Today's News

  • July 2, 2009: Obituaries

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 73

    Shurilda M. “Pee Wee” Harrison Embry, 80

    Helen Miracle Skaggs, 68

    Isaiah D. Smiley, 77

    Robert “Bob” Sydnor Smith, 83


    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 73, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville with her family at her side.

  • Stephensburg stays old school



    STEPHENSBURG — Stephensburg Fire Chief David Painter wonders what the old Stephensburg schoolhouse’s walls would say if they could talk about the things they’ve seen and heard in the building’s 106-year lifetime.

    If those walls could talk, they might tell the story of the Sarver family, a family who made a lot of memories within those walls.

  • St. Clair retrial on hold



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Prosecutors this week put the brakes on a retrial of Michael Dale St. Clair, choosing to first learn how Kentucky’s Supreme Court rules on a statutory appeal of the convicted killer’s 2005 death penalty before resuming prosecution.

  • July 2, 2009: Services

    Florence S. Mitchell, 90, of Paris, Ky., died Saturday, June 27, 2009. The funeral is at 7 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church with burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at the church. Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.


  • Rineyville teen seriously hurt after falling from pickup



    RINEYVILLE – A Rineyville teen falling from a pickup’s bed just before midnight Wednesday was recovering from surgery Thursday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville.

    According to Justin Christians, who also was riding in the back of the truck at the time of the incident, over-correction by the driver caused the accident.

  • Tee'z Clothes opens for business

    The Radcliff Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting for Tee’z Clothes for Kids on May 13th. Tee’z is located at 2033 Wal-Mart Way Radcliff and is owned by Tiffany Gambrell. Pictured center helping his mom cut the ribbon is Ms. Gambrell’s son, Terren.

  • Fire damages North Main Street home


    Fire damages home

    A North Main Street home was damaged after fire broke out early Thursday evening.

    The two-story stone house at 510 N. Main St. sustained fire damage to one room and smoke damage to the remainder of the structure.

    The home’s owner, Ed Cummins, was out of state at the time of the blaze, officials said. No injuries were reported, according to Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michael Hulsey.

    Cummins owns and operates Ed’s Dollhouse on the opposite side of the house from where the fire started.

  • U.S. 31W among areas slated for safety checkpoints



    WEST POINT – West Point Police, Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers and other local law enforcement will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints on U.S. 31W and other roadways in and around Hardin County throughout July.

    The primary focus of these safety checks is to reduce the number of incidents relating to drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers. Child restraint and seat belt usage also will be emphasized throughout the holiday weekend.

  • RPD invests federal grant funding in tasers




    RADCLIFF — After months of deliberation and consideration, Radcliff police officers soon will be strapping on Tasers.

    Police Chief Jeff Cross on Tuesday presented his proposal to Radcliff City Council, which was approved unanimously. Council members Barbara Baker and Stan Holmes were absent.

  • June 10 editorial: School's out, school's out ...

    THE ISSUE:  Summer for fun and leisure

    OUR VIEW:   But not a vacation from learning


    More information can be found online at www.hcpl.info/

    programs.asp. Museum hours, special displays and directions can be found on line at:

    n Hardin County History Museum, www.hardinkyhistory.org.

    n Patton Museum www.generalpatton.org.