Today's News

  • Escapee arraigned in district court

    A jail inmate who escaped from a work release program last month was arraigned Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Westley Mathis, 30, is charged with second-degree escape and theft by unlawful taking of more than $500. Both are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in jail.

    Mathis escaped July 22 when he stole a car from the Elizabethtown Independent Schools' bus garage while he was part of a work-release detail. Louisville Metro Police detained him later that afternoon.

  • Postal Service changes are understandable, not welcomed

    The inscription found on the General Post Office in New York City at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” commonly misidentified as the mail carriers’ creed, describes our faith in the  United States Postal Service.
    But necessary budget cuts may impede from where letters and parcels can be mailed.

  • Army Reserve Readiness Training Center to uncase flag Friday

    One of the last cogs in the Base Realignment and Closure machine for Fort Knox will arrive Friday.

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center will uncase its flag at 10:30 a.m. at its official headquarters in Gaffey Hall on Old Ironsides Avenue. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • GOLF: Eight area players make cut for Kentucky Open (08/04)

    The area will be well represented during today’s final round of the 92nd annual PowerBilt Kentucky Open at Louisville’s Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Of the 12 area golfers in the 156-player field, eight played well enough Tuesday and Wednesday to qualify for today, which features the top 70 players and all ties.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Fire damages John Hardin's Bulldog Stadium (08/04)

    A fire Tuesday evening at the John Hardin High School football stadium in Radcliff left a golf cart totaled and the concession area severely burned.

    Both John Hardin athletic director Greg Cecil and Radcliff Police Department public information officer Bryce Shumate said the fire is believed to be electrical in nature and both preliminary ruled out arson.

    Cecil said the fire is believed to have started with the golf cart, which charges near the concession area.

  • HCU tackles concerns about unification

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard told a roomful of elected officials Wednesday that Hardin County is in an age of prosperity and growth, which is the perfect time to consider looking at a unified local government.

    Without a crisis hanging over their heads or their backs against the wall, a more reasoned and careful examination of unification can be taken, he said.

    “We’re not bouncing checks that I know of,” he said of Hardin County’s successes.

  • County clerk verifies Y.E.S. petitions

    Some Hardin County residents will have a chance to vote on expanding alcohol sales this fall.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb confirmed Wednesday that Yes for Economic Success had reached the number of needed signatures in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove to force three local option elections.

    “All three cities had the necessary number of signatures,” Tabb said Wednesday evening. “In fact, we went beyond what they needed in their count.”

  • Boys and Girls Ranch raffling Jeep Wrangler to raise money

    The Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch is raffling a 2011 Jeep Wrangler to be given away in September. Chances are $10 each and may be purchased from the local sheriff.
    The Boys and Girls ranch is a non-profit organization serving Kentucky’s youth through a summer camping program designed to build their self-esteem while teaching them respect for themselves others and law enforcement professionals. The camp is free to campers, thanks to the dedication and support of sheriffs, members and contributors.

  • Woman's Club supports Shop With a Cop

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently made a donation the the Shop with a Cop holiday program. Club President Martha Mengel, left, presents the donation to Elizabethtown Policeman Virgil Willoughby as Regina Lancaster, treasurer of the club, looks on.

  • Woman's Club gives back the community

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown made a donation to Wesley Hilltop House on July 8. Martha Mengel, president of the club, left, presents the donation to Becky Thompson, representing Wesley Hilltop House.