Today's News

  • State Senate reviews district designs

    FRANKFORT — The once-a-decade chore of redrawing legislative and congressional district boundaries continued to prove divisive Wednesday when a Republican-dominated Senate committee approved some oddly shaped configurations that drew sharp criticism from Democrats.

  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.

  • Vine Grove man arrested in Meade County

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Vine Grove man Wednesday in Meade County.

    Brandon Haynes, 25, is accused of passing forged checks in Brandenburg, according to a police news release. During KSP’s investigation, officials discovered Haynes was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Meade County.

    Once in custody, Haynes was found to be in possession of stolen jewelry, police said.

  • E’town OKs several park measures

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday endorsed a contract extension with Elizabethtown Sports Park design firm m2d Design Group, approved inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park and authorized a change order for work at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The council approved a contract with Lexington-based CSI of Kentucky not to exceed $10,000 to perform special inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road. Planning Director Ed Poppe said the services are required by the building code because of the size of pavilion being built at the park.

  • House's proposed boundaries divide Hardin six ways

    A House proposal redrawing district boundaries slices Hardin County into six pieces to pick up population and balance neighboring districts.

    Criticized as politically motivated, some say the plan dilutes Hardin County’s political voice as the region’s most populous county.

    Five of the six districts draw most of their population base from other counties. For example, the 53rd District would cover White Mills, Flint Hill and part of the precincts in Upton, Eastview and Stephensburg and stretches south as far as Metcalfe County.

  • February hearing set in attempted murder case

    A preliminary hearing for two Radcliff residents accused of attempted murder has been continued to February while one of the defendants attempts to retain a private attorney.

    Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were arrested Jan. 3 after police said the two drove to a residence in Elizabethtown and Ford fired a bullet at a man’s head, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. Each faces multiple charges including attempted murder.

  • Little Caesars Love Kitchen to stop at Warm Blessings

    The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a pizza kitchen on wheels, has made stops around the United States and Canada over the last 27 years, feeding more than 2 million people.

    Today, the Love Kitchen will be in Elizabethtown at Warm Blessings. According to a news release from Little Caesars, the Love Kitchen has made stops in 48 states and four Canadian provinces in “meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.’’

  • Red-letter day
  • Radcliff council clashes on conflict questions

    A dispute over a potential conflict of interest exploded as Councilwoman Barbara Baker and Councilman Edward Palmer locked horns during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    Palmer called on his colleagues to institute its own code of ethics in the wake of knowledge that members of the council or their immediate family had applied for liquor licenses in the city.

  • Radcliff appeals to residents for assistance

    Mayor J.J. Duvall called on Radcliff residents to contact members of Hardin Fiscal Court and ask magistrates to reject an ordinance under consideration that would mandate all trash generated by county residents be taken to the Pearl Hollow Landfill.
    Duvall said county government has the right to establish the mandate by state law but it could severely tie the hands of cities, making it difficult to find the best deal for their residents.