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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Belk hosts Kidfest event
  • How did $3.71 go from a burden to a bargain?

    Detouring onto U.S. 31W on a trip home Friday from Bowling Green, I spotted regular gasoline on sale at $3.71 per gallon.

    What a bargain.

    It was important to confirm that the pump price matched the highway sign. Then quickly filling the tank, it seemed certain that the station’s staff would learn any second that prices all along the Interstate 65 corridor were typically at least 15 cents higher per gallon.

    It felt like a remarkable discovery. Then reality set in: When did $3.71 per gallon become something to celebrate?

  • Elizabethtown supports child, sexual abuse prevention efforts

    City officials issued proclamations Friday to raise awareness about sexual abuse and child abuse and show support for the work of the Advocacy and Support Center on Rineyville Road in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker signed a proclamation declaring this March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    The proclamation states that “sexual violence is a continuum of intolerable and violent crimes with public health implications for every person in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

  • SJS places 12th in state academic team competition

    Middle school students at St. James finished the academic competition season in the top 15 in the state.

    St. James Catholic Regional School placed 12th overall in the state Governor’s Cup academic competition earlier this month. The quick recall team made it to the quarterfinals of the competition, while eighth-grader Jacob Dvorjak placed fifth in the state in the social studies written assessment competition.

  • Senate vote on unification bill expected this week

    The state Senate is expected to vote this week on House Bill 189, which would ensure the law regarding unification of local governments is clarified to state cities whose voters opt out of unification would not be absorbed into a unified government.

    Should the bill pass, it would succeed where a similar bill, HB 190, faltered after other cities interested in merged government expressed some concerns about its language, said Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown.

  • Traveling WWI exhibit to financially aid Radcliff vets cemetery

    A traveling tribute to World War I history will provide financial assistance to one of Hardin County’s military memorials.

  • Lane changes coming to 31W Bypass Monday

    Ongoing work on the new Ky. 361 interchange and rehabilitation of the U.S. 31W Bypass will involve several changes beginning Monday for motorists.

    All traffic will be switched to the northbound lanes from Ky. 1357 to U.S. 31W as crews begin work on resurfacing the southbound lanes. Southbound U.S. 31W traffic entering the bypass will not be able to use the existing merge ramp. In order to enter the bypass southbound, motorists will be subject to the traffic signal at the U.S. 31W and the U.S. 31W Bypass intersection.

  • Police find more than 150 marijuana plants in home

    Kentucky State Police on Wednesday executed a warrant on a Boston residence and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detective J.D. Stroop and KSP Cannabis Suppression Detective Jason Woodside executed a search warrant at the residence of Daniel Culver on Nat Rogers Road in Boston in Nelson County.

    The search resulted in the seizure of an indoor marijuana grow with over 150 plants, numerous firearms, a significant amount of processed marijuana, cash and two motor vehicles.

  • Authorities, market should fight animal cruelty

    ISSUE: Suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove
    OUR VIEW: Dogs' conditions unacceptable

    When authorities investigated a call about about possible animal cruelty last week at a mobile home in Vine Grove, they found more than 100 dogs living in cramped quarters and unsanitary conditions.

    A husband and wife, who police suspect were selling the dogs, each face 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • E'town man arrested for string of burglaries

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Friday morning and charged with a string of recent burglaries.

    Jerome Mayo, 34, was arrested for burglaries at Healthway Internal Medicine, Dr. Campbell’s Optometry, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Tony’s Collision Center.

    Mayo stole television sets and other electronic equipment during the burglaries, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Several pieces of property were recovered from the suspect’s residence, police said.