Today's News

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  • Beauty is in the eyes of the judges

    Whitney McKoy preferred chocolate chips and powdered sugar on culinary judging entries at the Hardin County Community Fair.

    McKoy, a John Hardin High School graduate and Franklin County Youth Development agent, while judging the competition also realized how much she likes butterscotch pie with meringue.

    “This is good,” she said after swallowing a mouthful and digging her fork into the piece again. “This is really good.”

    Soon after, the pie had a blue ribbon on top.

  • U.S. 31W access plan comes under fire again

    A controversial plan to restrict median access on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 31W — the “Dixie” — connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff suffered another blow Monday from city officials critical of the design.

    State officials presented the plan to Radcliff City Council and were met with criticism as city leaders said the plan could cause more crashes and would restrict access for emergency responders.

  • Man charged in neighbor’s shooting to be arraigned today

    An Elizabethtown man accused of killing his 36-year-old neighbor in her home will be arraigned in circuit court today.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Joshua Hines, 24, shot Toni Ballard on April 7 in her home on Bardstown Road.

    Hines placed the 911 call himself and confessed to the shooting, KSP Det. Jason Propes said at a probable cause hearing in April. Hines also told police a revolver found in his home was the weapon used in the shooting.

  • Y.E.S. makes final push for signatures with direct mail campaign

    Yes for Economic Success is making one final push to attract enough petitioners to bring a special option election to three Hardin County cities concerning expanded alcohol sales.

    Y.E.S. launched the final phase of its direct mail campaign this week in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove to collect the number of names needed to place the issue on the ballot.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb has said the group needs to gather 1,990 signatures in Elizabethtown, 1,182 in Radcliff and 468 in Vine Grove to meet its goal.

  • Sister welcomes Raymond Charles II

    Abigail Rechtin announces the birth of a brother, Raymond Charles Rechtin II, on May 24, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Ray and Tabitha Rechtin of Louisville.

    Maternal grandparents are Freddy and Kathi Thomas of Elizabethtown, and paternal grandparents are Dave and Judy Rechtin of Fort Wright.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Radcliff veteran Joe Barany shares several stories from battle

    Radcliff resident Joe Barany entered the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, serving occupation duty in post-war Germany, where he developed a rapport with the German people.

    Later, he battled a frigid winter fighting in Korea and returned to the combat zone in Vietnam, where he saw first-hand the brutalities of war while managing a mortuary in Saigon.

  • AUSA presents WKU with membership award

    Western Kentucky University alumni Kendra Stewart, Dr. Ron Stephens from WKU and AUSA President Gene Gudenkauf. Dr. Stephens is receiving the five-year AUSA membership award on behalf of the university.

  • Lions Club members honored as Melvin Jones recipients

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club honored two of its members as Melvin Jones recipients at the club’s June 28 installation dinner. A Melvin Jones recipient is one who exhibits outstanding humanitarian services.

  • Williamson speaks to Rotary members

    Cathy Williamson, outgoing president of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club was the speaker at the meeting June 28. She gave a review of the club’s success in many areas in the past year. Pictured with Cathy is Michael Owsley. He presented Cathy with a plaque honoring her successful year as president.