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Today's News

  • One woman’s struggle with brain injury is a warning for young drivers

    For Jennifer Hornback, graduation and prom season bring back thoughts of a vehicle collision she can’t remember and the consequences she’ll deal with for the rest of her life.

    Jennifer, 20, has lived in a medical rehabilitation facility in Lexington since a head-on collision near Rineyville just more than three years ago left her in serious condition, in a coma and with a traumatic brain injury.

  • Court records show McCarthy ‘raises dogs’

    The more than 100 dogs confiscated last Wednesday from a Vine Grove residence, where officials say the animals were living in unsanitary conditions, were a woman’s livelihood, according to court records.

    Brian and Joyce McCarthy were arrested and charged with 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor. Officials allege volunteers and law enforcement officers removed 103 dogs from the McCarthy’s 103 Gaylene Drive residence where the animals were living in dirty cages without water.

  • E’town, Radcliff roll out spring cleanups

    With warm temperatures banishing winter for another year, Hardin County residents once again can spruce up their yards and clear storage spaces of unwanted items.

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff will hold spring cleanup efforts in April when the cities will take a number of items off homeowners’ hands.

  • Woman killed in Nelson County wreck

    A Loretto woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Loretto Road in Bardstown.

    Clara R. Donahue, 44, was southbound in a 2002 Dodge Dakota when for unknown reasons the truck left the roadway on the southbound side and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    A Nelson County coroner pronounced Donahue dead at the scene. Her passenger, James R. Mattingly, 45, of Loretto, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville with life-threatening injuries.

  • March Declared DeMolay Month in LaRue County

  • Home burglarized during man’s funeral

    While family and friends last week attended the funeral for Richard “Lanny” Skees, his home on Nolin Road in Sonora was burglarized of thousands of dollars worth of items ranging from pocket watches to firearms.

    “I felt like my husband had died all over again,’’ Normaline Skees said. “I felt very violated that someone had been in our house.’’

  • Residents shed hair to benefit childhood cancer

    Five women and girls sat down in chairs lined up on a stage at Pritchard Community Center, preparing to go bald.

    Friends Otter MacAilein and Ceana MacAilein, both of Radcliff, decided to shed their brunette locks Sunday during the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in Elizabethtown. Then, their daughters decided to join them.

    By the time the event came, the families had formed a fundraising group of seven people and collected $500 for St. Baldrick’s.

  • Bob Potter has retail in his blood

    Growing up on a farm in Tennessee, Bob Potter, 73, never dreamed he’d spend 47 years in retail.

    “It got in my blood and never left,” he said.

    In November 1958, he began working for Kuhn’s Variety based in Nashville.

  • This Digital Life: Consuming by tablet, producing by computer

    With great fanfare Apple released its new iPad last week.

    I want one. You probably want one. It broke some already impressive records for initial sales with more than 3 million sold in the first three days it was available.

    Tablet computers are the latest high-tech, must-have items, and the iPad tops that list.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central favored once again in district (3/26)

    The Central Hardin Bruins accomplished something last season that hadn’t been done in at least a decade, and it’s a streak local coaches believe could continue.

    The Bruins went a perfect 10-0 against 17th District teams. According to the KHSAA website, no 17th District team went undefeated in the regular season and postseason going back to 2002. On their way to an unbeaten mark against district teams, the Bruins won their third consecutive district title, the first time a team has done that since Elizabethtown (1999-2001).