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Today's News

  • Sports, Cruisin' attract out-of-town business

    Hotels are packed and travelers are swarming Elizabethtown in what has shaped up to be one of the city’s busiest weekends for tourism in recent memory.

    Local officials hope this out-of-town traffic becomes a routine rather than a novelty as Elizabethtown Sports Park starts hosting and booking more events, feeding business into local restaurants, hotels and other retailers.

  • Cruisin' event draws big cars, big crowd

    James Devore joked that visitors peering into his rat rod should watch out for his pet snake. The look of astonishment on tourists’ faces when they learned a reptile could be nearby drew a hearty laugh from the Bowling Green resident.

    Devore’s 1929 Ford pickup attracted stares Saturday for its crude but unique appearance during the third annual Cruisin’ the Heartland in downtown Elizabethtown. Devore said what the rat rod — an emulation of a classic hot rod — lacked in beauty it made up for in personality.

  • Financial benefits of prepaying your final expenses

    By Roman Bozio

    Question: Financially speaking, is it better to pre-pay for my funeral expenses or to wait and let my loved ones use money from my estate to take care of the arrangements?

    Answer: The average funeral can range from $6,000 to $10,000 depending on what state you live in, and this is not taking into account a burial plot or memorial service, if so desired.

  • Police open case on false report

    After a call reporting an attack at Kohl’s Department Store turned out to be untrue, Elizabethtown Police Department opened a case for filing a false police report.

    EPD responded Thursday afternoon after a caller reported two people had been stabbed at the store. Police said no such incident occurred at the store.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the department has opened a case, but the call couldn’t be traced. Willoughby said a charge of making a false report is a misdemeanor.

  • Driver involved in mobile meth lab wreck arrested

    Investigators with Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested an Elizabethtown man Friday on charges related to an April wreck near Boone Road that resulted in the death of a Rineyville woman.

    Police served warrants for David Stallins, 26, around lunch time Friday, task force Detective Rob Green said. Stallins was arrested near East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

  • Post 4 trooper receives seatbelt award

    A Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper has been honored by the state for his effort to increase use of seatbelts.

    Trooper Pete Binkley was awarded a Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Award at the second annual awards Thursday in Lexington.

    The awards are given to officers in each agency over six divisions with the most occupant protection citations. Binkley wrote more than 317 seatbelt and child restraint citations, according to KSP.

  • HCS board to meet on taxes

    Hardin County Schools is hosting a special meeting to discuss the tax rate.

    The meeting is 4:30 p.m. Monday at the district’s central office on W.A. Jenkins Road across from New Highland Elementary.

  • Toothless review will add no impact

    ISSUE: Governor's child case review panel
    OUR VIEW: Not independent, not empowered

    By executive order, Gov. Steve Beshear recently created a panel to review child fatality and near fatality cases.

    The Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel is described as “independent” and “multi-disciplinary.”

  • PHOTO: King of the rope
  • Task force nets 10 pounds of marijuana during E’town arrest

    Earlier this month, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana while serving a warrant on an Elizabethtown man.

    Task force Detective Rob Green said officials were serving warrants July 20 at Alphonso L. Cleaver’s Sparrow Court home when they confiscated the marijuana.

    Cleaver, 38, faces a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana greater than 5 pounds and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.