Today's News

  • Black Friday: Area shoppers enjoy shared experience, deals

    After hitting Towne Mall at 6 Friday morning, Kim Hunt of Elizabethtown and her niece, Cindy Young of Beaver Creek, Ohio, took a coffee break around 8 a.m. at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the success of their Black Friday shopping.

    “We got some really great deals and got everything we we went after,” said Hunt, crediting their success to a shopping plan.

    The two women arrived at the mall at 6 a.m., missed the early rush and caught the second wave of shoppers, she said.

  • Police: LaRue County shootings were murder-suicide

    State police confirmed Friday the deaths of three Hardin Countians on a rural road in Hodgenville near the LaRue-Hardin county line were the result of a double murder-suicide, but there still are many unanswered questions in the case.
    Kentucky State Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting a shooting on Heying Lane. When police arrived, they found Elizabethtown couple David and Barbara Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, dead.

  • Focus on Finance: Banking evolution

    Question: How have banking and its services evolved?
    Answer: No doubt about it, banking channels are evolving. It may not be the fastest process on record but there have been some major changes.
    Banks started as single-location entities normally in temples, palaces or centers of trade and commerce. Branches were the first step in the evolution of banking channels. They provided consumers better access and more convenience.

  • St. Christopher feeds hundreds for Thanksgiving

    More than 100 homes in Hardin County enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Volunteers on Thursday prepared and delivered 395 meals to 107 households. More than 100 workers from St. Christopher and other area churches began preparing meals Wednesday, finished them Thursday and boxed hot plates, cold plates and milk for everyone on the delivery list, Parish Administrator Dean Sears said.

    “Our gym was full of people yesterday,” Sears said Friday.

  • Redistricting does not have to be political toy

    Establishing legislative districts may seem as simple as drawing lines on a map. But like most tasks, the devil is in the detail.
    To establish fair and equal representation, the districts all must contain a reasonably similar number of residents. Every person is represented: Man, woman, child or infant — not just voters. The goal is set based on census results.
    So in addition to drawing lines, there’s math involved. The General Assembly has a breakdown of every voting precinct within every county to help balance the totals.

  • White Mills continues its Christmas tradition in spite of bridge closing

    Even though the community’s 19th century one-lane bridge is closed for repair work, White Mills will continue today with its annual Christmas lighting, parade and chili dinner.

    The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the chili dinner at 6 p.m., said Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church. The Heartland Dulcimer Club will perform during the dinner.

    The bridge lighting begins at 7:30 p.m. Because of the closure, the lighting on the bridge will be reduced, but other decorations will be put up in the vicinity of the bridge, Dennis said.

  • LaRue elementary schools visited by film crew

    Landmark News Service

    Film crews from the Bureau of Education and Research out of Bellevue, Wash., recently spent time videotaping LaRue County elementary school teachers as they modeled effective reading strategies in their classrooms.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Eric Jenkins, 46, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Wendy Wright, 37, Vine Grove. Married 15 years.

    Bryon M. Fraley, 48, Radcliff, and Mona V. Brown, 44, Elizabethtown. Married 16 years.

    Timothy Spink, 38, Brandenburg, and Shairly J. Spink, 46, Louisville. Married six years.

    Toney Eugene Jones, 59, Upton, and Dinah Rose Mayo, 56, Elizabethtown. Married 16 years.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Regina Jones (1965). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Rhonda M. Priddy (1968). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Jamie L. Williams (1964). Theft by deception (two counts). Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Court costs waived.