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Today's News

  • First local Habitat director remembered for his work

    Colleagues of Bob Imel, the first executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, remember him as instrumental in the organization’s success in its early days.

    Imel, 71, died Friday at the Hospice Center in Bowling Green. Imel was the local Habitat director for a number of years, a deacon at St. Christopher Church in Radcliff, and vice president and director of fixed operations for the Swope Family of Dealerships.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mercy knocks off Lady Panthers; Bulldogs cruise past Nelson (1/4)

    Host Louisville Mercy closed the game on an 11-1 run to hand Elizabethtown its second loss of the season, 72-61 on Tuesday.

    The Lady Panthers (10-2) lost for the first time since a 46-44 setback to Nelson County on Dec. 8.

    Senior guard Kaylyn Cecil paced Elizabethtown with 16 points, while eighth-grade forward Erin Boley added 11 points, six rebounds and one assist. Freshman post Reaunna Cleaver chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

    The Lady Panthers led 55-53 in the third quarter, but the Jaguars closed the period with a 6-0 run.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown rolls past Fort Knox (1/4)

    Jansen Flood’s first shot swished through the net. 

    So did a whole lot more.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

    Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of “violent crime,” and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    “We’re receiving tips,” he said. “We’re trying to figure out where he’s at.”

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central holds off North (1/4)

    The Central Hardin Bruins had an answer every time the North Hardin Trojans made a run Tuesday night and those responses usually came from one of their reserves.

    The Central Hardin bench – namely senior Jared Cromartie and juniors Alex Crowder and Tyler McCullough – produced 27 points to help the Bruins to a 70-59 victory over North Hardin in a 17th District game at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin cruises past LaRue County (01/04)

    Many state girls’ basketball coaches and college recruiting evaluators have been enamored by the LaRue County duo of sophomore wing Ivy Brown and freshman guard Alexis Brewer.

    However, the Lady Hawks’ young tandem were no match for the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs’ unsung trio Tuesday night in Radcliff.

  • E'town man wanted on bench warrant for meth case

    Investigators are searching for an Elizabethtown man who has been wanted on a bench warrant since last June in conjunction with a methamphetamine case.

    Robin McFadden Sr., 65, was arrested May 9 near the Elizabethtown Sports Park and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, said Detective Rob Green with Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    After being released on bond, Green said McFadden missed a court date and a bench warrant was issued June 3 for failure to appear.

  • Howard Gatlin constructs a life of giving

    Building homes was a hobby for Howard Gatlin until 2008.

    That’s when the Elizabethtown man began working for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, where he is construction foreman.

    A cabinetmaker and woodworker, Gatlin had a background in building and had built 13 houses on his own as a contractor before becoming construction foreman for the nonprofit organization.

    “I built my first home in ’76,” Gatlin said.

    On most of the houses, he did “basically everything.”

  • Accused killer required to surrender DNA sample

    Accused killer Joshua Hines appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for 2012’s first motion hour day.

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney Office filed a motion requesting that Hines be swabbed for DNA testing. Defense attorneys did not object and Judge Kelly Mark Easton ultimately approved it.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter said the swabs should have been taken to begin with, referring to the fact that haven’t already been taken as an “oversight.”

  • Chef Maria Bell loves cooking fresh, healthy Greek food

    It’s a long way from Greece to Radcliff, but Maria Bell kept her love of Greek cooking with her through the miles.

    Bell is from Ierapetra, Crete Greece. She is 10 years older than her younger brother, and when her mother was sick she and her grandmother cooked for her father and two brothers.