Local News

  • Lexington man charged with DUI, other counts

    A Lexington man faces charges of fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon in Radcliff.

    Bret S. Whipple, 50, was arrested at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday on Ky. 313. He faces charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

    According to a citation, officers following Whipple’s vehicle activated their emergency lights in an attempt to stop him. During the pursuit, Whipple left the roadway twice, police said.

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  • HMH claims digital marketing awards

    Hardin Memorial Health nabbed two of three national digital marketing awards for which it was nominated this month.

    HMH took gold for “Best Use of Mobile Strategy” and silver for “Best Use of Analytics to Track Performance” during the 2013 Greystone.net and Krames StayWell Best-In-Class Client Awards, which highlights excellence in hospital and health system web content, functionality and strategy applications.

    HMH also was a finalist for best use of health content for digital marketing.

  • Trial starts today for E’town man accused of kidnapping

    An Elizabethtown man accused of kidnapping a woman is scheduled to see a jury trial today.

    Elijah Lee Cothern, 26, was indicted in May on charges of kidnapping, theft by unlawful taking — automobile, fourth-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Allegro honors veterans

    Veterans Day may have been Monday, but Steve Sanford was happy to recognize others’ military service Tuesday as well.

    “I think it’s something that should go on each and every day,” Sanford said.

    Sanford and other staff members at Allegro Senior Living recognized veterans, both those living in the facility and others, at a ceremony featured remarks from state Sen. Dennis Parrett and state Rep. Tim Moore.

  • Elizabethtown undecided on spot for Walker memorial

    City officials need to narrow down spots for a planned Tim Walker memorial at the Elizabethtown Nature Park before casting a vote, said Mayor Edna Berger.

    Berger said she wants to correspond again with members of Elizabethtown High School’s Class of 1977, Walker’s graduating class, to determine what locations would be agreeable. A small group of Walker’s classmates proposed a modest memorial inside the nature park last month as a tribute to the former mayor, who died overnight at his home June 14 after suffering a heart attack.

  • Leaf disposal effort hitting the streets

    Colder air has moved into Hardin County with the first patch of snow falling this week. With it comes the amber and golden foliage of fall tumbling to the ground.

    Those leaves are starting to pile up, but Elizabethtown and Radcliff will aid in clearing them by conducting fall leaf disposal sessions this month.

  • Meeting set for proposed Ring Road extension

    A meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Central Hardin High School regarding a proposed extension of Ring Road interchange from Western Kentucky Parkway to a new interchange on Interstate 65 between Glendale and Elizabethtown.

    The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Central Hardin. Informational packets, comment sheets and displays are available. Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project team will answer questions.

  • Rineyville man pleads to amended charge of sexual abuse

    The day before he was scheduled to appear for jury trial, a Rineyville man accused of forcibly raping a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of sexual abuse.

    Loren K. Diehlman, 44, was arrested Oct. 10, 2012, after the alleged victim, who was younger than 18 at the time, reported the incident to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. He was indicted the following month on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Local charity collecting items for eastern Kentucky

    A local organization’s efforts are staying in the commonwealth this Christmas.

    Putting Prayers Into Action Inc., a local charitable organization, is collecting items to take to families in eastern Kentucky as part of a “Christmas shoebox” project. The organization is collecting plastic tubs filled with toys, as well as food and hygiene items to give to children and families in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties.