Local News

  • Alcohol ordinance passes in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove has an ordinance regulating the sale of alcohol after city council members approved it 3-1.

    The ordinance addresses the particulars of alcohol sales and establishes the authorities and duties of the city’s alcoholic beverage control officer following the Oct. 4 citywide vote to allow the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants.

  • Cecilia couple arrested for manufacturing meth

    Two Cecilia residents were arrested Friday after Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force investigators searched the couple’s 636 Smith Mills Road mobile home residence and found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing.

    Investigators found numerous items related to manufacturing methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia, marijuana, prescription pills and a handgun, according to a news release.

    Mark Meredith, 44, and his wife, Shannon, 37, are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Betson to place wreath in Frankfort

    A Vine Grove community leader will be part of efforts locally and at the state capitol to remember military members who have died.

    Donna Betson is expected to be part of a brief ceremony and presentation of a wreath at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

    The wreath is dedicated to the armed forces and includes flags that each represent a branch of the military, said Betson, Vine Grove city councilwoman and an organizer for the Wreaths Across America effort in Hardin County.

  • New trial set in Galenski case

    Conner Galenski, one of three teens accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for complicity to tampering with physical evidence and now faces a second trial date on the murder charge.

    In October, a Hardin County jury found Galenski, 19, guilty of tampering with evidence but could not reach a verdict on the charge of murder. The jury recommended the teen serve five years in prison for the tampering charge, the maximum sentence for a Class D felony.

  • Taste of Radcliff draws large crowd for food, festiveness

    About 300 area residents crowded through a double doorway in a line that stretched from inside Colvin Community Center to the parking lot outside the building.

    Those who trickled in Monday night snaked through lines around long tables pushed together and laden with serving and sample-sized portions of sandwiches, pastas, pizza and various other foods representing 32 vendors at the fourth annual Taste of Radcliff.

    About 50 tall and squat Christmas trees ringed the room shined with hues of blue, red, white and other twinkling colors.

  • Teen strikes E'town pizzeria with car, flees scene

    A vehicle driven by a teenager crashed into a local Papa John’s knocking in a section of wall Monday night.

    The pizzeria at 3100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown is expected to reopen later this week. No one was injured in the crash and damage estimates were not immediately available.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said police responding found a four-door passenger car with out-of-state tags inside the Papa John’s.

  • Heart disease hits home for Parrett family

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett has been directly affected by the clutch of heart disease through the battles of his 17-year-old daughter, Kristen.

    But the Elizabethtown Democrat will stand together with her today as co-chairs of the Hardin County Heart Walk at Freeman Lake Park. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. inside Magnet Business Park and the walk begins at 5:30 p.m., said Barbara Proffitt, a member of the Heart Walk Committee.

  • Chamber ornament features Cruisin' The Heartland

    Area residents can adorn their Christmas trees with images of some of the sweetest rides to roll along the streets of Hardin County.

    The 2011 Christmas in Hardin County ornament features the event Cruisin’ The Heartland with Comcast.

    The event draws vintage cars and enthusiasts from throughout Kentucky and surrounding states to admire each others cars and remember times when those classic models roved the roads in greater numbers. It was hosted for the second time this past summer.

  • Mobile pantry volunteers needed

    The holidays are a time of increased need and increased giving.

    For Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, it also means moving a lot of inventory.

    The holiday season is when the food bank takes in the most food, including individual donations and edible but not sellable items from groceries and businesses.

    November through January also is the time of year when the need for assistance reaches its peak.

  • Mistrial declared in Steven Gray case

    After deliberating for more than seven hours, jurors were unable to reach a verdict on charges against Steven Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students.

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton declared a mistrial in the case around 6 p.m. Monday.