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Today's News

  • Injury in Radcliff wreck
  • Bloat problems continue

  • LaRue County constable arrested

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested a LaRue County constable Monday after the man attempted to flee from them, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said.

    Troopers went to the Hodgenville home of  Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 40, around 1 p.m. Monday with a Hardin County arrest warrant charging Metcalf with theft by deception related to bad checks.

    Meltcalf's girlfriend met troopers at the door. 

  • PREP SOFTBALL: McGuffin, Central Hardin top LaRue (05/08)

    Kelsey McGuffin put Central Hardin on Cloud Nine on Friday night as her two-run home run lifted the Lady Bruins past top-ranked and defending state tournament champion Allen County-Scottsville.

    A two-day hiatus did little to slow down the freshman shortstop at home Monday as she launched another two-run homer into the clouds as the 14th-ranked Lady Bruins completed a regular-season sweep of the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 8-1.

    Following the game, Central Hardin coach Jamie Goodman was asked if the hottest-hitting young player in the state was in his dugout.

  • PREP TENNIS: Lady Bruins able to overcome injury to King (05/08)

    Central Hardin’s top girls’ doubles team nearly had to back out of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament.

    After senior Alli King suffered a vertebrae injury during motocross practice Sunday, the Lady Bruins’ duo was split in half.

  • One Knox asks Radcliff council to remain funding partner

    One Knox officials on Monday asked Radcliff City Council to continue funding the agency in the 2012-13 fiscal year, the final year of a federal grant which has been drastically slashed.

    Executive Director Brad Richardson argued the merits of One Knox’s relevance just months after the council reluctantly agreed to continue its funding for the agency through the current fiscal year. Some council members had pushed for a discontinuation of the money, which was allocated at roughly $12,000 for the year.

  • Two Elizabethtown natives translate Iraqi poetry

    Elizabethtown native Rebecca Gayle Howell is a poet and translator recently involved in a poetry collection that has gained national attention.

    Along with Husam Qaisi, another Elizabethtown resident, Howell translated “Hagar Before the Occupation/

    Hagar After the Occupation” by Amal al-Jubouri. Their work was nominated for the national Best Translated Book Award this year.

    Howell and Qaisi will be at Barnes and Nobel Booksellers in Elizabethtown from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday for bilingual readings from the collection.

  • Photos: Stretching the Ring
  • Munfordville minister recommended for SBC executive committee

    A Hart County minister has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

    In a list of hundreds of recommendations for various roles, the 2012 SBC Committee on Nominations selected John E. Smith, pastor of Munfordville Baptist Church, for its top decision-making body.

    Smith replaces Scott F. Kilgore of Bowling Green, who declined to serve a second term. If approved, Smith’s term would continue until 2016.

  • Vine Grove dismissal should be clarified

    TOPIC: Chief out, chief in
    OUR VIEW: Mayor owes residents an explanation

    The recent exit of Steve Manning as police chief in Vine Grove has left unanswered questions.

    Tops among them: Why was he removed from office?

    Mayor Blake Proffitt has taken a public stance on Manning’s firing, saying, “We don’t comment on any employment-related issue.’’