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  • Woman injured in head-on collision near ECTC

    An Elizabethtown woman was injured Thursday morning in a head-on collision on College Street Road when a vehicle with a foggy windshield crossed the center line.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said a 16-year-old driver was eastbound on the College Street Road bridge.

  • Babysitter sentenced to 35 years in toddler's death

    The death of Layla Marie Johnson, 2, was felt by each person who attended Thursday’s sentencing for the toddler’s babysitter, Ashley N. Chapman, said Teresa Henry, Chapman’s mother.

    Sobs from family members of Layla and Chapman filled the courtroom during the 45-minute sentencing. As the families read letters to the court, tears filled the eyes of many in the courtroom, including the clerks and prosecuting attorney.

  • Absentee voting starts for wet-dry vote in E'town

    City residents away from Elizabethtown during a special wet-dry vote on Jan. 8 still can ensure their voices are heard on the issue of expanded alcohol sales.

  • Salt stockpiles soaring after last year's mild winter

    A mild winter and low snowfall totals last year has proved advantageous for local public works crews.

    Stockpiles of salt are stored and ready for the first blast of winter as prices have fallen across the board. Heftier supplies of salt are available because of less demand.

    Ronnie Goodman, county road supervisor, said his department only used 22 1/2 tons of salt last season because of warmer winter temperatures and the cultivation of its own brine.

  • 'Miracle' baby born at HMH on 12-12-12

    When Brandon and Stephanie Waddell learned their first child would arrive in December, the easy-to-remember date of Dec. 12, 2012, stood out in their minds as a perfect birthday for what Brandon called a “miracle baby.”

  • Photo: Christmas with the Chamber
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters set to make holiday cards for military

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is hosting a holiday-themed party Monday in Radcliff to celebrate the season and honor military members and their families.

    The Elizabethtown-based branch, which covers 12 Kentucky and southern Indiana counties, will host its gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center, according to a news release.

  • Meade County man indicted in sexting case

    New charges involving the sexual performance of a minor have been brought against a Meade County man accused of sending explicit text messages to a girl younger than 16 years old.

    Michael T. Shutt, 46, of Brandenburg was indicted in November on charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance, unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities, possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    All counts involve the same girl, according to the indictment.

  • Grand jury indicts more than 50 people in November

    A Hardin County grand jury returned 56 indictments in November with more than half of those involving drug offenses.

    Thirty-three drug-related indictments were returned with 21 involving methamphetamine.

    Additionally, eight defendants were indicted for trafficking in marijuana.

  • DNA connects local man to theft, robbery in Alabama

    A Radcliff man has been connected to a bank robbery in Muscle Shoals, Ala., using DNA evidence, according to a report by WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala.

    Jarrett McGill, 39, is charged with first-degree theft of property and third-degree robbery.