Local News

  • White Mills bridge closed

    The White Mills bridge has been closed, at least temporarily, to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

    The bridge, which crosses Nolin River, was closed based on state recommendations this weekend. Inspectors found the bridge’s structure, especially beneath the wooden deck, had deteriorated more than they expected.

    The bridge is the only steel bridge in the county and one of the oldest in the state.

  • Fort Knox soldier’s incest case moved to grand jury

    District Judge John Simcoe decided Monday to put the case of a Fort Knox man charged with incest before a grand jury.

    Aubra Green, 24, is charged with having relations with a female relative between the age of 13 and 16 on Sept. 6, 2010. He was arrested June 8.

  • Judge boosts Daughtery's bond to $500,000

    District Judge Kim Shumate increased Lonnie Daughtery’s bond Monday from $100,000 to $500,000 cash during a video arraignment.

    Daughtery, 37, is charged with one count of murder and animal cruelty after he was discovered in a hotel room Saturday afternoon with his slain wife and cat.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department said Daughtery confessed to killing the cat. Daughtery told police he strangled his wife, Michelle Daughtery, because she wanted to commit suicide and was unable to do it by herself.

  • Boost Mobile robbed Monday in Elizabethtown

    A Boost Mobile store was robbed Monday afternoon, and the suspects had not been apprehended early Monday evening.

    At about 4:20 p.m., ABC Wireless, a Boost Mobile store on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown, across from Domino's Pizza, was robbed, said Sgt. Jamie Land of the Elizabethtown Police Department. Land said he could not disclose what was taken but that there were two suspects in the case.

  • E’town purchases land for detention basin

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to purchase property that will play a central role in alleviating flooding near the Winchester Park subdivision.

    The council approved the purchase of 1020 Fisher Lane at a cost of $1.15 million from Wayne and Debbie Rountree.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a portion of the 7.283 acres will be used to construct a detention basin which Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said will reduce flows in the area. The property lies directly upstream from the subdivision.

  • Dinosaurs coming to life during White Mills Days

    White Mills Days explores the Jurassic period this weekend.

    Along with the annual festival’s regular favorites, many of the children’s games and prizes feature a dinosaur theme. The celebration is Friday and Saturday at White Mills Christian Camp. The event raises money for local events and organizations.

    Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church, said a lot of children enjoy dinosaurs, so the theme seemed appropriate.

  • McDaniels woman dies in shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a woman injured Sunday in a home shooting in McDaniels.

    According to a news release, KSP responded after receiving a report of shots being fired at a house on Sandy Beach Lane.
    Initial reports indicated a male at the residence shot his wife, according to the release.

    Upon arrival, two males, Bart and Kyle Edgell, and a female, Susanne Edgell, were found at the residence, according to the release.

  • Helping Hand seeks mold-free headquarters

    Elizabethtown has closed the deals and now owns the properties at 212 and 214 W. Dixie Ave. sought as part of a downtown redevelopment plan.

    The purchases will help former tenant Helping Hand of the Heartland, now Helping Hand of Hope, as it searches for a permanent home in Elizabethtown. It is operating out of temporary quarters in the former Herb Jones property on East Dixie, said the Rev. Art Leach, chairman of the countywide charitable agency.

    “The sale gives us some cash,” he said. “Not enough, but it’s a start.” 

  • Fort Knox provides more land: Tanks a lot for the trails

    While Fort Knox does not hand out gold, it has donated plenty of green.

    The forested Army post over the years has given up land to those who like to get out into nature (and aren’t bothered by periodic booms). These tracts include Fort Duffield Park and the sprawling Otter Creek Park. Another, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, is expected to more than triple in size thanks to a recently announced – but not yet finalized – lease between the Army and the city of Radcliff.

  • Prepare for new road delays

    Motorists planning to use portions of College Street Road near the U.S. 31W Bypass will have to seek alternate routes starting this week.

    The city of Elizabethtown is closing the roadway today near the bypass for up to 120 days. Traffic headed to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the West Park Road industrial park or nearby neighborhoods will be detoured as Haydon Bridge Co. builds an 80-foot bridge designed to divert stormwater from local subdivisions and homes.