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Today's News

  • Encouraging legislators to ban sale of synthetic drugs

    ISSUE: Outlawing synthetic drugs
    OUR VIEW: HB 481 should be approved

  • Former public defender testifies in Sullivan hearing

    More than a month after the defense called its witnesses, former public defender Nancy Bowman-Denton testified at the continued evidentiary hearing of Russell “Rusty” Sullivan, a man convicted six years ago of murdering Ryan Arnold, his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

    Sullivan, 33, is claiming ineffective assistance of counsel and ultimately is seeking a new trial. During the current proceedings, the White Mills resident is represented by local attorneys Shane Young, Teresa Young and Dwight Preston.

  • On alert for safety: Doug Finlay proceeds with compassion

    When the tornado sirens blare, not everyone runs for cover.

    It’s a sure bet Doug Finlay, Hardin County deputy emergency management director, will be in the thick of things.

    “The biggest part of my role is planning for disasters,” Finlay said.

    Part of the planning he does involves coordinating communication between various agencies, such as fire departments, search and rescue teams, and the sheriff’s department. Often it means setting up an emergency operations center at the Emergency Management Services building.

  • Judge: Stabbing suspect competent to stand trial

    Steven Dewayne Wilson has been ruled competent to stand trial in regard to the stabbing of a Summit man.

    Judge Ken Howard Howard said Tuesday that Wilson, of Leitchfield, appears to have a better-than-average grasp of the legal system and an understanding of the nature and potential consequences of the charges and trial he faces.

    He found Wilson competent to stand trial based on the testimony of Dr. Amy Trivette, a staff psychiatrist at Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange.

  • Baking up business

    For Jennifer Pinto and Mariana Arce, 15-year-old freshmen at Elizabethtown High School, baking is a hobby they hope will lead to a business venture.

    Both have baked individually, helping their parents and making treats for their classmates. They have been baking together for about a year while preparing for their business, Cakes Galore.

    While they are perfecting their craft, they make cakes for their friends. They brainstorm ideas and Mariana, who likes art, will sketch the ideas.

    They love the television show “Cake Boss.”

  • PREP BASKETBALL: First 16 in Hall of Fame cross generations (03/14)

    LEXINGTON — Six of the 16 initial honorees in the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame were represented in Tuesday's tipoff news conference that introduced the concept statewide.

    A Lexington news conference on the eve of the KHSAA Boys' State Tournament outlined the Hall of Fame's mission and concept and also served as a chance to celebrate some of the game's brightest stars.

  • Hall of Fame celebrates relationship with Elizabethtown

    LEXINGTON — During their playing days, the three famous basketball players on hand Tuesday rarely sat the bench. Likewise, the two legendary coaches who accompanied them restlessly prowled the sidelines in high school gyms across Kentucky.

    But all five members of the inaugural class of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame sat quietly during a Lexington news conference. The spotlight rested on the virtues of Elizabethtown and values of the sport.

  • Day Treatment Students Learn How to Pay For Cancer Research

    Students at Hardin County Day Treatment is participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, one of LLS’s national School & YouthPrograms that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families. This is the second year that students have participated.

  • New chapter of Friends of the Library formed

    A new chapter of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization created to support and celebrate the Public Library of LaRue County, has been formed by a group of concerned citizens in Hodgenville.

    Lynn Claycomb, a long-time educator in the local school system, presides over LaRue County’s chapter which is affiliated with the state’s Friends of Kentucky Libraries.

  • Local mom weaves tale through eyes of her dog

    Naomi Coogle has bottled a portion of her family’s story through the playful voice of her dog.

    Coogle, a Hardin County resident, has penned a book titled “One Lucky Little Girl,” a brief but energetic tale told from the perspective of Katie Sue, a 4-year-old maltese/pomeranian mix. The book started as a joke for the family, but it has blossomed into a fundraising tool for Coogle’s oldest daughter, Carrie, who has severe cerebral palsy.