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Local News

  • Operation Christmas Child accepting online donations

    Area families can share the holiday spirit through generosity toward children throughout the year.

    Operation Christmas Child still is collecting shoe boxes of school supplies, toys and necessary items assembled through an online program that allows people who forgot or didn’t have time to pack a physical box. Build-A-Box allows users to customize shoe boxes to send to children in need throughout the world.

  • Christmas in the Country begins in Glendale

    The halls and streets were decked in Glendale as they welcomed visitors to their rural Christmas event.

    Glendale’s annual Christmas in the Country started this weekend and continues for the next two Saturdays.

    Visitors lined up downtown Saturday for carriage rides, photos with Santa Claus and a warm drink while browsing through the many shops.

  • Ex-teacher's trial: Prosecution, defense disagree where blame rests

    Opening statements Friday morning in the trial of Steven Gray painted conflicting portraits of the defendant.

    The prosecution talked about a teacher who sought sexual relationships with his students by flirting and escalating their involvement into secretive meetings, including visits to his home.

    The defense described Gray as a weak man who succumbed to the aggressive advances of nubile teenage girls.

  • Faces & Places: Vine Grove's Dickens of a Christmas
  • Irvington woman injured after wreck

    An Irvington woman is in critical condition after a Friday morning car crash. She’s been cited for numerous violations.

    Linda S. Griffin was driving on Ky. 86 when her Kia Sportage left the right side of the road, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. Griffin overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, police said. The vehicle struck a drainage tile, causing the car to go airborne and overturn several times down an embankment

  • Author announces discovery of silver mine

    Meade County author Robert A. Prather might have been correct when his 2007 book, “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver,” said a famous literary pirate could have been based on a Virginia merchant with Hardin County ties.

    The book asserted that Swift, who 1800s folklore said might have lost a treasure in Kentucky, might have been the basis for Long John Silver, the famous pirate from the late-1800s Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.”

  • Teenagers testify in trial of former CHHS teacher

    In sworn testimony Friday, two teenagers told of a teacher who engaged in flirting, passing notes, phone calls and texting, eventually leading to sexual encounters with both girls.

    Steven Gray, a 29-year-old former Central Hardin High School teacher, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse from accusations of sexual relationships with two students, a violation of a Kentucky Revised Statute that allows for persons of authority to be charged even if the alleged victims are older than 16, the age of consent.

  • Stigma, shame cause some AIDS sufferers to hide

    Sue Stiles didn’t know her brother was ill until February of 1995, after he had battled AIDS for several years. He died four months later.

    The Gay-Straight Alliance at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted a vigil Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day and those who have died from the autoimmune illness.

    Stiles and Rose Marie Rocha shared the story of Sue’s brother. Stiles said she and her brother were close, but he hid his illness from her and the rest of their family for years.

  • Vine Grove, Radcliff ring in Christmas season

    Northern Hardin County kicked off the first weekend in December with holiday celebrations.

    Vine Grove held its annual Dickens of a Christmas, while Radcliff tried out its revamped holiday festivities.

    Radcliff hosted its annual tree lighting, but didn’t have its traditional parade. The city instead hosted a new event, caroling at Saunders Springs on Saturday and held its annual Festival of Trees, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

    He said the city wanted to do something different by adding caroling. It also made good use of the cabins at Saunders Spring.

  • Vine Grove auction nets big bucks for Christmas gifts

    Vine Grove residents’ and business’ cakes, blankets, ham, walking sticks and other donated items added up to $9,759 to help area children who might otherwise have few or no presents this Christmas.

    That amount was raised through bids, donations and pledges at the 12th annual Christmas for the Kids auction Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall.