Local News

  • Shooting involving soldier remains under investigation

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 continues to investigate a domestic violence situation that turned into a shooting Friday in Guston. A Fort Knox soldier who allegedly fired the weapon has not been charged in the death of a 29-year-old Guston man.

    Police said Joshua W. Wemes died Friday of a single gunshot wound sustained after he broke into the home of Cpl. Quinton T. Phillips, 22, of Amarillo, Texas.

  • United Way allocates funding to 18 agencies

    fter a record-breaking campaign, United Way of Central Kentucky has allocated more than $761,000 to local agencies in need within its five-county region.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said 18 agencies have received funding this year, which is an increase from 14 agencies last year. Four of the 18 agencies — the American Red Cross, Grayson County Alliance, Good Samaritan Center and SpringHaven Inc. — received all of the funding requested, Wilborn added.

  • Museum reopening meant to honor public

    Bill Swope long has considered the free museum that has grown out of his personal car collection to be a gift back to the people who have supported the Swope Family of Dealerships for 60 years.

    “The cars in a sense, in a very real sense, belong to the community,” he said.

    Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum will host a grand reopening at 5:45 p.m. May 10 with a ribbon-cutting.

  • Beshear signs bill into law at Central Hardin

    Dennis Parrett’s vision to give his daughter a high school diploma came true Monday, as the bill he created to do so became law.

    Special needs students taking an alternative curriculum in high school now can receive diplomas for their efforts, thanks to a Kentucky law signed by Gov. Steve Beshear. Residents gathered at Central Hardin High School to watch Beshear sign the law and students in the high school’s special education department looked on as a bill that could change the outcome of their high school careers was signed.

  • Police identify 15-month-old Radcliff shooting victim

    Police in Radcliff are trying to piece together the events that led to a 15-month-old toddler being accidentally shot by her brother Sunday afternoon.

    On Monday, Bryce Shumate, public information officer for Radcliff Police Department, identified the victim as Bella San Martin.

    Bella was the daughter of Angelica and Christopher San Martin, who is stationed at Fort Knox, Shumate said.

    Services for Bella will be in California, Shumate said.

  • National Day of Prayer to be observed locally

    Area believers are encouraged to pray together Thursday for their communities.

    Prayer gatherings in Elizabethtown and Radcliff have been organized to honor the National Day of Prayer, which is observed nationally on the first Thursday of May each year. The day is annually proclaimed by Congress and the president as being acknowledged as a day during which citizens are encouraged to join their prayers for their communities and nation.

  • Police target traffic enforcement

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is aggressively working traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce injuries and traffic collisions in the city.

    Throughout the week, the department will target high traffic areas such as U.S. 31W during times traffic volume is increased and the risk for collisions is greater, according to a news release.

    Police say the goal is to concentrate on speeding, failure to stop at traffic control devices, aggressive driving and seat belt usage.

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  • Radcliff hears first reading on new alcohol policy

    Radcliff City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance modifying the city’s policies on alcohol at Colvin Community Center and City Park North.

    The ordinance as proposed would authorize the use of alcohol for special events and private parties at Colvin Community Center and city-sponsored events at Radcliff City Park North.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said alcohol use at all other city parks is prohibited under the plan.

  • Joshua Hines sentenced to 35 years

    Joshua Hines had decided April 7, 2011, was the day he was going to kill himself.

    He went to see his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, to use a phone to call an ambulance because he didn’t want his father to see his dead body.

    Ballard let Hines inside her Bardstown Road home and that’s when the 23-year-old’s plan fell apart. The gun Hines had placed in his waistband fell down his pants leg. When Ballard saw it, she screamed.