Today's News

  • Martinez arraigned Monday

    An illegal immigrant charged with murder and driving under the influence was arraigned Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was arrested Friday night following a single-car wreck on Interstate 65 near the 86-mile marker that resulted in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez. He pleaded not guilty.

    Martinez speaks very little English, said Maj. John Timbers of the Hardin County Detention Center. The jail is searching for an interpreter but in the meantime is using inmates who speak Spanish to translate.

  • It takes a village

    When a Kentucky native and now Utah real estate developer announced plans to invest $4.5 million into Radcliff Village to develop more usable square footage, a burst of enthusiasm enveloped Radcliff. We welcome new destination shops and dining variety in Radcliff and believe announcement of economic development is a significant signal for all of Hardin County.

    Radcliff Village will set a new standard for the city and county. Perhaps it’s time other retail space developers look at how they’re positioned to serve the needs of Hardin County.

  • GOLF: Gumm, Cross in Kentucky Open (07/26)

    Lydia Gumm has had a successful summer on the golf course, ranging from a State Girls’ Junior Amateur championship to her second State Women’s Am runner-up to an eagle and a solid finish in the Callaway Junior Golf World Championship at Torrey Pines in California.

    Before her junior year at North Hardin High School and the KHSAA golf season both start next week, Gumm hopes for another solid finish as the two-day Fifth Third Bank Kentucky Women’s Open tees off this morning at the 6,200-yard Standard Country Club in Louisville.

  • FISHING: Snider second in Alabama, earns more than $25,000 (07/26)

    Kevin Snider had a good day on the lake Sunday, but unfortunately for the Elizabethtown professional fisherman, Mark Rose had a better one.

    Rose led wire to wire in the FLW Walmart Tour event on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. He finished the four-day tournament with a total weight of 77 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned $125,000 his first FLW Tour victory.

  • YOUTH ALL-STAR BASEBALL: EABC 11s, 15s eliminated (07/26)

    Back-to-back homers by Paul Fiepke and Logan Greenwell on consecutive pitches in the first inning had the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars riding high.

    Five innings later, they were on their way home.

    The Newburgh, Ind., All-Stars scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a three-run deficit and end Elizabethtown’s run in the Ohio Valley Regional tournament with a 4-3 win Monday afternoon in Galesburg, Ill.

    After going 1-2 in pool play, Elizabethtown finished 3-3 in the 11-team tournament.

  • YOUTH TENNIS: Quick Start wraps up (07/26)
  • West Park Road opening Aug. 2

    The West Park Road extension will open to traffic Aug. 2, just in time to facilitate the start of a new school year.

    Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds made the announcement Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s work session.

    Though the road will be opening to facilitate school and industry traffic, Reynolds said there is still a “major” safety concern because contractors working on the Elizabethtown Sports Park will continue to transport materials and equipment on the road.

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  • Dixie wreck sends one man to HMH

    A three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

    At 2:26 p.m., Elizabethtown Police Department received a call regarding a wreck near the 1100 block of Dixie near Peddlers Mall.

    A woman driving a white Acura was traveling northbound on Dixie  Avenue when she failed to stop, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

    Her car simultaneously struck the two motorcycles which were stopped at a red light, Willoughby said.

  • County government finishes fiscal year 'in the black'

    HARDIN COUNTY —  Hardin County government finished the 2010-11 budget cycle in June in sound financial standing.

    Revenues closed at $28.1 million, a 4 percent increase over last year, while expenses finished at $26.9 million, according to a news release issued by Judge-Executive Harry Berry

    The revenue growth will allow the county to place $864,000 in general reserve coffers, Berry said in the release.