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  • KSP sets up new email address in Bardstown officer investigation

    Kentucky State Police has established a new email account for tips concerning the murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis last month.

    According to a news release, the new address, EllisCaseTips@ky.gov, will expedite any tips or leads because it is monitored by investigators.

    Police ask anyone with information about the case to use this email address.

    Ellis, 33, was killed May 25 at Exit 34 of the Blue Grass Parkway after he stopped to clear tree branches from the roadway.

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  • A different battle: Officials exploring opportunities for veterans treatment court

    Local justice officials are examining ways to establish a pilot program for a veterans treatment court in Hardin County as part of a statewide effort to better network court-involved veterans with programs available to them.

    Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate, who serves on the state’s Veterans Task Force within the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission, said veterans courts have been in play nationally for several years. However, it wasn’t until last fall when such a court was established in Kentucky.

  • I-65 wreck injures woman, snarls traffic

    A seven-vehicle wreck left a woman injured and a major traffic backup Monday morning on Interstate 65.

    The wreck occurred at about 9:30 a.m. between mile markers 96 and 97 in the northbound lanes of I-65.

    Central Hardin Fire Department Chief Everett Roberts said the incident included seven vehicles in three separate crashes.

    Charles “Casey” Miller, 38, of Paducah said the initial crash began when his white Dodge truck hydroplaned for about 100 yards.

  • Funeral for ‘People’s Mayor’ is today

    The city where Tim Walker lived for all 54 years of his life will say goodbye today when Elizabethtown’s mayor, who died Friday morning of a heart attack, is laid to rest.

    Walker’s easy-going nature and desire to meet the needs of city residents endeared him to many during his lifetime, whether as a businessman, public servant or in the political world.

  • E'town man indicted on 23 charges

    An Elizabethtown teen faces more than 20 theft- and drug-related charges following an indictment by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Kyle David Schwanz, 19, was indicted Thursday on three counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000, three counts of theft of a legend drug, second-degree burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and 11 counts of receiving stolen property less than $500.

  • Radcliff man indicted on charges of trafficking in heroin
  • Local Hosparus to host Lunar 5K

    The local Hosparus organization is asking Hardin County to glow with generosity.

    Hosparus of Central Kentucky hosts a new fundraising event this weekend, one that brings 100 percent of the proceeds back to the area. The organization hosts a Lunar 5K at 8 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    The event features a 3.1-mile lighted pathway attendees can run or walk, as well as booths from area businesses offering information and giveaways.

  • I-65 wreck slows down traffic, seven vehicles involved

    A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 has shut down traffic along the northbound lanes.

    The accident happened between the 96 and 97 mile markers at about 9:30 a.m. with seven vehicles involved. Traffic currently is backed up past the Exit 94 mile marker. Only the right-hand lane is open.

    At least one person was trapped in a vehicle and has been airlifted from the scene.

    See Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • Family embraces horses for hobby, healing

    Kevin and Francesca Smith were shouting instructions to staff members over a cellphone as they rushed into the delivery room this past Derby Day.

    As Francesca prepared to deliver the couple’s son, Alessandro, the two stable employees were working to deliver a quarter horse foal back on the Elizabethtown couple’s farm.

    Both baby and foal were delivered healthy on the famous horse racing day.

    That seemed fitting for the couple, who currently own 37 horses, mostly quarter horses, on about 20 acres of land.