Local News

  • County tweaks step-in-grade system

    Hardin Fiscal Court authorized policy changes Tuesday to the employee step-in-grade system concerning promotions.

    When an employee is promoted to a higher grade under the step-in-grade system, they are moved to the lowest step in the new grade which provides at least a five-percent salary increase.

  • East Hardin Rebeleer Band reunion being planned

    Some people might feel a tinge of nostalgia when they hear the phrase, “Rebeleers, sound off!” It’s the cheer for the East Hardin High School band. Angela Carter wants to hear from those who remember.

    Carter, a 1975 graduate of East Hardin High School, is planning a reunion of the East Hardin Rebeleer Band from 4 to 11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Carter hopes many Rebeleers with fond memories will want to catch up.

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  • Hines pleads guilty in neighbor's shooting death

    Thirteen of Toni M. Ballard’s family members looked on as Joshua Hines stood, arms folded, in front of Judge Kelly Mark Easton on Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to murdering their loved one April 7, 2011, in her Elizabethtown home.

    “Are you entering this guilty plea because you are in fact guilty?” the judge asked.

    Nodding, Hines replied, “Yes, sir.”

  • Candidates set in legislative elections

    With the Kentucky Supreme Court siding with a Franklin Circuit Judge’s ruling to throw out a state redistricting plan that would have displaced some legislators and split Hardin County into six House Districts, the Kentucky Secretary of State certified candidates for statewide legislative races Monday.

    The affirmation places incumbents back into the districts they were elected in and creates a less competitive political landscape locally. A handful of local representatives now are running unopposed, and a few races will be determined during the May primaries.

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  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause Monday in a case against an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman, and the case will proceed to grand jury.

    Shawn C. Mansfield, 37, appeared Monday morning in district court for a preliminary hearing. Arrested earlier this month, he’s charged with two counts of third-degree rape, one count of third-degree sodomy, one count of criminal attempt to commit third-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • Homeowners disturbed by early morning DUI crash

    Melissa and Robert Wyatt were asleep in their bedroom at 1:35 a.m. when a “big thump” jolted their South Wilson Road home between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, causing the couple to wake up. While Melissa called 911, she said her husband ran outside and found a pick-up truck against the house, right underneath their bedroom window, and a man laying in the middle of their yard.

  • Construction on E2RC expected to ratchet up in spring

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector continues with the state expecting to release the third section for bid in April, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 spokesman Chris Jessie said.

    Clearing for the second section could begin the same month as crews are expected to ramp up construction once warmer weather returns.

  • Leitchfield hospital affiliates with Norton

    The hospital in Grayson County is entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Norton Healthcare of Louisville.

    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, a 75-bed regional facility, will gain access to management support, staff training and expanded clinical programs and services, according to a joint announcement made Monday afternoon.