Local News

  • Council approves utility relocation for E2RC

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will reimburse Elizabethtown up to $74,996 to relocate utilities as part of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector. City Council approved the amount during its meeting Monday.

    Council also approved a bid by S&R Excavation for the work at $66,958.60. City Engineer Scott Reynolds said seven bids were received on the project.

  • Police: Road rage fueled shooting

    A dispute that left a Tennessee man in critical condition from a bullet in his upper body started just minutes earlier, police say, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65.
    Police said the shooting, which took place Sunday at a Five Star Food Mart near Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown, stemmed from road rage. Police were called to the scene at 9:52 p.m.
    “We don’t exactly know what led to this, other than some problems on the interstate,” Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

  • Tax filing time's up

    Clients were lined up to the door at Packages and More Inc. in Elizabethtown before work and school at 9 a.m. Monday.

    It was the last day to file taxes without an extensio, and there was a last-minute rush to get tax returns in the mail.

    Katie Buchanan, a customer service representative for Packages and More, said the company served a lot of filers the last few days of last week and Monday. She thinks many wait to file their taxes because they procrastinated, and they could have saved themselves some worry by finishing a little earlier.

  • Getting ready to 'play ball'
  • Male carpenter bees must earn the ladies' respect

    A large carpenter bee hovers above tulips in my front yard.

    My wife talks to it (our cat recently passed away), and she says it looks at her.

    “You’ve got a stud,” said Perri Eason, a University of Louisville professor who specializes in animal behavior. She means male carpenter bees – who hurl themselves at any bug that comes near – must be strong if they’re able to keep rivals away from prime real estate. They’re telling a potential mate: “Check out my flowers, honey. Good food. Good genes.”

  • Telecommunicators: An invisible source of aid

    When a Kentucky State Police officer radioed in about a traffic stop he was making, Jodi Shacklette and Nita Franklin set to work.

    Shacklette clicked away at her keyboard, peered at five computer monitors mounted at her work station and told the trooper that the driver he was dealing with was someone who had been charged with an assault and multiple instances of driving under the influence.

    Both KSP senior police telecommunicators have been doing their job at one post or another for the past 16 years.

  • Police: Road rage led to Sunday night shooting

    Police say a Sunday night shooting at the Five Star Food Mart near Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown stemmed from road rage a few miles earlier in the northbound lane of Interstate 65.

    The shooting left Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Senior Life: Caregivers in the work force

    Many of us are jugglers and magicians by trade; we just didn’t recognize our talents. As workers and employees, we juggle multiple demands and schedules, on and off the clock.

    At the end of our shifts, many of us head home to take care of other family members. These family members are not necessarily minor children, but rather mothers, fathers or other aging family members. Their needs must be juggled with responsibilities to our employers. Somehow, it seems through magic, their needs are met, even if the caregiver is the one that struggles.

  • Day of service puts students to work

    A soggy morning and bitter chill didn’t stop hundreds of energetic North Hardin High School students from abandoning their beds Saturday to honor a pledge.

    About 430 students committed to the inaugural day of service, which sent teams to clean, spruce and improve more than 20 sites in Hardin County. Chores included, among many, picking up trash, painting and landscaping.

  • Moffett dislikes Obamacare, state spending habits

    Tea-Party backed gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett on Saturday vowed to join other states in a federal lawsuit against national health care reform and said he would lobby for an “Arizona-style” law that would tighten down on illegal immigrants by requiring employers and landlords in the state to verify citizenship.