Today's News

  • Lights, camera and the red, white and blue



    It’s the time of year when flags fly high and patriotism is on display, even in the entertainment industry.

    For years films, music, theater and television have produced images of patriotism that last in our memories and songs that bring people to tears in pride of their country.

  • Helping Hand seeks mold-free headquarters

    Elizabethtown has closed the deals and now owns the properties at 212 and 214 W. Dixie Ave. sought as part of a downtown redevelopment plan.

    The purchases will help former tenant Helping Hand of the Heartland, now Helping Hand of Hope, as it searches for a permanent home in Elizabethtown. It is operating out of temporary quarters in the former Herb Jones property on East Dixie, said the Rev. Art Leach, chairman of the countywide charitable agency.

    “The sale gives us some cash,” he said. “Not enough, but it’s a start.” 

  • Fort Knox provides more land: Tanks a lot for the trails

    While Fort Knox does not hand out gold, it has donated plenty of green.

    The forested Army post over the years has given up land to those who like to get out into nature (and aren’t bothered by periodic booms). These tracts include Fort Duffield Park and the sprawling Otter Creek Park. Another, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, is expected to more than triple in size thanks to a recently announced – but not yet finalized – lease between the Army and the city of Radcliff.

  • Prepare for new road delays

    Motorists planning to use portions of College Street Road near the U.S. 31W Bypass will have to seek alternate routes starting this week.

    The city of Elizabethtown is closing the roadway today near the bypass for up to 120 days. Traffic headed to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the West Park Road industrial park or nearby neighborhoods will be detoured as Haydon Bridge Co. builds an 80-foot bridge designed to divert stormwater from local subdivisions and homes.

  • Family installs solar panels to reduce energy costs

    With energy costs rising, many homeowners are trying to find ways to save money on electricity. Turning off lights when  leaving a room or adjusting the thermostat by a few degrees cuts costs. But Hardin County residents Mike and Loretta Fitzpatrick decided to take  a different route.
    For years, Mike Fitzpatrick has looked into the possibility of installing solar panels at his home in the Cecilia area.

  • Senior Life: Communicating with Alzheimer's patients

    George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright, once said, “the problem with communication … is the illusion that it has been accomplished.”
    Think about how many times communication was thought to have gone well with a person, only later to have the message completely misunderstood. The wrong word was used, the person didn’t understand the meaning and the wrong behaviors and responses were made.

  • Man charged in wife's death

    A Noblesville, Ind., man reportedly told police he helped his wife commit suicide by strangling her in an Elizabethtown hotel room.

    Lonnie Daughtery, 37, is charged with first-degree murder. He was lodged Sunday in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Police released details and identities late Saturday regarding a death investigation that began Saturday afternoon when emergency responders were called to the Holiday Inn Express on Buffalo Creek Drive to investigate a report of two unresponsive occupants.

  • Radcliff man charged with sexual assault of a minor

    A Radcliff man has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor.

    Paul H. Hales, 54, of 624 Cottonwood Drive, was arrested by Radcliff police at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.

    In both charges, the victim is listed as being younger than 12 years old, said Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate.

  • Sheriff's Office plans traffic safety checks

    Over the next few months, the Hardin County Sheriff's Office plans to begin conducting traffic safety evaluations on U.S. 31W and other area roads.

    The checks most often will occur at night on weekends when impaired driving is at its peak, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Officers may initiate checkpoints at other times during the month, the department said.

  • Photos: Reconnaissance goes green