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  • McConnell in LaRue, Grayson today

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will make a handful of stops in the area today, including Hodgenville and Grayson County.

    At 10 a.m., McConnell will speak with LaRue County community leaders at the Lincoln Museum Community Room at 66 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville.

    He also will appear in Clarkson at 10:45 a.m. CDT with workers at Kelley Bee Co. in Clarkson at and at noon CDT at the Leitchfield Rotary Club meeting at the Grayson County Extension Service office at 123 Commerce Drive in Leitchfield.

  • E'town PD ready to launch Coffee with a Cop program

    Elizabethtown Police Department is launching a program this month inviting residents to share a cup of coffee with an officer and ask questions, or air concerns they have about their community.

    From 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 27, three to four EPD officers will set up at McDonald’s at 517 W. Dixie Ave. to converse with community members as part of the Coffee with a Cop program.

  • Bevin engages crowd in Elizabethtown

    Standing before a packed house that blanketed him with questions, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin said he does not care if he is a one-term politician and would not pander to his colleagues to be the popular guy on the Senate floor.

    The problem, he said, is too few politicians are willing to do the hard work in Washington and instead delay action on passage of a federal budget and other vital pieces of legislation because they are worried more about their job status than what is best for the American people. 

  • Second blood drive scheduled in honor of E'town toddler

    The American Red Cross will hold a second blood drive this month in honor of an Elizabethtown toddler who is battling cancer.

    The blood drive honoring Brooklyn Disselkamp, who turned 2 Saturday, begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at St. James Catholic Church and continues until 2 p.m.

    Brooklyn is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma — a pediatric cancer that forms from nerve cells and can create tumors throughout the body. It most often occurs in infants.

  • Couple wanted for criminal abuse arrested

    An Elizabethtown couple wanted for first-degree criminal abuse was arrested over the weekend in Indianapolis.

    Justin F. Badgett, 27, and Heather M. Shipley, 35, were indicted last month following a Social Services report to Elizabethtown Police Department of suspected child abuse, according to a news release.

  • LaRue County couple found dead under car

    John Muir, 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were dead at least eight hours when their son, Danny, discovered the couple Tuesday evening at their Munfordville Road home near Sonora, Edlin said.

  • LaRue Co. couple killed while working on vehicle

    A LaRue County man returned home after work Tuesday night to find his parents trapped underneath their vehicle.

    John Muir, 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were found dead around 7:30 p.m. at their Munfordville Road home in the Sonora area, according to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

    The couple was working underneath the vehicle when it apparently fell and trapped them, he said.

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office is investigating in conjunction with the LaRue County Coroner's Office.

  • Increased talent meets great show at Central

    Growth in numbers and talent has led the Central Hardin High School marching band to tackle a complex, modern show for the 2013 season, according to Director David Centers.

    “In my opinion, this is the strongest Central Hardin band I’ve ever taught,” Centers said.

  • E'town man charged in First Street stabbing

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with felony assault after police say he stabbed another man multiple times with a knife Sunday night in Elizabethtown.

    Rodney Woods, 34, was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault Monday morning at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    According to a news release, Post 4 received a call at 11:24 p.m. Sunday in reference to a stabbing on First Street in Elizabethtown. According to a citation, the stabbing occurred in a kitchen.

  • E'town property tax rates unchanged

    Elizabethtown’s property tax rates once again will remain unchanged this year.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance holding the real and personal property tax rate flat at the compensating rate of 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value at the recommendation of Finance Director Steve Park.

    “Keep it even,” Park said.

    Park said the city has held the rate steady for several years.