Local News

  • Junior Achievement Penguin Plunge is next month

    A chilly pool of water has been enough to motivate local supporters of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana in past years. The tradition continues next month for

    the fourth annual Junior Achievement Penguin Plunge.

  • Social media session tonight at John Hardin

    John Hardin High School is taking a proactive step in educating parents about the benefits and obstacles created by social media.

    “iLEARN: A Parent’s Social Media Survival Guide” is at 6 p.m. today at John Hardin High School. It is intended for parents only.


    A paid advertisement in Wednesday’s edition was viewed by some readers as a comment related to a Radcliff City Council meeting report on the same page.

  • Plea deal reached in double murder case

    A plea deal has been reached in the double murder case against a Hodgenville man in an August 2013 car crash on Lincoln Parkway.

    Earl D. Richardson, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless homicide and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

  • Two involved in bus vs. car wreck in Radcliff

    A Hardin County Schools bus was involved in a wreck at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate, a male driving a 2008 Nissan car struck the rear-end of a 2013 HCS bus northbound of U.S. 31W in front of Jack Hart's body shop. No children were on the bus at the time of the crash.

  • Double murder trial begins this week

    The trial is expected to begin this week for a Hodgenville man accused of driving under the influence and killing an elderly couple in a crash on Lincoln Parkway more than 17 months ago.

    Jury selection in the double murder case against Earl D. Richardson, 47, is set to start today in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Hodgenville's only female mayor steps out of political spotlight

    Following decades of serving the city of Hodgenville, Glenda Wathen has retired from the political scene.

    The long-time member of Hodgenville City Council did not seek re-election last year. She attended her final meeting of the council in December.

    Wathen served in numerous capacities over the years, including as mayor.

  • Crash closes I-65

    A three-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 on Monday night closed the roadway for a few hours.

    According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory, the crash involved two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, he said.

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  • Parkway ramp from Ring Road blocked by semi

    The ramp onto Western Kentucky Parkway westbound from Ring Road was blocked early Tuesday evening due to an overturned semi, the Transportation Cabinet reported.

    Traffic on the parkway was not affected.

    The ramp closure occurred just before 6 p.m. and traffic was restored by 8:30 p.m., a cabinet spokesman reported.