Local News

  • Bus drivers take to Road-E-O circuit

    The rodeo came to town Friday, but the “bulls” in question were bright yellow, and a little larger and less temperamental than usual.

    The state School Bus Safety Road-E-O took place at Elizabethtown High School, as 33 drivers competed in a precision skills test in three categories of buses.

  • Heat helps farmers finish planting

    Area farmers bring up crops with a sweat. Sometimes, with even more sweat.

    Record high temperatures during recent weeks have done more good than harm to Hardin County crops.

    The heat hasn’t yet reached a point at which it is damaging crops, said Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office.

    Warm and dry conditions allowed farmers to finish spring planting, which a wet April and early May postponed, he said. The area received more than 20 inches of rain over those months.

  • Police recover T-shirt from crime scene

    An unidentified man robbed Fast Pay Loans at 407 W. Dixie Ave. on Thursday but left behind a T-shirt that police hope will lead to the suspect’s identification.

    The robbery occurred at approximately 3:46 p.m. Thursday, Detective Kelly Slone of Elizabethtown Police Department said. At that time, only one employee was in the building.

    The witness described the suspect as a black male, possibly in his 20s, Slone said. He was wearing black clothing and a black ski mask.

  • Brandenburg man charged with arson

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Brandenburg man accused with arson and attempted murder Thursday.

    Alan Dale Bruner, 39, was arrested following an investigation of a suspicious fire that occurred at his residence Feb. 12, according to a KSP news release.

    Bruner’s wife was asleep in the house during the alleged fire, said Bruce Reeves, public information officer at KSP. Investigators believe Bruner set the fire in an attempt to kill his wife, he said.

  • Radcliff, businesses support fight against cancer

    Jacqueline Bates made the change permanent when she found an opportunity to decorate her business with purple to promote cancer awareness and Radcliff’s Relay for Life.

    Some businesses and city departments hung ribbons and inflated purple balloons to participate in Radcliff’s Paint the Town Purple, which encouraged residents to decorate buildings and everything else they could with purple.

  • Radcliff budget presented to city council

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said it’s time to tackle maintenance and beautification projects that have been put off for years.

    City Council members heard the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year of July 1 through June 30, 2012, on Thursday during a first reading. The proposed budget is based on more than $10.6 million available in the city’s general fund and more than $1.1 million in a storm water utility fund.

    The proposal includes updating old signs and blacktopping some roads.

  • Blue Knights host Poker Run for charity

    Most poker players sit comfortably at a card table when they play.

    But those participating Sunday in the Blue Knights KY II annual Poker Run won’t be sitting at a table. They will be riding motorcycles.

    “It’s a good way to raise money and have fun on your motorcycle,” said Detective Terry Netherland, a Blue Knights member. “Nobody loses that way.”

    The Blue Knights, a motorcycle only organization for police officers, has hosted the poker run for about 15 years, Netherland said. It usually draws 200-300 participants.

  • Annual Nolin RECC Co-op meeting is tonight

    Musical performances, speakers and informative programs will be a big part of the Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. 2011 co-op annual meeting at 5 p.m. today at John Hardin High School.   

    For musical entertainment, Kentucky native and rising Nashville star Clay Underwood will perform. At 6 p.m., artist and singer Rick Arnold takes the stage.

    For children, there are free balloon fun houses and slides behind the school. Caricaturist Denny Whalen will be back.

  • Children's Fair on tap for Saturday

    Fun at Freeman Lake isn’t over yet, as the smallest members of the community have an event all their own this weekend.

    The 16th annual Children’s Fair hosted by the Heart of Kentucky Realtors, WQXE and WULF is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the George Searle Pavilion at Freeman Lake Park.

    The free fair, for children ages 1 to 12, offers games, bounce houses, prizes, a fire engine, police cars and Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels, said Jennifer Meyers, an account executive for WQXE and WULF.

  • Central wins first game in state softball tournament

    Central Hardin jumped in front early en route to a first-round victory Thursday night in the KHSAA State Softball Tournament.

    The Lady Bruins scored four times in the first inning and three times in the second then cruised to a 10-2 victory over North Laurel. The win, Central's 35th of the season, advances the Lady Bruins into the winner's bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

    Next up for Central Hardin is Hopkins County Central, a 5-0 winner over Walton-Verona. The teams get an early start Friday. Game time is 9 a.m. CDT.