Local News

  • West Point men win standoff against snake

    Adam Hendley stood still Wednesday with his car door open listening to a rustling through the grass two feet away from him.

    He was sure it was a snake. Then, he caught sight of the tell-tale rattler on the end of the slithering animal’s body.

    “I was kind of shocked, really,” he said. “I was a little concerned.”

  • CORRECTED: Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

    Detective Kelly Slone is passionate about all the cases she works. But the conclusion in a case of an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a girl younger than 12 had a jolting impact on the Elizabethtown police veteran.

    Edward Calli, 33, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges were amended from first-degree rape.

  • Radcliff considering scrap metal ordinance

    With a rash of copper thefts confounding local investigators, Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross on Monday encouraged city officials to adopt an ordinance that would monitor local junk, secondhand and scrap metal dealers to give the department more leverage when approaching those businesses.

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  • Radcliff mulls unification

    The concept of unifying governments within Hardin County fell flat with Radcliff City Council and Councilwoman Barbara Baker said Monday the idea has caused “uproar” in northern Hardin County.

    Council members weighed in on the plan to unify local cities with Hardin County government during Monday afternoon’s work session. Each member expressed wariness or hostility about the idea.

  • Two injured in single-car wreck

    A Rineyville woman and Vine Grove teen were airlifted to Louisville after sustaining injuries in a single-car, roll-over wreck at the 7000 block of Rineyville Road on Sunday night.

    Dorothy J. Casey, 44, was driving the 13-year-old boy to his Flaherty Road home, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. The red 1994 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Rineyville Road when it went off the right shoulder.

    Casey overcorrected, crossed into the eastbound lane and went into a ditch, causing the car to overturn several times, Lowe said.

  • Road work planned for 31W and Knox Boulevard

    Department of Highways maintenance crews will begin replacement of a southbound portion of U.S. 31W in Radcliff at the Knox Boulevard intersection beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

    Rutted pavement will be replaced with new asphalt near the intersection. Southbound traffic should expect delays. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the day.

    Motorists are urged to approach the intersection with caution and be prepared for slowly moving and stopped traffic. Minimize driver distraction by limiting use of electronic devices such as phones.

  • Deputy jailer bonds out

    The Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer accused of soliciting cash from a cooperating witness posted bond Saturday.

    Shadrick Blackmon, 32, is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant and was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center Friday.

    After paying a $25,000 unsecured bond, he was dismissed the following day.

  • Hardin County's NAACP to hold annual banquet this month

    The Hardin County Branch NAACP is gearing up for its 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled at the end of the month.

    Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, the  event is one of the branch’s two major fundraisers, said Patricia King, treasurer and program chairwoman She expects 100-150 to attend.

    This year’s theme is “Moving forward uniting our community: What is your assignment?” King said.

  • The motormouth education of Abraham Lincoln

    Parents who last week sent kids back to school with backpacks full of recent purchases may appreciate the simplicity of young Abraham Lincoln’s supply list.

    This is a boy who once scrounged up two pieces of paper and sewed them into a notebook so he could do his math problems.

    In fact, while attending a one-room school with a dirt floor near Hodgenville, he didn’t even need to jot things down. He blabbed them.
    He and older sister Sarah attended what was called a “blab school.”