Today's News

  • Radcliff Chamber closes chapter

    As the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce closed a chapter of its history this week, Mayor J.J. Duvall gave a glimpse into the city’s future.

    Duvall was the featured speaker as the chamber convened for its last luncheon Monday before it fully joins the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Other area chambers already have held their final ceremonies.

    The newly united chamber officially launches March 10 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Dash of Class: Slow cooker desserts

  • Vietnam Valentines: Relationship blossoms while watching bombing runs

    Wartime romance stories often play out on the big screen, but there are people in Hardin County who lived a wartime romance.
    John and Mary Tindall of Radcliff have one of those stories.
    They were in Vietnam in 1969, both in their early 20s.
    John’s friend was in the hospital — no war wounds, just kidney stones. When John called to check on him, his friend said every Wednesday the female staff from the embassy came to the hospital to talk with the troops.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Rogers, Moore combine for 54 in Fort Knox loss (02/14)

    Seniors Jermell Rogers and London Moore combined for 54 points, but visiting Spencer County defeated Fort Knox 88-78 Sunday afternoon and handed the Eagles their second straight loss.

  • A bowl of chili, a mission for God

    Grace Heartland Church youth member Jared Anderson spent part of Sunday afternoon filling bowls of chili for patrons as they passed through serving lines. Volunteers offer not only a bowl of soup but a smile and words of thanks — as the church membership held a chili luncheon to raise money for its mission trip to eastern Kentucky in June.

  • Legislators welcome BRAC study recommendations

    A transportation study released last week by the National Research Council has some state policymakers interested in its possible ramifications.
    The study, which analyzed six of the 18 military sites affected by heavy traffic created by the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative, identified ways in which funding could be allocated to help sites, including reallocation of unused stimulus funds for near-term road projects.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Crown Jewel Cake

    Judy Wingfield of Elizabethtown sent me this recipe for Crown Jewel Cake after seeing Mary Iseler’s recipe for Church Windows in this column before Christmas.

    Judy says she doesn’t remember where she found the original recipe, but she’s been making it for more than 20 years, and it’s a tradition at her house.

  • Arrest in 2002 cold case murder rewarding for police

    Eleven binders in the Elizabethtown Police Department have been a constant reminder for Detective Pete Chytla.

    They hold hundreds and hundreds of pieces of information from potential leads in a case, including notes from interviews and names and dates related to the death of 35-year-old Lori Paynter. For years, Chytla has scoured over them, looking for a sliver of hope in a murder investigation that seemed to have no end.

    There’s a reason cold cases are the most haunting for a police department. This cold case had consumed Chytla for the last eight years.

  • Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Robert Greene, 38, Kirkwood, N.Y., and Lisa Davis, 40, Elizabethtown. Married 18 years.

    Joshua Farnham, 26, Vine Grove, and Leann D. Campbell, 23, Elizabethtown. Married six months.

    Anthony R. Johnson, 46, Eastview, and Connie F. Blain, 47, Cecilia. Married 18 years.

    Christopher Robert Ellis, 39, and Pamela Lynn O’Neal, 38, both of Elizabethtown. Married 17 years.