Local News

  • Aftermath of apartment fire brings plenty of uncertainty

    Inside a second floor apartment, through the charred door and frame, sat glasses on a kitchen table, hardly disturbed by the events of a night earlier when a swift-moving fire destroyed four units of a 12-apartment complex on Elmwood Drive in Radcliff.

  • 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.

  • Suspicious package causes stir at Radcliff post office

    A suspicious letter discovered Tuesday morning at the U.S. Post Office in Radcliff caused law enforcement and emergency responders to prepare for the worst. As it turned out, the envelope contained no hazard — just a note for police.

  • City, county agree on Woodland closure

    In what leaders described as a “spirit of cooperation,” Eliza­bethtown City Council voted unanimously to grant right of way to Hardin Memorial Hospital and change access to Woodland Drive.

  • Blaze engulfs Radcliff apartment complex

    While his wife cooked supper late Tuesday afternoon, Hector Santiago was asleep in a recliner in their Radcliff apartment when a banging on the door triggered a frantic scene at the 12-unit complex at 325 Elmwood Drive.

    A neighbor, Andres Matos, was pounding on the door.

  • EIS approves 2015-16 draft budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board of Edu­cation approved the district’s draft budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night at Panther Academy.

    State law requires every local board of education to submit a draft budget before Jan. 31 for the upcoming school year.

  • Attorney withdraws from murder case

    Only a month until trial, an attorney for Kyle Thompson, accused of murder following a fatal wreck June 3 on Ky. 313, has withdrawn from counsel.

    Bob Bishop, who has represented Thompson, 24, on matters involving probation, entered a motion to withdraw as legal counsel Tuesday for medical reasons without objection from Thompson.

  • 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.