Local News

  • When Ends Don't Meet: Kids Café offers full plates, open arms

    The tables in the fellowship hall of New Hope Community Church were decorated with spring-colored flowers. A sign in the back declared Kids Café’s purpose “Not a hand out but a hand up.”

    Cooks were singing and having a good time in the kitchen as they prepared a meal for two busloads of children. It’s a big task for a small church with so many members and children to feed.

  • When ends don't meet: Dinner’s just a two-hour walk in the sun away

    It wasn’t a normal evening at Warm Blessings, but then again, no evening is “normal.”

    A tire blowout on the organization’s van — its only source of transportation — created problems carrying patrons to and from the facility.

    But patrons, the same people who were coming to Warm Blessings for help, helped each other. Those who had cars pitched in and gave others a ride home and one man stayed and helped with the tire problem, He offered his assistance the next day as well.

  • Police seek dental records in conjunction with remains found in Meade County

    Kentucky State Police are looking for dental records belonging to a Harrison County, Ind., missing person to see if they match those of human remains discovered Sunday in Meade County.

    “There is a high probability that we know to whom the remains belong,” a KSP news release reads.

    According to the release, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the missing person case of Evan James Morris, 28, who was last seen jumping off a bridge into the Ohio River on May 28.

  • Radcliff reacts to pushback on recycling trailer

    Radcliff City Council reiterated its desire to establish a recycling trailer in the city and voiced concerns about perceived inequalities of service.

    Magistrate Doug Goodman, who represents the Radcliff area on Hardin Fiscal Court, told the council Tuesday that he personally would act as a liaison between the city and waste haulers to acquire a recycling trailer in Radcliff. Goodman said he believes he could land a trailer within weeks with the council’s help.

  • Guthrie unveils new website

    Staff report
    Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, unveiled a redesigned congressional website Wednesday to keep constituents up-to-date.
    The site is www.guthrie.house.gov.

  • Elizabethtown firefighters raise money for muscular dystrophy

    Elizabethtown firefighters are taking their boots to the Walmart intersection off Dixie Avenue on Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Battalion Chief Rick Horn said Elizabethtown Fire Department started working with the MDA in late 2009. The department also raises money for the Crusade for Children, whom they’ve partnered with for more than 30 years.

    "It’s kind of new for us to work with a second charitable organization," Horn said. "It’s just help."

  • GOP candidate promises to fight corruption

    Before about four dozen party loyalists, the Republican nominee for attorney general promised to establish an active and independent public corruption unit if elected.

    Todd P’Pool of Madisonville told the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club and guests Tuesday that he would "shine the light of truth on corruption in government, regardless of party."

    The county attorney of Hopkins County, P’Pool said, "I’m not in the Frankfort clique."

  • Girl Scouts offering more volunteer opportunities

    Finding volunteers always has been challenging for the Girl Scouts.

    Organization leaders are looking for options to make volunteering with Girl Scout more flexible for people who want to help but don’t want to make ongoing commitments, such as being troop leaders.

    One way they’re doing that is by more heavily promoting short-term jobs and volunteer opportunities that don’t require heavy time commitments.

    Some troops already have mastered the trick of getting a lot of parents involved in small roles, such as handling money.

  • Event to honor women throughout area is Sunday

    A yearly celebration of gender equality on Sunday will recognize two servicewomen among those honored.

    It will be the first time in the four years that Women’s Equality Day has taken place that Fort Knox women have been recognized.

    The event begins at 4 p.m. at All Nations Worship Ministries on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff.

    It is meant to recognize women who have made great strides and accomplishments in their careers and the community, said Gloria Fite, pastor of All Nations Worship Ministries and co-host of the event.

  • Program to teach teens about farming

    Some elementary students in Hardin County don’t know that cheese comes from cows.

    That’s what Sarah Woods, district coordinator for the Hardin County Conservation District, discovered when she began going into area schools to talk to students about where their food comes from.

    “I realized at that point there is a problem,” she said.