Local News

  • Two Hart County men sentenced in U.S. District Court

    Two operators of oil wells in Hart County were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court for violations of the Safe Water Drinking Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Charles L. Stinson, 75, of Horse Cave and Ralph Dowell, 75 of Edmonton operators of Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc., were sentenced to two years probation for injecting fluids into sinkholes and wells without a permit in violation of the Safe Water Drinking Act, the agency said.

  • Weaver to run for Radcliff mayor

    A week before making his announcement to run for mayor of Radcliff, former state representative Mike Weaver was on a trip with his wife, Lois. As long as a trusted neighbor agreed to feed their cat, the couple was free to go as they pleased.

    Then he read an article in The News-Enterprise about Jacob Pearman filing for Radcliff mayor and decided to re-enter politics. For the next 10 months, he expects to be engaged in a mayoral campaign and hopes to spend four years serving in office.

  • Mike Weaver intends to run for Radcliff mayor

    In an announcement Friday, Mike Weaver shared his intention to run for Radcliff mayor with a group gathered at Colvin Community Center.

    Weaver, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former state representative, said his interest in the position peaked after reading a story about Jacob Pearman filing to run for the city’s top office in The News-Enterprise.

  • Hardin, LaRue among school districts closed today

    Early morning snowfall and the resulting slick roads has created an extended weekend for students in several school districts, including Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Elizabethtown, West Point and Fort Knox schools also are closed today.

    Other neighboring districts canceling today are Breckinridge, Bullitt, Hart, Meade and Nelson counties.

    St. James School and Elizabethtown Christian Academy also are closed today.

    Hardin County Government also announced that its offices are on a two-hour delay.

  • Locals fight Via Colori cancellation

    The Advocacy & Support Center’s board last month voted to cancel this year’s Via Colori festival, but a group rallying for its return has triggered the agency to re-evaluate its decision.

    Local business owners, advocates and domestic violence survivors have decried the board’s action, saying it deprives those who have experienced violence and abuse a conduit to channel their emotions and find comfort.

    Participants of Via Colori use streets in downtown Elizabethtown as a chalkboard, designing customized works of art.

  • Glendale man seeks county’s top job

    A 68-year-old General Electric retiree concerned about decisions of local government has decided to enter the race for Hardin County judge-executive.

    Arthur Hurley Jr. of Glendale filed as a Republican candidate, citing the new government complex authorized by Hardin Fiscal Court as one of the projects he opposes.

  • Welcomed with open arms: Soldiers return home

    More soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division returned home Thursday morning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. About 160 soldiers were greeted during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox.

  • Former RPD officer pleads guilty to charges

    Former Radcliff Police officer Brian J. Clear pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Hardin District Court to an amended charge of second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication.

    He was fined and placed on probation for a September incident on Edgewood Drive in the city.

    Clear, who resigned a day after his arrest, was fined $235 with 90 days in jail that was probated for two years. He was scheduled for trial Thursday.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake kickoff luncheon to feature MLB All-Star

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is bringing in a famous face this year to officially start its major fundraising campaign.

    The kickoff luncheon for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown. Hardin County native Steve Delabar, a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays and member of the 2013 American League All-Star team, will speak at the luncheon.

  • KSP investigating child's death

    Kentucky State Police are conducting an investigation into the death of a  Grayson County toddler.

    Keaton Runsvold, 23 months, was found unresponsive Thursday morning by a relative at a home in Caneyville.

    Grayson County EMS transported him to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    An autopsy is scheduled for today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.