Local News

  • Agriculture commissioner to visit Hardin County

    Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and other government officials and agribusiness leaders from across the state are scheduled to visit Hardin County next month.

    Comer’s tentative schedule calls for him to host a public meeting at 2:45 p.m. April 9 at the Hardin County Extension Service and a 4:30 p.m. private tour of Cecilia Farm Service, which specializes in fertilizer, crop protection and farm supplies.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is co-owner of the farm service business.

  • Apartment fire displaces several families

    An apartment fire Monday evening on Elmwood Drive in Radcliff displaced seven families, several of which still are waiting to return to their homes.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire originated around 5 p.m. in Apartment 4 at 388 Elmwood Drive.

    The fire began while an occupant was preparing food on the stove, Henderson said. The blaze was under control within minutes of the department’s arrival, he said.

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  • Louisville man indicted on drug trafficking charges

    A Louisville man arrested in February following a foot chase with a state trooper near Glendale has been indicted on 11 charges.

  • Teen charged with burglary after fleeing police

    An Elizabethtown teen is charged with burglary after police say he fled to a vacant residence when investigators executed a search warrant at his Churchill Court home.

    Kyle D. Schwanz, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Vine Grove student arrested after swearing at teacher

    A Vine Grove teen was arrested Tuesday at Brown Street Alternative Center on misdemeanor charges after police say he swore and screamed at a teacher and school employees.

    Jabriel J. Lee, 18, is charged with abuse of a teacher and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    According to a citation, Lee was doing computer work in a teacher's classroom when he told the man to “get out of my damn face.”

  • People for PAWS

    James T. Alton Middle School students are using their leadership talents to help the furriest members of the Hardin County community.

    Students in the gifted and talented program at the Vine Grove school are raising money for the planned PAWS animal shelter as a leadership project. Inspired by their own pets, gifted and talented teacher Toni Baldwin said the students have taken the initiative in trying to assist animals.

  • Trial pushed back for man charged with rape of child

    The jury trial date in the case against a Nicholasville man accused in Hardin County of repeatedly raping a girl and fathering her child has been continued to the fall.

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr., 48, was arrested in June on 50 counts of first-degree rape. In August, a Hardin County grand jury indicted him with two counts of the charge.

    According to the indictment, Ivey forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl, who lived in Ivey’s residence at the time but was not related to him.

  • Birth center hearings conclude

    Two warring philosophies on the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center’s business model clashed one last time Tuesday during the final day of testimony for the certificate of need hearing.

  • Fiscal court approves grants for local organizations

    Hardin County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved resolutions to approve a plan allowing renovations to SpringHaven Inc. and grant funding for an emergency dispatch phone system for the E-911 Dispatch Center.

    The plan approved for SpringHaven is related to a Community Development Grant. SpringHaven has received $500,000 from the state program to improve its building in Elizabethtown.