Local News

  • Energy efficiency highlights Home Builders' show this weekend

    The latest products and services in the home building and remodeling industries will be showcased this weekend at the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association’s EXPO Home and Garden Show.

    The show has gathered a broad range of home and garden vendors at the annual event for more than 30 years.

  • Radcliff man charged with attempted murder

    A Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday morning on an attempted murder charge after he allegedly slashed another man’s throat and chased him across North Dixie Boulevard, police say.

    Lajuan V. Rose, 52, allegedly “slashed/stabbed” another man in the throat with a pocket knife at his residence following an argument, according to a citation. He then chased the man across North Dixie Boulevard and through a parking lot, police said.

  • County votes down request for Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court silenced a debate Tuesday that has raged for months.

    The county’s governing body voted, 6-3, against moving a county recycling trailer to Radcliff. The issue was postponed last year to give magistrates time to research feasibility and need for a trailer.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman championed the issue with the blessing of Radcliff City Council, arguing the city has the size and trash volume to justify placing a trailer there.

  • United Way cracks $1 million mark

    United Way of Central Kentucky has broken the $1 million campaign mark for the second time in its history.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency has received more than $1 million in donations as part of its 2011 campaign, which continues through February.

    The number puts United Way in reach of its goal of $1,025,000. The organization collected slightly more than $1 million in 2007.

    “What we have really seen is an (outpouring of support) from the community that, when asked, has risen to the challenge,” he said.

  • Fiscal Court votes to reject Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court has officially closed the door on the possibility of placing a recycling trailer in Radcliff for the foreseeable future.

    Fiscal Court voted, 6-3, against placing a trailer in Radcliff during its Tuesday voting meeting. The motion had been postponed from last year as the magistrates researched the issue more thoroughly.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman have lobbied for the trailer for months on behalf of the county’s second-largest city, saying Radcliff has the trash volume to justify the expense.

  • Diane Logsdon to be honored as friend of scouting

    Diane Logsdon remembers her time as a Girl Scout as a rewarding experience.

    The Elizabethtown native said her troop took part in projects that taught her important values and activities that demonstrated community spirit, so it makes sense those lessons followed her into adulthood.

    Logsdon, vice president and chief operating officer at Hardin Memorial Hospital, is being honored Monday for her long-term efforts to help area Scouts with the 2012 Hardin County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award.

  • Sculptor unveils Marine sculpture for Veterans Tribute

    As Elizabethtown sculptor Rich Griendling sought models for sculptures he crafted for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, he landed a mother and son combo.

    Danny King stepped forward as the model of a U.S. Marine, the fifth sculpture Griendling unveiled Tuesday afternoon at his home studio. It joined a soldier, sailor, Air Force pilot and Coast Guardsman he has finished. The sixth and final sculpture pays tribute to civil service workers.

  • Police: There are similarities in method of church break-ins

    Six area churches were burglarized between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but police have been unable to recover any security footage.

    In Eastview, Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Smith Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church were broken into while in Radcliff, Gloryland Harvest Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church were burglarized.

  • Mayor to discuss road diet study with state

    The state is giving some consideration to a road diet concept in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker plans to meet  Friday with state transportation officials to learn details of a new road study the state has completed that could reduce lanes along U.S. 31W between St. John Road and Public Square.

    The road diet concept proposed in the past would cut the driving lanes to three on that portion of U.S. 31W. In addition to a center turn lane, it could make room for on-street parking downtown.

  • Judge denies date change in Hines case for second time

    For the second time, Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied defense counsel’s motion Tuesday to reschedule a jury trial for Joshua Hines, the Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor last April.

    Hines, 25, is represented by the Department of Public Advocacy. The jury trial is set to begin March 12.

    In December, co-counsel Melanie Foote presented the continuance motion. Easton denied it, saying the court would have a better idea if the trial needed to be postponed at Tuesday’s pretrial conference.