Today's News

  • Radcliff man accused of imprisoning pregnant girlfriend

    A Radcliff man is accused of imprisoning his pregnant girlfriend and threatening to kill her Wednesday night inside a house they shared, police say.

    Ferdinand G. Gracia, 22, was arrested at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    Gracia is a specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox, said Kyle Hodges, spokesman at the U.S. Army post.

  • For some families, love of cars bridges the generations

    Kevin Sherrard was 14 years old when he and his father, LeRoy, purchased a yellow Chevy Nova. It not only was the first car he painted, but the first one he remembered working on with his father.

    “I painted it black,” said Sherrard, who now paints cars at David Fields Body Shop near Cecilia. “It was ready to go when I got my driver’s license. It started from there.”

    The list of vehicles they’ve worked on together is a long one, Sherrard said.

  • ‘Right people’ helping family with special need

    When Carol Engle considers the work being done for her grandson, she sees God’s hand in it.

    “He’ll bring the right people to you,” she said.

    In this case, the “right people” are the Habitat Home Repair Team, which has taken up one of its largest projects. The team is collecting money and recruiting volunteers to help Engle’s grandson, Chad, 14, who has cerebral palsy.

  • Local band of teens sets eyes on Nashville

    A local country group’s goal is obvious. It’s in the band’s name. Tennessee Bound is a group of five Elizabethtown teenagers with its eyes set on making it in Nashville.

    Kevin Jaggers (lead singer and guitar), Austin Barnes (drummer) and Jake Keplinger (rhythm guitar) began playing together in 2009. When they started looking at options of playing in Nashville, they knew they needed a new dynamic and added brothers Collie (lead guitar) and Reilly Crawford (bass).

  • Historical book includes Hardin County, Lincoln ties

    Early settlers of Hardin County are among those represented in the latest in a series of books by a Kansas author who found help in her research from two Elizabethtown residents.

    “A Journey of Voices: Stewards of the Land” is the second in a series of historical books by Diane Gladow. It tells the story of the Crume family which is connected to Abraham Lincoln’s family.

    “They are my mother’s family,” Gladow said. “She was a Crume.”

  • SWIMMING: Tarvestad earns a gold in her former home (07/26)

    Kate Tarvestad returned to her former home to garnish a gold medal Thursday, while Mary Charlotte Pepper stayed at home to secure a silver.

    The Elizabethtown Dolphins former teammates started the Swimville USA/Caretenders Kentucky Swimming Long Course State Championship at E-town Swim & Fitness Center with a bang, with Tarvestad winning the girls’ open 1,500-meter freestyle championship in 18:02.63 and Pepper placing second in 18:30.73.

  • Assault on economic sensibility

    “Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own,” was the pearl of wisdom I recently borrowed from the late Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.

    Though I originally used the quote in reference to the Kentucky State Fair Board’s willingness to forgive debt obligations from the Louisville Arena Authority worth millions of taxpayer dollars, the principle applies in many other “arenas” (sorry) as well, including Kentucky’s public-pension system.

  • Faces & Places: Band camps
  • Radcliff accepts bids for new lighting, street work

    Radcliff City Council awarded bids for paving and selected a local business to supply new decorative street lights along a segment of North Dixie Boulevard.

    At $132,026.25, Radcliff Electric was the low bidder for the lighting project, which will stretch along Dixie from Lincoln Trail Boulevard north to approximately the Wilson Road overpass.

    To save money, Mayor J.J. Duvall said city staff installed the underground electrical service for the new lights. In that process, some entrances to businesses along Dixie were damaged.

  • Photo: Going for a swing