Today's News

  • Radcliff woman finds a purr-fect companion

    More than 9,000 miles from her hometown of Sydney, Australia, Cathe-rine Vagnozzi was out for a run when she noticed a Siamese mix kitten following her.

    Thus began a relationship that soon may bring the new Radcliff resident and her cat a little national attention — and a year’s supply of cat box filler.

    First, though: To help make sure it wasn’t some little girl’s lost kitten, Vagnozzi took the cat to a local vet to see if the animal had been reported missing. It wasn’t. Vagnozzi kept it.

  • City leaders weigh in on consolidation

    Approval of a study aimed at examining the feasibility of a consolidated Hardin County government has been met with varying opinions among city leaders.
    Some sitting mayors and mayors-elect think the study could prove beneficial to improve the level of communication between Hardin County’s layers of government, while others say they would be concerned about the loss of community identity should such a merger be pushed.

  • Robbery surveillance photos released

    Surveillance video images of two gunmen who robbed the Highland Avenue Dollar General Store Tuesday night were released Friday afternoon.
    According to Vine Grove Police Department Capt. Dale Riggs, a warning shot was fired into the ceiling as two medium-built men wearing hoods entered the store around 8 p.m. Tuesday demanding cash.
    Police say the men snatched about $100, then fled town in a full-sized, light-colored (white or silver) sedan.

  • Wall of cans certified as Guinness record

    Elizabethtown has joined the ranks of Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar resort — home of a 20-acre swimming pool — and Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, a Sri Lankan who stood on one leg for three days.
    The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed by e-mail that the Wall Against Hunger was, indeed, the largest free-standing wall of canned food ever built, said David Dozer, director of Helping Hand of the Heartland and North Hardin HOPE.
    A packet with a certificate is on the way.

  • Xerox donates to Shop with a Cop

    Steve Brown District Manager of Xerox recently presented $500 to Sgt. James Land of the Elizabethtown Police Department and Executive Board member of the Bruce Tabor Memorial FOP Lodge for this year’s “Shop with a Cop Program.”  Brown encourages others to donate to “Shop with a Cop to help needy children.

  • Avada Hearing Care Centers Participate in conference

    Steve Barlow, regional director of Avada was one of nearly 200 clinicians who attended the Avada Business Conference on Oct. 6-8 in Dallas, Texas. Avada Hearing Care Centers, operating subsidiary of Hearing Healthcare Management, held this business conference to advance hearing clinicians’ ability and skills so that they can better help patients in their local markets.

    All clinicians in the local offices attended the conference.

  • Investigators: One gun, two shooters, three charged

    One of three Louisville teenagers charged with murder “had no part in” the actual shooting that killed Mackenzie Smyser, 18, a police spokesman said, but contributed to the crime by driving the victim and alleged shooters to Hardin County. 
    Smyser’s body was found late Nov. 5 near Patriot Lane off Ky. 313 in Hardin County, three days after he’d been shot four times with a .38 caliber handgun, police say.
    Ryan Wilt, Jason Gowers and Connor J. Galenski, all 18, were charged with murder and jailed in Elizabethtown.

  • Coat exchange set for Friday in Radcliff

    Keeping children and adults warm through the chill of winter is the focus of one civic organization in Radcliff.

    The Radcliff Rotary Club will host Coat Exchange Day on Friday at Colvin Community Center. Rotary President Neil Atcher said it would be good if the group presented 200 coats to the community.

    “If we can get a couple of hundred coats in the first year, that would be great,’’ he said. “That would be a good year.’’

  • Local hero serves in AmeriCorps NCCC

    On Nov. 12, Megan Lister of Brandenburg, was inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

    Lister arrived at NCCC’s Southwest Region Campus in Denver and began training on Oct. 13, for 10 months of full-time service with AmeriCorps NCCC.

  • Young Professionals of Hardin County holds luncheon

    Kendra Stewart, left, posed with Young Professionals of Hardin County President Mika Tyler at a recent luncheon. Stewart was invited to speak to the group about the importance of membership and volunteerism in organizations. YPHC is a non profit group that meets from noon to 1 p.m., every third Wednesday at Citizens Union Bank (next to Chik-Fil-A).  YPHC is open for anyone 21-40 who is looking to network with other young professional members of the community.