Local News

  • CASA looking for votes in grant contest

    A local agency that advocates for abused and neglected youths in the family court system is trying to drum up votes to win a $50,000 grant.
    As of Monday, CASA of the Heartland had the 144th highest vote tally in the national Pepsi Challenge Grant Opportunity.
    The top 10 grant ideas for January in that category will receive a payout — and the top 100 will get another chance next month.

  • Goodwill seeks second location in E'town

    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky hopes to build on its donor base in Elizabethtown.
    The organization has submitted a development plan and architectural drawings to the Elizabethtown Planning Commission for a new donation and retail center at 3032 Ring Road. Goodwill representatives are scheduled to present the proposal to the commission tonight during a called meeting.

  • Man sought by Radcliff police for Dollar General robbery

    Radcliff police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General Store on Sunday night and anyone who may have seen him enter or exit the Radcliff Plaza location.
    Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate said a man entered the store before it closed at 9 p.m. A few minutes later, he pulled out a pistol and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money, Shumate said.
    No shots were fired.

  • Learning leadership: JLC begins in Hardin County middle schools

    Students have begun participating in a new program that’s being piloted by Hardin County Schools.

    The new Junior Leadership Corps began this past week at North and J.T. Alton middle schools. The program is similar to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at the high school level and is part of Project PASS, which is a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education.

  • Pets need to be winterized, too

    As winter continues to bear down upon the region, area residents are finding many nights are fit for neither man nor beast.

    That includes pets.

    Taking care of your canine and feline companions during the winter can be critical to their health and safety, especially if they are outside pets.

    “They can freeze just like us,” said Kristen Jones, veterinarian with Heartland Veterinary Hospital.

  • One man sought in Radcliff robbery


    Radcliff police are looking for a man who robbed the Dollar General Store in Radcliff Plaza just after 9 Sunday night.
    Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said a white male walked in the store before it closed at 9 p.m. and was walking around the store. A little later, he pulled out a pistol and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of money.

  • Radcliff home damaged by fire

    A Radcliff home was damaged by fire Sunday, leaving the homeowner temporarily without a residence. No one was injured in the fire.
    The homeowner was trying to thaw his frozen water lines with a torch. He or she mistook gas lines for water lines, which set the house ablaze, said Bryce Shumate, the spokesman for Radcliff Fire Department. Shumate could not release the homeowner’s name Sunday afternoon.
    A 10-foot section of one side of the house was damaged, Shumate said. The Radcliff Fire Department was able to extinguish the blaze quickly.

  • Parrett has a fast first week

     “Interesting.” That was the way Sen. Dennis Parrett describe his first week in Kentucky’s General Assembly.

    Parrett was expecting a more typical first week of a short session, including swearing-in ceremonies, bill filing and a few committee meetings. Instead, Parrett already has heard and voted on a dozen bills and even more resolutions.

    “Things were rushed through pretty fast,” he said.

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  • Sun Tan City now third-largest tanning salon franchise chain

    Elizabethtown-based Sun Tan City, one of the nation’s fastest-growing chains of privately owned tanning salons has extended its footprint to 18 states with the acquisition of tanworld, a franchise-based model of tanning salons based in Omaha, Neb.

    Tanworld was founded in 1995 by Cheri Cosgrove. The chain has grown to more than 60 salons in operation throughout 11 states primarily in the central part of the U.S.