Today's News

  • County to put clamp on scrap

    County government has joined several local cities in building up defenses against criminals looking to steal items and dispose of them at businesses’ doorsteps for a quick buck.

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of an ordinance requiring detailed registration of items purchased by junk, secondhand and scrap metal dealers.

    The law already is in effect in Elizabethtown and Vine Grove. Radcliff is in the process of finalizing its ordinance.

  • E'town man sentenced in federal court

    An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for making threatening communications with the intent to injure a Hardin County Social Services worker, a Constituent Services employee from the Kentucky Governor’s Office and two foster care parents.

    Anthony J. Gambino, 45, pleaded guilty June 7 to a 12-count indictment. The sentencing was announced last Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Bus crash survivors opposed to alcohol sales

    Carrollton bus crash survivors lent their voices Tuesday to the opposition of expanded alcohol sales.

    Lincoln Trail Baptist Church and two survivors of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash held a news conference opposing the pursuit of expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. A special election to vote on the issue is Oct. 4.

    The news conference was held at the memorial for the Carrollton crash at North Hardin Memorial Gardens. About 40 people, along with Louisville news crews, attended including students from Hardin Christian Academy and Bible Baptist Church.

  • Radcliff backs plan for amphitheater

    Radcliff City Council authorized a plan to place an amphitheater at City Park North.

    Dale Painter, director of building and special projects coordinator for the city, presented the idea this week to the council based on years of work and research.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has made quality of life a chief component of his administration by boosting the level of community events. He said the amphitheater would make City Park North a more attractive venue for future activities, such as concerts.

  • Motorcycles are Don Green's passion and profession

    Almost 22 years of serving in the military and a lifetime of riding motorcycles have provided Don Green a lot of joy.

    About two years ago, Green retired from the military. A short stint as a contractor made him realize he needed to pursue his true passion, the one that really gets his motor running.

    “I actually took a pay cut to do this,” Green said of his role as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coach.

    His happiness is worth it, he said.

  • Delabar's baseball path is a big league story

    TOPIC: Stevie Delabar
    OUR VIEW: Perseverance pays off

    The Stevie Delabar story is not just a good sports story; it’s a good story on life and how you always pursue your dreams no matter how high the hurdles you have to climb.

    The former Central Hardin High School pitcher is in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners, less than six months after being out of baseball and serving as an assistant baseball coach at John Hardin High School.

  • Coke items on the auction block
  • Bus crash survivors against expanding alcohol sales

    As the Oct. 4 elections approach, two survivors of the deadly Carrollton bus crash will speak out today against expanded alcohol sales.

    A news conference in opposition of expanded alcohol sales is set for 10:30 a.m. today at the crash memorial alongside North Hardin Memorial Gardens on South Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff.

    Lincoln Trail Baptist Church organized the event in conjunction with the Hardin County Christian Coalition, said Tim Miller, a staff member at the church. He estimated the event would be 45 minutes to an hour long.

  • KET attempting to capture essence of Elizabethtown

    Kentucky Educational Television director and producer Tom Bickel’s favorable impression of Elizabethtown grew Monday morning as he arrived to shoot film at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

    Anxious to record a piece of Elizabethtown’s Civil War history, Bickel was seeking out a cannon credited for the cannonball blast famous around the city.

    Bickel was met by a man who was mowing the cemetery. After learning of Bickel’s intentions, the man hurriedly grabbed his equipment and cleaned the area around the cannon.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL-SOCCER ROUNDUP: LaRue volleyball falls in three sets to Hart (09/13)

    The LaRue County volleyball team started off well Monday night, but couldn’t hold on in a 24-26, 25-23, 25-21 loss to visiting 18th District rival Hart County.

    Sophomore Ivy Brown paced the Lady Hawks (8-12 overall, 2-3 district) with 12 kills, seven assists and two blocks, while junior Haley Holt added eight kills and junior Lauren Meredith had 10 assists.

    Junior Miranda Hornback had three aces and three kills, while freshman Alexis Brewer had four kills.