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  • KSP looking for teen

    Kentucky State Police say they are looking into the disappearance of an Elizabethtown teen.
    Trooper Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4, said the family of Kristina West,  15, a student at Central Hardin High School, filed a missing person report Sunday after discovering Kristina was not in their home.
    The family told KSP the teen disappeared some time between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
    Anyone with information is asked to call KSP at 270-766-5078. 

  • Weather doesn't wilt wreath-laying ceremony

    Radcliff resident Deborah Williams saw the dreary forecast and feared rain would dampen turnout for the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central.

    “I burned Facebook up trying to get people here,” she said with a laugh.

  • Man's body located a week after his death

    The body of a missing Elizabethtown man whose 2001 Pontiac van was found unoccupied on northbound Interstate 65 last week was discovered Friday several hundred feet south from where the automobile stopped.

    Brooks Weiland Hohenstein, 54, disappeared Dec. 6 and his van was found tangled in cable median barrier in the northbound lanes of I-65, said Trooper Jeff Gregory, KSP Post 4 spokesman. A search of the area yielded no trace of the driver and the car initially was ruled an abandoned vehicle, he said.

  • Downtown events capture Christmas spirit

    Elizabethtown canceled its annual Christmas parade and outdoor tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening, but residents who traveled downtown earlier in the day were not drained of their holiday spirit.

    Several indoor activities went off without a hitch, including the Brown-Pusey House’s traditional Santa’s Workshop.

    For $3 a person, children, parents and grandparents were swept away into a laboratory of their own design, where they could craft Christmas cards, ornaments and candles accompanied by a hearty Christmas atmosphere.

  • Death of a serial killer: James Ray Cable

    A convicted serial killer and rapist who left his mark in LaRue and surrounding counties 23 years ago, died Dec. 3 in prison.

    James Ray Cable, 65, was serving a 300-year sentence at La Grange Penitentiary for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl, according to the Department of Corrections.

  • Project United crowns makeover winner

    For Susan Gifford, the smile on a child’s face made all the work during Project United worth it.

    On Friday, United Way of Central Kentucky Executive Director Chris Wilborn crowned Gifford and her co-workers at Swope Family of Dealerships, winners of the 2013 Project United Makeover program for their work on the library at North Park Elementary School, the site for the project.

  • Shop With a Cop makes stop in Radcliff
  • Woman's Club of Elizabethtown host Christmas Tea
  • Body of missing Elizabethtown man found along I-65

    The body of a missing Elizabethtown man was found around 12:50 p.m. Friday by Kentucky State Police nearly a week after his death.

    Brooks W. Hohenstein, 54, died of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on the morning of Dec. 6, according to an autopsy report. His family filed a missing person's report Dec. 7.

    Trooper Jeff Gregory, KSP Post 4 spokesman, said police had searched several times for Hohenstein in the past week but were unable to locate him before Friday's  extensive search. Foul play is not suspected.

  • E'town cancels Christmas parade

    Elizabethtown's downtown Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremonies have been canceled this evening because of rainy conditions, said  Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn.

    Vaughn said outdoor events, including a traditional Christmas reading by Mayor Edna Berger, have been canceled as well as an outdoor showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas by Crossroads Baptist Church. The church also had planned to host a petting zoo starting at 4:30 p.m. but Vaughn was unsure of its status. Church officials could not immediately be reached for comment.