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Local News

  • First Christian Church unveiling new worship center Sunday

    After roughly 19 months of construction, First Christian Church’s congregation will use its new worship center for the first time Sunday morning.

    Contractors were installing acoustic panels, applying flooring and tending to other last-minute needs Wednesday for Sunday’s services at 1811 N. Miles St. in Elizabethtown.

  • County employees view plans of new government center

    Sarah Lutz said a new county government complex will create a more efficient government and should inspire better work from employees.

  • KSP looking to identify body found near I-65

    Police are turning to the public in trying to identify a woman found dead along Interstate 65 on Wednesday morning.

    Kentucky State Police released a description of the woman and photos of jewelry found on her body Thursday to aid in the process. Identification factors such as race haven’t been determined because of the decomposition of the body, according to a KSP news release.

    KSP also released the cause of death as multiple blunt force trauma injuries to the head.

  • Local cities donate to reward fund in Bardstown officer’s slaying

    Three mayors and two police chiefs from four Hardin County cities traveled Friday to Bardstown City Hall where they delivered donations to the reward fund for the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the May 25 shooting of Officer Jason Ellis.

    “We all have police departments and all of our officers put their lives on the line to protect us,” Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said.

    “This could have happened to one of our officers,” Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • E'town MSA named a leading location for 2013

    The jobs base and economic diversity in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has again garnered attention of a national trade magazine.

    Area Development Magazine, a leading executive publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, has named the MSA a leading location for 2013 for economic and work force growth. It also earned the nod last year.

  • Pedestrian killed by train had a desire to help when he could

    The day Harold Haire was killed on train tracks near Cox Lane, he stopped by Warm Blessings soup kitchen on East Dixie in Elizabethtown, grabbed a shower and visited.

    Hours later, he was dead.

    Haire, 53, was struck by a CSX train after 11 p.m. May 22 and was pronounced dead at the scene from massive trauma.

    Warm Blessings Executive Director Linda Funk said Haire had been sleeping in the woods and said his sleeping bag was worn down by time and weather. She found a new sleeping bag for him.

  • Discovery of body along I-65 investigated as a homicide

    A mowing crew working along Interstate 65 discovered a young woman’s body Wednesday, an estimated two days after she died.

    An autopsy has been performed and officials are trying to identify the woman.

    Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said the coroner’s office and Kentucky State Police are leading a homicide investigation to determine what happened to her.

  • Eyewitness testifies in Fort Knox shooting

    “No, no, no.”

    Those were the last words Lloyd Gibert spoke, according to U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan Hawkins, who was standing next to the Fort Knox civilian employee when he was shot dead April 3 in a parking lot next to the Human Resources Command building.

    Hawkins was the first witness to testify Wednesday during the Article 32 hearing in the case against Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, who faces charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

  • E'town parents sentenced to diversion for leaving children home alone
  • Man indicted on murder charge in 2012 Boone Road wreck

    David Leroy Stallins II, 27, of Elizabethtown was indicted Thursday on charges of murder, first-degree assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

    On April 24, 2012, Stallins was driving north on Boone Road in a 1991 Honda Accord when it left the road and struck a tree. His brother Matthew Stallins, 26, and Jessica L. Fisher, 30, were passengers in the vehicle, police said.