Today's News

  • Robbery surveillance photos released

    Surveillance video images of two gunmen who robbed the Highland Avenue Dollar General Store Tuesday night were released Friday afternoon.
    According to Vine Grove Police Department Capt. Dale Riggs, a warning shot was fired into the ceiling as two medium-built men wearing hoods entered the store around 8 p.m. Tuesday demanding cash.
    Police say the men snatched about $100, then fled town in a full-sized, light-colored (white or silver) sedan.

  • Wall of cans certified as Guinness record

    Elizabethtown has joined the ranks of Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar resort — home of a 20-acre swimming pool — and Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, a Sri Lankan who stood on one leg for three days.
    The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed by e-mail that the Wall Against Hunger was, indeed, the largest free-standing wall of canned food ever built, said David Dozer, director of Helping Hand of the Heartland and North Hardin HOPE.
    A packet with a certificate is on the way.

  • Xerox donates to Shop with a Cop

    Steve Brown District Manager of Xerox recently presented $500 to Sgt. James Land of the Elizabethtown Police Department and Executive Board member of the Bruce Tabor Memorial FOP Lodge for this year’s “Shop with a Cop Program.”  Brown encourages others to donate to “Shop with a Cop to help needy children.

  • Avada Hearing Care Centers Participate in conference

    Steve Barlow, regional director of Avada was one of nearly 200 clinicians who attended the Avada Business Conference on Oct. 6-8 in Dallas, Texas. Avada Hearing Care Centers, operating subsidiary of Hearing Healthcare Management, held this business conference to advance hearing clinicians’ ability and skills so that they can better help patients in their local markets.

    All clinicians in the local offices attended the conference.

  • Investigators: One gun, two shooters, three charged

    One of three Louisville teenagers charged with murder “had no part in” the actual shooting that killed Mackenzie Smyser, 18, a police spokesman said, but contributed to the crime by driving the victim and alleged shooters to Hardin County. 
    Smyser’s body was found late Nov. 5 near Patriot Lane off Ky. 313 in Hardin County, three days after he’d been shot four times with a .38 caliber handgun, police say.
    Ryan Wilt, Jason Gowers and Connor J. Galenski, all 18, were charged with murder and jailed in Elizabethtown.

  • Coat exchange set for Friday in Radcliff

    Keeping children and adults warm through the chill of winter is the focus of one civic organization in Radcliff.

    The Radcliff Rotary Club will host Coat Exchange Day on Friday at Colvin Community Center. Rotary President Neil Atcher said it would be good if the group presented 200 coats to the community.

    “If we can get a couple of hundred coats in the first year, that would be great,’’ he said. “That would be a good year.’’

  • Local hero serves in AmeriCorps NCCC

    On Nov. 12, Megan Lister of Brandenburg, was inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

    Lister arrived at NCCC’s Southwest Region Campus in Denver and began training on Oct. 13, for 10 months of full-time service with AmeriCorps NCCC.

  • Young Professionals of Hardin County holds luncheon

    Kendra Stewart, left, posed with Young Professionals of Hardin County President Mika Tyler at a recent luncheon. Stewart was invited to speak to the group about the importance of membership and volunteerism in organizations. YPHC is a non profit group that meets from noon to 1 p.m., every third Wednesday at Citizens Union Bank (next to Chik-Fil-A).  YPHC is open for anyone 21-40 who is looking to network with other young professional members of the community.

  • Potted Few donates to Wreaths Across America

    The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club recently presented $150 to Donna Betson for the Kentucky Patriots’ Wreaths Across America initiative. Kentucky Patriots support committal services at the Radcliff Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery Central. The wreaths will be placed on 1,500 graves at the cemetery in Radcliff at 10 a.m., Dec. 11. Call Donna Betson at 877-7066 to participate.

  • Donate gently used wares to Hosparus Thrift Shoppe

    If making room at the holiday table and guest room for family this holiday season, it’s a good time to clean out closets. Donate your gently used wares to the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe at Elizabethtown’s Helmwood Plaza. Drop items off at the Elizabethtown location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To donate larger items like medical equipment or furniture, call the Thrift Shop to arrange for pick up at 769-0569.