Local News

  • Vine Grove volunteers Christmas shop with holiday spirit

    Vine Grove volunteers plan to hit the stores tonight to make sure local children have gifts under the Christmas tree.

    Volunteers plan to meet at 6 p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Club building on Knox Avenue to begin a shopping trip for clothes and toys using money raised throughout the year, especially near Halloween.

    They’ll also wrap the gifts tonight.

    Club President Morris Coffey said the effort is important to the community, which is why so many volunteers have supported it for 29 years.

  • State representative receives award for statesmanship

    Portrayed by Disney songwriters as “king of the wild frontier,” Davy Crockett served as a state legislator in addition to his more fabled adventurers which ended at the Alamo.

    An award carrying Crockett’s name has been presented to state Rep. Tim Moore of Elizabethtown for demonstrating statesmanship, placing principle above partisanship and working to protect citizens’ inalienable rights.

  • Economic hardship disputed by E'town council

    Beef O’Brady’s co-owner Libby Cecil said she has no problem facing additional competition under loosened liquor laws, but she feels new restaurants should have to play by the same rules she’s faithfully followed for years.

    Cecil spoke out against an economic hardship declaration Monday as Elizabethtown City Council once again locked horns on an issue that would relax restaurant alcohol laws.

  • Radcliff discusses City Hall parking lot renovation

    Radcliff City Engineer Toby Spalding believes the city soon needs to address a dilemma it has faced for years in combating stormwater runoff that perpetually seeps into City Hall.

    Spalding presented a conceptual plan Monday to renovate the City Hall parking lot in a manner that practically would obliterate stormwater runoff on site and rectify an issue that could pose long-term structural and safety concerns if left unchecked.

  • Local mayors meet with WKU students

    BOWLING GREEN  — Two local mayors took part in Dine with Decision Makers at Western Kentucky University.

    The college's Student Government Association invited campus officials, community leaders and members of the Kentucky General Assembly. Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker took part.

  • Police seek escaped inmate still on the run

    Three weeks after two inmates escaped from Hardin County Detention Center, one remains at large.

    Police continue to hunt for Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said. State and local police have checked the area, he said.

    Coy was serving time for parole violations and flagrant non-support. Allen said Coy previously has been charged with offenses such as possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license and receiving stolen property of more than $10,000.

  • Photo: Taking flight
  • Vine Grove shelter's party encourages pet adoptions

    Some Vine Grove residents celebrated Christmas early Sunday by knocking against visitors’ legs and collapsing into their laps.

    The 10 dogs, three goats, donkey and estimated 140 cats at the Animal Refuge Center were the guests of honor at the shelter’s annual Christmas party for the animals.

    The party has been a tradition for the shelter on Basham Trail since the mid-1990s in an effort to further the mission there and offer a festive occasion for the animals.

  • Assistant manager was alone in Papa John’s when car drove through wall

    Josh Keith nearly broke into tears Monday night the first time he watched the surveillance video showing his narrow escape from the path of a car that crashed through the Papa John’s where he is an assistant manager.

    “How did I do that?” said Keith, who was the only person in the Ring Road store that night. “I couldn’t believe I was actually that close.”

    Surveillance footage was uploaded to YouTube, and Keith can be seen scrambling out of the way as the car breaks through the pizzeria’s front wall.

  • The Road to War: Life looks different upside down

    When you are having your entire being throttled inside a simulated Humvee, it tends to give you a refreshingly personal perspective on the news story you are covering.

    Photojournalist Jill Pickett and I were fortunate enough to take part in Humvee rollover training at Fort Knox inside the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer just a few days before families broke bread at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. The experience was part of a series chronicling the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.