Today's News

  • Juveniles cited for theft

    Three juveniles were cited for theft by unlawful taking Friday after allegedly taking items from unlocked vehicles in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department was called to the Tricia Lane area on reports of someone entering another individual’s vehicle, then received another call about three males running and entering a silver sports car. EPD stopped that vehicle and after searching the car with consent they found a satellite radio, radar detector, a Game Boy and electronic chargers.

  • Radcliff man charged with sex crimes

    A Radcliff man has been charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after an alleged sexual encounter with an underage girl.

    Elijah Khalid Hampton, 18, of 119 Alisha Court, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department. Hampton was arrested on the same day as the alleged offense, when he was accused of engaging in a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl.

  • Arrest made in LaRue County murder case

    An Elizabethtown woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide Friday in LaRue County.

    Belinda Martin, 26, is charged with receiving property stolen from a residence at 241 College Street in Buffalo. Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead at that address Friday evening, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Police also are looking for Abdullah R. White in connection with the case. White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s car, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said in the release.

  • Budget, redistricting top list for upcoming session

    The Kentucky General Assembly looks to have an old-fashioned slugfest on its hands this year as the redistricting of legislative districts and a lean budget stand as the headliners of the 60-day legislative session.

    Local legislators agreed the majority of issues presented during the session likely will take a backseat to the two as they prepare for the inevitable fireworks.

  • More soldiers return to Fort Knox

    Three hundred and two of the 3,500 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned Friday from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan and were welcomed home by friends, family and fellow servicemembers during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

    One of the brigade’s six battalions — the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment – uncased its flag during the ceremony, signifying the return of the unit’s command group.

  • Hummel Military Brief

    HUMMEL. Air Force Airman Christopher S. Hummel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son Sandy Hummel of Rineyville and Lisa Meredith of Elizabethtown. A 2005 graduate of Hart County High School, he earned an associate degree in 2010 from the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

  • DAV members recognized at Christmas dinner

    DAV Veteran Service Officer Dave Jarrett and DAV Chapter 003 Commander Terry Hoyt were recognized at the annual DAV Chapter 003 Christmas dinner for their service to veterans.  Jarrett received a Certificate of Achievement from the Heartland Coalition of Military Veterans for his service as chairman of the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations (JECVO) of Kentucky.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Holiday spirit alive through new year

    Christmas presents might be unwrapped, but the holidays are not over.

    In fact, if you’re still in the Christmas spirit and want to soak up more seasonal ambiance, it’s not too late.

    Until Jan. 1, Christmas in the Park is lighting up Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Every night between 6 and 11 p.m., the drive-through light display provides a visual holiday treat. Admission is free but donations are accepted. More than 100 displays and more than 1 million lights are featured in Christmas in the Park.

  • From classic theater to classic rock

    Hardin County arts and entertainment flourished in 2011. From local productions to nationally known performers, there was a little bit of everything available.

    New to the local arts scene in 2011, Emily West, executive director of the Historic State Theater, said it’s been an “incredible” year for arts and entertainment in Hardin County.