Local News

  • Radcliff home to intersection with most wrecks

    Though the highest volume of collisions in the county occurs on U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown, data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shows the two worst intersections for wrecks are in Radcliff.

    According to cabinet numbers, 20 collisions occurred at Ky. 313 and Dixie Boulevard while 19 occurred at Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards.

    In the last three years, nearly 80 wrecks have occurred at the Ky. 313 and Dixie intersection, according to KTC data.

  • Police talk collisions in Vine Grove, unincorporated Hardin County

    So far this year, Vine Grove Police Department has responded to two fatal wrecks whereas the roadways saw no fatalities last year, Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

    The first fatality occurred May 12 on Crume Road while the second was Sept. 2 on East Main Street.

    Overall in 2011, Vine Grove police responded to 82 collisions; 15 resulted in injuries, Mattingly said.

    The chief said the highest volume of collisions in the city occur on Ky. 144, but wrecks resulting in injuries tend to happen on Ky. 313.

  • North Park teacher to discuss weight loss on 'Today'

    Nell Chaudoin has long seen the inspiring stories of weight loss journeys on “Today.” Now, 16 months after starting her own, Chaudoin will share her story on the NBC program.

    Chaudoin, a teacher at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff, is appearing Oct. 8 on the morning show to discuss her transformation. Chaudoin lost 127 pounds since May 2011, and she and her husband, Jon, together have shed more than 200 pounds.

  • Photos: Smokin' rides and good food
  • Concert relives rock hits

    Residents from Hardin County and outlying towns descended Friday night upon Freeman Lake Park to relive the live concerts of Queen, Aerosmith and AC/DC.

    The fitted white pants, open vests and wild hair of players in the tribute bands representing the classic acts tried to capture the time, and pounding drums and a guitarist hopping across the stage on one foot harkened back to that energy and sound.

    The audience members covered the lawn on blankets and folding chairs as they listened to the bands Absolute Queen, Toys in the Attic and Highway to Hell.

  • Rineyville Days festival brings ‘close-knit’ community together

    The Goldhardt family celebrated its first year living in Rineyville by attending the town’s annual celebration, Rineyville Days.

    The festival began Friday and continued with food, rides, booths and games Saturday.

    Jon, a kindergartner at Rineyville Elementary School, looked forward to the games and rides.

    “I like that everybody’s nice around here,” he said.

    Their father, Dave, was glad the community hosted a parade and festival because it seemed kid-friendly.

  • Conductor demonstrates exercise ideas at Atria

    Atria Elizabethtown, a local independent and assisted living community, celebrated Active Aging Week.

    More than 125 Atria communities across the nation participated in the Presidents Active Lifestyle Award challenge for the past six weeks. Because of the large number of PALA participants at Atria Elizabethtown, the community won a visit from Conductorcise creator Maestro David Dworkin.

  • $10,000 for United Way
  • Autopsy completed; officials await toxicology report in Hodgenville drowning

    An autopsy of a Hodgenville man found Thursday in a pond was completed Friday morning in Louisville, and according to officials, preliminary findings reveal no evidence on the body suggest foul play.

    James Everett Martin, 43, was discovered Thursday morning floating in a pond in front of the LaRue County Maintenance building, which is across the street from LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School.

    Martin had been missing since Sept. 22 and was being investigated as a missing person by Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

  • Radcliff requests delay on solid waste plan

    The state Energy and Environment Cabinet granted a two-month extension on Hardin County’s update of its waste management plan at the request of Radcliff city government.

    The five-year update was due Monday and sent Wednesday by courier to satisfy that deadline, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    Radcliff, a second-class city, was asked to sign-off on its participation in the plan. Mayor J.J. Duvall and members of city council have raised questions regarding participation.