Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin cruises past LaRue County (01/04)

    Many state girls’ basketball coaches and college recruiting evaluators have been enamored by the LaRue County duo of sophomore wing Ivy Brown and freshman guard Alexis Brewer.

    However, the Lady Hawks’ young tandem were no match for the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs’ unsung trio Tuesday night in Radcliff.

  • E'town man wanted on bench warrant for meth case

    Investigators are searching for an Elizabethtown man who has been wanted on a bench warrant since last June in conjunction with a methamphetamine case.

    Robin McFadden Sr., 65, was arrested May 9 near the Elizabethtown Sports Park and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, said Detective Rob Green with Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    After being released on bond, Green said McFadden missed a court date and a bench warrant was issued June 3 for failure to appear.

  • Howard Gatlin constructs a life of giving

    Building homes was a hobby for Howard Gatlin until 2008.

    That’s when the Elizabethtown man began working for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, where he is construction foreman.

    A cabinetmaker and woodworker, Gatlin had a background in building and had built 13 houses on his own as a contractor before becoming construction foreman for the nonprofit organization.

    “I built my first home in ’76,” Gatlin said.

    On most of the houses, he did “basically everything.”

  • Accused killer required to surrender DNA sample

    Accused killer Joshua Hines appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for 2012’s first motion hour day.

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney Office filed a motion requesting that Hines be swabbed for DNA testing. Defense attorneys did not object and Judge Kelly Mark Easton ultimately approved it.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter said the swabs should have been taken to begin with, referring to the fact that haven’t already been taken as an “oversight.”

  • Chef Maria Bell loves cooking fresh, healthy Greek food

    It’s a long way from Greece to Radcliff, but Maria Bell kept her love of Greek cooking with her through the miles.

    Bell is from Ierapetra, Crete Greece. She is 10 years older than her younger brother, and when her mother was sick she and her grandmother cooked for her father and two brothers.

  • Everyone must deal with bullying problem

    Bullying today is not about pranks or double dog dares or even threats of a recess fight. In our rapidly changing world, bullying has became such a problem that many states are addressing the issue with legislation targeting offenders and often parents.

  • Bardstown man arrested in shooting

    A Bardstown man stands accused of shooting a man in the stomach on New Year’s Eve.

    Roger Cahoe, 34, of Bardstown, was in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville late Tuesday morning.

    Edward “Eddie” O’Bryan was charged with first-degree assault after an argument between Cahoe and his girlfriend allegedly escalated into an argument between Cahoe and O’Bryan, according to a news release from the Bardstown Police Department.

  • Infrastructure updates expected in Proffitt's next year

    Residents might not be seeing many effects from Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt’s first year in office.

    That’s because he and city council members have spent much of their time and energy laying the groundwork for coming infrastructure improvements that could begin as early as this spring.

    Proffitt said that was one of the major issues he ran on after serving three two-year terms as a city councilman.

    “We’ve got an old town with old infrastructure,” he said.

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  • The Best: Favorite Betty Treadwell recipes

    I  always make birthday cakes for my co-workers in the newsroom, and for the last 20 years the most requested cake has been the late Betty Treadwell’s Chocolate Chip Cake.

    I originally ran the recipe in one of my early columns, more than 20 years ago. At that time, Betty Treadwell’s granddaughter, Beth Burzlaff, who is now Beth Jackson, was in my Girl Scout troop. That was probably how I connected with Betty, although I can’t remember for sure.