Local News

  • Deadly stretch

    Victor Chacon, 26, Tatayna Alvarez, 11, and Brianna Chacon, 10, all of Chicago. Jeremy D. Byrd, 33, of Dayton, Ohio. August Stegemann Jr., 54, of Augusta, Ga. Sidolena Martinez, 2, of Louisville. April Crain, 20, of Upton.

    Since Jan. 1, seven people have lost their lives on the stretch of Interstate 65 near Glendale Exit 86.

    Of those seven, six were younger than 35. Three were children who were not restrained by a safety device. One was a motorcyclist.

  • Guilty plea entered in child porn case

    In front of an empty courtroom, Christin Nicole Dague pleaded guilty to an amended charge while prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence, filed a motion to dismiss charges against her co-defendant, Jeff Farmer.

    Farmer, 46, and Dague, 27, are accused of involving a minor younger than 16 years of age in a filmed sexual performance between 2007 and 2008 at a Radcliff residence, according to indictments.

  • Faces and Places: Sights from Via Colori

    Artists young and old filled the streets of downtown Elizabethtown with pastel colors last weekend during the Via Colori Street Painting Festival. Here is a colleciton of photos depicting just a small part of the work that transformed the streets into a living canvas.

  • Photos: Walking for a cause
  • Cardboard Nation prompts compassion for homeless

    Rocky Roberts woke up one morning to find his mother was gone. She never came back.

    The 12-year-old decided to take care of his two younger sisters. In the large city where they lived, he kept his sisters in the house to avoid the danger of gangs, which were beating up and harassing people who were homeless.

    The boy had to risk himself by sleeping outside in a box so he could hear when soup kitchens opened and to obtain food for himself and his siblings. He dove into trash receptacles and stole to provide food between soup kitchen meals.

  • Recycling bin to temporarily anchor at Radcliff City Hall

    Radcliff has found a temporary home for its recycling bin.

    Radcliff entered an agreement with Waste Management for a city recycling bin and it will be housed at Radcliff City Hall for the near future, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

    The trailer has been secured at no cost to the city, but Waste Management only can offer the service temporarily because of costs involved, Duvall said. The city started working with Waste Management on the project after Hardin County government said there were no immediate plans to place a county recycling trailer in Radcliff.

  • Signal altered to accommodate Fort Knox traffic

    Radcliff has partnered with Fort Knox to better accommodate traffic pouring onto post off Wilson Road.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the traffic signal at the intersection of North Wilson Road and Knox Boulevard has been altered, making the far right lane on Wilson Road a constant green light to keep a steady flow of traffic to post. The center lane of Wilson Road will be used only as a turn lane onto Knox Boulevard, Duvall said.

    The changes do not affect the signal on Knox Boulevard. It will continue to work in its normal manner, Duvall added.

  • Scam Jam to empower seniors against fraud

    Several state and national organizations have combined forces to help elderly residents avoid the pitfalls of scams.

    The Senior Scam Jam is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, AARP of Kentucky, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Insurance.

  • Suspect connected to 2010 shootout arrested

    A new arrest has been made 16 months after an Elizabethtown shootout and three months after other suspects were sentenced.

    Detroit resident Taran Watkins, also known as Christopher Norris, is charged with attempted murder, receiving a stolen firearm and failure to appear, according to a citation. The charges stem from a May 10, 2010, shootout in the Xavier Healthcare parking lot on North Dixie Avenue, according to an arrest warrant.

  • State legislators support revision of unification law

    Hardin County United has allies in its efforts to clarify laws governing unification.

    The volunteer organization said it has secured the support of the Hardin County legislative delegation in its efforts to revise a 2006 law related to formation of a unified local government.

    HCU has been assuring cities in recent weeks it will ensure a city’s majority vote would be respected if residents vote against unification, even if the county as a whole favors unification. To do so, HCU plans to present an amendment to the law to clear up the confusion.