Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Making tracks
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    By Michael Bateman

  • Detention center blues

    The Hardin County budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year will not be approved until later this month or in June, but Jailer Danny Allen hopes Fiscal Court will approve what he considers a necessary personnel boost.

    “We are shorthanded right now,” the jailer said. “There is not one shift during a 24-hour period that we don’t have what we consider a ‘dull slot,’ which means we’ve got a slot that we don’t have a person in.”

  • Soldier shoots, kills intruder

    No charges have been filed following a fatal shooting Friday afternoon that followed a break-in at a residence in the Guston area of Meade County.

    Joshua W. Wemes, 29, of Guston died of a single shotgun wound after Kentucky State Police say he kicked in the front door of a mobile home in the 1500 block of Berry Cain Road.

    Meade County Dispatch received three calls Friday regarding a domestic violence situation involving Wemes and Toby L. Knott, 37, who police described as Wemes’ girlfriend, a KSP new release said.

  • Southland Bingo Hall burglarized

    A burglary sometime Friday night or Saturday morning at Southland Bingo Hall in Radcliff  resulted in costly damage and stolen cash.

    Sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the bingo hall was burglarized, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department. The offender or offenders stayed in the hall for quite awhile, it appeared, and caused about $2,000 worth of damage, Shumate said.

    There also was an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from an ATM inside the building, he said.

  • PREP TRACK: Fort Knox tops Lady Panthers to win Twilight Invitational (04/29)

    Led by senior Jessica Gabhart and freshman Darien Huff, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers found out Friday night just where they stand in Class 2-A, Region 2: At the top.

    Gabhart won the 300-meter hurdles and the pole vault, while Huff finished second in the long jump, third in the triple jump and tied for fourth in the high jump as the Lady Panthers finished second behind Fort Knox at their own Panther Twilight Invitational at Elizabethtown High School.

  • Nugent says he’s insulted by concert cancellation

    AP Entertainment Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at Fort Knox over his comments about President Obama.

  • Griendling updates Rotary Club members on Veterans Tribute

    Rich Griendling was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 24. He gave an update on the new Veterans Tribute. Pictured are Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Michael Owsley and Rich Griendling.

  • Allegro Dance Theatre produces Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Allegro Dance Theatre recently produced the Disney classic musical, Beauty and the Beast, Jr. to audiences of more than 4,500 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. The musical was produced by the Allegro Dance Theatre Musical Theatre Ensemble and was directed by Carol E. Zagar and Eric Pope.

    In the lead role of the Beast was Clay Franklin. Franklin now is a freshman at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where he has continued his theatre experience and is performing with Katrina Eicher’s acting troupe.

  • Dash of Class: In Kentucky, Derby is a tradition in sports and food

    Saturday, May 5, is the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, which many sports enthusiasts refer to as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” The race, which began in 1875, is 1.25 miles long and is for 3-year-olds. But for as much history and tradition there is about the horses and Churchill Downs, there is as much tradition about the food and drinks served at the race track on the first Saturday of May.