Local News

  • Motorists live stranded life

    Fresh off a shift of work at R&L Carriers in Louisville, Eric Tartaglia was ready to brave the blinding snow and get to his Vine Grove home early Thursday morning.

    He didn’t make it.

    At about the 105-mile marker in the southbound lane of Interstate 65, Tartaglia’s path was blocked “by a wall of traffic.”

  • Flooding may be a concern moving forward

    With warmer temperatures expected by the weekend, flooding may pose a threat as Thursday’s heavy snowfall melts off.

    According to Mark Adams of the Fort Knox Weather Center, temperatures could reach 45 degrees by Sunday, initiating the melt down. Temperatures could rise above 60 degrees by mid-week.

  • 2015: A snow odyssey

    Most March snowfalls don’t quite measure up to this one — literally.

    A foot fell at Fort Knox, 14 inches in Rineyville, 18 in Eliza­bethtown and there were reports of 20 inches in Vine Grove on Thursday morning, according to Fort Knox Lead Meteo­rologist Mark Adams.

  • Man no longer able to maintain innocence of sex acts

    While maintaining his innocence throughout a trial for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Big Clifty man can no longer lay claim to innocence.

    Jeffery Diehl, 51, pleaded guilty to a third charge of first-degree sexual abuse, which was severed prior to his trial Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Wrongful death suit against LaRue deputy dismissed

    A wrongful death suit, filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.

  • EPD develops domestic violence task force

    When Elizabeth­town Police Chief Tracy Schiller arrived to lead the department, he brought with him a proactive approach to policing.

    When department personnel began analyzing statistics, they realized officers were being called to certain residences over and over to deal with domestic disputes.

  • Emotional abuse often as damaging as bruises

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The name of the accused abuser has been changed.

    There were times when Megan Nickoloff was hoping her college boyfriend, “Brent,” would have just unleashed a flurry of strikes upon her.

    Maybe that way it would be easier to understand the often paralyzing relationship.

  • Schools educate students about domestic violence

    Area school systems educate students with units or classes that outline healthy relationships and the effects of different types of abuse. Among those areas of abuse is domestic violence.

  • DUI bill closer to becoming law

    A bill to strengthen penalties for habitual drunken drivers, known as the Bri­anna Taylor Act, is one step closer to becoming law.

    Senate Bill 34 would change what is known in legal circles as the “look-back period” to 10 years from five – meaning penalties for someone convicted of drunken driving multiple times in a 10-year period can be increased.

  • Snow total could reach more than 2 feet for the season

    This area often goes a decade without a significant snowfall, but is in the midst of a second major snow blitz with an expected pounding of up to a foot across the region ending today.