Local News

  • Police: LaRue County shootings were murder-suicide

    State police confirmed Friday the deaths of three Hardin Countians on a rural road in Hodgenville near the LaRue-Hardin county line were the result of a double murder-suicide, but there still are many unanswered questions in the case.
    Kentucky State Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting a shooting on Heying Lane. When police arrived, they found Elizabethtown couple David and Barbara Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, dead.

  • St. Christopher feeds hundreds for Thanksgiving

    More than 100 homes in Hardin County enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Volunteers on Thursday prepared and delivered 395 meals to 107 households. More than 100 workers from St. Christopher and other area churches began preparing meals Wednesday, finished them Thursday and boxed hot plates, cold plates and milk for everyone on the delivery list, Parish Administrator Dean Sears said.

    “Our gym was full of people yesterday,” Sears said Friday.

  • White Mills continues its Christmas tradition in spite of bridge closing

    Even though the community’s 19th century one-lane bridge is closed for repair work, White Mills will continue today with its annual Christmas lighting, parade and chili dinner.

    The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the chili dinner at 6 p.m., said Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church. The Heartland Dulcimer Club will perform during the dinner.

    The bridge lighting begins at 7:30 p.m. Because of the closure, the lighting on the bridge will be reduced, but other decorations will be put up in the vicinity of the bridge, Dennis said.

  • LaRue elementary schools visited by film crew

    Landmark News Service

    Film crews from the Bureau of Education and Research out of Bellevue, Wash., recently spent time videotaping LaRue County elementary school teachers as they modeled effective reading strategies in their classrooms.

  • Task Force Duke celebrates Thanksgiving

    By Maj. Travis Dettmer, U.S. Army
    TF Duke Public Affairs

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The Fort Knox-based 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke took Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebration seriously. In some cases, that meant delivering full Thanksgiving feasts complete with ice cream via Blackhawk helicopter to remote combat outposts in the far corners of their area of operations.

  • Faces and Places: A night of long faces

    Faithful fans of John Hardin High School traveled Friday to Bowling Green to cheer on the Bulldogs as they played the Purples in the Class 5-A state semifinal. The cheers were few and far between as Bowling Green took advantage of several mistakes to hand John Hardin one of its worst defeats in school history. The Purples rolled to a 62-20 win and a spot in next week’s state championship game against Anderson County.

  • Shooting ruled murder-suicide

    Tuesday's shooting in rural LaRue County which left three people from Hardin County dead has been ruled a murder-suicide by Kentucky State Police.

    KSP confirms that Steve Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, died from a gunshot wound to the head. Barbara Walker, 51, of Elizabethtown, died from gunshot wounds to the chest and torso. KSP has ruled those deaths as homicides.

    Walker's husband, 51-year-old David Walker of Elizabethtown, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police say.

  • A Thanksgiving of fellowship and grace

    Area churches ensured a warm turkey dinner filled the stomachs of hundreds this Thanksgiving.

    The Sign of the Dove Church in Radcliff and St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown opened their doors to the community as they served a traditional holiday meal. St. James also delivered boxed meals.

    Sign of the Dove has been serving meals on Thanksgiving since 1997, the Rev. Edward Palmer said.

  • Judge denies motion to sever counts in ex-teacher's case

    Steven Gray will face just one trial for the charges of alleged sexual abuse that have been brought against him.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton is denying the motion to sever the two counts of sexual abuse against Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with two of his students. The defense filed the motion in hopes of trying the two counts separately.

    Easton is expected to enter a written explanation Monday, but planned to inform the attorneys of his decision before then, he said in an email.

  • Trimming the tree on the holiday