Local News

  • March Madness scores big for area restaurants

    For some area restaurants, March Madness means more than brackets and last-minute jump shots.

    It means big business.

    St. Patrick’s Day, the most important business day of the year for Beef O’Brady’s, falls on Saturday this year for the first time since the Elizabethtown restaurant opened in Cool Springs Center.

    That bodes well for the business’ bottom line. A perfect storm this weekend means third-round NCAA games also air day and will be featured on large-screen televisions at the restaurant.

  • EPD nabs two Midwestern men for possession of a forgery device

    Elizabethtown police have arrested two out-of-state residents after uncovering suspicious checks and forgery equipment in their vehicle.

    Officers pulled over Robert L. Compton, 42, of Springhill, Kan., and Robert L. Brandkamp, 29, of Sedalia, Mo., in a Lowe’s parking lot for a routine traffic stop after two Elizabethtown banks reported suspicious visitors, according to an EPD news release.

    According to the banks, two men entered the businesses and “asked a lot of questions,” police said, then left in a blue Hyundai Sonata.

  • Alonso family raising money for playground

    The family of a former student at Radcliff Elementary School is ensuring their son will be remembered through smiles and laughter for years to come.

    The parents of Isaiah Alonso, a 6-year-old who died of cancer in September 2010, are raising money to donate playground equipment to the school and create a memorial playground for their son.

    The school’s Parent-Teacher Association plans to raise money for other necessities, such as fencing and landscaping for the play area.

  • Accidental shooting: One round fired, two men injured

    Two men were injured Wednesday night in an accidental shooting on Lee Road in Elizabethtown.

    Anthony T. Mason, 25, of Mayfield, was attempting to clear a weapon when he accidentally fired a round, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.

    Mason dropped the weapon’s magazine, pushed the slide back and placed his hand in front of the barrel before the trigger was pulled, Willoughby said.

    Mason sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and thigh while Jacob W. Roach, 25, of Elizabethtown was shot in the calf, he said.

  • Local musicians host benefit concert for tornado victms

    The News-Enterprise

    Two local musicians are hosting a benefit concert tonight in Hodgenville for tornado victims.

    Joseph Williams, an Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty impersonator, said he approached his friend Ray Glenn about the idea, and the two decided to use their talents to help people affected by the late February storms.

    Admission to the concert is donated items, which Williams said will be given to tornado victims in LaRue County and elsewhere in Kentucky. Recommendations include cleaning supplies and gift cards, he said.

  • Three men face late spring jury trials on robbery charges

    Three Radcliff men arrested last summer in connection with robberies at local businesses are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court and face jury trials in May and June.

    James M. Smalley, 22, and Terrell D. Boyd, 18, both face four counts of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and one count of complicity to commit second-degree assault. The charges stem from alleged robberies at Radcliff Hardee’s and Jr Foods stores.

  • Good Neighbor Day promotes networking

    Sue French and Alfreda Weedman wove through booths scattered throughout Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Both women work at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and considered the Good Neighbor Day Expo as a good way to network with community organizations and learn about new businesses.

  • Fire destroys Radcliff residence

    A preliminary investigation indicates a fire began Tuesday night in the kitchen and turned a home into a “total loss.”

    Vine Grove Fire Chief Steve New said homeowner Jesse Freeman and his two young children were cooking in the kitchen when the blaze started, New said. A preliminary investigation indicates the flames started as a grease fire.

    The residents were not injured, New said. One firefighter went to Hardin Memorial Hospital for chest pains but is fine, the chief said Wednesday.

  • White Mills camp to undergo construction

    Changes are coming to White Mills Christian Camp.

    Fundraising is under way to add a dining room and kitchen to the Retreat Center, one of the most recent additions to the camp that has operated along the Nolin River since 1949.

    Ground work has been completed for the project. The multipurpose building was constructed with the intention of eventually adding a kitchen and dining area in a second phase.

    Eventually, the facility could add hotel-style bedrooms as comfortable overnight spaces for adults on retreat at the camp.

  • Saunders Springs cabins open for public view

    The historic cabins at the entrance of Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be open for public viewing during the next two months for those looking to delve into local history.

    Radcliff has partnered with the University of Louisville’s Leadership and Human Relations Education Program at Fort Knox to open the three vintage 1800s-era cabins for 19 dates through April 13, according to a news release issued by the city. There is no charge to view the cabins.