Local News

  • Western Hardin County Days provides music, fun
  • Officer dies after chase, crash

    A Hodgenville police officer is dead after he lost control of his cruiser Sunday morning while pursuing a suspect.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, of Elizabethtown, died at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday at University Hospital in Louisville, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    Taulbee is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and children, Audra, 20, and Austin, 17, according to a news release from KSP.

  • New chief, new plans in Vine Grove

    Twenty-four years ago, Kenny Mattingly started his police career as a part-time officer at Vine Grove Police Department.

    He spent 23 years rising in the ranks at Radcliff Police Department before retiring in 2011. On Monday, Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt swore him in as chief of the police department where his career began in 1988.

  • Former West Point man charged with sodomy

    A former West Point man indicted in June on 18 sex-related charges involving minors was arrested Thursday in Boyd County on a new felony charge.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg, is charged with first-degree sodomy for an offense that allegedly occurred in May 2010.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said Sturgill was arrested Thursday night on an arrest warrant and transported Friday to Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Glendale man indicted on six counts of statutory rape

    A Hardin County grand jury in August indicted a Glendale man facing six counts of statutory rape.

    Kevin D. Floyd, 23, is charged with six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    In total, he faces 10 Class D felony charges.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Floyd in July on allegations he engaged in sexual activity with a girl younger than 16, according to an arrest warrant. Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4 spokesman, said the incidents were reported by the girl’s stepmother.

  • PHOTOS: Bitter harvest

    “The worst corn crop I’ve ever seen,” Kevin Mobley said as he stepped out of his combine while harvesting on his St. John Road farm. “There’s nothing there but stalks. I’ll be here all evening trying to get a grain tank full.”

    Jill Wade, co-owner of Back Forty Farms in Sonora said, “This year is the worst harvest we’ve ever had.”

  • Clarity Solutions for Women hosts annual fundraising walk

    Clarity Solutions for Women hosted Walk for Life, one of its two annual fundraisers, Saturday morning, during which about 200 volunteers and community members showed support for the nonprofit organization.

    Peggy Adams, coordinator for the walk, said the Christian-based organization in Elizabethtown operates on donations. Its mission is to provide a pressure-free environment for women facing unexpected pregnancy, offering them information and support as they consider raising the child or adoption.

  • PHOTOS: Upton Days 2012
  • 233rd ceremony set for Monday

    Soldiers from the 233rd Transportation Company will case the unit’s flag – a military tradition symbolizing completion of the unit’s operations here and its relocation to Fort Stewart, Ga. – during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post 11 a.m. Monday.

    The Army’s decision to relocate the unit was made to support the training needs of the unit and transportation needs of the three heavy brigade combat teams at Fort Stewart.

    The move is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 16.

  • Brushy Fork Debates let candidates speak

    With Vine Grove’s Autumn Daze festival in the backdrop, several candidates in federal, state and local races took the stage Saturday at Optimist Park during the city’s Brushy Fork Debates.

    The Brushy Fork format allows for each candidate to deliver a five-minute stump speech.