Local News

  • Fireworks capture community's facination

    It’s not hard to find a crowd on the Fourth of July, just go where the fireworks are.

    As part of the holiday, Amer­icans have formed a fascination with the gun-powdered explosives bordering on obsession. From setting fireworks off at home to attending a professional show, young and old alike seem to enjoy the experience.

  • UPDATE: Third wreck occurs at Deckard and Patriot Parkway

    Kentucky State Police responded to an injury accident around 5:15 p.m. Friday on Patriot Parkway at the intersection of Deckard School Road. 

    Larri C. Turner, 17, of Vine Grove was travelling south on Deckard School Road in a silver passenger car when she ran a stop sign at Patriot Parkway, according to KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory.

  • Hilton arraigned on murder, DUI charges

    After making an appearance Wednesday in Hardin District Court only to have it continued for lack of rep­resentation, Michael Todd Hilton was arraigned Thursday.

    Hilton, 34, of Irvington, is charged with murder and first-offense aggravated driving under the influence for involvement in a June 22 fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway that killed Elizabethtown teenager Bri­anna Taylor.

  • One dead after wreck at Deckard and South Wilson

    A man was killed Thursday afternoon and two other people were injured when a red Mustang struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Deckard School Road and South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    Richard Charles Lawler, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by Har­din County Chief Depu­ty Cor­oner Kenneth Spangen­berger and Deputy Coroner Shayna Norton.

    The wreck occurred around 4:30 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

  • 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.