Local News

  • Kentucky immunization requirements updated

    Between the trips to buy new clothes and school supplies, some parents should schedule a trip to the doctor’s office during their children’s back-to-school preparations.

    Immunization requirements changed July 1, so parents with children entering day care, Head Start programs, preschool, kindergarten or sixth-grade need to check with their medical providers to ensure that their child’s vaccination records are up to date for school.

  • Head-on collision on 31W sends four to HMH

    A Kentucky State Police trooper said rain played a factor in a wreck Wednesday that sent four people to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The wreck occurred around 3:06 p.m. on U.S. 31W just north of Sonora, said Nita Franklin, Kentucky State Police dispatcher.

    A purple Pontiac Bonneville traveling north lost traction because of the rain and went into the southbound lane where it struck a red Chevrolet Blazer in a head-on collision, Trooper Ryan Johnson said.

  • Soldier’s early return surprises his children

    Haley and Michael Edmondson of Vine Grove grinned widely and darted toward their crouching father Thursday when he picked them up from day care.

    Staff Sgt. Justin Edmondson was sporting the uniform he has been wearing for the past six months during a tour of duty in Afghanistan as he folded his children into his arms.

    Stationed at Fort Knox, Edmondson departed with the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division for his fourth tour to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Investigation of Brandenburg strip mall fire continues

    Every inch of the Brandenburg shopping center at 2320 Bypass Road is charred, blackened and crumpling to the ground except for abandoned shopping carts being used to hold up yellow police tape.
    While investigators have determined where Saturday’s fire started, they continue to search for what caused the blaze that claimed the shopping center, which opened in 1969.

  • Committee seeks donations for 9/11 memorial

    Area residents have an opportunity to contribute to a memorial honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The 9/11 memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff is a private endeavor directed by a local committee. I

    t will rely on donations of money, labor and services. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York was delivered Wednesday to the cemetery.

  • World Trade Center piece arrives at Radcliff cemetery

    Sept. 11 survivor Tony Rose held back tears on a hot Wednesday morning as he described the symbolism of a twisted piece of metal delivered to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    “Today, this piece comes to us as a result of evil, There’s no other way around it,” he said.

  • Operation Faithful Support strengthens wives, marriages

    Deployment is filled with challenges for families. And for an Army wife, someone who will let her vent and confirmation that she’s not alone in her feelings are precious.

    One Sunday each month, wives of the deployed soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division come together for these things and more. They find listening ears and common experiences. Above all else, they find the support they need to protect and nurture their marriages.

  • Riding shotgun with NASCAR's Kyle Busch

    Inspiration can come in many forms and for the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck series driver Kyle Busch, it came in the form of a 12-year-old fan.

    Kyle Savoie wrote a motivational letter to Busch during the past offseason, which inspired the driver to begin an essay contest, which was titled “Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports.” The contest asked children ages 5 to 12 to submit a 150 words or fewer essay detailing an experience within the past year that affected their life in a positive way.

  • Husband pleads guilty in cold case murder

    An eight-year-old cold case with a connection to Elizabethtown came to a close Wednesday when Daniel Paynter pleaded guilty to murder in a Cincinnati courthouse.

    Paynter, 57, pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, Lori Paynter. The 35-year-old woman’s mostly nude body was discovered near a trash bin at the Bluegrass Inn on East Dixie Avenue on Dec. 18, 2002.

    She was strangled, shot in the head multiple times and identified only through fingerprints. Her clothes were found four months later in Hamilton County, Ohio.

  • Four injured in wreck on I-65

    Four were injured in a two-car wreck Tuesday night on Interstate 65, two miles south of Glendale.

    The wreck occurred at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    A black 2010 Ford Fusion, driven by Darrin Henderberg of Hermitage, Tenn., struck the rear of a 2006 Frieghtliner semi being towed by a 1999 Volvo wrecker, driven by Larry Reynolds of Ashville, Ala., police said.