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Today's News

  • E'town man injured in accidental shooting

    An Elizabethtown man is in University Hospital in Louisville after he was wounded in an accidental shooting Monday at a Winfield Court residence.

    Jeremy M. Storey, 27, sustained a gunshot wound to the right lower thigh after a friend’s firearm discharged while the man was cleaning it, according to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The shooter, 22-year-old Aaron J. Taggart, told police the .40-caliber Springfield XD gun was new to him, according to the release. He was taking it apart to clean it when the weapon fired.

  • Wonka on screen at State Theater

    Candy, kids and Oompa-Loompas will fill the Historic State Theater this weekend with a showing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

    The 1971 film stars Gene Wilder as candy factory genius Wonka and Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson as Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe.

  • Jury selection under way in Galenski retrial

    Jury selection began Wednesday in the second trial of Conner J. Galenski, one of three charged in the shooting death of Louisville teen Mackenzie Smyser in November 2010 in Hardin County.

    A trial was first held in October, during which a jury found Galenski guilty of complicity to tampering with physical evidence but was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of complicity to commit murder. The 19-year-old was sentenced to five years.

  • Lincoln's vision gave rise to USDA

    By John W. McCauley, Farm Service Agency

    In the midst of a great Civil War 150 years ago, it was a Kentuckian, President Abraham Lincoln, born in a log cabin at Sinking Springs Farm in present day LaRue County, who signed legislation to establish a Department of Agriculture in order to “acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture … and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants."

  • Something's got to give

    ISSUE: Proposed water and sewer rate increases
    OUR VIEW:
    Hit can't be avoided

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker summed it up succinctly: “We’ve kicked the can down the road until we’ve kicked it against the wall.”

    He was talking about Elizabethtown’s publicly owned water and sewer utilities.

    New wastewater projects are needed and the cash on hand slowly has evaporated over the last several years.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Elizabethtown girls heavy favorite entering region meet at Central Hardin (05/10)

    With 11 No. 1 seeds – plus one gold medal already secured – for tonight’s Class 2-A, Region 2 meet, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers seem like a shoo-in to win their seventh straight title.

    Longtime Elizabethtown coach Dickie Jones, however, doesn’t exactly look at things like that.

    He knows the Lady Panthers will have their work cut out for them at Central Hardin High School’s Bruin Field beginning at 5:30 p.m. Running events start at 6.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Hart County beats Fort Knox (05/10)

    Trailing 3-2, the visiting Hart County Raiders erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning and tacked on three in the seventh to top 5th Region foe Fort Knox, 12-3 on Wednesday.

    Fort Knox (3-22) lost its ninth straight, while Hart County (10-19) beat the Eagles for the second time this season and snapped a four-game losing skid. The Raiders won 9-8 in eight innings in Munfordville on April 12.

    Senior Trevor Rice had an RBI double for the Eagles, while senior Matt Hubner had three singles and freshman Matt Borowski hit two singles.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin completes district sweep with 15-2 win over John Hardin (05/10)

    Wednesday didn’t have the feel of a normal 17th District softball game.

    As such, the defenses didn’t feel the need to show up, either.

    Traveling to John Hardin for the third – and hopefully, final – time this season to try to take on the Lady Bulldogs, 14th-ranked Central Hardin finished with seven errors and John Hardin made nine more as the Lady Bruins eventually emerged with a 15-2 win in five ugly innings.

  • PREP TENNIS: Marion County sweeps Panthers for team title (05/10)

    Dejected. Frustrated. Sickened. Disappointed.

  • PREP TENNIS: It's all in the family (05/10)

    It’s finally AnnLauren Fiepke’s time.

    After two years of finishing 5th Region Tennis Tournament runner-up, the top-seeded Elizabethtown senior girls’ singles player captured that coveted title.