Local News

  • Soldier accused of incest will receive probated sentence

    A sergeant in the U.S. Army Cadet Command 1st Brigade accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court in a sex abuse case involving a relative.

    After more than 11 months in jail, Sgt. 1st Class Felix Manuel Ayala, 46, of Radcliff, pleaded guilty to incest with consent, a Class C felony.

    The charge was amended from incest, forcible compulsion incapable of consent. Three other charges — first-degree rape, incapable of consent; first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, incapable of consent — were dismissed without prejudice.

  • KY 361 to open June 2


    Ky. 361 is expected to open June 2 as crews finish striping and sign installation during the next couple of weeks, leading up to the opening date.

    Motorists will see message boards along Ky. 361 (approaching Ky. 1600), Deckard School Road, Ky. 220 and Ky. 313 notifying local traffic of the coming changes.

    Signals through the cor­ridor will be set on flash. Once Ky. 361 is open, signals will become fully operational, requiring cross traffic to stop on a red light. Previously, these intersections have not required stopping.

  • Missing Radcliff woman found in Danville


    A Radcliff woman reported missing Monday afternoon was found later that day in Danville at a Huddle House.

    According to Radcliff Police, Marion E. Walker, 82, was found safe and unharmed. Spokesman Bryce Shumate said she drove herself to the central Kentucky town.


    Highlights of Tuesday night's voting:

  • Berry, Duvall move ahead in judge-executive race

    The race for Hardin County judge-executive shook out as many expected.

    Three-term incumbent Harry Berry will face Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall for the county’s highest office in November after they easily overcame their primary opposition.

    Berry blitzed Glen­dale resident Arthur Hurley Jr., securing 4,808 votes to Hurley’s 1,489. It was good for more than 76 percent of the vote.

  • Three injured in wreck after woman runs stoplight

    A Radcliff couple was injured in a Tuesday morning wreck in Vine Grove after a Hardinsburg woman ran a stoplight and struck their vehicle, police said.

    Lora Bennett, 33, was traveling south on Ky. 313 in a white Jeep Liberty when she ran a light and struck a bronze Chevrolet Impala traveling east on Rogersville Road driven by Lowell Floyd, 81, according to Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly. Floyd’s wife, Juanita, 73, and their dog were passengers.

  • Traveling replica provides glimpse of Vietnam Memorial

    A half-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will arrive in Hardin County later this week and be available for Memorial Day weekend.

    The wall will be dedicated during a 10 a.m. ceremony Thursday at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road, organizer Dan Tonietti said. Volunteers are expected to build the replica early Thursday morning.

    Robert Griffin, a former combat photographer during the Vietnam War who is helping organize the event, said a number of volunteers have been lined up to place the memorial.

  • Homeowners respond to planning commission resignations

    Homeowners close to Vulcan Materials Co.’s rock quarry in northern Hardin County stand by their stance that the quarry’s expansion is improper.

    The three homeowners who appealed the 5-0 decision by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission to rezone more than 26 acres near the intersection of Battle Training and Bewley Hollow roads — Frank Humphrey, Gary Lawson and James Moore — say the commission erred in approving the request.

  • Dyer, Miller were suspended before resigning

    Before resigning, former Hardin County EMS Director Ira Dyer and former EMS assistant shift supervisor James R. Miller were suspended as county government conducted an internal investigation of the department once concerns were raised.

  • E'town authorizes flag sales at City Hall

    Elizabethtown City Council has softened its stance regarding the sale of city flags.

    The council voted unanimously to start selling flags with the city seal at City Hall to residents interested in obtaining one.

    Councilman Kenny Lewis made the motion, saying he has been contacted by several residents who would like to secure one of the flags to fly at their home or use in local functions. He said it is a good idea that should be implemented.

    Councilman Terry Shipp seconded the motion.