Local News

  • LaRue County constable arrested for theft, fleeing police

    HODGENVILLE — A LaRue County constable was arrested Monday on a warrant relating to a theft charge in Hardin County.

    Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 40, of Hodgenville, is charged with theft by deception-cold checks and first-degree fleeing or evading police. He was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center but since has posted bond.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, troopers were attempting to serve a warrant at Metcalf’s White City Road residence when the constable ran from the home into the woods behind it.

  • Trial approaching for Radcliff man charged with state, federal sex crimes

    As a June jury trial approaches, defense counsel for the Radcliff man facing 12 counts of felony sex charges allegedly involving a child has filed multiple motions.

    Paul Hales, 54, appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney, who requested to set a pretrial hearing to discuss the motions. The hearing has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 23.

  • Burke found guilty on all charges

    After two-and-a-half hours of deliberations, a military court found Fort Campbell Sgt. Brent Burke guilty Tuesday morning on all charges in the 2007 double murder of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in a Rineyville home.

    In addition to premeditated murder and felony murder charges, he was convicted of burglary, child endangerment and obstruction of justice.

  • E’town reaches settlement with Cecilia couple

    Following a closed session Monday, Elizabethtown City Council voted to pay $90,000 to a Cecilia couple to end a dispute over who was eligible for money paid out by Kentucky Utilities for a temporary easement on the property, which the city purchased from the couple.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said the city has been locked in an “honest dispute” with Don and Betty Cowherd over the money, which was paid by Kentucky Utilities to run a transmission line on the property.

  • Local parents worry about Kentucky School for the Blind funding

    Dawn Tibke expected her son to throw a tantrum on his first day of kindergarten at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville.

    Her son, Theo, is autistic and blind, and behavioral problems were common for him.

  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation makes its debut

    After undergoing a merger and transformation, two local foundations have created a new identity.

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the new moniker of the newly merged North Central Education Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation. The decision to combine the two philanthropic organizations was announced in September.

  • Teen drowns in bathtub

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of Katelyn Snow-Marshall, 18, after the White Mills teen was found dead in a bathtub.

    Officials said foul play is not suspected. Snow-Marshall’s funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.

    Obituary information from the Green County funeral home indicates the teen had a son and was preparing for a career as a model.

  • ECTC: Pomp and celebration for record numbers

    The date of Linda Gott’s college graduation was pretty convenient for her mother, Angela Gott. Angela just happened to be walking the line at the same time.

  • Burke deliberations begin

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News-Enterprise
    FORT CAMPBELL — After calling just one witness, defense attorneys for Brent Burke, accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in Rineyville in 2007, rested their case Monday morning.

    The case is being tried at Fort Campbell where Burke was stationed at the time of the shooting deaths.

    William Carter, private defense attorney, called to the stand a Kentucky State Police detective who interviewed the Burke children three times about the homicides.

  • Injury in Radcliff wreck