Local News

  • Galenski trial begins May 9

    Attorneys attached to the Conner J. Galenski case met Thursday morning in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference. Both the prosecutor and defense counsel told Judge Kelly Mark Easton they were prepared to proceed to the May 9 jury trial.

    Galenski, 19, is one of three Louisville teens accused in the November 2010 shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser.

    Last October, a Hardin County jury found Galenski guilty of tampering with physical evidence but failed to reach a unanimous decision on the murder charge.

  • Photos: Emergency officials work 'mock crash' at EHS
  • Former LaRue County deputy sheriff arrested

    A six-year veteran deputy with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a state police investigation regarding a stolen motorcycle.

    Former sheriff’s deputy Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, was arrested just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on charges of first-degree official misconduct, theft by unlawful taking - automobile and tampering with physical evidence, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • D.A.R.E. to make a difference

    Over the last several weeks, area fifth-grade students have graduated from local D.A.R.E. classes, a nation-wide anti-drug program that has educated students in Hardin County for more than 20 years.

    Virgil Willoughby, public information officer for Elizabethtown Police Department, has taught local D.A.R.E classes for about eight years. The program, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, not only is to educate students about the harmful effects of drug use, he said, but also is about encouraging discussion, especially between students and their families.

  • E’town teen arrested in connection to area fires

    Elizabethtown police arrested an 18-year-old woman Wednesday morning suspected of starting eight fires since March 25 throughout downtown.

    Rachel Dembek of Elizabethtown was arrested early Wednesday and charged with one count each of second- and third-degree arson. The charges stem from fires set Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, police said.

  • Former LaRue County deputy arrested

    A former LaRue County deputy sheriff was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police and was jailed on two felony charges as well as one count of official misconduct.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, a six-year veteran of the LaRue County Sheriff's Department, is accused of keeping a stolen motorcycle that he recovered while working as a deputy. The KSP official statement issued after midnight Thursday claims Darst altered the motorcycle's appearance "in an attempt to mask its identity" from the owner.

  • Judge lowers Kolley's bond

    A circuit judge approved a significant bond reduction Monday for Samantha J. Kolley, an Elizabethtown woman reportedly seen fleeing the scene of a burglary and homicide Dec. 30 in Buffalo.

    Kolley, 19, was indicted earlier this year for multiple Class C and  Class D felonies, including theft by unlawful taking — auto, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property and first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.

  • Radcliff to develop alcohol policy at Colvin Community Center, city parks

    The News-Enterprise

     Radcliff City Council plans to hold a special work session soon to hash out the city’s policy regarding alcohol use at Colvin Community Center and city parks.

  • Family to be featured by 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

    Huddled in their daughter’s bright pink bedroom, Matt Stasel and Jessica Grant discuss their 19-month-old and her collection of tiaras, trophies, ribbons, sashes and glamour photos.

    In the meantime, their living room is a buzz of activity as a broadcast team arranges lights and cameras for an interview.

  • Delays expected during lane reconfigurations on U.S. 31W corridor

    Motorists will notice significant lane changes and intermittent traffic delays Saturday on U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown between Public Square and St. John Road.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Office plans to restripe the corridor as part of its road diet plan, which will reconfigure lanes around the square and reshape the four lanes north of the square to one northbound and one southbound lane with a center turning lane. Lane closures are expected during restriping, which should be finished by the end of the day.