Local News

  • Two Post 4 troopers fired after investigation

    Two troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, including the post’s 2012 Trooper of the Year, have been fired after an investigation into an alleged relationship with a teenage girl.

    Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young were terminated Friday, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, a spokesman for KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Alleged victim testifies in sexual abuse trial

    More than two years ago, a girl younger than 12 years old hid two pairs of underwear behind a dresser in her Radcliff home.

    On Wednesday, that girl sat on a witness stand in Hardin Circuit Court and watched as a detective wearing yellow gloves pulled two pairs of underwear from evidence containers. The detective passed them to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon.

    “Do you recognize what I’m holding in my hand?” Logsdon asked the girl, who was the first witness called Wednesday in the jury trial of Jose Vargas.

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  • E'town man dead in Shepherdsville Road wreck

    An accident around 1 p.m. today has claimed the life of an Elizabethtown man.

    A single-vehicle wreck in the 4300 block of Shepherdsville Road has left an Elizabethtown man dead, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Edgar Willis, 70, ws pronounced dead at the scene. KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. Willis was ejected from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

    The accident blocked traffic for a few hours from Tunnel Hill Road to West Bryan Road.

  • HMH a finalist for online Best in Class Awards

    Hardin Memorial Health has been named a finalist in several categories for the Greystone.Net Best in Class Awards, which highlights excellence in hospital and health system web content, functionality and strategy applications.

    HMH is a finalist for “Best Use of Mobile Strategy,” “Best Use of Health Content for Digital Marketing and “Best Use of Analytics to Track Performance,” said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

  • Local competitive eating competition set for Sunday

    Local competitors want to challenge Joey Chestnut can eat their way into a spot in the Major League Eating competition Oct. 5 during Radcliff Days.

    Radcliff is hosting a local competitive eating competition in conjunction with WQXE radio and the Radcliff Tourism and Convention Commission at 3 p.m. Sunday at Colton’s Steakhouse. Participants will be challenged to eat as many boneless chicken wings as they can swallow in roughly six minutes, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • Effort brings clean water to Guatemala

    The average American uses 176 gallons of water each day.

    The filtered, purified liquid goes into toilets, showers, washing machines and dishwashers, as well as being used for food and drink.

    Many children in Guatemala are able to consume about one half gallon of water each day, much less than is recommended, according to a study by the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism in Guatemala City.

  • Western Hardin County Days celebrates 10 years

    The 10th annual Western Hardin County Days will once again have plenty to offer those attending, including a sense of community spirit.

    Activities center around the Double L Grocery in Hardin Springs. The majority of the festival activity is at the intersection of Ky. 920 and Ky. 84.

    The festival, one of four this weekend in Hardin County, kicks off Friday with the beauty pageant at 6:30 p.m.

  • Former Hardin County business owner pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

    A former Hardin County business owner pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Louisville to aiding and abetting with others in a pyramid and Ponzi scheme and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

  • Radcliff property tax rates clear first reading

    For the third straight year, Radcliff is adopting lowered real estate property tax rates because of wise money management, Mayor J.J. Duvall said Tuesday night.

    City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance holding the real property tax rate at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, slightly below the compensating rate of 16 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is the amount needed to equal last year’s revenue.