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Today's News

  • Judge sentences Indiana man to 20 years for strangling wife, cat

    An Indiana man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday in Hardin Circuit Court, 10 months after Elizabethtown police found his wife and her cat, Honey, dead on a Holiday Inn Express bed.

    Lonnie Daugherty of Noblesville, Ind., pleaded guilty in March to charges of murder and second-degree animal cruelty. He told police he strangled his wife, Michele D. Daugherty, because she wanted to commit suicide but could not complete the act herself.

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  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Relationship Property Investments LLC to Heartland Contracting LLC, lot 61 Four Seasons Estates, Elizabethtown, $39,900.

    Dan and Hazel McGlothlin to Jared W. McGlothlin, 98 Grassland Ave., Rineyville, $71,000.

    James Nevelle and Robyn Skaggs to St. Matthews Properties Group Inc., property in Hardin County, $795,000.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    James T. and Charlotte Cooper, 2469 Bethlehem Academy Road, Cecilia. Use: storage shed.

    Big E Inc., 74 Grace Court, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Heartland Homes Inc., 82 Grace Court, county. Use: single-family dwellings.

  • Bourbon industry, Kentucky captured in book by Glendale photographer

    A Hardin County man combined his appreciation for one of Kentucky’s signature products with 30 years of photography experience. The result is a book called “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience.”

    “I’ve been drinking bourbon for years and had an interest in the bourbon industry,” Leon Howlett said.

    The Glendale resident began work on the book about two and a half years ago. It includes images from eight distilleries around Kentucky and a sense of the Bluegrass state.

  • Laurels: Inspiration comes from many corners

    When considering people worthy of praise, start with inspirational action.

    WALK TO WASHINGTON. Dan Lyons is carrying a message about respect and honor for veterans to Washington, D.C. And he's doing it by foot.

    The 62-year-old Reno, Nev., resident recently passed through Hardin County on his six-month trek to the capital. Frustrated by noncommittal answers from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was elected from his state, Lyons asked if he could get a meeting if he walked to D.C.

  • Dixie drivers doing fine

    As the state looks to tweak the new lane configuration on West Dixie Avenue, motorists say they are settling into the groove of the new alignment.

    Residents interviewed Thursday who work in and travel through the U.S. 31W corridor between Public Square and St. John Road overall expressed satisfaction with the changes and said most of the concerns they had about the new configuration have been alleviated this week.

  • Tribute to a teacher who provided lifetime of inspiration

    I was skinny then, with toothpick legs, curly hair, freckled cheeks and two front teeth that were longer than the others. I was, therefore, quietly self-conscious as a seventh grader, and even though I appeared to be confident enough, I was insecure on the inside.

    Instead of standing out and looking people and life straight in the eye, inside the urges to blend in and look away can keep dreams from being reached and personalities from unfurling.

  • Riggs tapped for interim chief post in Vine Grove

    Nearly five years after then-mayor Donovan Smith demoted him to captain, Dale Riggs was tapped again to serve as Vine Grove’s police chief.

    On Thursday, Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Riggs will fill in as interim chief until the city finds a permanent one, he said. With 29 years of experience at the Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt referred to Riggs as the “obvious choice.”

    Former Chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday. Smith appointed Manning, a former state trooper, after demoting Riggs.

  • Lightning strikes Hardin County Detention Center

    Lightning struck Hardin County Detention Center during early morning storms Thursday, causing electrical problems.

    Besides knocking out some computers, Jailer Danny Allen said locks for five cell units failed.

    Inmates in those cells were unaware, the jailer said. The inmates were not maximum security and jail deputies in that wing were given weapons.

    Staff members were sent to Indiana for new lock parts, Allen said. They were expected to return Thursday to fix the cell locks.