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Today's News

  • Cheddar's forced to delay opening

    Cheddar’s Casual Café opened a little later than usual Wednesday.

    The Elizabethtown Fire Department was called to the restaurant, located on North Dixie Avenue next to Kohl's, on a fire alarm Wednesday morning, but Elizabethtown Fire investigator Rusty Todd said firefighters found the kitchen hood suppression system had been inadvertently activated, which required a technician to reset it before the restaurant could open for business.

    “It’s a safety feature in all commercial kitchens,” Todd said.

  • St. Clair again sentenced to death in Hardin County

    Special Judge Thomas O. Castlen sentenced convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair to death on capital kidnapping charges Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court just minutes after St. Clair proclaimed his latest trial unjust.

    The death sentence was in response to a Hardin County jury finding St. Clair guilty in late January of charges related to the 1991 kidnap and execution style killing of Francis "Frank" Brady, a Bardstown distillery worker who was abducted from a Sonora truck stop.

  • Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club prepares for upcoming year

    As the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club is gearing up for an exciting year, officers and some committee members recently met to plan programs and activities for the year. Several current elected officials and potential candidates will be speakers at the upcoming meetings.

    The first meeting of the year is at 6 p.m. Feb. 6, at the Nolin RECC meeting room. The speaker will be Hardin County Circuit Clerk Loretta Crady.

    For information, contact President Debbie Donnelly at 765-5613.

  • Friends and family hold vigil for Kori Skaggs
  • I-65 widening has support of governor

    ISSUE: Interstate 65 improvements
    OUR VIEW: Governor deserves our thanks

    Kentucky's four-lane stretch of Interstate 65 — soon to only venture into Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties — has many local residents intimidated.

    The funnel effect of six lanes from Louisville south and six lanes from Tennessee north puts the squeeze on traffic and frightens many motorists. Repeatedly in 2011, bad things occurred on that stretch, including repeated fatalities in the Glendale area.

  • Young and Shufelt speak at club meeting

    Pictured from left, Mary Cooper Young, Mae Knight, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, Richard Shufelt and Anthony Conder, programs chair for the Optimist Club of Radcliff. Young and Shufelt spoke to the club about the Youth Theatre of Hardin County. Youth Theatre of Hardin County is the oldest youth theater program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, continually operating for 41 years. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education in the performing arts for middle and high school students around Hardin County.

  • ‘Empty Bowls’ event is Feb. 11

  • E'town Rotary Club members welcome student guests

    John Hardin High School students Catherine Greenwell and Brenden Ott were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 24.

  • Preliminary hearing waived

    A babysitter accused of murdering 2-year-old Layla M. Johnson waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Hardin District Court, and Judge Kimberly Shumate approved the prosecutor’s motion to dismiss a charge of first-degree criminal abuse.

    Ashley N. Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove, continues to be lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond. She was represented Wednesday by Melanie Foote of the Department for Public Advocacy.

  • Celebrating a local Patriot

    Even the casual local fan watching Sunday’s Super Bowl pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Giants may have an increased interest in this year’s game: One of our own will share the field with the likes of Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

    Brandon Deaderick, a 2005 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is a starting defensive lineman for the AFC champion Patriots and is very likely the first person from Hardin County ever to play in a Super Bowl.