Today's News

  • EPD chief announces retirement

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown’s city government website.
    Chief Ruben Gardner is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.
    According to EPD’s website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • Mother plans candlelight vigil Tuesday

    While still experiencing grief and anger, one family is trying to work through their pain to let others know help is available for prescription drug addiction.

    Tina Clark lost her daughter, Jessica Killion, on June 14, 2010, to an accidental prescription drug overdose. Killion was  24.

  • New mayors produce their first budgets

    The issue: First-time efforts
    Our view: It's been a healthy process

    Since their victories in November, new mayors in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have been on the learning curve.

    Each brought council experience to the new job, but it’s not the same as sitting in the big chair. Especially not during budget season.

    Mayors draft budgets. Council members challenge the draft versions.

  • Radcliff Relay for Life on track to meet goal

    Will Yates was 14 when he was diagnosed with melanoma. At 17, he decided to stop receiving treatment. In 2010, he died at age 19.

    Just more than a year later, about 50 of Yates’ family and friends participated in Radcliff’s Relay for Life, said Tina Yates, Will Yates’ grandmother. As a first-year team, Good Clear Will raised about $2,500.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    The heat has been unbelievable. Our family took a day trip to Beech Bend Park on one of the hottest days. I enjoy the summer but Mother Nature is hitting us hard.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 735-7544

    HOT DAYS. Is it summer yet? Sure feels like it with the high temperatures this past week. A reminder to always check on your outside pets and make sure they have shade and fresh water. Also, when you do outside activities such as swimming, gardening or just plain walking, don’t forget the sunscreen.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    CHURCH NEWS. Today, June 12, Center Point Baptist Church will have its homecoming beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special singing by the Coffey Family. The meal will be potluck after the service. The church will provide paper plates, bread, drinks and the meat. Brother Robert Jewell is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend the service and the meal.

    A revival will begin at Center Point Baptist Church at 7 p.m. June 20. Brother Tommy Moldon will be the evangelist. Visitors are welcome.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Summer has arrived with a lot of record temperatures, but even though it may be more dangerous for those out working, possibly causing heat exhaustion or stroke, if one isn’t very careful. Floyd has been watering our small garden plot, so the seeds we planted would come up instead of sprouting then perishing.

  • Divorces

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

    Joseph Pruitt, 34, Elizabethtown, and Daniela Fricke, 30, Revere, Mass. Married four years.

    Robert Jon Strain, 28, and Hesper Lynn Butkovich, 29, both of Radcliff. Married eight months.

    Ruben Gene Baker, 38, and Amanda Sunshine Hubbard, 31, both of Cynthiana. Married three years.

    Johnathan David Graham, 39, and Patsy Lynn Cooper, 44, both of Hodgenville. Married 13 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.

    Dean Herrington (1959). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $180.

    Brandy N. Bryant (1983). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.

    Jonathon T. Cummins (1984). Speeding 14 mph over; failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance; no/expired registration plates. Total $654.