Local News

  • Soldier shoots, kills intruder

    No charges have been filed following a fatal shooting Friday afternoon that followed a break-in at a residence in the Guston area of Meade County.

    Joshua W. Wemes, 29, of Guston died of a single shotgun wound after Kentucky State Police say he kicked in the front door of a mobile home in the 1500 block of Berry Cain Road.

    Meade County Dispatch received three calls Friday regarding a domestic violence situation involving Wemes and Toby L. Knott, 37, who police described as Wemes’ girlfriend, a KSP new release said.

  • Southland Bingo Hall burglarized

    A burglary sometime Friday night or Saturday morning at Southland Bingo Hall in Radcliff  resulted in costly damage and stolen cash.

    Sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the bingo hall was burglarized, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department. The offender or offenders stayed in the hall for quite awhile, it appeared, and caused about $2,000 worth of damage, Shumate said.

    There also was an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from an ATM inside the building, he said.

  • Nugent says he’s insulted by concert cancellation

    AP Entertainment Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at Fort Knox over his comments about President Obama.

  • Caneyville man injured in collision on Ky. 86

    A Caneyville man was injured Thursday night after his motorcycle collided with a Dodge pickup truck near the intersection of Ky. 920 and Ky. 86.

    Troopers responded just before 7 p.m., said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Judge sentences Indiana man to 20 years for strangling wife, cat

    An Indiana man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday in Hardin Circuit Court, 10 months after Elizabethtown police found his wife and her cat, Honey, dead on a Holiday Inn Express bed.

    Lonnie Daugherty of Noblesville, Ind., pleaded guilty in March to charges of murder and second-degree animal cruelty. He told police he strangled his wife, Michele D. Daugherty, because she wanted to commit suicide but could not complete the act herself.

  • Dixie drivers doing fine

    As the state looks to tweak the new lane configuration on West Dixie Avenue, motorists say they are settling into the groove of the new alignment.

    Residents interviewed Thursday who work in and travel through the U.S. 31W corridor between Public Square and St. John Road overall expressed satisfaction with the changes and said most of the concerns they had about the new configuration have been alleviated this week.

  • Riggs tapped for interim chief post in Vine Grove

    Nearly five years after then-mayor Donovan Smith demoted him to captain, Dale Riggs was tapped again to serve as Vine Grove’s police chief.

    On Thursday, Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Riggs will fill in as interim chief until the city finds a permanent one, he said. With 29 years of experience at the Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt referred to Riggs as the “obvious choice.”

    Former Chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday. Smith appointed Manning, a former state trooper, after demoting Riggs.

  • Lightning strikes Hardin County Detention Center

    Lightning struck Hardin County Detention Center during early morning storms Thursday, causing electrical problems.

    Besides knocking out some computers, Jailer Danny Allen said locks for five cell units failed.

    Inmates in those cells were unaware, the jailer said. The inmates were not maximum security and jail deputies in that wing were given weapons.

    Staff members were sent to Indiana for new lock parts, Allen said. They were expected to return Thursday to fix the cell locks.

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  • Electronic recycling collection scheduled for Saturday

    Hardin County residents can dump unused and unwanted electronics this weekend during an annual e-scrap collection.

    The recycling outreach is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at AGC Automotive Americas off Leitchfield Road near Central Hardin High School.

    In its fifth year, the e-scrap collection is sponsored by AGC and Hardin County government in conjunction with Akebono, Metalsa, The League of Women Voters and 2trg, a Cincinnati-based company that recycles the products collected.