Local News

  • Woman killed in Monks Road crash

    A woman was killed early New Year’s Day when she was involved in a single vehicle fatal accident in New Haven.

    Glenda L. Greenwell, 53, was driving a 2014 Kia eastbound on Monks Road around 1 a.m. when she veered off the road at a high rate of speed, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

    Greenwell’s vehicle then went air borne, striking a utility pole on the rear driver side, according to the report. The vehicle came to a rest in the ditch line on the driver’s side.

  • Home damaged in New Year’s Eve blaze

    A family’s holiday was marred by a house fire early New Year’s Eve.

    Four adults and two children were inside a two-story house on Maxine Road when the fire broke out. Dispatch was notified about 12:30 a.m.

     The home, owned by Woodrow Chelf, suffered structural damage but the fire was contained mainly to two upstairs rooms, according to Magnolia Firefighter Mike Cottrell. There also was smoke and water damage.

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters were at the scene about four hours.

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was suspended from duties, with pay, on Monday afternoon.

    Johnson was charged last week with official misconduct by Kentucky State Police. The misdemeanor charge stems from the release of a dash-cam video taken in March.

    Sergeant Marcus Jackson has been appointed acting chief.

  • Dead dogs found near county line

    For the second time in nine months, a group of dead dogs have been found down an embankment off Middle Creek Road near the Hardin/LaRue County line.

    Candi Redmond of Rineyville said she and her daughter, Brenda Bargar, were walking along the road last week when they spotted a collection of dogs — some dead and a few alive, but injured.

    It’s the same location where Hardin County Animal Control discovered three decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs in early April.

  • Meeting to discuss NGL pipeline

    By Stu Johnson
    WEKU News

    In light of recent events surrounding the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, an official in one central Kentucky county is hoping a community meeting on pipeline use will be informative and not confrontational.

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest are proposing to convert a pipeline that runs through Boyle County, from carrying oil and natural gas to natural gas liquids. It's part of a 1000-mile conversion project being considered by federal regulators.

  • Middle-schoolers suicide linked to online harassment

    Harassment could have contributed to a 12-year-old girl’s apparent suicide, which has left family, friends and school officials searching for answers during the Christmas holidays.

    Harley Reagan Carter overdosed on the evening of Dec. 18, officials have confirmed. She died Dec. 23 at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. The cause of death has yet to be stated by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, which ordered an autopsy performed.

  • Fort Knox to hold listening session Jan. 6

    Fort Knox and Department of the Army headquarters officials will hold a Community Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The event, open to the public, is an opportunity for area leaders and citizens to comment on factors they believe Army leadership should consider when making decisions about force reductions and restructuring that could affect the greater Fort Knox area.

  • Kudos to Santa’s Helpers

    Many thanks, once again, to that band of intrepid volunteers – Santa’s Helpers – who have braved the weather, the traffic and an aging Rudolf bus for the last 48 years to bring smiles to hundreds of local children.

    They have given up their own family’s Christmas Eve to make the holidays brighter for others. In fact, the Santa Run has turned into a family tradition for many of them. While they may get discouraged, they never give up. And the memories they make and receive are priceless.

  • KSP investigating Glendale bank robbery

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating the robbery of West Point Bank in Glendale.

    The suspect, described as a white male between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet, entered the bank at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 23 with a handgun. He demanded cash and exited the building a short time later with an undisclosed amount of money.

    The man was wearing a black ski mask, green hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes. He fled the scene in a white, late model minivan with an obscured license plate.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Man found dead on Viers Road

    A Hispanic male was found dead at a residence on Viers Road about 6 a.m.Saturday. Deputy Coroner Brad Turner said Freddie Martinez was staying with family at the home. He did not have identification but family believe he is 33 years old. His mother arrived from South Carolina to pick up his belongings.

    No foul play is expected. Turner said an autopsy will be done but the cause of death appears to be a “cardiac event.”

    LaRue Deputy Kevin Bennett is investigating.