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Today's News

  • Magazine names E'town area among best in nation for jobs

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports monthly employment data.

    Rankings were based on the current and prior year’s employment growth rates, mid-term growth, long-term trends and momentum and current year growth.

  • Man charged with abuse of a child

    RADCLIFF — A Radcliff man was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child.
    Hayden Nicholas Mitchell, 27, was arrested and is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.
    According to a Radcliff Police Department news release, Mitchell was sleeping in a bed with a 6-year-old female and is accused of placing a hand on the child’s private parts.

  • Garden Club visits wine country, sort of

  • Optimist Club of Radcliff awards scholarships

  • West speaks to Radcliff Rotary

    Recent guest at the Radcliff Rotary was Emily West, Executive director of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. West gave the club a presentation on the history and recent renovation of the State and a preview of upcoming events. She also noted that the theater and other facilities on site are available for private parties and meetings.

  • Saluting those incredible canine heroes

    I could have sworn my dog, Max, quietly napping on my left side, perked up when Diane Sawyer introduced the story about the Navy SEAL dogs on the evening news.

    Max’s brother, Baylor, with eyes half closed, was perched like a cat on the arm of the couch. But when Diane mentioned those heroic dogs, he snapped to attention, instantly turning his head in the direction of the television.

    At least I thought he did.

    My miniature Schnauzers are about as close to being Navy SEAL dogs as I am to being a Navy SEAL. But we three enjoyed the story anyway.

  • Photo: Punched at the pump
  • Hardee’s Stars for Troops campaign benefits USA Cares

    A prominent chain of fast-food restaurants has partnered with a national military charity based in Radcliff.

    CKE Restaurants Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, recently launched its Stars for Troops campaign to benefit military charities Homes for Our Troops and USA Cares.

  • Man dies from injuries in shooting

    A Tennessee man shot during an altercation last month at a convenience store in Elizabethtown died Monday morning in Louisville.

    Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died at 4:52 a.m. Monday, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby.

    Springer had been at University Hospital since the shooting.

    Police say road rage on Interstate 65 spurred the April 17 shooting.

  • Man shot in road rage incident dies

    A man shot outside a Five Star Food Mart last month has died.

    Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died at 4:52 a.m. Monday, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby.
    Police say road rage along Interstate 65 spurred the shooting April 17.

    Witnesses said Springer's Dodge Caravan was tailgating another vehicle in the northbound lane of I-65 near Glendale. Both vehicles pulled off the interstate to buy gasoline when the shooting happened at the food mart at 824 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.