Local News

  • Radcliff's population increases by one


    Radcliff's first family has a new member. Mayor J.J. Duvall's wife, Susan, gave birth Wednesday evening to a son.

    Born at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Cameron James Duvall weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long, according to the city clerk's office.

    He has an older sister, Hannah Lewis.

  • Fort Duffield tours highlight paranormal accounts

    Jo Sabol was part of a paranormal investigation at Fort Duffield about a month ago when she said she heard a voice whisper in her ear.

    “I couldn’t make out what it said, but it was right in my ear,” she said.

    That account will be among stories told Saturday and Nov. 3 during the second annual Fort Duffield Ghost Walk at the Civil War fort off U.S. 31W near West Point.

    Sabol, a guide for the tours, said the event was so popular last year that planners added another Saturday of tours.

  • Making of a Marine

    A  U.S. Marine was the fifth of six sculptures to come to life in local artist Rich Griendling’s studio. Flesh and bones were replaced by a plaster and foam armature covered in clay.

    Griendling began the Marine in November by creating a plaster cast of a model. Then, after months of shaping the piece, he unveiled the finished clay work in February before shipping it off to Bright Foundry in Louisville.

  • Section of U.S. 31W closing for Tunnel to Towers Run

    North and south lanes of U.S. 31W will be closed Sunday morning in Radcliff from Lincoln Trail Boulevard to Knox Avenue.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the road will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m. for the Tunnel to Towers Run.

    At Lincoln Trail, traffic will be diverted to Wilson Road, Shumate said, and at Knox Avenue, cars will be diverted to Knox Avenue and then Wilson Road.

  • 2,500th person interred at the Veterans Cemetery-Central

    A U.S. Navy veteran from Louisville has become the 2,500th person interred at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs said William Alan Thompson was interred Wednesday. Thompson served in the Navy from 1974 to 1978, earning the National Defense Service Medal.

    The agency said he joins 2,075 veterans and 425 dependent spouses and children interred at the central Kentucky cemetery. Eleven service members who died on active duty, including four who were killed in action, are also interred there.

  • Golden Alert issued for missing woman

    A Golden Alert has been issued for a woman who was last seen Saturday in the vicinity of Cheddar's Casual Cafe on North Dixie.

    Amber M. Foster, 28, was reported missing Saturday by her landlord, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Foster, who lives in a group home setting in Eastview, is described as white with shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes and medium build, according to a news release. She is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds.

  • Sisters in sync: Hopes help Elizabethtown High School band in state title bid

    Heading into state competition this weekend, Elizabethtown High School band is full of Hope.

    It comes in the form of the four Hope sisters — senior Brandy, sophomores Brittany and Breanna, and eighth-grader Bridgett. As Brandy brings her marching band career to a close and Bridgett is just starting hers, this year is the only year all four sisters have participated in marching band.

  • Brothers arraigned in rolling meth lab wreck

    Two Elizabethtown brothers involved in a fatal wreck in April were arraigned Tuesday on drug charges and state police say the vehicle’s driver could face more charges relating to the crash.

    David L. Stallins II, 27, and Matthew S. Stallins, 26, were indicted in September for criminal conspiracy to manufacturing in methamphetamine, complicity to commit possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to commit possession of marijuana.

  • Radcliff man arrested on sexual abuse charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge police say involved a minor younger than 12.

    Jose M. Vargas, 35, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned via video feed Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the alleged offense occurred April 16, 2011, at Vargas’ Pearl Street residence in Radcliff.

  • McAlister's Deli comes to Elizabethtown

    A restaurant franchise well established in Louisville is moving next door to Cheddar’s and Kohl’s this winter.

    McAlister’s Deli is renovating a building at 4031 N. Dixie Ave. and should complete construction in November, said Jim Gillenwater, a franchisee with Heritage Enterprises Inc. Heritage operates more than half a dozen of the franchises in Louisville and a location in Clarksville, Ind., he said.

    Gillenwater said the restaurant is on schedule to open sometime in December barring construction delays.