Local News

  • March of Dimes: West family has twice the stories as ambassadors

    At 24 weeks pregnant and already two centimeters dilated, Serena West was put on bedrest until she delivered her daughter. Doctors and nurses began to fill her in on what she could expect for the rest of her pregnancy, however long that would be. She was given a rule — don’t search for information about premature babies on the Internet because it would just scare her, she said. But she didn’t listen.

    “The first thing I did was start Googling,” she said, chuckling.

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake rolls toward goal

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake knocked down all 10 pins this weekend.

    The fundraiser for Big Brothers  Big Sisters was off to a good start as Emily Reder, branch development director for BBBS of Kentuckiana, estimated the group would end Saturday with more than $10,000.

    The Saturday morning bowl was full, and the afternoon saw the first-ever Big/Little Bowl, which raised more than $2,000.

    “We’ve had more Bigs bowl this year than ever before,” Reder said.

  • Star of 'Little People, Big World' coming for April program

    Money raised by an event geared toward women will go back to help them, too.

    SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter is hosting its first G.R.A.C.E conference, which stands for Get Real And Create Excellence, this spring. It offers women several workshops and an opportunity to hear from Amy Roloff, the star of “Little People, Big World,” Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, and Christian comedians The Spa Girls.

  • Radcliff man indicted for child sex abuse, child porn

    A Radcliff man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on two counts of violating federal child sexual exploitation laws.

    Paul Herman Hales, 54, is accused of knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a child younger than 12 while on Fort Knox. He also is charged with possession of child pornography. Hales worked as a civilian on the military post.

  • All rise: A day in the life of Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton
  • Photos: Meeting of the minds
  • Ideas for dealing with redistricting redo

    A state Supreme Court decision negating the legislative redistricting plan tosses the project back to the General Assembly.

    In redrawing its own boundaries based on 2010 population figures, the legislature demonstrated some partisan political decisions that upset many and prompted two local legislators to propose systemic changes.

  • Report: Lincoln birthplace has $6 million economic impact

    A new study issued by the National Park Service shows Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace is not just a draw for tourists. It is also a source of local economic success.

    The study, “Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010” found visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville spent more than $6 million in local communities in 2010. The study estimates the spending generated roughly 97 jobs.

  • E’town man injured in rollover crash

    Christopher R. Hill, 25, of Elizabethtown, was seriously injured early Saturday morning when the pickup truck he was driving crashed on Wilson Road north of Elizabethtown.

    Hill’s 2010 Ford pickup was southbound on Wilson Road (Ky. 447) around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when it ran off the right side of the roadway, Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins said in a news release.

  • Man killed on Western Kentucky Parkway

    An 18-year-old Caneyville man was killed Saturday morning when he and his father were struck by a truck. The truck driver has been charged with murder.

    Ricky L. Mudd, 47, and his son, Joshua T. Mudd, 18, both of Caneyville, were in the eastbound emergency lane of Western Kentucky Parkway west of Exit 94 at 9:30 a.m. putting gas in a 1995 Oldsmobile that was disabled Friday, Kentucky State Police said.