Local News

  • Officials decry legislative redistricting plan

    With the threat of Hardin County being fractured into six legislative districts and Radcliff into three or four, Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes suggested residents get angry and proactive.

  • New sports park sponsor on board

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park has added another corporate sponsor into the fold.

    The Kentucky National Guard has entered a one-year agreement with the park valued at $25,000 in which it retains the naming rights of the Walk of Champions, which runs between the championship pavilion and the soccer pavilion, said park director Seth Breitner.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the deal during its Monday voting session after Breitner introduced the agreement two weeks ago.

  • EPD offering Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking applications for its next Citizens Police Academy, which runs Aug. 26-Sept. 30.

    According to a news release, the group will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. The program is designed to provide community members with insight into the department’s operations and crime in Elizabethtown.

    Classes cover topics including death and drug investigations and Kentucky criminal law. The program culminates with a ride-a-long.

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle wrecks

    Vine Grove Police Department responded at 10:32 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Ky. 313 and Cole Ridge Drive in reference to a wreck involving a motorcycle and passenger car.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene, Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

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  • Police remind residents of school-zone safety

    As school resumes session, police are warning residents to observe school zone speeds and watch out for children darting into the path of vehicles.

    “Those flashing lights are there for a reason,” said Virgil Willoughby, spokesman at Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Speeding in a school zone results in a double fine with the maximum set at $220, Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. The offender also pays court costs, which typically average $144.

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  • Police conduct safety check at area schools

    With less than a week of summer vacation remaining, Central Hardin High School Principal Tim Isaacs led a Kentucky State Police trooper through the hallways while pointing out aspects of the school’s security and emergency plan.

    Standing in the Bruins’ main entryway, he explained to Trooper Jeff Gregory that each school day, Assistant Principal Mike Lawson locks the main doors at 8:30 a.m. At that point, students have finished arriving and visitors must enter through a door leading them to the front office where the school resource officer sits, Isaacs said.

  • Pipeline debate headed to E'town

    An Oklahoma pipeline company proposing a controversial natural gas liquid pipeline to run through a series of Kentucky counties, including southern Hardin County, will make its case  Thursday for the route during an open house in Elizabethtown.

    Tom Droege, spokesman for Williams, a Tulsa, Okla.-based company, said the event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center and is formatted to give residents face time with experts in fields such as construction, routing, safety and environmental issues.