Local News

  • Veterans honored with wreaths

    The neat rows of headstones in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central took on a more cheerful, Christmas-like appearance as they were decorated with evergreen wreaths with festive red bows.

    The wreaths were placed Saturday on graves at the cemetery off Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command, thanked volunteers and family members of service members who braved the cold to help place a wreath upon each of about 2,000 graves in the cemetery.

  • Drug, theft cases crowd November indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 31 indictments during November, most of which were theft or drug related.

    Of the 14 drug-related cases, six involved methamphetamine and another six involved cocaine.

    An indictment is an allegation, not evidence of guilt. The accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

    Theft, burglary, robbery

    * Anthony T. Scherer, 41, theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender

  • Live Nativity spreads Christmas message

    Lexie Jones, a fifth-grader at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown, has been a shepherd in a parking lot on College Street in Elizabethtown for a couple days almost every year for the past six years because she thinks it’s fun.

    She took her turn Saturday in the parking lot across from Brown Funeral Home being dressed in a costume pulled from a pile in the back of a vehicle. She settled on a bale of hay surrounding the goat, sheep and donkey she enjoys petting each year.

  • Marching to Frankfort

    Two area marching bands are getting ready to be part of history.

    The John Hardin High School and LaRue County High School bands are preparing to play Tuesday at the inauguration ceremonies for Gov. Steve Beshear in Frankfort.

    Hardin County Schools was asked by the inaugural committee to send a group of students to perform. JHHS was chosen because of its third place finish in Class 4-A in the state marching band competition this fall.

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  • Teenage girl struck by vehicle

    A 15-year-old girl received minor injuries Friday after being struck by a vehicle.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 3:05 p.m. to the area of U.S. 62 and Williams Street in response to a traffic collision involving a juvenile pedestrian.

    John T. Novince, 25, of Sonora was driving a 1997 Buick Park Avenue and was stopped at a stop sign on Williams Street preparing to make a left turn to go west on U.S. 62. As he was turning, police say he failed to see the girl, who was crossing southbound on U.S. 62.

  • Cecilia girls get their Christmas wish: Dad's home from war

    Bailey and Katie Neel sat quietly on the floor listening to a reading of “Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert” by Marla Frazee.

    The sisters settled next to each other Friday with their classmates and some spectators surrounding them in the library of Lakewood Elementary School in Stephensburg.

    Some of the children answered questions about the library, having been told that all the attention was because reporters wanted to know all about the school’s library and hear a story there.

  • Elizabethtown production company releasing movie

    Filming is complete on a movie made largely in Hardin County by a local production company.

    Take 7 Films, which is part of Family Builders International Ministries in Elizabethtown, is screening its latest film for the last time and adding original music. A free premiere showing is planned locally early next year.

    The movie, “Dad the Hero On Vacation,” focuses on a family going on a vacation from the east coast to California on a limited budget within the 10 days the father has off work.

  • Website features local entertainment

    Heather Heuman knows how hard it can be to get involved in a community after moving.

    The Elizabethtown resident has moved to five cities in about seven years.

    Heuman, who has lived in Hardin County since last year and is a graduate student in management and leadership from Webster University in Radcliff, is trying to help people new to the area learn about family-friendly activities they can take part in.