Local News

  • Inmates escape Breckinridge County jail

    Police located an escaped inmate who allegedly overpowered a Breckinridge County deputy jailer Thursday night and stole a van.

    According to The Associated Press, Robert J. Waddell, 41, was lodged at the jail on charges of rape, burglary and assault. The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry lists him as a lifetime-registered offender.

  • Teen shot by friend dies Saturday

    A Rineyville teen was involved in an accidental shooting in Meade County that left a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head, officials said.

    Shelby Langley of Vine Grove was airlifted Thursday night to University Hospital in Louisville, where the 2012 graduate of North Hardin High School died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Coffey and Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

  • Hardin County's Most Wanted

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Greensburg woman wanted for two counts of first-degree bail jumping in felony cases out of Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jenny L. Mauller, 41, is wanted by the Division of Probation and Parole – District 5 for violating a pretrial diversion agreement.

    Court records show Mauller has been missing since June 2011.

    Mauller pleaded guilty in 2010 to two counts of welfare fraud more than $100, which is a Class D felony, according to records.

  • Speaker promotes change in state health law

    A Nicholasville political activist will address a proposed bill to relax Kentucky's regulations regarding faith-based health cooperatives during an appearance Tuesday in Elizabethtown.

    A provision of the federal Affordable Care Act exempts health-sharing programs offered by religious groups. Three organizations that qualify and operate in Kentucky find unique issues here, according to David Adams, who will speak during the monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.

  • Risks on display at high school

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will display its Distracted Driving Simulator for students at Grayson County High School.

    The simulator provides real-life exposure to dangers of distracted driving without putting teenagers at risk, a statement from the office said. It will mimic and display handling characteristics of a vehicle.  Participants will receive and send phone calls and text messages while attempting to obey the rules of the road.

    The special program begins at 8 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the school in Leitchfield.

  • SpringHaven trying to attract The Color Run

    SpringHaven organizers hope to raise money through a benefit road race that doubles as a five-kilometer (3.1-mile), sugar-coated kaleidoscope of color.

    The Color Run is scheduled for 50 cities this year and already has made 23 commitments next year, including Louisville, Indianapolis and St. Louis. The events raise money for charities and the local domestic violence shelter’s board of directors are trying to get Elizabethtown on the 2013 schedule.

  • Researchers to study suicide exposure in veterans

    University of Kentucky researchers are investigating the consequence of suicide bereavement on veterans and military families. According to officials, the study is one of the first of its kind to receive funding from the Department of Defense.

    The study received a grant from DoD’s Military Suicide Research Consortium to examine suicide exposure and those who have lost “a loved one, family member, friend or fellow service member/veteran to suicide,” according to a UK news release.

  • Trolley serves as latest symbol of Radcliff pride

    Radcliff’s new trolley is turning heads.

    On its maiden journey Thursday around the city, the vehicle attracted double takes and waves from passing motorists. When it pulled into the tourism office parking lot, a small crowd formed outside a neighboring office to get a closer look.

    Upon the vehicle’s arrival Wednesday afternoon from Michigan, Mayor J.J. Duvall said the City Hall parking lot became a visitor center for the curious interested in inspecting it.

  • Deputy shoots New Haven man

    A New Haven man was shot in the chest Thursday by a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

    Trooper Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the deputy was at 2125 Monks Road in New Haven on a property dispute.

    The deputy “was met on the porch by 61-year-old John Hagan, who pointed a gun at him. The deputy fired one time, striking Hagan in the right upper torso. The deputy then secured the weapon and administered CPR until EMS arrived,” Chaffins said.

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