Local News

  • West Point Police sponsor annual Red Ribbon Week

    West Point Police Department and Chief Butch Curl sponsor Red Ribbon Week at West Point School every year, but with the help of several donors, this year’s event turned into something a “little bigger than normal,” Curl said.
    Red Ribbon Week encourages the students to spend a lifetime free of drugs.

  • Janay Sutton hired as HCS health director, FRC contact

    After serving families in Vine Grove, Janay Sutton is excited to broaden her scope.

    Sutton has been hired as the new health director and Family Resource Centers district contact for Hardin County Schools.
    Sutton is a counselor for Vine Grove Elementary School and will begin her new position sometime in December, she said.

  • LCHS marching band to perform tonight

    After capturing the Class 2A state championship title, the LaRue County High School marching band is hosting a community performance tonight.

    Band director Jaime Smith said the 15- to 20-minute performance is free and at 8 p.m. on the LCHS football field. The stadium holds about 1,500, he said.

    In the event of bad weather, the performance will move to the high school’s gym but will be reduced to a musical performance, Smith said.

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  • LaRue jail employee sentenced for trading gifts for sex

    Landmark News Service

    Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader pleaded guilty Friday to numerous charges that he provided narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Terms of his plea agreement require him to serve one year in jail and complete a sex offender treatment program upon release, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Meredith.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced for striking officer

    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault of a police officer.

    Jimmy Dale Murphy, 43, admitted to driving a pickup that struck 30-year veteran city officer Dennis Wells in January as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • State police collect more than 800 pounds of prescriptions

    Kentucky State Police picked up more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs last Saturday, collecting more on this year’s National Take Back Day than the previous two years combined.

    This year marks the third year KSP posts across the state have collaborated with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unwanted/unused prescription medications from homes.

    Over the past two Take Back Days KSP participated in, they collected more than 700 pounds compared to last Saturday’s 804 pounds, according to a KSP news release.

  • Fundraising meal planned for child with cancer

    A Hardin County family is having a fundraising meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Gatti’s on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Money raised will go toward treatment for 8-month-old Jayvin Adams, who has leukemia.

    With a flier, 20 percent of a patron’s bill will go to the family. Fliers will be available at the restaurant.

  • Smyser’s mother: How can ‘so-called friends leave you to die?’

    Louisville teen Ryan Wilt was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to 30 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser.

    Both Wilt and Smyser’s mother, Kay, read statements in the court before Judge Kelly Mark Easton delivered the formal sentence.

    Kay Smyser referred to her son as “a momma’s boy” and described how she imagined hearing her son cry out, “Help me, mommy,” as he lay in the woods bleeding.

  • Library schedules bookmobile hours at closed Radcliff branch

    The Hardin County Public Library has released a schedule of  bookmobile dates at the North Branch Library in Radcliff this month to accommodate residents while the facility is closed.