Local News

  • Volunteers organize to fight funeral-time crime

    LEITCHFIELD — Motivated by outrage, Clydean Cooper set out to do something about funeral-time crime.

    After meeting with funeral directors, the county attorney and law-enforcement officials, Cooper is collecting members for a new organization called Looking Out For Each Other. Once established, it would provide volunteers to house sit for grieving families attending funerals and visitation.

  • Bond lowered for man accused of rape

    A judge agreed Wednesday to lower the bond of a Glendale man accused of rape and sodomy.

    The $20,000 bond on Kevin Dale Floyd, 22, was lowered to a total of $4,500 cash during a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.

    That would be 10 percent of $45,000 — $5,000 required for each of the nine charges filed against him.
    Floyd faces six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Comley brings magic to fair

    Mark Comley smiled to himself when an audience member asked how he did it after one of his comedic magic shows at the Hardin County fair.

    He said he gets that question 90 times each day.

    The trick Kaye Litherland of Sonora asked about was one in which Comley planned out an imaginary date for a man and woman, though they never had met before the show.

  • EPD to conduct traffic safety stops

    Elizabethtown Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints this month on U.S. 62 and Ky. 251.

    Officers will check drivers for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence, seat belt use, appropriate vehicle registration and insurance, and valid driver’s licenses.

    Law violations and other public safety issues that arise will be addressed, according to police.

  • Missing Radcliff man found

    A missing Radcliff man was found about three hours after he was last seen.

    Matthew Runtime, who had not been seen since 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, was found at 10:33 a.m., according to the Radcliff Police Department. Runtime was in good condition when found, according to the police statement.

  • Duck, goose, duck: Golf club considers controlled shoot

    Just months after purchasing the former Pine Valley Country Club from South Central Bank, the golf course’s new owners have a fatal solution for a fowl problem.

    Heartland Golf Club is looking for viable alternatives to remove a population of geese from the course, which club representative Neal Brashear said is causing a problem because the birds are populating the fairways and greens, eating large amounts of grass and leaving excrement around the course.

    “It’s a mess,” Brashear told Elizabethtown City Council.

  • Fairest of the county fair chosen

    For Jenna Walters, the first time was the charm.

    Walters, 17, was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair on Monday night, making her first entry into the pageant world a success.

    Walters had watched several past fair pageants, and many of her friends and family encouraged her to be a contestant. Her aunt, a makeup artist, especially was encouraging, and Walters finally decided to try it after watching last year’s competition.

  • 4-H volunteers make fair shows possible

    While the Hardin County Fair provides a week’s worth of family entertainment, more than a week’s worth of work goes into staging 4-H events, like the youth completion show Tuesday.

    Volunteers are essential to the success of 4-H, which is the youth development program of the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. Bonnie Jolly, a 4-H agent at the Extension office, said the programs couldn’t exist without the help.

    “In any 4-H program, your volunteers are your backbone,” Jolly said.

  • Flint Hill store hosts customer appreciation day

    Despite nearly having to close shop for good two years ago, the Flint Hill General Store in Sonora still is around, and owners are letting residents know.

    The store is hosting a customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, during which it will offer free hot dogs, door prizes, 50 cent ice cream cones and other perks.

    “We just want to let everyone know we’re still here and still running,” said Jo Ann Cardin, former owner.

  • Fiscal Court contributes $1,000 to veterans tribute

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to donate $1,000 to the Hardin County Veterans Tribute in time to meet the July deadline on bricks and pavers.

    Magistrate Roy Easter made the motion Tuesday and Magistrate E.G. Thompson said it was proper for Hardin Fiscal Court to honor the county’s veterans by placing a paver at the tribute with Hardin Fiscal Court’s name on it. The tribute is being constructed at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.