Local News

  • Trial pushed back for man charged with rape of child

    The jury trial date in the case against a Nicholasville man accused in Hardin County of repeatedly raping a girl and fathering her child has been continued to the fall.

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr., 48, was arrested in June on 50 counts of first-degree rape. In August, a Hardin County grand jury indicted him with two counts of the charge.

    According to the indictment, Ivey forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl, who lived in Ivey’s residence at the time but was not related to him.

  • Birth center hearings conclude

    Two warring philosophies on the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center’s business model clashed one last time Tuesday during the final day of testimony for the certificate of need hearing.

  • Fiscal court approves grants for local organizations

    Hardin County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved resolutions to approve a plan allowing renovations to SpringHaven Inc. and grant funding for an emergency dispatch phone system for the E-911 Dispatch Center.

    The plan approved for SpringHaven is related to a Community Development Grant. SpringHaven has received $500,000 from the state program to improve its building in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town considering chloramine conversion

    Scott Fiepke on Monday recommended Elizabethtown City Council convert its water treatment process from chlorine to chloramine, a disinfectant created when chlorine is combined with ammonia.

    The change is necessitated by the decision of Hardin County Water District No. 2 to convert its system from chlorine to chloramine by 2015 to take on water supplies from Louisville Water Co., a larger system that has been treated with chloramine for decades. Elizabethtown contracts with HCWD No. 2 for water supplies.

  • Bank scam calls target area residents

    Police and bank officials are warning residents in the Hardin County area of a phone scam going on in the county, as well as in Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Woman injured in Lincoln Parkway wreck

    A car rear-ending a tractor-trailer left a Hodgenville woman with nonlife-threatening injuries and eastbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway closed for nearly an hour Tuesday morning.

    William Rogers, 63, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Harvest Drive when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Ford Fusion, said Officer Jason Morris with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

    Police responded to the crash at 9:38 a.m.

  • EIS selects two finalists in superintendent search


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials announced Monday two candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.

    Jon Ballard, associate superintendent for human resources at Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel for Daviess County Schools, are finalists.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

    A Radcliff man accused of raping and sodomizing two children last year accepted a plea deal Monday afternoon that would require him to serve at least 34 years in prison.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is alleged. Both children were younger than 12 at the time of the offenses, which Hughes admitted took place between Jan. 1 and June 17, 2012.

  • Birth center testimony draws to a close today

    Supporters of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown are expected to rest their case today.

  • E'town finalizes park sponsorship with HMH

    With the season now in full swing, Elizabethtown has finalized an agreement with Hardin Memorial Health regarding athletic training services at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Park Director Seth Breitner said the deal has a value of $77,000, $60,000 of which is annual sponsorship funding provided to the city. The proposal is a slight tweak from the $55,000 in sponsor money originally offered by the hospital and approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The agreement is for three years.

    Breitner said HMH trainers are now on site for scheduled tournaments and games.