Local News

  • E’town church celebrates King James Bible’s 400th anniversary

    The King James Version of the Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year.

    The translation was born out of religious transitions during turbulent Tudor-Stuart England. The Rev. Skip Dunford believes regardless of how the most celebrated English translation of the Bible came to be, the important thing to remember is God used its conception to share his word with people in a language they could understand.

    Sunday, Dunford’s church, First Presbyterian of Elizabethtown, will hold a celebration service commemorating the 400th anniversary.

  • Car ends up inside Papa John's

    Business was abruptly interrupted late Monday at Papa John's in Elizabethtown when a car drove in. The pizzeria at 3100 Ring Road does not have a pickup window.

    The 17-year-old, driving the out-of-state vehicle, ran from the car and was apprehended nearby on Dolphin Drive, according to Elizabethtown police. He may face charges related to leaving the scene of an accident.

    No one was injured in the crash.

  • Sending a piece of home to soldiers

    The 233rd Transportation Company may not be at home during the holidays, but they will be getting a dose of home delivered to them.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital on Tuesday joined the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear in packing boxes of goods to send to the heavy truck company in Iraq.

    HMH adopted the unit during their deployment as part of Operation New Dawn and had sent around 3,000 pounds of materials to the soldiers between August and November, including more than 1,100 pounds of goods last month.

  • Alcohol ordinance passes in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove has an ordinance regulating the sale of alcohol after city council members approved it 3-1.

    The ordinance addresses the particulars of alcohol sales and establishes the authorities and duties of the city’s alcoholic beverage control officer following the Oct. 4 citywide vote to allow the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants.

  • Cecilia couple arrested for manufacturing meth

    Two Cecilia residents were arrested Friday after Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force investigators searched the couple’s 636 Smith Mills Road mobile home residence and found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing.

    Investigators found numerous items related to manufacturing methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia, marijuana, prescription pills and a handgun, according to a news release.

    Mark Meredith, 44, and his wife, Shannon, 37, are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Betson to place wreath in Frankfort

    A Vine Grove community leader will be part of efforts locally and at the state capitol to remember military members who have died.

    Donna Betson is expected to be part of a brief ceremony and presentation of a wreath at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

    The wreath is dedicated to the armed forces and includes flags that each represent a branch of the military, said Betson, Vine Grove city councilwoman and an organizer for the Wreaths Across America effort in Hardin County.

  • New trial set in Galenski case

    Conner Galenski, one of three teens accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for complicity to tampering with physical evidence and now faces a second trial date on the murder charge.

    In October, a Hardin County jury found Galenski, 19, guilty of tampering with evidence but could not reach a verdict on the charge of murder. The jury recommended the teen serve five years in prison for the tampering charge, the maximum sentence for a Class D felony.

  • Taste of Radcliff draws large crowd for food, festiveness

    About 300 area residents crowded through a double doorway in a line that stretched from inside Colvin Community Center to the parking lot outside the building.

    Those who trickled in Monday night snaked through lines around long tables pushed together and laden with serving and sample-sized portions of sandwiches, pastas, pizza and various other foods representing 32 vendors at the fourth annual Taste of Radcliff.

    About 50 tall and squat Christmas trees ringed the room shined with hues of blue, red, white and other twinkling colors.

  • Teen strikes E'town pizzeria with car, flees scene

    A vehicle driven by a teenager crashed into a local Papa John’s knocking in a section of wall Monday night.

    The pizzeria at 3100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown is expected to reopen later this week. No one was injured in the crash and damage estimates were not immediately available.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said police responding found a four-door passenger car with out-of-state tags inside the Papa John’s.

  • Heart disease hits home for Parrett family

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett has been directly affected by the clutch of heart disease through the battles of his 17-year-old daughter, Kristen.

    But the Elizabethtown Democrat will stand together with her today as co-chairs of the Hardin County Heart Walk at Freeman Lake Park. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. inside Magnet Business Park and the walk begins at 5:30 p.m., said Barbara Proffitt, a member of the Heart Walk Committee.