Local News

  • Celebrate Independence Day with a bang

    Those looking to ring in Independence Day with round after round of colorful explosions will have a wide spectrum of local events to fill their slate.

    Fireworks displays and celebrations will boom in almost every sector of Hardin County this weekend, culminating in a large, day-long celebration Monday at Fort Knox and a nightcap fireworks display in Glendale.

    The bombastic exhibitions begin Saturday as Stephensburg celebrates with the Stephensburg Community Fireworks Show.

  • Fort Campbell reviewing Burke case

    Imagine your closest loved one was killed.

    The man accused of the slaying — a former son-in-law — is prosecuted twice without conviction and the prosecutor chooses to dismiss the charges. About three and a half years of grueling prosecution ends without closure — innocent or guilty — for your family.

    After Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed Brent Burke’s charges Wednesday, Patricia Wilburn, mother of Tracy Burke, said she believes Burke is guilty and will continue to seek justice for her daughter and Karen Comer.

  • Eastview man found guilty of child porn charges

    A federal jury has convicted an Eastview man of child pornography charges in the Western District of Kentucky, announced U.S. Attorney David J. Hale.

    Gary Lloyd Keith was found guilty June 23 of receiving and possessing child pornography following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III.

    At the time of his arrest in May 2009, Keith was on supervised probation for a 2005 conviction in Hardin Circuit Court for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • Changes for White Mills Days


    Safety concerns with the White Mills bridge has forced a couple of changes to take place for White Mills Days this weekend.

    The parade staging area has been moved  to the White Mills Treatment Plant. Also, the staging area for the 5K run will be held at the White Mills Christian Camp.

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  • Former RPD officer formally charged

    A 15-year Radcliff Police Department veteran was formally charged June 24 with computer solicitation of a minor in Brevard County, Fla.

    David Williams, 37, was arrested May 9 by Kentucky State Police following an Internet sting operation led by the Brevard County Sheriff's office.

    The sheriff’s office began investigating Williams’ Internet activity in September.

  • Plan for Taco Bell approved despite residents' concerns

    Amid protests from nearby residents, the Elizabethtown Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved a development plan for a proposed Taco Bell that would sit at 426 W. Dixie Ave.

    The meeting room in City Hall was almost full of onlookers waiting to hear the commission’s decision.

    Steve Rice, chairman of the Planning Commission, reminded them the meeting was to allow the commission to determine if the plan met all qualifications, and it didn’t serve as a public hearing.

    However, Rice did allow some residents to speak.

  • Habitat for Humanity project helps with needed projects

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity is doing more than building houses for people in need.
    The organization has begun a new program, currently called Brush With Kindness, that is aimed at helping homeowners with necessary projects that they can’t afford to complete.
    Habitat for Humanity International expanded its mission about two years ago to help people beyond building houses so the organization could help more families, said Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat.

  • Ashlock offers plan to divert 31W traffic

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock this week released a list of recommended road improvements he believes will divert traffic from U.S. 31W and benefit businesses possibly affected by a state plan designed to restrict median access at certain points.
    The eight suggestions were written to the council in a simple letter as a method to generate interest and discussion in creating interconnections between shopping centers along the city’s main thoroughfare.

  • Charges against Burke dismissed without prejudice

    Brent Burke has spent more than 1,000 days in the Hardin County Detention Center. The commonwealth’s attorney has attempted to prosecute him four times. Twice he heard his son accuse him of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed the charges against Burke without prejudice.

    Only members of the media were at the detention center to watch Burke leave, and even they didn’t notice as a pickup truck carrying Burke left the jail at 4:13 p.m.