Today's News

  • Trash can fire at J.C. Penney ruled arson

    The cause of a fire that damaged a stock room at the J.C. Penney department store in Towne Mall on Sunday afternoon had not been determined as of Monday afternoon, but Elizabethtown fire officials have ruled an earlier fire that broke out in a trash can in the ladies restroom is arson.

  • Nolin, KU assisting with Irene recovery

    Long before Hurricane Irene trekked along the eastern seaboard and inland over the last several days, Nolin RECC Vice President of System Operations Vince Heuser was helping prepare areas expected to be battered by a Category 1 storm.

    “Since it came through the Bahamas, we’ve been part of the planning on conference calls,’” Heuser said. “As it got closer, we got word on where we would be going. By the time a storm is maturing, we’re in talks of where we’ll be helping or if we’ll be receiving help.’”

  • E'town boy recovering after hit-and-run incident

    The 7-year-old boy injured in a hit-and-run incident last Friday morning in Elizabethtown is recovering.

    An unidentified driver of a white, four-door car struck the child at 6:39 a.m. Friday near the 1200 block of Woodland Drive and did not stop to help, according to witnesses. The white car fled, heading north on Woodland Drive.

    After being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital, the child was taken by ambulance to Kosair Children’s Hospital, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Fitness camp coming to State Theater

    A local site known for films could soon be known for fitness, too.

    Kimberly Brockway, an in-home personal trainer and head of Renewal Fitness, is partnering with the Historic State Theater to offer a fitness boot camp beginning in September.

    The first class is Sept. 7. The class meets from 7:15 to 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the First Federal Gallery at the theater. The fee for the class is $60 a month.

    State Theater Director Emily West wanted to implement a fitness class at the theater to appeal to a new group in the community.

  • Leitchfield man arraigned in district court

    A Leitchfield man accused of stalking and stabbing a man in front of the alleged victim’s wife and children was arraigned Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Steven D. Wilson, 38, is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. His next court date will be a preliminary hearing Sept. 12.

    He is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree stalking and five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly striking James Hodge, 28, with a punch knife and crowbar at the victim’s Summit residence Friday night.

  • Today is last chance to register for wet/dry elections

    The window is narrowing for residents of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove who wish to vote in the Oct. 4 wet/dry elections but have not registered.

    The final day to register for the election in the three cities is Sept. 6, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said.

    Residents can register at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in downtown Elizabethtown or the Radcliff office at 210 Freedom Way.

    Residents currently registered do not have to register again, Tabb has said.

  • Miniature golf and simpler times

    Sometimes I experience small flashes of realization about how complicated I make life.

    It seems like we live in a society obsessed with being entertained.

    Not only being entertained but going to the most hip and expensive place or having the most up-to-date technology that only stays current for a year and then we just have to get the new version.

  • Photo: Banding or bust
  • Under Construction: Swope Nissan dealership

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Swope Nissan
    Location: North Dixie Avenue
    When will it open? Dealership is expected to open Nov. 1, 2011
    Square footage: More than 23,000 square feet
    Services offered: New and used cars and 14 state-of-the-art, full service bays

  • Andrews named GS 9-11 Employee of the Year

    ANDREWS. U.S. Army Cadet Command named Gayle Andrews its GS 9-11 Employee of the Year. Andrews is a supply management technician for 7th Brigade Headquarters at Fort Knox. She is one of 13 individuals across the country to be recognized by the command, which is responsible for for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Junior ROTC programs.