Today's News

  • Indictments handed down for woman accused of setting JC Penney fires

    Janice Coolidge, the woman accused of setting fires that damaged JC Penney and calling in bomb threats, has been indicted by the grand jury.

    Coolidge was indicted on two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Initial beer sales remain brisk

    Hardin County residents have popped more than a few tops since mid-December.

    Several local retailers who have acquired beer licenses reported brisk sales in recent weeks and expressed gratitude for the acquisition of a new product in time for the holiday season.

    John Lewis, who owns two John O’s convenience stores on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, said the patience of his customers paid off last week when the state issued beer licenses for his stores. He was selling the same day he obtained the licenses and worked an 18-hour day last week to keep up.

  • Charge against Smith upgraded to attempted murder

    A Hardin County grand jury upgraded the charge against Justin Michael Smith to attempted murder.

    Accused of beating a woman in an Elizabethtown apartment last month, Smith originally was charged by police with felony assault.

    The 31-year-old now faces a charge of attempt to commit murder along with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    George William Beason Jr., 31, was indicted on 15 counts that stemmed from accusations that he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old during a more than year-long period of time.

  • One local New Year’s tradition rolls on

    Looking for a healthy form of New Year’s Day celebration this weekend?

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen is hosting its annual New Year’s Day bicycle ride at 1 p.m. Sunday, which begins at Bullmoose Brothers Bicycles on Helm Street and loops around Elizabethtown.

    Lauren Dowell, an event organizer, said the route is roughly 12 miles and takes cyclists down numerous city streets.

  • Thanks for "A Taste of Radcliff"

    Thanks for “A Taste of Radcliff”

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club offers a special thanks to all participants for attending and supporting our fourth annual Taste of Radcliff. Additionally, a big thank you to all the businesses that have come together to show how great and diverse they are, demonstrating the willingness of the businesses to come together for a common cause – the betterment of our community.

  • Club welcomes new members

    Willie Lee, lieutenant governor of the Kentucky/West Virginia District Optimists, and Optimist Club of Radcliff President Mae Knight inducted two new members into the club on Dec. 13 – Andrea Garcia and Autumn Rose. From left, Willie Lee, Andrea Garcia, Mae Knight, and Autumn Rose. The new members each received a new member packet, a name badge and an Optimist International pin.

  • Area clubs work together to fill stockings

    Members from the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown and the Woman’s Club of Radcliff prepared Christmas stockings for children at SpringHaven through Christmas. Hanna Hardman made stockings, and members from both clubs helped fill them. Pictured are Bobbie Dille of the Elizabethtown club, Josette Roush of the Radcliff club and Martha Mengel, president of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown.

  • Area clubs work together to fill stockings

    Members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown and the Woman’s Club of Radcliff prepared Christmas stockings for children at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program through Christmas. Hanna Hardman made stockings and members from both clubs helped fill them.

  • Motherhood & More: Every day calls for a New Year's resolution

    I am not what you’d call a New Year’s resolution person. I have a hard time drumming up enthusiasm for making resolutions I know I won’t stick with. And even if I do, it probably won’t be for more than a couple months, so by April I’m already back to forgetting to floss every day.

  • Martha Edwards and her little ones

    From tanks to teddy bears, Martha Edwards always has worked carefully with her hands.

    At 60, she’s lived in Radcliff much of her married life.

    Her father was in the military and retired here. She’s had several jobs on post. When she was younger, Edwards would ride to work on a bus and work in the mess hall. During her civil service career she has been a cashier, supply clerk and forklift operator and worked on small transmissions and then went on to heavy mobile, where she worked on tank engines and transmissions.