Local News

  • Radcliff celebrates its diverse family

    The city of Radcliff celebrated the family unit this weekend.

    Residents gathered at the second Radcliff Family Reunion on Saturday night to listen to music and visit with their neighbors in the northern end of Hardin County.

    The event was created by Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes, as a way to bring the diverse community of Radcliff together and give them an opportunity to have fun together.

    “That’s what families do,” he said.

  • Stamp collection preserves memory of husband


    Two bookshelves in one room of Alli Pleasonton’s home in Elizabethtown are crowded with inch-thick binders labeled with the names of Peru, Cuba, Belgium, Albania and various other nations.

    The binders contain stamps cut from envelopes sent from around the world and information about what each could mean in relation to history and their worth.

    Other stamps hail from the United States.

  • Putting down a new layer
  • Layson earns two gold medals at FCCLA national conference

    Before any athletes earned a gold medal this summer, Anley Layson already had earned two of her own.

    Layson, a recent graduate of John Hardin High School, was awarded two gold medals in July at the National Leadership Conference for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

    Layson completed several projects with No Kid Hungry National Outreach Project, and submitted a website and a display board outlining the work she did.

    She is the first John Hardin student to reach the national level, FCCLA adviser Jo Million said.

  • Magnolia Farms on the forefront

    Tucked away on a noisy stretch of dirt road that soon will be home to a section of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector, Will Harris and Kelly Emerine looked across their shoulders and pictured the potential the patch of wilderness in front of them has to offer.

    Foremost in their mind during a hot August day was development of Magnolia Farms, a 50-lot subdivision they tout as the first eco-friendly neighborhood in Hardin County and possibly the first development of its kind  in the state.

  • Families flock to Cecilia Days for fun, festivities

    The annual Cecilia Days festival made for a perfect outing for families on a sunny Saturday.

    Somewhat cooler weather greeted the festival this weekend, and the decrease in temperature was welcomed by crowds gathered along the sides of Ky. 86 to watch the annual parade.

    The parade was a popular spot with children, as they rushed to pick up candy thrown by participants.

  • Faces and Places: Rodeo: Riding, roping and wrestling
  • Two Radcliff men face robbery trial Monday

    Two Radcliff men accused of robbing businesses in the city are scheduled to face trial Monday.

    James Smalley, 23, and Terrell Boyd, 19, are scheduled to be tried at 9 a.m. Each is charged with four counts of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and one count of complicity to commit assault.

    They were arrested July 18, 2011, and accused of robbing a Hardee’s and Jr Foods at gunpoint.

  • E'town Lions Club hosts 70th chicken barbecue

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club has entered its eighth decade of cooking chicken for a good cause.

    Saturday’s meal marked the club’s 70th year barbecuing chicken as a major fundraiser.

    Food was served at Elizabethtown High School, while the chicken was cooked next door on large grills at American Legion Park.

  • IHOP 'very, very close' to closing deal in E'town

    By around Thanksgiving, Elizabethtown could be home to an IHOP.

    Creg Hagerman, vice president of operations for IHOP, said Friday morning "we're very, very close'' on a deal to come to Elizabethtown. IHOP, which has stores in Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green, is in negotiations to move into the old Frisch's location on 31W by Cheddars.

    Hagerman said IHOP, which stands for International House of Pancakes, would initially employ between 170 and 180 people in full and part-time positions.