Local News

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder

    Landmark News Service

    The owner of Raywick Bar and Grill, Chris Gribbins, 46, of Hodgenville, has been arrested and charged with murder and second-degree assault following a Nov. 9 shooting in Raywick.

    David Litsey, 22, of Lebanon was shot outside Raywick Bar and Grill that morning. Litsey, a 2009 graduate of Marion County High School, was transported to Spring View Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • Police, firefighters prepare to spread holiday cheer

    Local law enforcement and emergency response agencies are gearing up for annual shopping programs with a goal to brighten the holiday season for children from less fortunate families.

    Many area police and firefighters participate in programs such as Christmas for Kids, Shop-with-a-Trooper and Shop-with-a-Firefighter to provide children with warm clothing and at least one toy during the Christmas season.

  • E’town, Radcliff attempted murder cases conclude

    Four defendants scheduled to go to jury trial last Wednesday in a Radcliff attempted murder case entered guilty pleas the day before in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Armstead C. Baylor Jr., 22, and Reginald L. Hughes, 24, both of Elizabethtown, and Gary J. Johnson, 27, of Radcliff, originally were indicted on charges of complicity to commit criminal attempt to commit murder and complicity to tampering with physical evidence.

    Sharita L. Gibbs, 26, of Elizabethtown also was indicted on a charge of complicity to tampering with physical evidence in connection to the case.

  • Elizabethtown Nature Park to open soon

    The gates to the Elizabethtown Nature Park remain closed off Ring Road as contractors continue their work, but Mayor Tim Walker said the city hopes to open the park to the public soon.

    Walker said Friday the park should open within the next week to 10 days unless delays arise. Contractors have to complete a list of items before they turn the park back over to the city, he said.

  • Donations needed for wreath-laying program

    Donna Betson said she is running short on money needed to purchase wreaths, which will cover graves this Christmas at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. But her faith is not lacking when it comes to the community’s generosity.

    After all, she said, donors have yet to let her down.

    Betson, founder and chairwoman of the Kentucky Patriots and organizer of the Wreaths Across America program at the cemetery, aims to purchase 2,500 live wreaths this year for families and volunteers to lay during a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 15.

  • Focus on finance: Shop smarter this season

    Question: Any advice for holiday shopping?

    Answer: With Halloween come and gone, the holiday shopping season is just around the corner.  Most large national retailers already have decorations up; started promoting their lay-away programs; and, the “get easy credit” offers are hitting consumers’ mail boxes.

    But amid all the hype and promotions, there are ways to save money and shop smarter this season.

  • Lost and found: A training scenario

    Mary Wallace was lying down and complaining of dizziness Saturday night when the men found her behind brush. Darkness had fallen and the team was relying on their flashlights and training to guide them when they heard her cry for help.

    The scenario: Two sisters searching off Ralph Franklin Road for a bonfire (to celebrate Hostess cakes) were lost and separated. Their vehicle was parked nearby, but they were nowhere to be seen. One was diabetic and likely without her medication.

  • Mother injured in Ky. 313 wreck dies

    The driver of a vehicle that was struck by an oncoming Transit Authority of Central Kentucky bus Thursday morning while taking her daughter to school succumbed Saturday to her injuries.

    Elizabeth Diane Price, 35, died from injuries suffered in the three-vehicle wreck on Joe Prather Highway in Radcliff. Price, a North Hardin High School graduate, was dropping off her daughter, Kari Cook, a fifth-grader at Woodland Elementary School.

  • Going geek: Technology began with nerds

    Science and technology once considered geeky have found ways into nearly everyone’s daily life.

    With the boom in computer-based electronics, everyone has a little bit of geek in them. From computers to iPads and GPS devices, you can thank a nerd for these technologies.

    Many innovations are further rooted in geekdom, starting as the futuristic fantasy of science fiction.

  • Unknown Journey: New chemo another phase in Stillwell's treatment

    Mary Jane Stillwell likes to see how far she is from the finish line.

    Following four chemotherapy treatments after her August diagnosis of breast cancer, the Hodgenville woman has moved on to her second stage in this unexpected battle.

    The married mother of three now has completed two of 12 Taxol chemotherapy treatments at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville. She takes them once a week. For Taxol, her finish line should be the end of January.