Local News

  • Restaurant projects feature owners' work

    Money is typically tight for independent entrepreneurs opening new businesses.

    It was no exception when James Jiang of Elizabethtown and two business partners decided to open Tokyo on East Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff earlier this summer.

    That’s why he and his partners pulled out their tools when tile work, restaurant design and several more of the handyman tasks that went into getting the space ready to be opened needed to be done. They decided to pay in sweat and skill what they didn’t want to turn over in cash.

  • Cardboard Nation offers a slice of homeless life

    Spending a night in a cardboard box without some of the daily luxuries such as a pillow or bottle of Diet Coke doesn’t paint the entire homeless picture for Angelia Poyner.

    But Cardboard Nation, set for its sixth year as a fundraiser for Warm Blessings soup kitchen in Elizabethtown, does provide participants a slice of what homelessness could be.

    Poyner has participated every year and plans to again Sept. 20 with some fellow members of her church, Colesburg Baptist.

  • Missing woman found dead in LaRue Co.

    A search and rescue effort ended Sunday afternoon in LaRue County when emergency personnel found a missing women dead.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the woman and a man were riding a four-wheeler at Otter Creek near Wayne Ennis Road when they lost control in a flash flood.

    The water swept the four-wheeler away, he said, and the woman disappeared. The man was not injured, Sadler said.

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  • Radcliff men indicted in restaurant robbery

    Two Radcliff men charged in the Aug. 24 robbery of a Radcliff fast-food restaurant are set to be arraigned today in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Adam C. Charney, 30, and Richard C. Slaughter, 29, were indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Charney faces charges of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and first-degree persistent felony offense. Slaughter is charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery, menacing and trafficking in a synthetic cannabinoid agonist or piperazines.

  • Hodgenville man gains $10,000 in bar discrimination suit


    Landmark News Service

    The former owner of a Raywick bar has agreed to a $10,000 payment to settle a discrimination complaint stemming from an April 5, 2012 incident.

    Susan Riggle, the former owner of Susie’s Bottoms Up, agreed to make the payment to Naquan Thurman, a patron who was denied entrance to the bar because of his race. The payment was part of a conciliation agreement that the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights approved at its Aug. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Guthrie to hold Academy Day in Bardstown

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie hosts an Academy Day information fair Saturday in Bardstown at Thomas Nelson County High School. The fair begins at 9:30 a.m.

    Academy Day is designed to help make the nomination and appointment application processes clearer and easier for students who hope to attend one of the nation’s five service academies.

  • The ideology of health care integration

    Hardin Memorial Health is losing roughly $100,000 per physician annually through the acquisition of private physician groups — part of a sweeping trend in health care systems across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Officials with HMH and Baptist Health care argued the losses must be couched by what the physicians bring to the table in terms of care and how integration of these physician groups into a larger network eventually provides more streamlined processes that lower costs for patients.

  • Wagers pleads guilty but mentally ill in hatchet slaying

    Four days after an Elizabethtown man was found competent to stand trial he pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the June 2012 hatchet slaying of a Clarkson man.

    As Jamie Wagers admitted Friday in Hardin Circuit Court to killing Christian F. Higdon last June in Elizabethtown, Higdon’s mother, Cindy, quietly sobbed in the gallery.

    Higdon, 20, was found dead June 16 in a yard at 45 Magers Drive. Wagers, 25, told Judge Ken Howard on Friday he intentionally swung a hatchet at Higdon, which struck him the head and caused his death.

  • R.R. ‘Babe’ Thomas dies

    When Sammy’s Market was open on East Western Avenue in Sonora, former Hardin County Judge-Executive R.R. “Babe” Thomas and Brother Mike Bell would meet for lunch every Friday at the store.