Local News

  • E'town man arrested after evading police for a year

    An Elizabethtown man who evaded law enforcement for more than a year is scheduled to be arraigned today in Hardin District Court in a wanton endangerment case police said involves children.

    Melvin Glenn Shupe, 37, was wanted by Radcliff Police Department for two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to police, the incident occurred Aug. 7, 2011, and involved children who were less than 6 years old at the time.

    On two occasions, RPD submitted Shupe for inclusion in The News-Enterprise’s Hardin County’s Most Wanted.

  • Teen honored for comfort given to late officer

    The city of Hodgenville recently honored a 15-year-old for compassion he showed to a dying police officer.

    Dalton Carter was the first on the scene after Hodgenville Police Officer Mark Taulbee lost control of his cruiser while chasing a suspect.

    Taulbee, 43, was ejected from his vehicle and died three hours later at University Hospital in Louisville.

    The suspect he was chasing — Jason Avis — has been charged with wanton murder.

  • Package liquor license could be up for grabs in E'town

    The package liquor license obtained by E.W. James & Sons supermarket before its November closure could revert back to the state early next year.

    Tom Reynolds, Elizabethtown’s Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator, said the license expires Jan. 31. Reynolds said it is unlikely the company could renew the license because it no longer is an active business in the city.

  • Local businessman remembered for his hard work

    An Elizabethtown businessman whose funeral is today is remembered by his colleagues as a “tireless worker.”

    Robert “Bob” Schaffner was born in Muncie, Ind., and died Wednesday at age 86.

  • Meade County family dispute ends in shootings

    Two Meade County men sustained multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night after police said they were involved in a family argument on Battletown Road.

    John L. Kenley, 64, and James R. Kenley, 50, were involved in a “heated family dispute” that led to both men shooting each other, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The two men were transported to University Hospital in Louisville where James Kenley is listed in stable condition. According to the hospital, John Kenley is no longer listed as a patient.

  • Trial approaching for man accused of incest, rape

    An Elizabethtown man facing 13 counts of sex-related felony charges has a January trial date approaching and is scheduled to appear for motion hour Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    George William Beason Jr., 32, was indicted last December on three counts of incest, third-degree rape, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Family members shoot each other in Meade

    Kentucky State Police responded just before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a double shooting in Meade County.

    Meade County Dispatch notified KSP of a fight in progress with shots fired at 7160 Battletown Road in Meade County. Prior to trooper’s arrival Post 4 was notified that two men had been shot.

  • Gaither Station Road closed again today

    For the second time this week, Gaither Station Road is closed today.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are scheduled to pour concrete today for the eastbound decking of the overpass being built over Gaither Station. The work is part of the Ring Road extension that will connect it to the Western Kentucky Parkway.

  • E'town Christmas parade, celebration are on

    The Christmas Parade and downtown activities in Elizabethtown will continue as scheduled.

    Rain throughout the weekend threatened to disrupt the holiday tradition but organizers decided to go ahead after accessing the condition and forecasts this afternoon. The confirmation was given shortly after 3 p.m. on Elizabethtown city government's Facebook page.

  • Consultants offering advice for community events

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she is working with Property Consulting Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, to better market the city’s events, including the Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland.

    The firm already contracts with the city to market the Elizabethtown Sports Park and Vaughn said she is “piggybacking” off this opportunity to seek the firm’s advice on ways to strengthen the city’s sponsorship packages.