Today's News

  • Thompson indicted on multiple charges

    A man charged with attempting to kidnap and murder a North Hardin High School student has been indicted by a grand jury.

    Kyle D. Thompson, 20, of Ekron, was indicted on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and misdemeanor charges of third-degree terroristic threatening, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

  • The Art of Performance: Containing test anxiety

    The pressure on kids to perform in school is immense. There has been an increase in this pressure by the use of standardized tests, as required by the state of Kentucky.

    Every student in school today faces the pressures of taking tests which will determine if they graduate as well as recording their progression in their school career. Teachers are also impacted by these scores as schools are evaluated by the students' standardized tests scores.

  • Crash snarls I-65 traffic

    A two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 108-mile marker in Bullitt County resulted in one person being transported to a Louisville hospital and traffic being re-routed on Ky. 61 to Clermont.

  • Vine Grove Women's Club compiling cookbook

    The Vine Grove Women’s Club is cooking up a new plan to raise money for scholarships and donations, attract new members and celebrate the club’s 80th anniversary.

    The club is compiling recipes for a cookbook to sell to Vine Grove residents and visitors. Club members hope to have the book ready for sale during the Vine Grove Autumn Daze festival in September.

    The book also is expected to include pictures and snippets from Vine Grove history, such as photos of past club presidents and the presidents’ favorite recipes donated by their families.

  • Teens plead not guilty to murder

    Three Louisville teenagers indicted on charges of complicity to murder and tampering with physical evidence pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Ryan Wilt, Jason Gowers and Connor Galenski are accused of driving Mackenzie Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 in November. He was shot once in the face and later was shot three times in the chest to make sure he was dead, authorities say.

  • Two arrested on child sex crime charges appear in court

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.

    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.

    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Hansen’s life was dedicated to serving, helping others

    The topic: Passing of Dottie Hansen
    Our view: 
    She was a beloved community icon

    All you have to know about the kind of person Dottie Hansen was is this: Often when there were people in need for food or shelter in the middle of the night, she would be called to offer help.

    She always answered and always helped.

    That’s just who the 91-year-old community icon was. Hansen died early Monday morning after a battle with cancer.

    She leaves a legacy of serving with many, many organizations.

  • Kyu Reisch: Volunteering is her life

    Kyu Reisch may stand just under five feet tall, but the long list of ways she’s served her community makes her one of the tallest women in town.

    She's logged more than 17,000 hours of volunteer service with the American Red Cross, donated another 5,000 volunteer hours to Army Community Service, provided her bilingual skills as a volunteer translator and has somehow found time along the way to run a restaurant and stand out athletically.

  • Thankful for time spent in Kentucky

    “My friends, no one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.” 

    These were the words of President-elect Abraham Lincoln upon leaving Springfield, Ill., for Washington, D.C. Since President Lincoln is Kentucky’s most famous son, I believe it’s only appropriate I adopt his words as I turn over the reins of the United States Army Recruiting Command to Maj. Gen. David Mann.

  • Group opposes expanded alcohol push

    As the petition drive begins to place expanded alcohol sales in voters’ hands come summer, opposition to the drive has surfaced.
    The newly formed Hardin County Christian Coalition publicly denounced the plan and is in the process of developing a strategy to counter the push. Proponents of expanded sales say loosening the law could benefit the county economically and retain revenue seeping into neighboring counties’ bars and package liquor stores.