Local News

  • Police seek help in locating three men indicted for meth manufacturing

    Local investigators are searching for three men indicted in November, three weeks after the court ordered them to be released from jail.

    Ellis Beeler, 56, and Ronald Earl Brown, 50, both of Hodgenville, and Kenneth W. Priddy, 50, of Sonora originally were arrested Aug. 22 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Third-generation Ranger on the run for veterans

    A third-generation U.S. Army Ranger and Fort Knox soldier will spend most of February running.

    Patrick Kelley, commander of Charlie Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, has assembled a team of family and friends around the U.S. to participate in the Run Ranger! Run campaign, a national effort organized by Army Cpl. Corey Smith to bring awareness to the plight soldiers face transitioning from active duty to civilian life in a turbulent economy.

  • Mother killed in fatal wreck in Meade County

    A Brandenburg pharmacist and mother of a 10-month-old baby was killed Thursday night in a three-vehicle wreck on Ky. 313 near Flaherty.

    Sarah S. Hottell, 27, was dead at the scene, police said. Her child, who police said was properly restrained in a car seat, was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with minor injuries, according to a news release.

  • Suspect in E'town barn fire indicted for arson

    An Elizabethtown man accused of igniting a barn fire in October was indicted last week by the Hardin County grand jury.

    As emergency officials responded to the blaze at 734 Hawkins Drive, Elizabethtown police say Jesse M. Gallardo, 21, was seen walking in the area. He was taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department to be interviewed by detectives and later was charged with third-degree arson.

  • UPDATED: 27-year-old dies in crash on 313 near Flaherty

    A crash reconstructionist from Kentucky State Police reports that a fatal collision Thursday night on Ky. 313 in Meade County began when a 2008 Pontiac failed to stop at an intersection.

    The car's driver, 27-year-old Sarah S. Hottell of Brandenburg, died in the collision with a Meade County ambulance. Her 10-month-old child, who was restrained in a car seat, was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital for care, KSP reported.

  • Pair of Dollar Generals proposed for E'town

    Construction of a pair of Dollar General stores has been approved by the city of Elizabethtown and will join a newer location on the south end of town if completed.

  • Flu is widespread in community, state

    Flu season is upon us, but it’s not too late to get a vaccination as the virus quickly spreads through the area.

    The local influenza level is considered widespread, according to Lincoln Trail District Health Department. It joins the state and the rest of the nation at a similar level of flu activity. Because of the viral spread, health department officials urge residents to receive a flu vaccination.

  • USA Cares launches second bowl-a-thon with luncheon

    USA Cares kicked off its second Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon fundraiser Thursday with a luncheon to encourage community participation.

    The Radcliff-based nonprofit provides support to post-9/11 military personnel and their families throughout the United States. However, Special Events Coordinator Barbara Lally said all money raised in the bowl-a-thon will provide assistance to Kentucky families.

  • Cause of duplex fire still unknown

    The source of a fire that heavily damaged a Radcliff duplex on Troy Avenue and displaced two families Wednesday is still unknown, Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said Thursday afternoon.

    Hendersonhad not returned to the scene Thursday because of rain showers but planned to investigate the back deck, where he believes the fire originated. Henderson also wants to examine the electrical makeup of the structure, which may yield more clues to the cause, he said.

    Hendersonsaid he does not believe the fire was arson.

  • Officials report windshield scams in Hardin County

    Local law enforcement and the Better Business Bureau are reporting complaints in the Hardin County area regarding potential windshield scams.

    Cathy Williamson, manager of the Elizabethtown BBB branch, said two saleswomen recently knocked on her door and attempted to convince her to sign a contract to replace a “damaged” windshield.

    The women claimed the windshield likely was damaged because of recent construction in the area and seemed to imply they were reaching out to the entire neighborhood, Williamson said.