Local News

  • UPDATED: 27-year-old dies in crash on 313 near Flaherty

    A crash reconstructionist from Kentucky State Police reports that a fatal collision Thursday night on Ky. 313 in Meade County began when a 2008 Pontiac failed to stop at an intersection.

    The car's driver, 27-year-old Sarah S. Hottell of Brandenburg, died in the collision with a Meade County ambulance. Her 10-month-old child, who was restrained in a car seat, was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital for care, KSP reported.

  • Pair of Dollar Generals proposed for E'town

    Construction of a pair of Dollar General stores has been approved by the city of Elizabethtown and will join a newer location on the south end of town if completed.

  • Flu is widespread in community, state

    Flu season is upon us, but it’s not too late to get a vaccination as the virus quickly spreads through the area.

    The local influenza level is considered widespread, according to Lincoln Trail District Health Department. It joins the state and the rest of the nation at a similar level of flu activity. Because of the viral spread, health department officials urge residents to receive a flu vaccination.

  • USA Cares launches second bowl-a-thon with luncheon

    USA Cares kicked off its second Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon fundraiser Thursday with a luncheon to encourage community participation.

    The Radcliff-based nonprofit provides support to post-9/11 military personnel and their families throughout the United States. However, Special Events Coordinator Barbara Lally said all money raised in the bowl-a-thon will provide assistance to Kentucky families.

  • Cause of duplex fire still unknown

    The source of a fire that heavily damaged a Radcliff duplex on Troy Avenue and displaced two families Wednesday is still unknown, Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said Thursday afternoon.

    Hendersonhad not returned to the scene Thursday because of rain showers but planned to investigate the back deck, where he believes the fire originated. Henderson also wants to examine the electrical makeup of the structure, which may yield more clues to the cause, he said.

    Hendersonsaid he does not believe the fire was arson.

  • Officials report windshield scams in Hardin County

    Local law enforcement and the Better Business Bureau are reporting complaints in the Hardin County area regarding potential windshield scams.

    Cathy Williamson, manager of the Elizabethtown BBB branch, said two saleswomen recently knocked on her door and attempted to convince her to sign a contract to replace a “damaged” windshield.

    The women claimed the windshield likely was damaged because of recent construction in the area and seemed to imply they were reaching out to the entire neighborhood, Williamson said.

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  • KSP seeking help in identifying burglary suspects

    State police have released video footage of a burglary in Ekron and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two male suspects.

    According to a news release from KSP Post 4, the burglary occurred July 23 at a Larry Berry Road residence in Ekron.

    The men arrived in a Buick LeSabre owned by Crystal Groves of Louisville and removed laptop computers and a safe from the residence, according to police.

  • Class teaches silent communication

    A class at the Hardin County Public Library is teaching residents to let their fingers do the talking.

    The main branch in Elizabethtown is offering its second American Sign Language class after the first drew one of the highest levels of interest seen in adult programming.

    The first class took place in November and 55 people signed up. Usually, about half of the people who register actually come to a class, and 27 attended the first part of the lessons.

  • Couple charged with wanton endangerment

    An Elizabethtown couple faces felony charges of wanton endangerment after police discovered they failed to treat the woman’s 18-month-old child for a broken arm.

    Terry L. Adams, 24, and Christina M. Morgan, 19, are each charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Adams also is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.