Local News

  • Police: Man charged with assault after throwing mug

    A Radcliff man is charged with felony assault after police say he threw a coffee mug at another man, which struck him in the head.

    Vincent Allen, 46, was arrested Sunday morning at Hill Street in Radcliff on a charge of second-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Allen "intentionally caused physical injury" when he threw the mug Sunday at the alleged victim, who sustained a cut to his head. The man required transport to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment.

  • Rider’s property gaining new tenants

    After sitting dormant since its closure in early 2011, the former Rider’s Traditional Clothing store at the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Mulberry Street is gaining new tenants.

    Three local shops are settling into the space as early as next month, leasing the property from Al Rider, the former clothier who owns the building.

    Martha Pride, a longtime Elizabethtown business owner, will occupy the primary space with Estate Sales Etc., a business she started with friends in February that operates now out of 528 W. Dixie Ave.

  • Lawrence draws thousands to Heartland Festival

    Tracy Lawrence told a crowd of thousands at Freeman Lake Park Saturday night that country music is alive and well, introducing some “two-steppin’ music” to those who came to hear his catalog of hits.

    A street sign on the bandstand stage proclaimed it Tracy Lawrence Avenue and he treated the stage like his home, opening the show overlooking the lake with his new single “Footprints On The Moon” before ripping through back-to-back hits “Renegades, Rebels and Rogues” and “Better Man, Better Off.”

  • Balmoral, Lee roads to close Tuesday morning

    Balmoral Road and Lee Road in Elizabethtown will close Tuesday morning while workers with Elizabethtown Public Works repair a water main in the area.

    From 7 a.m. to noon, Balmoral Road will be closed from North Mantle Avenue to Diecks Drive and Lee Road will shut down from Monin Road to Moninda Lane, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Officials ask drivers to use alternative routes while construction is underway.

  • Equality celebration stresses persistence against injustice

    Local minister Anna Randall preached persistence Sunday evening at All Nations Worship Ministries in Radcliff as the church celebrated Women’s Equality Day, stressing the need for female pioneers and trailblazers for the next generation in calling out injustice and gender disparity.

    The church honored women from all backgrounds during its 7th observance of Women’s Equality Day, which is recognized nationally today. It also coincides with the 93rd anniversary of women’s right to vote.

  • Valley Creek fire damages home

    A fire on Valley Creek Road Sunday morning damaged a basement and bedroom but caused no injuries, officials said.

    Valley Creek Fire Chief Joey Scott said his department responded to 3311 Valley Creek Road just after 9 a.m. and found a fire inside the basement, where it was contained.

    Scott said no one was home at the time of the fire and the residents have not been identified.

    Heavy smoke drifted into different parts of the house, Scott said, but damage was curtailed to the two rooms. The cause of the fire is unknown but the investigation is ongoing.

  • Early morning fire claims life

    An early morning fire at a home behind K-Mart in Elizabethtown killed a man officials believe was the owner.

    Hardin County Deputy Coroner Barry Brown said he will compare the homeowner’s dental records against the body found inside the home today to determine the victim’s identity.

    “From all indications, that’s who it is,” Brown said. “But I can’t confirm that until I compare dental records.”

    An autopsy was performed Sunday and results are expected today, Brown said.

  • Lost dog found 18 miles from home

    John Russell didn’t really think he found his dog when he approached the house where a couple sat with a miniature beagle that looked like his family’s lost Lola.

    The couple on the porch called him describing the dog that ran off from his back yard eight days before, but Russell’s odometer said this house was 18 miles from his own. The North Hardin High School girls cross country and track coach didn’t think she could have gotten that far.

  • Weighing the math in water

    Residents buying water from Elizabethtown pay less than Hardin County Water District No. 2 customers. Should the city choose to sell its water system to Water District No. 2, the state Public Service Commission would require the district to have a common residential rate, which means rate increases.

  • Celebration offers avenue for awareness

    Elizabethtown’s Heartland Festival is pliable in its purpose. While primarily an entertainment outlet for families on a sun-drenched Saturday, it also was a vehicle for awareness and fundraising.

    Of the more than 100 vendors who set up in Freeman Lake Park, churches and nonprofit organizations mingled in the mix to raise money for programming, give away prizes and bring attention to what they view as vital causes.