Today's News

  • Jurors shown video, pictures from homicide scene

    Detailed testimony and graphic video dominated day two of the Brent Burke murder trial Wednesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jurors watched a video recorded by Sgt. Matt Johnson of Kentucky State Police as the officer narrated. Also using a diagram of the house's floor plan, Johnson discussed how and where the bodies were found by police in September 2007.

  • Legislators optimistic Medicaid debate nearing end

    Uncertainty still looms in Frankfort as a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear marches on.

    Local legislators said Wednesday that they support a House compromise to shore up a Medicaid deficit and hope the proposal will clear the Senate by the week’s end.

    The House plan was under scrutiny Wednesday in the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee. Chairman Bob Leeper said he expects some changes to the House version before it will pass the Senate, according to The Associated Press.

  • Photos: Hughes speaks and sings at ECA fundraiser
  • Top 10 things you may not know about health reform

    An organization called Americans for Tax Reform compiled its top 10 list of little-known impact of the national health reform that is referred to in some circles as Obamacare.

    1. Did you know that since Jan. 1, you cannot use your flex-account at work (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase over-the-counter medicines?        

    2. Did you know that since July 1, Americans have been paying a 10 percent excise tax on all indoor tanning services?

  • Missing Radcliff woman found inside her own home

    Police aren’t sure how long a missing Radcliff woman had been where they found her Wednesday afternoon, but the search for Gwendolyn S. Payne ended at a surprising place: Her home on Elm Road.

    Payne, 49, who was last seen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor, was found underneath a bed in her home just before 4:30 p.m.

  • KSP sergeant describes crime scene in Burke trial

    Working to paint a picture of the crime scene, prosecutors introduced detailed testimony and graphic video Wednesday of the Rineyville home where two women were shot to death 42 months ago.

    Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Shaw spent the majority of the second day of testimony in Brent Burke's murder trail by questioning Kentucky State Police Sgt. Matt Johnson, one of the investigators of the September 2007 double homicide on Waterfowl Loop.

  • Kentucky third in personal income growth

    Kentucky ranks third in the nation in percentage growth for personal income between 2009 and 2010.

    Kentucky also was one of 10 states to reach a new high in personal income after decreasing during the recession, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    Metropolitan statistical area data are expected to be released at the end of this summer, and county breakdowns are expected to be released next year.

  • Ohio man severely injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man sustained life-threatening injuries and two others suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 65.

    Kentucky State Police responded to the scene near mile-marker 86 around 3:11 p.m. after the Post 4 office was notified about a wreck involving four motorcycle riders.

    Eight riders were traveling in a group on northbound I-65 when they approached halted traffic that had been stalled because of road construction and an earlier crash, according to police.

  • Motherhood and more

    I am a stay-at-home mom. It still seems strange to say that. I honestly haven’t had too much time to reflect on it, what with the two children constantly hanging off of me. But the transition cannot be called a smooth one. I look at other moms who stay home, and most of them seem to have everything under control. I've felt like a failure on more than one occasion. Heck, just my 6-month-old daughter refusing to take a morning nap can bring me to my knees on the right – or wrong – day.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court votes to extend contract with billing service

    Hardin Fiscal Court this week placed a stamp of approval on its relationship with Hardin Billing Service.

    The collection agency handles Hardin County government’s billing services and maintains a roughly 92 percent collection rate, according to Magistrate Fred Clem, who made the motion. The court voted Tuesday to extend its contract with the company when the current contract expires June 30.