Local News

  • West Point police conduct roadblocks throughout holiday season

    Through the end of December, the West Point Police Department will conduct traffic roadblocks.

    Law enforcement agencies throughout the county say they are cracking down on impaired driving during the holiday season.

  • Vine Grove man dies in Muldraugh wreck

    A four-car wreck Monday on U.S. 31W near Muldraugh left a Vine Grove man dead.

  • Wrongful death suit filed against Burke

    Nearly six months after a Hardin Circuit Court judge dismissed criminal charges without prejudice, Brent Burke now finds himself a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit locally.

    The civil case alleges three counts of wrongful death, death by deadly weapon and loss of consortium.

    Tracy Burke’s brother, David Wilburn, and her two children with Burke are listed as the plaintiffs. The complaint identifies Wilburn as administrator of Tracy Burke’s estate and legal guardian of the Burke children.

  • No holiday from work for post offices

    While some offices may be slowing down in preparation for the Christmas holiday, the local post offices are embarking on one of their busiest times of the year.

    Monday was the busiest day for package delivery in the Christmas season for the U.S. Postal Service, and that also was true for local offices.

    Postmaster Bobby Brown of the Radcliff office on West Lincoln Trail Boulevard said staff there started getting very busy last week and the work picked up speed yesterday.

    “It’s been busy all day,” Brown said.

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  • Crash kills man in Muldraugh

    The News-Enterprise

    A late Monday afternoon crash killed at least one person on Dixie Highway in Muldraugh.
    Five vehicles were involved in the crash around 3:45 p.m. The crash occurred at the intersection of Dixie and Brandenburg Station Road. No details were available Monday night regarding cause of the crash or name of the deceased or injured.
    The Meade County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police were called to the scene. Traffic in both directions was slow because of the crash.

  • Economic hardship vote delayed until 2012

    It appears Elizabethtown City officials will not take a vote on the economic hardship issue until 2012.

    The hardship has been removed from Wednesday’s special called meeting, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown City Hall.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the topic was scratched from the agenda out of the council’s respect for the sudden death of his sister, Patricia. Monday’s regular scheduled meeting was postponed to Wednesday because his sister's visitation was scheduled the same evening, Walker added.

  • Vine Grove man dies in Muldraugh wreck

    A Vine Grove man died late Monday afternoon in a four-car crash in Muldraugh.

  • Prather named CMO of Baptist Healthcare System

    Dr. Jody Prather is leaving Hardin Memorial Hospital but his influence on the facility will continue to be felt.

    Prather, vice president and chief medical officer for HMH, has been named chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System, which becomes effective Feb. 27. Prather’s last day with HMH is Jan. 27.

  • Boxes full of good tidings provide holiday help

    Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director David Dozer described volunteers at Magnet Business Park on Monday as Santa’s little elves working feverishly to give needy families a good Christmas this year.

    A warehouse space the charitable agency has been occupying inside the business center was chock full of toys, clothes and food items Monday as volunteers unloaded more shipments of donated goods while others sorted and organized items and some filled food boxes with the essentials for a proper Christmas meal.