Local News

  • Radcliff's Reese among Honor Flight recipients

    Twenty-two Kentucky veterans met early last Thursday morning at Louisville International Airport. Among them were recipients of the Purple Heart and some who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Others went to Asia during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

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  • Missing zero causes stir in Hodgenville tax rate

    A typographical error in a tax rate calculation created several problems for the city of Hodgenville.

    City Council voted Sept. 8 to increase the tax rate, accepting the compensating rate of 13.2 cents per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property.

  • Man arrested on charges of rape and kidnapping

    A man from Crossville, Tennessee, was arrested on charges of rape and kidnapping by Kentucky State Police on Saturday in Lebanon Junction.

    Douglas Martin Davis, 44, is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Animals blessed

    Barks, instead of amens, punctuated the prayers and other recitations during the Sunday afternoon service of the joint congregation of Christ Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Chapel in Elizabethtown.

    The service was the church’s annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

  • Glendale's French among fallen firefighters to be honored

    Those who knew Jonathan French understood his passion to be a firefighter.

    He enjoyed responding to calls, cleaning and caring for the trucks and just hanging around the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Sen. Rand Paul weighs in on local, national topics

    In an election season overflowing with campaign ads and political rhetoric, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, with no campaign of his own to speak of as of now, is able to drum up support for the Republican Party across the nation and is willing to speak on multiple topics.

  • Louisville couple wins Lincoln look-alike contests

    The wind may have blown over a booth and threatened many more at this Lincoln Days celebration, but there was a little love in the air, too.

    Larry Elliot, 62, won the Lincoln look-alike contest while his wife, Mary Elliot, 56, won the Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest, meaning they could lead the parade as real-life man and wife and as the famous couple.

  • Elizabethtown dog park opens

    Megan and Allen Kin­der used to drive from Radcliff to Louisville just for the dog parks. Now they drive to Freeman Lake Park where they were among the first to unleash their pups Saturday.

    “We love coming out here with the family,” said Megan Kinder. “Now we’re excited to come out here with the dogs.”

  • Attorney looks to save jail, county money

    A new program is at work in the criminal justice system and County Attorney Jenny Oldham says it will save the county money.

    The Community Labor Program, which is sponsored by Oldham’s office, allows defendants who have been unable to pay fines from a criminal matter a chance to work off the debt by volunteering at local government and civic agencies.