Local News

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  • Grayson County men charged with DUI after crash

    A Falls of Rough man has been charged with driving under the influence after losing control of and overturning his vehicle Friday night.

  • ECTC, innovation center to host entrepreneurism expo

    An entrepreneurism class at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has logged hours developing a project that will place successful local entrepreneurs in the same room together.

    The class, in conjunction with the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center, is hosting the Entrepreneurism Expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 303 of the Occupational Technical Building on ECTC’s campus.

  • Army veteran identified as Fort Knox shooting victim

    Neighbors of Lloyd Gibert described him as a soft spoken man who kept to himself but was warm toward those around him.

    Michael Vittitow, who lived across the street from Gibert on Jockey Court in Elizabethtown, said Gibert had a love of music and barbecue and carried himself in a clean-cut and assured manner.

    “You could tell he was a well-educated guy,” Vittitow said as he stood on his porch Saturday afternoon looking at Gibert’s empty home.

  • Relocation redux: Fiscal Court to cast another vote on Ring Road move

    Hardin Fiscal Court will cast a direct vote Tuesday on relocating county offices from downtown Elizabethtown to property near Ring Road after an attorney accused county officials of violating open meetings regulations.

    In a letter he delivered Thursday to county government, Ben Humphries claims Fiscal Court did not provide proper notice of a time change for its Feb. 26 voting meeting, which moved from 3:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. so officials could attend a memorial service for longtime Planning Director Chris Hunsinger.

  • Louisville fans see red

    The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team’s second consecutive trip to the Final Four and potential to snag a third national title had fans in Elizabethtown flaunting their Cardinal pride Saturday evening as the team took the court in Atlanta against the Wichita State Shockers.

    After Louisville guard Kevin Ware’s gruesome leg injury during the Elite Eight game against the Duke Blue Devils, the team and its fan base mobilized in an emotional show of support. Local fans expressed a desire to win it for Ware.

  • Late night fire destroys Vine Grove home

    A Hardin County man is picking up the pieces after losing the majority of his belongings in a late night fire on Rogersville Road in the Vine Grove area.

    Vine Grove Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire just after midnight Saturday at 2173 Rogersville Road, the cause of which still is under investigation, Fire Chief Steve New said.

  • Man dead after LaRue County fire

    A LaRue County man is dead after his mobile home burned Saturday afternoon near the Mount Sherman area in LaRue County. The man’s name has not been released. 

    Buffalo and Magnolia fire departments responded to the scene approximately 10 miles southeast of Hodgenville.

    The LaRue County Herald News reported a number of animals were in the home at the time of the fire. The newspaper reported Saturday evening that investigators still were on the scene.

  • Flaherty man charged with attempted murder

    A Flaherty man has been charged with attempted murder after police say a domestic dispute escalated to violence.

    Kentucky State Police said Jackie Cook, 51, of Flaherty, shot his estranged wife, Magdalena Cook, 47, of Vine Grove, Friday afternoon at 2260 Rabbit Run Road in the Flaherty area. KSP received a call for assistance on the shooting from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office at 3:08 p.m, according to a KSP news release.

    The shots were fired during an argument.