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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Club members welcome Robbie Valentine as guest speaker

    Robbie Valentine, assistant general manager for the KFC Yum Center, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 31. Valentine is a former University of Louisville basketball player and a member of the 1986 national championship team. He gave a talk on the things and people who affected him as a young person growing up in Radcliff. Pictured from left, Michael Owsley, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president, Rotarian Hardin McLane and Robbie Valentine.

  • Club members and Girl Scouts team up for Warm Blessings

    The Rotaract Club of Hardin County provided more than 90 bags containing personal items donated by club members, to be given out during Christmas time to patrons of Warm Blessings.