Local News

  • French promoted to brigadier general

    AFGHANISTAN — Kristin K. French, commander of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, has been promoted from colonel to brigadier general.

    French received the promotion from Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, during a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, where she is deployed with the 3rd ESC.

    French took over command of the 3rd ESC in June 2011 and is the third female general officer to lead the command, according to a news release.

  • Woman dies in car crash

    CLARKSON — On the evening of her 42nd birthday, a Leitchfield woman’s car ran off U.S. 62 in Grayson County, overturned several times and hit a tree before coming to rest on its hood in a creek. She was found dead the next morning.

    After examining Katherine Dixon’s body, Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson recorded time of death as between 1 and 3 a.m. CDT Tuesday. It’s not clear when the wreck occurred or how long the car was undetected before it was reported to police at 6:15 a.m.

  • Car runs into Kumon Center

    One woman was injured Monday afternoon when a car drove through the front door of the Kumon Math and Reading Center on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Lisa D. Addington, 44, of Elizabethtown was driving a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle through the parking lot in front of Kumon when her shoe caught on the gas pedal, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. Addington told police the Beetle was a new vehicle to her.

  • LaRue County constable arrested for theft, fleeing police

    HODGENVILLE — A LaRue County constable was arrested Monday on a warrant relating to a theft charge in Hardin County.

    Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 40, of Hodgenville, is charged with theft by deception-cold checks and first-degree fleeing or evading police. He was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center but since has posted bond.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, troopers were attempting to serve a warrant at Metcalf’s White City Road residence when the constable ran from the home into the woods behind it.

  • Trial approaching for Radcliff man charged with state, federal sex crimes

    As a June jury trial approaches, defense counsel for the Radcliff man facing 12 counts of felony sex charges allegedly involving a child has filed multiple motions.

    Paul Hales, 54, appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney, who requested to set a pretrial hearing to discuss the motions. The hearing has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 23.

  • Burke found guilty on all charges

    After two-and-a-half hours of deliberations, a military court found Fort Campbell Sgt. Brent Burke guilty Tuesday morning on all charges in the 2007 double murder of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in a Rineyville home.

    In addition to premeditated murder and felony murder charges, he was convicted of burglary, child endangerment and obstruction of justice.

  • E’town reaches settlement with Cecilia couple

    Following a closed session Monday, Elizabethtown City Council voted to pay $90,000 to a Cecilia couple to end a dispute over who was eligible for money paid out by Kentucky Utilities for a temporary easement on the property, which the city purchased from the couple.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said the city has been locked in an “honest dispute” with Don and Betty Cowherd over the money, which was paid by Kentucky Utilities to run a transmission line on the property.

  • Local parents worry about Kentucky School for the Blind funding

    Dawn Tibke expected her son to throw a tantrum on his first day of kindergarten at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville.

    Her son, Theo, is autistic and blind, and behavioral problems were common for him.

  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation makes its debut

    After undergoing a merger and transformation, two local foundations have created a new identity.

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the new moniker of the newly merged North Central Education Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation. The decision to combine the two philanthropic organizations was announced in September.

  • Teen drowns in bathtub

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of Katelyn Snow-Marshall, 18, after the White Mills teen was found dead in a bathtub.

    Officials said foul play is not suspected. Snow-Marshall’s funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.

    Obituary information from the Green County funeral home indicates the teen had a son and was preparing for a career as a model.