Local News

  • Rogers gets 13 years in sex case plea deal

    An Ashland man accepted a 13-year plea deal Wednesday for crimes against two girls younger than 12 in Hardin County over a four-year period.

    Edward P. Rogers, 35, took a deal from the commonwealth on two amended counts of sexual abuse younger than 12. He will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

    Formal sentencing is at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • E'town man accepts plea deal in daughter's death

    An Elizabethtown man could serve 20 years in prison after accepting a plea deal on charges he killed his infant daughter.

    Barry W. Williams Jr., 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of murder  in Hardin Circuit Court in front of Judge Ken Howard. As part of the deal, Williams will serve 20 years for the crime and becomes eligible for parole consideration after serving 85 percent of the sentence.

    Williams admitted in court to shaking Aleyah Noelle Williams, 6 months, in February. She died at Kosair Children's Hospital from her injuries.

  • Store owner turns superstitious after Friday the 13th fire

    Until Sept. 13, Joe Frazier never paid much attention to superstitions about Friday the 13th.

    On that day around 4:30 a.m. Frazier’s business of 22 years, True Value Hardware in Radcliff, caught fire. Fire officials said the fire was started by an electrical short on a neon sign on the store front.

    “I never was superstitious until then,” he said. “Everything was lost. I was thankful that no one was hurt.”

  • Shopping season a prime time for shoplifting

    As Christmas shopping heads into the homestretch, shoppers and shoplifters have had a busy season.

    From Thanksgiving Day through Tuesday night, shoplifters have been out and about around Hardin County stores. There have been 21 arrests — more than one a day — of suspects older than 18 during that time frame.

    Crowded stores filled with Christmas shoppers are a prime target for shoplifters to do what they do.

  • T.K. Stone Beta Club makes blankets for Springhaven

    Large sheets of fabric lined a hallway at T.K. Stone Middle School. Almost 40 students sat around the edges of the material, forming them into blankets. The students hoped to bring warmth, literally and figuratively, to residents at the local domestic violence shelter.

    The school’s Beta Club  spent an afternoon this week making blankets to take to the SpringHaven domestic violence shelter. The project was one the club decided to tackle in time for the holidays.

  • Guthrie receives Medicare champion award

    WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has been recognized for his work in Congress to assist seniors on Medicare

    Guthrie was awarded the title of Medicare Access Champion by The American Life Sciences Innovation Council (ALSIC). 

  • Cram the Cruiser nets more than 7,000 pounds of food
  • Radcliff fire conducting training Friday

    RADCLIFF — The Radcliff Fire Department is conducting a controlled burn training exercise at 9 a.m. Friday.

    The department will burn a vacant building at the corner of Knox Boulevard and Wilson Road, in the Redmar Plaza parking lot. The location is near the Wilson Gate to Fort Knox.

    The department conducted a controlled burn Tuesday in the adjacent building.


  • Central Hardin robotics team earns worldwide ranking

    The News-Enterprise

    The Central Hardin High School VEX Robotics team has exceeded its geographic boundaries. It quickly is becoming a world-renowned squad.

    VEX Robotics introduces students to the world of robotics. Central Hardin students use VEX robotics in their Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum. According to the RobotEvents.com website, the Bruins are ranked eighth in robot skills and ninth in programming skills in the world.

  • Radcliff City Council votes to raise mayor’s salary by $13,000

    Radcliff City Council members, many of whom are considering campaigning for the city’s top elected position, authorized a pay increase Tuesday of nearly 31 percent for the city’s next mayor.

    Councilman Don Yates introduced a motion to raise the mayor’s salary by $13,000 — from $42,000 to $55,000.

    Yates made mention of prior conversations council members have shared as reason for bringing up the motion, but also said the raise made sense for the city.