Local News

  • Local CASA representatives honored

    Earlier this month, CASA of the Heartland representatives won honors at the CASA Network in Kentucky state conference in Louisville.

    Sylvia Griendling was recognized as Executive Director of the Year and Marsha Senninger was acknowledged as Volunteer of the Year.

    CASA of the Heartland is a nonprofit group that recruits, trains and supports a network of volunteers who are court-appointed advocates for abused and neglected children in the Hardin County court system.

  • Tribute honors late band director’s influence

    During a teaching career that spanned more than four decades, earned state championship honors and attracted national attention, Chuck Campbell influenced thousands of young lives.

    Nearly three years after his death, Campbell’s talents as a music educator have been captured in a composition called “Everything Beautiful.”

  • Photos: Cats dancing to Dallas
  • HMH Health and Wellness Expo moves to new venue

    Hardin Memorial Health is moving its health expo to a larger venue this year.

    The 2014 HMH Health and Wellness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at John Hardin High School. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

    The expo will feature a balance of free health screenings, wellness information and health resources.

  • Ga. man charged with threatening Rineyville resident

    A Georgia man has been charged with making threats and leaving threatening phone messages for a civilian employee at Fort Knox. the Associated Press reported Sunday.

  • Photo: Walking in sunshine
  • Arrested for trespassing, Radcliff teen claims rights were violated

    Teens playing a combat-style game earlier this month with toy guns in field near residences alarmed a neighbor and brought a response from Radcliff police.

    One of the six players, Ryan Seaman, 18, of Radcliff, was arrested during the incident and says questions of First Amendment rights were raised by a video documenting the arrest.

  • Double Dutch Treat: Local jump rope team to perform at Disney

    A local jump rope team will spend spring break at the place that makes dreams come true.

    The Heartland Hot Steppers are off to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on a stage in Downtown Disney.

    They are the first jump rope group Disney invited to perform and the process to get accepted was a long one, coach Kelly Hamlin said.

    “When I told them we were a jump rope team, they didn’t know what to expect,” said Hamlin, who is a volunteer. “I had to educate them.”

  • Girls' efforts are going to the dogs — and cats

    After completing a classroom assignment to write an opinion piece, two Helmwood Heights Elementary School students put their words into action and raised $275 for homeless animals, including tooth fairy money.

    Ashlyn Cann and Anna Hinkle, both 9, held a week-long donation drive at their school a couple of weeks ago, raising not only the money but a large basket full of pet toys and supplies.

    On Saturday, accompanied by family members, the girls delivered the items to the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • LaRue County superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    Hodgenville police arrested LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight Saturday.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said it is believed Sanders was on his way home after watching the University of Kentucky/ University of Louisville basketball game.

    Sanders, who also was charged with speeding, was driving a school-owned car, according to police. The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight Saturday.