Local News

  • County approves budget

    The money needed to construct a new county government complex and E-911 center has been secured.  

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a $31.4 million operations budget and $16.3 million in capital projects Tuesday.

  • United Way allocations up

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s record-breaking campaign is providing money to 20 organizations in its five-county service region this year, a high for the agency.

  • Local law enforcement run supports Special Olympics

    More than 40 Hardin County law enforcement officers pounded the pavement Tuesday morning as part of a fundraising effort for the Kentucky Special Olympics.

  • Jacobs set for hearings on post in Fort Knox shooting

    A U.S. Army soldier charged in the shooting death of a civilian Fort Knox employee is scheduled to appear on post for a hearing today and Thursday.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault in the April 3 death of Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown.

  • Post 4 receives award for safe driving

    For the second year in a row, Kentucky State Police Post 4 was awarded for safe driving.

    During KSP’s 2012 award ceremony Thursday in Frankfort, Post 4 and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Region 2 were given the Safe Driving Award, a recognition given to the post with the highest average number of miles driven between “assessable accidents,” according to a news release.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said an assessable collision is one in which the trooper or CVE officer is at fault.

  • Professional out-of-state shoplifters sentenced
  • Operation Homefront to help military families with school supplies

    Operation Homefront is making plans to help military families get ready to go back to school.

    The organization is offering backpacks and school supplies to 500 children of active duty service members in July.

    Anyone interested must register online before the event, get confirmation of registration and pick up the items between noon and 3 p.m. on July 27. No location has been set so far for the event.

  • Get Ready! Camp to start next week

    The school year has ended, but a summer of learning awaits the youngest community members.

    Get Ready! Camp, an educational program for children from birth through age 5 and their parents, begins at 11 a.m. Monday at three sites in Hardin County. The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, through June 28. The camp is at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown, North Park Elementary School in Radcliff and Van Voorhis Elementary School on Fort Knox.

  • Benefit account set up for Gales

    A benefit account has been set up at The Cecilian Bank locations for Shannon Lee Miller Gales, who died Saturday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Gales, 25, from Elizabethtown, died from injuries suffered earlier in the week when an SUV rolled onto her after she tried to push it when it ran out of gas.

    Contributions can be made to the account at any branch of The Cecilian Bank.


  • Martin pleads guilty, agrees to testify if called in murder case

    A woman accused of receiving property police say was taken from a home where a LaRue County woman was killed in 2011 has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify if called upon.

    Belinda R. Martin of Elizabethtown accepted a plea deal Tuesday afternoon in Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received stolen property taken from a Buffalo residence where Kristie L. Allen, 28, was found dead in December 2011.