Local News

  • Local girl to be honored on day of her surgery

    The date of an Elizabethtown girl’s surgery is being recognized by local supporters and organizations.

    Elizabethtown city employees, local radio stations and LaRue County High School are calling Wednesday Brooklyn’s Day, in honor of 18-month-old Brooklyn Disselkamp undergoing surgery that day.

    Brooklyn has received support from community members since being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

  • Former West Point man indicted on sodomy charges


    A former West Point man facing 18 sex-related felonies has been indicted on another charge stemming from an allegation that occurred nearly three years ago.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg was indicted Thursday for first-degree sodomy. According to the indictment, Sturgill forced the alleged victim to engage in a sexual act between April 6, 2010, and June 6, 2010.

    The new indictment comes a month before Sturgill’s jury trial is scheduled.

  • Alzheimer’s disease: Robber takes memories, challenges spirits, lives

    It took Barry Cox about three weeks after his father’s sudden death from cancer to learn he already had begun to lose his mother, too.

    The Elizabethtown man was holding his father’s hand when his dad told him a little frantically that Cox had to take care of his mother.

    Cox promised he would.

    He knew for years there was something wrong with his mother, Mary Jane Cox. Every time family members visited, his father walked her back to her room and said she was tired.

  • Short-term loss is hope for long-term cure

    After the last strand of hair fell to the floor, Rose Morris stood and pumped her fists in the air to cheers from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    “Congratulations, Rose,” a St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteer said as Morris walked down a set of stairs leading from the stage.

    Morris was one of more than 80 registered by 2:30 p.m. Saturday to pledge a donation and shave their head in support of the fight against childhood cancer.

  • New festival features music, motorcycles, barbecue

    A new event planned for Memorial Day weekend aims to draw crowds and motorcycles to historic downtown Elizabethtown during a festival being launched by the Hardin County Heritage Council.

    BBQ, Blues and Bikes is planned from noon to 10 p.m. May 25 to feature area barbecue, blues music performed by award-winning groups and thousands of motorcycles from throughout the region.

    Streets are expected to be blocked for safety. Admission to the event is free.

  • An experiment with panning photography

    What is panning?

    A technique where a photographer keeps a fast-moving object in focus while allowing the background to blur.

    This is accomplished by moving the camera — or panning — at the same speed and same direction as the subject.

    Source: www.phototipworld.com

  • Hosparus hosts tea and silent auction in E'town

    More than 300 packed into the Severns Valley Baptist Church auditorium for afternoon tea Saturday to raise money for Hosparus of Central Kentucky.

    Lisa Sanford, senior manager of development and community relations, said the organization has hosted the Hosparus Tea and Auction for at least 20 years. The nonprofit provides care and counseling to patients facing life-limiting illness in Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Focus on finance: Put your life insurance policies in order

    Question: We recently lost our mother, which obviously took a huge emotional toll on my siblings and me. Thankfully, our mother gave us an impeccable estate plan and detailed insurance records in advance. What do you recommend for people to do to “unburden” their loved ones in advance?

  • Inmate walks away from work site at Saunders Springs

    An out-of-state man serving time at the Hardin County jail for fleeing police walked away from a work detail Friday in Radcliff.

    Ryan Christopher Jones, 20, was one of a few inmates working Friday afternoon at Saunders Springs, Jailer Danny Allen said.

    The site supervisor, a volunteer at Saunders Springs, had “visual contact” with Jones until at least 2 p.m., Allen said. At 3:05 p.m., the supervisor contacted the jail about Jones’ absence.

  • Inmate walks away from work detail in Radcliff

    Area police are looking for a jail inmate who walked away from a work detail this afternoon at Saunders Springs in Radcliff.

    Ryan Jones, 20, of LaFollette, Tenn., was last seen by the site supervisor around 2 p.m., Jailer Danny Allen said. After 3 p.m. when Jones could not be located, Allen said the supervisor contacted Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jones originally was arrested in Whitley County on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police, Allen said.