Local News

  • Teen charged in attempted murder case released on property bond

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing a former boyfriend was released Friday on a $100,000 property bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested a week ago on an attempted murder charge. She appeared Friday in Hardin District Court when her attorney, Dwight Preston, presented a motion for bond reduction.

    The defense’s written motion referred to the teen’s $50,000 cash bond as “oppressive” and requested it either be significantly lowered or for LaPorte to be released on her own recognizance.

  • Flurry of rental housing rolling toward completion this year

    Fort Knox officials stressed the need for more rental housing during the final days of the Base Realignment and Closure project and developers are accommodating those needs.

    Several new apartment complexes are nearing the final leg of construction and should be available for rent before the year ends.

    Les Gatrost, project manager for Arlington Park apartments off Robinbrooke Boulevard in Elizabethtown, said the complex will house about 264 units and should be open by June 1. The clubhouse should be available by May.

  • Faces & Places: The faces of our moon
  • E'town church kicks off grand opening of new refuge center

    Members of the Evangel World Prayer Center in Elizabethtown kicked off the opening of their White Mills Refuge Center Saturday afternoon with an outdoor Easter celebration.

    The new refuge center is in the building that used to be Lynnvale Elementary School, said the Rev. Ray Romero, pastor. Church member Caesar Lopez owns the building and wanted the congregation to do something with it.

    Romero said Evangel World Prayer Center members asked the question, “What does the community need?” They felt the refuge center was the right answer.

  • Leadership changes hands at Fort Knox

    After just a few months at Fort Knox, post commander Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald passed the responsibilities of Cadet Command and Fort Knox on to Maj. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith during a change of command ceremony Friday afternoon.

    Smith, who was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital and spent the first four years of his life in Radcliff, has been stationed at the post, serving as director of the U.S. Army Accessions Command Discontinuance Task Force. On Friday, the newly promoted major general said he will continue to oversee the task force in addition to his new roles.

  • Missing Clarkson teen returns home

    A runaway Clarkson teen who had been missing since Monday returned home Friday, police say.

    Brandi E. Higdon, 16, was believed to be with 18-year-old Tyler Hill during her absence. According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4, Hill has returned home as well.

    According to the release, state police are communicating with the Higdon and Hill families to determine which direction the investigation needs to go.

  • Woman found dead in lake at Pine Valley Golf Resort

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a possible drowning after an Elizabethtown woman was found Friday night in a lake at Pine Valley Golf Resort.

    Jane E. Davis, 50, was found face down in a lake near the Pine Valley Club House, according to an EPD news release. Police said officers responded around 10:43 p.m.

    Davis was treated by Hardin County EMS and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore.

  • Carbon credits generate more than $150,000 in first-year revenue

    Hardin County government is starting to see payoff from its carbon credit program, which concerns the retrieval and destruction of methane gas at the Pearl Hollow Landfill. 

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Friday informed Hardin Fiscal Court the county grossed about $130,000 in carbon credit sales for the last three quarters, building on the $46,000 grossed in the first quarter of sales.

    Berry said the county will net around $140,000 of the $176,000 generated from the carbon credit program.

  • Committee to explore future of Millpond Business Center

    The city of Radcliff is partnering with the North Hardin Economic Development Authority to form a committee tasked with studying the best uses for Millpond Business Center off of Ky. 313.

  • The Issue: Kids Having Kids intro

    Among the more than 1,000 students and countless lockers at John Hardin High School is a daycare classroom provided for teenage students in throughout the Hardin County Schools who also are parents.