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Today's News

  • Speakers With Spark: Time in a bottle

    By Susan Rider

    What would you pay if you could go to the store and purchase a bottle of time? What would you do with it and how much more would you value time? If time in a bottle was $5 per minute, how would that change your day?

  • Best wishes to the Thompsons

    ISSUE: Sharon Thompson retires from Red Cross
    OUR VIEW:
    Thank to both Sharon and Bobby

    Many images come to mind when thinking of the American Red Cross.

  • Johnson to produce evidence of confidential informant to grand jury

    After being served a criminal summons last week, Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has now been subpoenaed to present evidence of a confidential informant to a LaRue County grand jury.

    The subpoena, filed last week by the Commonwealth, orders Johnson to appear at 9 a.m. July 21 to produce 16 items regarding Andrew Hornback, an informant. Johnson testified in a removal hearing against former Hodgenville Mayor Ter­ry Cruse in May that Hornback, the son of former city clerk MaDonna Hornback, was authorized to use city gas cards as payment for information.

  • HCS kicks off school supply drive

    Local children will benefit from this year’s “Don’t Miss The Bus” school supply drive in the upcoming school year.

    In its third year, the drive allows residents to donate new or slightly used school supplies at various collection bins throughout the county.

  • Lauren Kinser, teaching and learning in Romania

    Lauren Kinser is having the experience of a lifetime this summer.

    The 21-year-old Elizabethtown native is in Romania working with orphaned children through Home of Hope.

    A Bonner Scholar at Lindsey Wilson College, she always wanted to go to Romania but never made plans for it. About a month ago, she got a call and was asked if money wasn’t an issue how serious was she about going there.

    She said she would be on the next flight.

  • Bike4Alz team makes stop in Hardin County

    Robert Lucas said one of the highlights of his journey across America on a bicycle came along the heights of Wolf Creek Pass, which stands more than 10,000 feet at its summit.

    The imposing mountain pass sits in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and was one of the most vaulted points along Lucas’ route from San Diego, California, to Washington, D.C. Lucas and his fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University rode a kilometer or more up the pass, which challenged their physical faculties and thresholds as cyclists.

  • Former teacher's sex case continued to Tuesday

    A former Central Hardin High School Spanish teacher’s first court appearance since his indictment Thursday has been continued to Tuesday.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, of Radcliff will be arraigned at 10 a.m. July 8 for three counts of first-degree sexual abuse; three counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities; tampering with physical evidence; and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. One of the charges dates back more than a decade.

  • Missouri church partners with local agency to host sports camp, VBS

    A Missouri church is traveling to Kentucky this week to assist a local agency reach children through a multi-day sports camp and vacation Bible school.

    First Baptist Church of Plattsburg, Missouri, has partnered with Mission Hope for Kids, a local agency that mentors and feeds children, to host the camp and VBS, starting Monday and extending through July 11.

  • Louisville man admits to 2012 Radcliff robbery

    A Louisville man pleaded guilty during a trial Tuesday to a string of armed robberies, including one in Radcliff from 2012.

    Troy Lamont Gaines Jr., 23, admitted his guilt to 11 armed robberies of convenient stores and fast-food restaurants, primarily in Louisville.

    Gaines said one of the armed robberies was of Circle P Shell Food Mart at 1500 North Dixie Highway in Radcliff on or about Dec. 19, 2012.

    The second day of testimony in the jury trial of Gaines ended with his admission of guilt to the armed robberies in December 2012 and January 2013.

  • PHOTOS: Summer harvest, old and new