Local News

  • Radcliff men indicted in restaurant robbery

    Two Radcliff men charged in the Aug. 24 robbery of a Radcliff fast-food restaurant are set to be arraigned today in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Adam C. Charney, 30, and Richard C. Slaughter, 29, were indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Charney faces charges of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and first-degree persistent felony offense. Slaughter is charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery, menacing and trafficking in a synthetic cannabinoid agonist or piperazines.

  • Hodgenville man gains $10,000 in bar discrimination suit


    Landmark News Service

    The former owner of a Raywick bar has agreed to a $10,000 payment to settle a discrimination complaint stemming from an April 5, 2012 incident.

    Susan Riggle, the former owner of Susie’s Bottoms Up, agreed to make the payment to Naquan Thurman, a patron who was denied entrance to the bar because of his race. The payment was part of a conciliation agreement that the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights approved at its Aug. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Guthrie to hold Academy Day in Bardstown

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie hosts an Academy Day information fair Saturday in Bardstown at Thomas Nelson County High School. The fair begins at 9:30 a.m.

    Academy Day is designed to help make the nomination and appointment application processes clearer and easier for students who hope to attend one of the nation’s five service academies.

  • The ideology of health care integration

    Hardin Memorial Health is losing roughly $100,000 per physician annually through the acquisition of private physician groups — part of a sweeping trend in health care systems across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Officials with HMH and Baptist Health care argued the losses must be couched by what the physicians bring to the table in terms of care and how integration of these physician groups into a larger network eventually provides more streamlined processes that lower costs for patients.

  • Wagers pleads guilty but mentally ill in hatchet slaying

    Four days after an Elizabethtown man was found competent to stand trial he pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the June 2012 hatchet slaying of a Clarkson man.

    As Jamie Wagers admitted Friday in Hardin Circuit Court to killing Christian F. Higdon last June in Elizabethtown, Higdon’s mother, Cindy, quietly sobbed in the gallery.

    Higdon, 20, was found dead June 16 in a yard at 45 Magers Drive. Wagers, 25, told Judge Ken Howard on Friday he intentionally swung a hatchet at Higdon, which struck him the head and caused his death.

  • R.R. ‘Babe’ Thomas dies

    When Sammy’s Market was open on East Western Avenue in Sonora, former Hardin County Judge-Executive R.R. “Babe” Thomas and Brother Mike Bell would meet for lunch every Friday at the store.

  • Army sets court-martial date in Fort Knox shooting

    The U.S. Army sergeant accused in the shooting death of a civilian Fort Knox employee will face a general court-martial early next year.

    Sgt. Marquinta E. Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff is charged with premeditated murder in the April 3 death of Lloyd Gibert, 51, an employee at Human Resources Command on post.

    On Friday, Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges confirmed the Article 32 investigation into the case has concluded and a court-martial in Jacobs’ case is set for Jan. 6.

  • White Mills man convicted of sexual abuse

    A jury found a 63-year-old White Mills man guilty of first-degree sexual abuse Friday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Glenn R. Goff was indicted in March 2012 on a charge of  first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. According to the indictment, Goff subjected a girl younger than 16 to sexual contact June 17, 2011.

    The jury recommended Goff serve a one-year sentence.

  • Disaster strikes LaRue farm again

    A LaRue County dairy farmer whose farm was hit by a tornado in June lost his legs Thursday in a self-propelled silage chopper.

    Gary Rock, who owns Rock Brothers Dairy Farm on Slack Road in Roanoke, was in a field cutting corn stocks when the self-propelled chopper apparently clogged, said Chris Loyall, Rock’s son-in-law and a firefighter at Radcliff Fire Department.

    When Rock attempted to clear the jam, he was pulled into the chopper, which amputated one leg and “mangled” the other, Loyall said.

  • Ring Road, WK interchange to open Thursday

    The new Ky. 3005 (Ring Road) interchange on the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway opens to traffic Thursday around mid-day. Work nearly is complete on the project which extends Ky. 3005 from Gaither Station Road to newly established exit 134 on the parkway.