Local News

  • E'town man sentenced to 17 years in stabbing

    Raymond K. Wilson was arrested April 12, 2012, on a charge of attempted murder following a stabbing at a birthday party on Easter Sunday.

    On Tuesday — nearly a year after his arrest — he was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

    Wilson, 52, was convicted in February of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. According to police and witnesses, he stabbed Gerald Wayne Tharpe during a physical altercation at the birthday gathering.

  • E’town woman indicted on receiving fraudulent public benefits

    An Elizabethtown woman is accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $12,000 in public benefits over a four-year period.

    Joyce McCarthy, 48, was indicted Thursday with one count of misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits.

    According to the indictment, McCarthy was receiving assistance through the Supplemen-tal Nutrition Assistance Program when she failed to report a change in her employment status, which would have affected her eligibility for benefits.

  • Ag Commissioner directs conversation to hemp

    Industrial hemp was a major focus for locals Tuesday during state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s visit to Hardin County.

    Comer spoke to residents during a public meeting at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown and toured Cecilia Farm Supply.

    The stops were part of a tour of central Kentucky agriculture facilities with the Kentucky Agribusiness Association, similar to a previous tour in the western part of the state.

  • PHOTO: Beautifying for butterflies
  • Fort Knox rolls out new logo

    After struggling to find its identity with the departure of the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox has developed its own individualized logo post officials believe encompasses its multifunctional missions and diverse range of units.

    The new logo has been rolled out in recent weeks on the Fort Knox website and welcome center, signs around post and the unit wall at the Chaffee Gate near the waterfall, said Col. Bruce Jenkins, garrison commander.

  • Farmers Market returns Saturday

    The Hardin County Farmers Market presents its local take on garden-grown produce again starting this weekend.

    President Brenda Thomas said the market is set to return Saturday at its permanent location on Peterson Drive. It is open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays for the remainder of the month, she said.

  • Passing his papers: Ron Lewis donates documents from time in office to university

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – The collection of Ron Lewis’ congressional papers – doodles and all – now are part of archives at Campbellsville University’s Montgomery Library.

    A dedication service Monday afternoon celebrated the accomplishments of the former Baptist preacher from Cecilia who largely was a political unknown when he filed for the 2nd Congressional District seat in a 1994 special election. In his brief remarks, he chose to focus on the constituents.

  • Fire department recommends bid on siren replacement

    Elizabethtown Fire Department recommended a bid Monday to replace four of its warning sirens as it starts an initiative to replace all the sirens in the city with newer models.

    Elizabethtown City Council has been asked to accept a bid from RCS of Louisville to replace four of the city’s 12 sirens at a cost of $71,996.

    Mark Malone with EFD said two of the sirens will be paid for by Office of Homeland Security grants procured by the department.

  • Scales tip to promote reading

    Reading is a weighty affair next week at the Hardin County Public Library.

    The Elizabethtown and Radcliff branches plan to celebrate National Library Week from Monday to April 20 by giving patrons a raffle ticket for every one pound of books checked out during that week.

    Library employees will weigh books at checkout and keep track of entries until both branches combined have checked out 2,000 pounds, one ton, in books.

    A drawing is supposed to take place then.

  • Photo: Tripping the light