Local News

  • ‘Trace’ evidence leads to arrest

    Footprints in snow early Friday morning led Radcliff police to a burglary suspect.

    Natasha Burgen, 28, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Friday and charged with stealing a firearm from a neighbor’s residence, receiving stolen property valued at less than $10,000, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

    All of the charges are Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison for each charge.

  • Shaping a new you in the new year

    The start of each new year brings with it a liberal dose of desired reinventions and resolutions to improve behavior.  

    One of the more lauded resolutions is the desire to lose weight and live healthier, but local trainers and nutrition experts say the best intentions can be sabotaged by unrealistic expectations and poor planning.

  • Radcliff weathers storms, finds bright spots

    The city of Radcliff has weathered storms during events throughout the year, but city officials said many other aspects of the city now look bright.

    That’s thanks to beautification projects along the Wilson Road and U.S. 31W corridors where the city installed new lighting, landscaping and benches.

    “We’re cleaning up that corridor,” said Mayor J.J. Duvall. “The overall aesthetics of Wilson Road is very eye-pleasing and complimentary.”

  • Flu could hit younger population harder

    Local and national health officials say younger adults could be impacted this flu season more than the older population, who generally are considered to be at a higher risk of contracting the virus.

    The predominant strain of influenza virus so far this season has been the H1N1 virus that caused a pandemic in 2009. At that time, the virus sickened children and younger adults more than those 65 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the same could happen again.

  • Five arrested in area crystal meth bust

    Five area residents started off the new year in jail after being arrested in a drug sweep Tuesday and Wednesday after an ongoing investigation of several months.

    Among those arrested was Chad E. Byers, 42, of Elizabethtown, who is described in his arrest citation as “a main distributor of crystal meth along with at least five others in the drug distribution in this area.”

  • HCS schedules make-up day

    Hardin County Schools will be in session on Feb. 14 to make up for missing school on Dec. 6 because of weather conditions.

    The original school calendar had Feb. 14 listed as a day school was dismissed.


  • Photo: Trapped under ice
  • Man charged with attempted murder

    A Radcliff man is in custody charged with the attempted murder of a store clerk early last year at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was arrested Monday after police linked DNA evidence collected at the store to Hughes.

    According to an arrest citation, Hughes entered the business Jan. 14, 2013, and fired a handgun multiple times at a store clerk before running away. Some items the suspect might have been wearing, according to surveillance video at the store, were found a short distance away.

  • Hodgenville police chief’s phone seized

    In June, Kentucky State Police seized numerous records and ordinance books from Hodgenville City Hall. The investigation culminated in a grand jury indictment of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, charged on a combined 69 felonies last month – most dealing with alleged misuse of the city’s gas card.

    They turned themselves in to the sheriff’s office the morning after their indictments were issued last month.

    They’ve declared their intent to plead not guilty at their arraignment Monday .

  • 2013 a mix of highs, lows for Elizabethtown

    The sudden death of Mayor Tim Walker in June drastically altered the city’s structure in 2013 but did not stifle progress as Elizabethtown moved ahead with several major initiatives.

    Even as the city still wrestles with grief, officials say they want to carry Walker’s legacy into the New Year by focusing on and furthering his special projects.