Local News

  • CASA hosts March Madness-themed fundraiser Saturday

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Heartland is kicking off March Madness on Saturday with a fundraiser at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    The fundraiser, “Bourbon, Beer & Basketball,” begins at 7 p.m. and all proceeds go toward the local CASA, a nonprofit that recruits volunteers to act as court-appointed special advocates for abused or neglected children, according to a news release.

  • KSP investigates second robbery at LaRue bank

    For the second time in seven months, the Bank of Buffalo’s main branch in LaRue County has been robbed.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a man entered the bank at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and handed a note to the teller.

    The note demanded money and the man claimed he was armed, according to police. KSP spokesman Norman Chaffins said the suspect never used a weapon though it was implied he had one.

  • Teen parents charged with abuse of 3-month-old son

    Two Elizabethtown teens are charged with criminal abuse after police say their 3-month-old son was found malnourished and suffering from multiple injuries.

    Alexander M. Irwin, 18, and Jessica A. Capponi, 19, were arrested Wednesday morning in Elizabethtown. Both are charged with first-degree criminal abuse while Irwin faces an additional count of first-degree assault.

    Elizabethtown Police responded just after 5 p.m. Tuesday to Ireland Army Community Hospital in reference to an abused infant, according to a news release.

  • Girl dies after father says he dropped, shook baby

    While her 21-year-old father sat in a cell at Hardin County Detention Center, a 6-month-old infant died from a severe head injury Wednesday afternoon at a Louisville hospital.

    Barry W. Williams Jr. of Elizabethtown is charged with first-degree assault in connection with his daughter’s injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police spokesman Virgil Willoughby said additional charges are pending as the investigation continues. Police have not released the infant’s name.

  • Shelter lands money for expansion

    SpringHaven Inc. now has the cash needed to invest in more bedroom space and a larger dining hall.

    The Elizabethtown domestic violence shelter earlier this month was awarded a $500,000 community development block grant from the state, which it will use to increase its number of bedrooms from five to 11, said Tanya Thomas, executive director.

  • Bank of Buffalo reports midday robbery

    A man dashed out of the Bank of Buffalo's main branch Wednesday after handing a note to teller, which police said demanded money and claimed he was armed. The robber reportedly left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Kentucky State Police are looking for a white man, approximatley 6 feet tall and 30 years of age. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and work gloves.

  • Volunteers needed for foster care review boards

    The Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking volunteers to serve on Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Hardin County and the surrounding area.

    The volunteers review cases of children who are placed in foster homes because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, according to a news release.

  • Railroad work causes road closures

    Because of railroad repairs, two roads will be closed in the Guston community of Meade County over the next few days.

    CSX Transportation will be closing Ky. 428 at the Guston crossing to perform maintenance today, according to the state Transportation Cabinet. Railroad crews are expected to complete that work and have the road reopened Friday. 

  • Fire departments now in compliance on tests

    Five local fire departments that failed to submit standardized test results to Hardin County government now are in compliance and will resume their monthly financial allotments in May, said David Underwood, director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

    Upton, Sonora, Ky. 86, West Point and White Mills fire departments all missed the deadline and had their allotments pulled for three months, but Underwood said they have met all obligations to resume the payments later this year.

  • Radcliff health department not afflicted with mold

    A story published in Tuesday’s edition of The News-Enterprise erroneously reported the Radcliff Health Department location on North Wilson Road has issues with mold and is an unsafe workplace.

    Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, clarified the issue Wednesday, saying the department eradicated mold from the building several years ago and it no longer poses a threat.

    “It’s not an unsafe building,” she said. “It’s just old.”