Local News

  • Public intoxication arrests now a thing of the past

    During a seven-day period beginning June 1, Hardin County Detention Center booked eight people charged with alcohol intoxication in public. Now, state law no longer allows arrests on the charge, except in limited circumstances.

    Under House Bill 463, which went into effect June 8, police no longer can make arrests for certain misdemeanor crimes, including alcohol intoxication in public, Sgt. Tim Cleary of the Elizabethtown Police Department said. Instead, officers are to cite misdemeanor offenders.

  • Franklin: The pug who tugs at hearts

    Despite being told he  probably would never walk again, Karen Minton took Franklin the Pug into her home and is using a new veterinary treatment to get him back on his feet.

    Last August, while chasing his owner, Franklin was hit by three cars. The owner was a college student who didn’t have the money to care for the injured pug, Minton said.

    Her friend, Linda Funk, witnessed what happened, took Franklin to a veterinarian and later contacted Minton.

    Franklin’s back legs were damaged. Minton describes them as noodles. He cannot walk.

  • How to grow a spaghetti tree

    You don’t have to rent a DVD to see “Where the Wild Things Are.” Just go to your pantry. Weirdness lurks behind the Cheerios.

    For instance, an onion of mine sent out a green sprout a couple of months ago and my wife, for whatever reason, planted it in the yard. It grew three-foot-high stalks that ended in puffballs of tiny white flowers. At the base of these Dr. Seuss displays are things that look like part of a monster movie costume: long fingers covered in green rubber gloves.

  • Senior Life: Fight elder abuse

    Abuse comes in many forms and can happen at any age. From silent mistreatment to exploitation to violent unthinkable acts, abuse happens to the very young, the very old and to the most vulnerable.
    Abuse knows no age boundaries, economic or social limits. It does not have geographical boundaries. Reports of elder abuse are frequent in Hardin and surrounding counties, from the hands of strangers, family members, friends or caregivers.  It often goes unreported by the victim for fear of scandal, retribution or retaliation.

  • Crashes slow I-65 northbound

    A pair of crashes is slowing northbound Interstate 65 traffic Sunday evening.

    At approximately 5 p.m., an injury wreck involving an entrapment was reported at mile marker 83, between Glendale and Sonora.

    A second crash at mile marker 88 was reported at approximately 5:45 p.m.

    Motorists should expect delays.

  • Photos: Enchanted gardens of E'town
  • EPD chief announces retirement

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown’s city government website.
    Chief Ruben Gardner is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.
    According to EPD’s website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • Mother plans candlelight vigil Tuesday

    While still experiencing grief and anger, one family is trying to work through their pain to let others know help is available for prescription drug addiction.

    Tina Clark lost her daughter, Jessica Killion, on June 14, 2010, to an accidental prescription drug overdose. Killion was  24.

  • Radcliff Relay for Life on track to meet goal

    Will Yates was 14 when he was diagnosed with melanoma. At 17, he decided to stop receiving treatment. In 2010, he died at age 19.

    Just more than a year later, about 50 of Yates’ family and friends participated in Radcliff’s Relay for Life, said Tina Yates, Will Yates’ grandmother. As a first-year team, Good Clear Will raised about $2,500.

  • Western Kentucky Parkway to receive weather maintenance

    Sections of Western Kentucky Parkway will receive pavement repairs as part of a statewide emergency maintenance project.

    Gov. Steve Beshear directed the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to repair sections of highway pavement damaged by severe weather last winter. In total, the 13 selected projects are expected to cost $13.6 million. Most of the roads are limited access highways but no money was awarded for Interstate 65.