Local News

  • UPDATE: Fatal crash occurred Thursday on South Wilson

    A man was killed and two other people were injured after a car struck a motorcycle on South Wilson Road near the interscection of Deckard School Road behind John Hardin High School.

    Richard Charles Lawler, 37, of Easteview was dead at the scene according Har­din County Chief Depu­ty Cor­oner Kenneth Spangen­berger and Deputy Coroner Shayna Norton.

  • Photos: One injured in I-65 crash

    A Tennessee woman was injured Thurday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Upton on Interstate 65.

    Breanna Clark, 21, of Cordova, Tennessee, was driving the car at the right when it overturned and she was ejected. Clark was airlifted by emergency medical helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville after being treated by Hardin County EMS.

    The crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 78. No other vehicles were involved, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • St. John Road work begins Tuesday

    Maintenance crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be replacing a pipe along St. John Road beginning Tuesday, forcing the closure of a seven-mile stretch of the road. It will be closed between St. John Church Road and Salt River Road, which also are known as Ky. 2213 and Ky. 920.

    Mobile message boards on approach to the work site will assist in alerting local traffic of the upcoming closure.

    Weather permitting, replacement of the pipe should be complete by the end of the week, according to the cabinet's news release.

  • Woman charged with felony assault

    An altercation with her fiance early Thursday morning landed a Cecilia woman in the Hardin County Detention Center on a felony assault charge.

    Lacosta Kelly, 34, is charged with second-degree domestic violence assault, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison after police say she stabbed her fiance in the side of his stomach with a screwdriver. Police said the altercation allegedly occurred in the 500 block of Gemma Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Motion filed in LaRue superintendent's DUI case

    A motion for dismissal in a DUI case against LaRue County Super­inten­dent Samuel D. Sanders has turned the defense into offense.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville police officer pulled him over within 200 yards of his home.

    Doug Hubbard, attorney for San­ders, filed several motions in the case including a motion to exclude a dash camera tape of the police stop and subsequent arrest, which also shows Sanders’ wife walking toward the car.

  • Radcliff man charged with rape of teen

    A 19-year-old Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with sex crimes against a girl younger than 14.

    Jordan Farmer, who lives in the 300 block of Shelby Avenue, is charged with second-degree rape/no force, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Farmer also faces misdemeanor charges of two counts of sexual misconduct and third-degree sexual abuse.

  • Pretrial conference date set for robbery suspect

    A Louisville man pleaded not guilty of multiple charges Tuesday at his arraignment hearing in Hardin District Court.

    Shaquan Darnell Mulrain, 28, was indicted on first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and giving a peace officer a false name or address after police say he robbed a group of people at gunpoint in a Radcliff neighborhood.

  • Local soldier wins free tractor in national contest

    Michael Petzinger beamed, speechless as his brand new Mahindra Max 22 tractor pulled around to the front parking lot of Taul Equipment Inc. on Wednesday afternoon The dealership doesn’t typically celebrate every tractor sold with balloons, American flags and bows, but this transaction was different.

    Petzinger didn’t pay a cent for the $19,400 four-wheel drive Mahindra with a 60-inch mowing deck. He won it in a national contest.


    To celebrate Independence Day, four fireworks shows will be held tonight. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

    As part of the Founders’ Day activities, which begin at 5 p.m. at Freeman Lake Park, fireworks are scheduled a dark. No admission fee.

  • Radcliff man adjusts to life after acquittal

    With three weeks of freedom following his acquittal, Russell Hughes said he still faces challenges trying to adjust to life on the other side of his cell.

    “It is difficult to get my life back on track after this,” Hughes said. “People were looking at me the wrong type of way and stereotyping me. I have a good heart and I’m a good person. Even some of the people I knew had their second thoughts. I still have yet to see some people.”