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Today's News

  • PREP SWIMMING: E'town's Deaton making waves (1/16)

    Thomas Deaton wasn’t even scheduled to be on Team Kentucky’s top 400-yard freestyle relay.

    Entering last Saturday’s Mid-States 14-and-Under All-Star Championship, he was the team’s fifth-fastest freestyle swimmer.

    Then came the Elizabethtown High School freshman’s free-wheeling night.

  • Thurman’s death affects a community

    TOPIC: Death of Amber Thurman
    OUR VIEW: Her impact is long lasting

    The death of beloved Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber Thurman sent shockwaves throughout the LaRue County school district.

    Her stunning death in an early morning car crash leaves a void in this tight-knit educational community where it is common for teachers at the various schools to know each other.

  • Ice ... on the rocks
  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Sherard D. Harrison (1992). Criminal trespassing first degree, criminal mischief third degree. One year in jail, serve 30 days, balance probated for two years on conditions in the order.

  • Struggling with what you choose not to do

    Very often, the most difficult question is not what to put in the newspaper but what to leave out.
    Despite being pummeled by rumors and cries of outrage, the newsroom staff made what I consider a difficult yet appropriate decision in October. I couldn’t tell you about it then because it involved Natalie Gentry, an Elizabethtown resident and LaRue County High School teacher.
    She was charged with sexual abuse Thursday, almost three months after she was discharged by the school district.

  • King celebration to inspire hope

    A local organization is preparing to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration and Lottie O. Robinson Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon is hosted by the Hardin County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and aimed at honoring King’s life and legacy.

    It is especially focused on how King’s influence has impacted current students.

  • When private business and public interests collide, abstinence called for

    ISSUE: Council members interest in alcohol business
    OUR VIEW: Abstaining from votes is correct choice

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

  • Winter weather causes many roadway crashes, most injury free

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several crashes around the county, most of which caused no injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in a ditch, said EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby. The Hardinsburg resident’s vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.