time for good.

    The store closed once in July 2011, but then reopened in December of the same year. Since it reopened as a used bookstore, business has been steady, but Jerry Brown, the store’s owner, said the time is right to finally move on. He will close the doors for the last time at the end of business Saturday.