Local News

  • LIHEAP application process begins

    Hardin County Community Action will begin accepting applications Tuesday for the subsidy portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households.

    The cost of energy to heat homes leaves some households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. In order for a household to be considered for LIHEAP subsidy, a completed application is necessary.

  • FOP 40 to help children with annual program

    For members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40, the impact of its annual Shop with a Cop program isn’t felt until weeks after officers take needy children shopping to make their Christmas a little brighter.

    When thank-you cards arrive from schools and children who have been helped, officials understand the importance of their mission.

  • Saw mill gains conditional use permit, zone change

    A commercial saw mill in southern Hardin County will continue its operations.

    The Hardin County Planning and Development Commission this week approved a zone change from rural residential to agricultural for more than 40 acres of farmland on New Glendale Road west of Sonora, which qualified the mill for a conditional use permit if the commission granted one.

  • United Way unveils renovations at Radcliff school

    As teachers led two lines of kindergartners into the library Thursday morning at North Park Elementary School, students gradually took in the setting before awe registered on their faces.

    Jaws dropped, eyes widened and smiles lit up faces as they realized a once-familiar site had transformed into something new. One student, Kadence Bledsoe, shouted “This is so awesome!” before hugging North Park Principal Beth Brandenburg.

  • Spiritual center focus of documentary

    A Canadian film crew is capturing footage in western Hardin County this week, hoping to attract an audience hungry to wrap their minds around Native American culture and spiritual healing.

    The crew is developing a documentary about Acorn Haven Spiritual Center, west of Howevalley on North Grandview Church Road. It is managed by Bo Tipton and his wife, Cheryl, to promote traditional Native American teachings, rituals and spirituality. The center also holds ceremonies to recognize the solstices and equinoxes, celebrating each change of season.

  • Chili cook-off to headline Second Saturday

    A cookoff that gained droves of admirers in its first year is returning to downtown Elizabethtown this weekend.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hosts its first Second Saturday November Chili Cookoff, pitting teams of cooks against each other as they try to outdo each other in preparing a popular winter dish. The contest is open to different styles of chili.

  • E'town man charged with burglary

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with first-degree burglary after police say he was found armed inside a Vine Grove residence he’s been warned to avoid.

    Everette D. Chancellor, 31, also faces charges of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief. First-degree burglary is a Class B felony, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said officers responded to a Hickory Hill Drive residence after a woman reported Chancellor was in the home and did not have permission to be there.

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  • ECTC Wild Game Buffet offers a sampling of 'different' delights

    Hungry for a slice of alligator or a sampling of kangaroo?

    Curious about what a plate of ostrich, goat or elk might taste like

    The Culinary Arts Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has just what you might be looking for with its third annual Wild Game Buffet. The meal is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 303 of the Occupational and Technical Building on campus. Deadline to purchase the $15 meal tickets is Monday.

  • County to honor veterans Saturday

    In the spirit of remembrance, Hardin County will salute its veterans Saturday at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.

    The 15th annual Hardin County Veterans’ Day Celebration launches from the Vine Grove Fire Department at 10 a.m. with a parade. Local veteran Ralph Reese serves as grand marshal, said Vine Grove Events Coordinator Donna Broadway.  

    The parade ends at Optimist Park, where a formal ceremony is at 11 a.m., Broadway said.