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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 'Lockout' is no knockout

    March and April usually produce a steady stream of mediocre films before the big summer movie season starts in May.

    These aren’t necessarily bad films, just something you’d rather rent or catch on television than pay to see in a theater.

    “Lockout” is one of those movies. It’s not totally bad but it’s not great.

  • Making a bucket-free list

    A couple of weekends ago I found myself in Madisonville in western Kentucky.

    As unlikely as it might seem, I was there to audition for an independent film, a psychological thriller by an area production company.

    That is not the crux of the story.

  • Free tours offered at Mammoth Cave

    National Park Week is April 21 through 29 and Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours.

    Visitors can pick up the free tickets at the visitor center ticket office before tour times. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT Saturday and April 28, free self-guided Discovery tours are offered. The self-guided Discovery tour is a three-quarter mile tour lasting about 30 minutes.

    Sunday through Friday and April 29, the park offers free Mammoth Passage Tours at 9, 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:15, 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 p.m. CDT.

  • 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.

  • College comes free to lifelong learners

    ISSUE: ECTC's Lifelong Learning
    OUR VIEW: Take advantage of free studies

    Some might suggest that college is wasted on the young.

  • Under Construction: Lincoln National's Parkway branch

    An expansion of Lincoln National Bank's Parkway branch in Hodgenville will add four offices and provide greater privacy for creation of new accounts and loan processing, according to Pam Stephens, the bank's marketing director.

    The volume of business has outgrown the facility, which opened in 1999, Stephens said. The contractor is Joe Pearman and work is scheduled to be completed by early summer. The branch is open for business during the renovation.

  • 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.