Today's News

  • Radcliff police arrest two for cultivating marijuana

    Radcliff police nabbed two people for cultivating marijuana after finding 67 marijuana plants and numerous growing materials in a Vine Street residence in Radcliff.

    Antonio Jones, 38, and Janet Jones, 34, were arrested last Thursday after police received information that Antonio Jones, wanted for a warrant out of Jefferson County, was living at the Vine Street home, according to a news release from Radcliff Police Department.

  • Grade school students get into swing of golf

    Standing on the makeshift greens, the third-grader putts the golf ball, attempting to shoot it over a hump, through an opening in a cutout of a bear and into a tray.

    Instead he misses the hole and knocks down the cutout.

    “I killed the bear,” the student shouts, as he walks away from the area and allows a classmate waiting in line to take his turn.

  • Grand jury returns 50 indictments in January

    During the first month of 2012, the Hardin County grand jury returned 50 indictments, more than half of which involved drugs.

    The grand jury indicted 27 with drug-related charges. Of those, 18 involved methamphetamine and 13 involved more than one drug.

    Leading the indictments was Belinda Rae Martin, an Elizabethtown woman accused of receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie L. Allen was found dead Dec. 30, 2011.

    Martin, 26, was indicted with receiving stolen property more than $500.

  • Photo: Working high and low
  • Lovins speaks at Radcliff Rotary Club meeting

    Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Bart Lovins, director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. Lovins, a fellow Rotarian, made an interesting comparison between the educational objectives of Rotary and the PAC and also outlined the current season of performances. For information on the PAC, visit www.thepac.net, Pictured are Bart Lovins, left, and club president Mike Enlow.

  • Attorney requests to revisit bond in JC Penney arson case

    Defense counsel for the former JC Penney employee accused of starting multiple fires in the Elizabethtown department store asked Judge Ken Howard to consider a partially secured bond and home incarceration for the defendant Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, is charged with two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and one count of second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Emergency shelter plans progress in Vine Grove

    Bids for a tornado shelter in Vine Grove could be accepted as early as this spring with construction beginning soon after that.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council members during a Monday night meeting that officials are looking for an architect and a structural engineer for the project.

    He said he has spoken to one potential bidder and another has contacted him. He plans to receive proposals from them.

    The structural engineer could be more important to the project than the architect because the shelter has to withstand winds as strong as 250 MPH.

  • City pursuing FEMA grant to acquire flood-prone property

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday authorized a resolution regarding a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the acquisition and demolition of a flood-prone property at 102 Severns St.

    Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said the city has asked for around $80,000, which would require a match of a little more than $10,000 from the city. The grant, if awarded, would cover the cost of acquisition and demolition as well as other expenses, such as testing for asbestos and restoring the lot, Bush said.

  • ‘Journey 2’ a fun family adventure

    “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” follows the adventures Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”) who takes the writings of Jules Verne literally.

    His adventure is a quest to find his grandfather on the Mysterious Island.

    Along the ride for this adventure are Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson (“Fast Five”), Michael Caine (“Inception”), Luis Guzman (“Arthur”), Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) and Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”).

  • Second phase of mentoring program complete

    The Fort Knox/Radcliff Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter completed its second phase of a mentoring program. In phase two, students learned about bullying, peer pressure and social responsibility.