Local News

  • Louisville man indicted for trafficking in heroin, cocaine

    A Louisville man has been indicted this week for trafficking in heroin and cocaine in Hardin County.

    Shaumbi Trenon Clay, 37, faces two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended license, failure to use a turn signal and operating with an expired license plate.

  • Nothing fishy about it: Fish fry events promote faith, community

    Refraining from eating meat on Fridays during Lent has long been a way of life for Catholics.

    The resulting fish fry events that have popped up throughout the county help the local faithful stick to the laws of their religion and build a sense of fellowship among Catholics and non-Catholics.

    Vine Grove resident Elisabeth Suarez, a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church on South Wilson Road in Radcliff, usually cooks fish at home on Fridays during Lent.

  • Volunteers needed at Lincoln Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Lincoln Museum are looking for dedicated volunteers.

  • Missing person found

    A missing man being sought by the Radcliff Police Department has been found.

    Grady Davis, 50, returned home in good health and unharmed at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

    He had been reported missing the day before, with his family afraid that he was distraught, according to police.

    Police are working with the family.

  • Photo: Brushing up on photography
  • Fatal crash victims were returning from Florida

    The identity of a man who drove a tractor-trailer involved in a crash Saturday, which resulted in the death of six people, and more information about a second wreck that followed have been released.

    Ibrahim Fetic, 47, of Troy, Mich., was driving a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 65 when his vehicle struck a 1999 Ford Expedition in front of him at about 11:13 a.m. near mile marker 83 near Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Flipped car leads to DUI arrest

    A Brandenburg man’s vehicle flipped onto its roof in the Radcliff Wal-Mart parking lot after being accused of shoplifting.

    Radcliff police responded to a call at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday that Jimmy A. Lewis, 37, was shoplifting at the store.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said he doesn’t know if Lewis was approached by Wal-Mart security or left for another reason, but he took off in his car before officers arrived.

  • North Hardin grad receives Purple Heart

    A North Hardin High School graduate has been awarded a Purple Heart two years after receiving an injury that still affects her life.

    Staff Sgt. Jasmine Russell, a U.S. Air Force medic, was riding in a convoy of 167 trucks in January 2011 during her first deployment to Afghanistan, which began the month before.

    Russell was assigned with the U.S. Army as a logistics convoy medic.

    There were many improvised explosive devices along the path that day, Russell said in a news release.

  • Downtown business owners pan decision to move county services

    Hardin County government’s decision to relocate the bulk of its services out of downtown Elizabethtown has left a sour taste in the mouths of many business owners located nearby.

    Pointing to vacant buildings, they said the loss of county offices will further deplete the downtown district, leaving older structures to crumble and sucking away an established customer base.

  • Guthrie says Obama leveraging military cuts for new spending

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie described President Barack Obama’s governing practices as “irresponsible” and said the president is trying to use the military as leverage for new spending.

    With sequestration taking effect forcing automatic cuts to the military and other federal services, Guthrie said Friday that he believes a proposal will be made before the end of the month to replace cuts proposed for national security with more “equal” cuts that may be even greater in scope than the roughly $85 billion proposed this year.