Local News

  • Grand jury indicts 26 in December

    The Hardin County grand jury issued 26 indictments this month with more than half of those involving theft- or fraud-related offenses.

    The grand jury indicted five in December for felony welfare fraud. One defendant faces unemployment fraud.

  • Radcliff man indicted on child rape charges

    A Radcliff man faces six felony sex offense charges involving two children following an indictment this month by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 27, was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is alleged and both children are younger than 12, according to the indictment.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. A defendant is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Shooting, robbery suspect indicted

    A Cecilia man arrested in October in connection to a series of robberies near the Meade-Hardin county line was indicted this month in Hardin Circuit Court, where he faces 12 felony charges.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, was indicted on first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $500, theft by unlawful taking firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, second-degree persistent felony offense, two counts of first-degree robbery and five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Photo: Weather outside is frightful
  • New Year's Day bicycle excursion returns to Elizabethtown

    Adam Lobert hopes residents will start the New Year off right by jumping on a bike and thinking about fitness goals once they shake off the effects of the New Year’s Eve parties.

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen is hosting its annual New Year’s Day bike ride at 1 p.m. in Elizabethtown, which is free and open to the public, said Lobert, owner of Bullmoose Brothers Bicycles on Helm Street and spokesman for the ride.

  • Beshear launches HERO campaign

    The HERO campaign was established by the family of U.S. Navy Ensign John Elliott of Atlantic County, N.J. According to the campaign’s website, Elliott was returning home for his mother’s birthday in 2000 when he was involved in a head-on collision with a drunken driver.

  • Photo: Doing some Christmas jogging
  • Cox turns volunteerism into year-long venture

    Volunteerism wasn’t just something Wilma Cox turned to as a hobby in retirement. It is a calling, an obligation that her faith demands of her, and it’s one she takes very seriously.

    Cox, of Radcliff, has worked to serve people in need throughout her life, but when she retired from teaching at Pierce Elementary School at Fort Knox last year, she wanted to commit more time to volunteer work. Soon after she retired, she learned of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, and has spent several days a week there since.

  • Carol rendition showcases diversity

    St. Christopher Catholic Church on Christmas Eve celebrated the diverse backgrounds of its parishioners.

    During its midnight Mass, the church on South Wilson Road in Radcliff included a singing of “Silent Night” using the six languages most widely spoken among those who attend.

    The rendition opened with the first verse sung in English, followed by that verse sung in German, the language in which the song was written.

    The same verse then was performed in Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Chamorro. The final two verses were offered in English.

  • Winter weather demands extra caution on the road

    Officials encourage drivers headed out into winter weather to take extra caution and to ensure their vehicles are prepared for the cold.

    Drivers should check air pressure in their tires and have them inspected to ensure an appropriate amount of tread is available on each wheel, according to a news release from the Kentucky Farm Bureau.