Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Rattliff, Green County stifle LaRue County again (04/17)

    What began as a snowball Monday night turned into quite the avalanche for the homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    After facing the minimum number of Green County hitters through three innings, the Lady Hawks came unglued defensively in the fourth and fifth innings and allowed the ninth-ranked Lady Dragons to emerge with a 6-0 win in a pivotal game between the 18th District rivals.

  • ETCB to maintain its course on alcohol

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau won’t be venturing into the alcohol business.

    ETCB Executive Director Sherry Murphy on Monday said the tourism bureau will not be pursuing any permits for alcohol sales at its headquarters on Mulberry Street off of Interstate 65. The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission made the decision during its annual retreat, she said.

  • PHOTO: Keeping the juice flowing
  • EPD swears in new police officer

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in a new Elizabethtown police officer Friday afternoon at the North Mulberry Street department.

    Zachariah Quesenberry, 29, originally is from Vine Grove, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer.

    Quesenberry is the third of six new patrol officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took control of the department last summer. Three more will be sworn in by the close of the year.

  • More than 150 soldiers head to Afghanistan

    More than 150 soldiers from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) departed Fort Knox Sunday for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    The deployment marks the third for the 3rd ESC since it relocated to Fort Knox in June 2007. The command deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2008 and to Haiti in January 2010 in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Indiana man to be sentenced next week in wife's murder

    An Indiana man charged with murdering his wife in an Elizabethtown hotel will be sentenced next Friday after pleading guilty.

    Lonnie F. Daugherty, 38, pleaded guilty March 9 to charges of murder and second-degree animal cruelty. He’s been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his June 25 arrest.

    Police said Daugherty strangled his wife, Michele D. Daugherty, 45, and the couple’s cat at Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown. The two were in town visiting from Noblesville, Ind.

  • North Miles Street project a high priority for state

    A project to widen North Miles Street between Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road in Elizabethtown has been labeled a high priority in the state’s two-year road plan, which is being discussed this week in a special session.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, last week expressed disappointment the nearly $12 million project had been labeled a low priority but Parrett on Monday said he later learned House leadership and Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, had made steps to mark the project a high priority before the regular session ended.

  • ECTC Toy Box Theatre presents children's play

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Tales of the Mice,” at 10 a.m. April 24 and at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 26 in the Science Auditorium at ECTC.

    Directed by Katrina Eicher, professor of communication and theater, the one-hour production examines friendship in four African tales: “How the Mice Came to Tell Tales,” “How Ananse the Spider Passed on the Debt,” “The Talking Skull,” and “The Tug of War.”

  • A bad week for bad boys

    Last week was a bad week for bad boys.

    First, 51-year-old Bobby Petrino, at the height of his career, got himself fired as the University of Arkansas football coach for allegedly trying to deceive the university’s athletic director about the coach’s relationship with the 25-year-old football employee and former volleyball player, Jessica Dorrell.

    Then 11 Secret Service agents were placed on administrative leave for allegedly being involved with prostitutes in Cartagena, Columbia, while preparing for President Obama’s visit.

  • Grayson County resident named state's beekeeper

    A Grayson County man has been appointed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to the position of Kentucky state apiarist, also known as state beekeeper.

    Sean Burgess worked for the Walter T. Kelley Co. of Clarkson before taking the state post. In addition to teaching classes at the beekeeping supply company, Burgess helped beekeepers diagnose and resolve beekeeping issues and wrote articles about the industry while keeping as many as 70 hives himself.