Local News

  • KSP shoots E'town man after he throws knife

    An Elizabethtown man is at University Hospital in Louisville after he was shot in the groin Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police say Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, of the 2000 block of Hodgenville Road was shot by authorities after he threw a large knife at Trooper Charlie Miller.

    KSP received a call at 11:38 p.m. in regards to a welfare check requested by family members Sunday night, according to a news release. Family members say Scheppa had made suicidal references.

  • RPD officer arrested

    A Radcliff police officer was arrested by fellow officers and booked into the Hardin County Detention Center early Monday morning.

    Brian Jason Clear, 33, was charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication, first and second offense.

    Clear, who has been on the RPD staff for less than a year, was released on an unsecured bond at 11:57 a.m. today following video arraignment in Hardin District Court.

  • Projects at Lakewood Elementary take shape

    Projects were coming together Friday at Lakewood Elementary School.

    To the side of the building, volunteers from the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association were constructing an outdoor classroom.

    In front of the school, an artist in residence was putting the finishing touches on a limestone sculpture of a bear wading through grass and water.

    Ruthie Miller, director of a project supported by federal grant money, said the children have loved seeing the bear take shape.

  • LCS Distinguished Alumni to induct four new members

    Landmark News Service

    The LaRue County Board of Education has announced four inductees as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    Phyllis Higdon Gentry, Dr. Brandon Houk, John E. Hornback, and Capt. Mark D. Turner, M.D., will be honored at a luncheon Friday at the LaRue County Extension Service.


  • Night Risers attendance droops, organizers hope for better in the future

    Not as many of the undead dug themselves out of the coffins this weekend as organizers of the Night Risers Film Festival & Expo hoped.

    The event took place for the first time from Friday through Sunday to feature independent films and revel in other horror-related festivities at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town couple indicted on abuse charges

    Two Elizabethtown residents arrested earlier this month on charges related to the abuse of a 2-year-old girl have been indicted into Hardin Circuit Court.

    Mark Anthony Tharp, 26, faces a charge of first-degree criminal abuse while the girl’s mother, Allison Clark, 23, is charged with complicity to commit first-degree criminal abuse.

  • Local teachers receive state achievement awards

    Two teachers who came to education later in life have been recognized for their efforts.

    Kathy Thompson, an English teacher at Central Hardin High School, and Derisa Hindle, a math teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, have been named recipients of the Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Thompson and Hindle are among 24 recipients in the state and are in the running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

  • Bluegrass festival makes music on and off stage

    Shelly Kern’s family reunion this year included a little bit of twang.

    She returned this weekend from North Carolina to Vine Grove, where she was raised.

    Kern spent the day reuniting with family members from as far away as Atlanta at the Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival in Optimist Park. Listening to a four-piece band singing and picking a song about how cowboys still are cowboys in San Antonio was awesome, she said.

    Her grandfather, Mitchell Ivy, said the atmosphere, camaraderie and spirit of the festival are good for the community.

  • Family loses more than money to a ‘Most Wanted’

    After providing financial assistance and support to a coworker in need, an Elizabethtown woman fell prey to one of Hardin County’s Most Wanted.

    Laura Hunt, who used to work with Jenny Lee Mauller at Wal-Mart, paid two of Mauller’s bonds. According to Hunt, she and her husband lost more than $10,000, including bond payments, attorney fees and other costs.

    “It makes us not trust people,” Laura Hunt said Friday. “We took her into our home. We even gave her $2,000 to be able to do Christmas for her kids.”

  • U.S. 31W resurfacing set for tonight

    Resurfacing work for U.S. 31W north of Radcliff is scheduled to begin tonight.

    In preparation for paving, contract crews will begin milling operations at 7 p.m. each night and work through 6 a.m. The section of work extends from mile point 33 (Meade County line) to mile point 37 (Jefferson County line). Crews will begin paving by midweek on the same nighttime schedule.

    Motorists should slow down and be aware of workers and equipment in and near the work zone. Brief delays are possible.