Today's News

  • Attorney general backs Meade County action in open records case

    Reviewing an open records appeal, the state Attorney General’s Office ruled Meade County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts acted appropriately in denying a request for a video that pertains to a criminal investigation.

    The dispute revolved around a CD video created by Meade County Deputy Sheriff Bryce Rogers. It was made from a storage card seized from a camera as part of a December 2012 investigation related to a store owned by Elaine Matthews.

  • TENNIS: Elizabethtown resident Love leading clinics in Egypt (4/15)

    One trip to Egypt just wasn’t enough for Bob Love.

    The Elizabethtown-based tennis instructor is going back to teach Egyptian coaches and instructors for the Egyptian Tennis Federation from April 24 to April 30 in New Cairo City.

    “I realize I have a lot to offer and I want to offer it,” he said. “I’m internally driven to help.”

    From what he is told, Love said it’s the first time an instructor will be going to Egypt to hold workshops for other coaches.

  • KSP searching for suspects in armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    According to a news release, two white men entered the Friendly Food Mart on Broadway Street around 7:50 p.m. April 6 and showed a knife. They took the cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Witnesses said the men left in an older-model pickup truck with a black hood and cracked windshield, according to police.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers rally past Hart (04/15)

    Trailing 6-3 and down to their final out at Hart County, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers staged a furious rally to win their third straight game.

    Freshmen Callie Sondergard and Sarah Beth Hundley each had RBI singles and the Lady Panthers scored on an error and a wild pitch en route to six runs in the seventh inning and rally for a 9-7 win over the Lady Raiders on Monday.

    Sophomore Carly Patterson scored on a wild pitch, while sophomore Kiki Seth and senior Brianna Taylor also scored for the Lady Panthers (5-6).

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Monday's results (04/15)





    Results from Monday’s match in Hodgenville:


    Jack Surtees (B) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-1

    Alex Best (LC) def. Adam Rogers (B), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

    Cole Constant (LC) def. John Simms (B), 8-6


  • Cancer survivors gather for dinner, fashion show

    Several dozen cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at Pritchard Community Center to celebrate another day.

    At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Dinner and Fashion Show, event organizer Holly Cairns walked the room Sunday, accommodating diners and talking with guests.

    During the dinner, 12 other cancer survivors gathered on stage behind a curtain, preparing to model for an Old Navy fashion show.

  • PHOTO: N.Y. college students help with E’town Habitat house
  • Public officials scrutinized in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to conduct a public hearing next month to consider removing the mayor from office. Meanwhile, across town, the LaRue County School Board considered the fate of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    The council heard an extensive summary of criminal allegations against Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback at Monday's meeting.

    The council then decided to call a formal public hearing as a prelude to considering the mayor's removal from office. The hearing is at 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall.

  • Wildfire cause still undetermined

    The wildfire that burned 100 acres or more Sunday in southern Hardin County along New Glendale Road nearly was extinguished Monday, but fire officials still had not determined an exact cause.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters, who led the command post, said it appears the fire was ignited accidentally, possibly by a discarded cigarette.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips Road and New Glendale Road.

  • Never outgrow the extraordinary story of Easter

    Years ago when our son, Dave Jr., was about 7 or 8 years old, he awoke early one Easter morning before anyone but I was awake. He immediately began singing the chorus of the Don Francisco song, “He’s Alive.”

    “He's alive yes He's alive/Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven,” Dave sang as he hopped out of bed.

    At first, before I could understand what he was singing, I thought something was wrong. Maybe he was having a bad dream or was sick and crying for help.

    Nothing was wrong. In fact, everything was right.