Today's News

  • Johnsons celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

    Lewis Dale and Vanessa Dale Cundiff Johnson of Big Clifty celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 4, 2010.

    They were married Dec. 4, 1970.

    Mr. Johnson is retired.

    Mrs. Johnson is employed at Lakewood Elementary School.

    They have four children, Anissa of Hardin County, Teresa and Amanda, both of Grayson County, and Joseph of Louisville; and seven grandchildren.

  • Parents welcome Breanna Reese Barner

    Bryan and Sabrina Barner of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Breanna Reese Barner, on Nov. 19, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gail Logsdon of Big Clifty and the late Leonard Logsdon; and paternal grandparents are Kathy and Mike White of Rineyville and Mike Barner of Elizabethtown.

    Great-grandparents are Deloris Hodge and the late Wavely Hodge and Evelyn Barner and the late Kenneth Barner.

  • Sen. Tori has served us well

    The topic: Sen. Elizabeth Tori Our view: She served us well

    Elizabeth Tori is in her final days as a Kentucky state senator and too often the value of those who serve in political office are overlooked.
    Tori  has served the 10th District well over the years. The Radcliff Republican  spent 16 years in the Kentucky State Senate and made a difference in Hardin County.

  • Resentencing for murder conviction could happen soon

    and BOB WHITE

    Re-sentencing of the Oklahoman convicted of murdering Bardstown resident Frank Brady in 1991 could occur in March or April after years of delays and upsets.
    Senior Judge Ken Conliffe on Wednesday asked attorneys on both sides of a Bullitt County murder case against Michael Dale St. Clair to find a two-week time slot between March and April to accommodate resentencing.

  • Kids shop with cops

    “This year I am going to shop with a cop … from this end,” said Hardin County Deputy Sheriff Bud Baumgardner, remembering back to 1997, the year he became a deputy.
    Growing up, Baumgardner said his family was poor, and his brother would get picked by the schools for the Shop-With-A-Cop program, but he never did, noting his brother was a little messier than him.
    After that first year, returning to participate in the program was to “see the look on kids’ faces,” Baumgardner said.

  • Janet Perkins named Realtor of the Year

    When the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors was looking for a recipient for the Realtor of the Year award, they decided to Just Call Janet.
    Janet Perkins of the Janet Team RE-MAX Center has been named Realtor of the Year by the association. Perkins received the award, which was a surprise, at a ceremony last week.
    “I was shocked at first,” she said.

  • KSP charge 2 with human trafficking

    Kentucky State Police from Elizabethtown Post 4 charged two Hodgenville residents Wednesday with numerous felony sex crimes and rarely used charges of human trafficking.
    Police say former LaRue County jail worker James M. Curtsinger, 63, paid expenses for unemployed Cox Lane resident Rhonda J. Brown in exchange for sexual acts between himself and a teenager in her care.

  • Plea deal leads to release of Radcliff man

    A Radcliff man jailed 16 months ago on allegations he sexually assaulted two girls in his care left Hardin County Detention Center this week after accepting a probated four-year sentence on a lesser charge.
    Frank Long, 40, was tried in September on six felony sex crime charges.
    Following testimony from two girls who were alleged victims, Long took the stand in his own defense.

  • Locked and loaded: Duke Brigade ready for deployment

    For Erica Lukachko and her growing family, deployments don’t get any easier.
    Her husband, Sgt. First Class Aaron Lukachko, is gearing up for a winter deployment to Afghanistan as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division — his third deployment in his 14-year military career, Erica said.

  • Community to send care packages to Knox brigade

    Hardin County’s chambers of commerce — along with the Association of the United States Army — are participating in a program that will send the comforts of home to Fort Knox soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.