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Today's News

  • Rogers receives EIS ExCEL award

    Students in Wesley Rogers’ class should expect a busy day today. After Rogers received the annual ExCEL award Wednesday, she felt energized and excited about her profession.

    “I’m already ready to get back in the classroom and start teaching,” Rogers said as she accepted the award at a ceremony at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center. “So get ready for tomorrow, kids.”

  • Single-vehicle wreck leaves two injured in LaRue County

    Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in LaRue County.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was traveling north in a Chevrolet Malibu when she said a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to overcorrect and run off the west side of the roadway, police said. The vehicle came to a rest in an embankment.

  • Regional ambulance services enduring long waits for pay

    Members of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association and representatives from two Medicaid managed care organizations met Wednesday afternoon in Elizabethtown to discuss problems with receiving Medicaid payments that could shut down ambulance services in rural areas if left unsolved.

    Last year, Kentucky launched a managed care system in an effort to save money, bringing in three Medicaid managed care organizations new to Kentucky — Coventry Cares, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and WellCare.

  • Siegman serves as page for Senator Parrett

    Sydney E. Siegman recently served as a page for Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate. Sydney is the daughter of Jim and Jennifer Siegman of Hardin County and a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School.

  • Givan accomplishes shooting goals

    Jared Givan, left, is pictured with his friend and mentor Joe Malone. Jared had major accomplishments during the first of a three leg archery tournament sponsored by the National Field Archery Association at Chickasaw Archery in Shepherdsville. This was Jared’s fourth year to place first in his age division with a perfect score of 300 and shooting 57 out of 60 Xs. He will go on to compete in the southeast sectionals on March 10 and 11 and Nationals on March 31 and April 1.

  • Under Construction: Tunnel Hill Apartments

    What is it? Tunnel Hill Apartments in Elizabethtown
    Location: Tunnel Hill Road near Ring Road
    Scheduled completion: Later this year
    Size: 100 apartments — 12 buildings with eight units, one four-plex building
    Total cost: $4.7 millionUnder Construction highlights building projects around the area.
     

  • Life settles locally a week after tornadoes

    One week after tornadoes ripped through Hardin and LaRue counties damaging and destroying structures in their path and injuring a woman, Sheri Lunn still is trying to find her parents a permanent place to live.

    Lunn and her parents had trailers at Pine Tree Mobile Home Park on Hodgenville Road near Elizabethtown.

    Lunn and her daughter moved from California to a trailer across from her parents less than a month before the tornado tore apart the trailer her parents owned. There was no insurance on the home.

  • Domestic dispute victim in fair condition

    An Elizabethtown woman seriously injured during a domestic violence incident Sunday morning was listed in fair condition Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Maila G. Kennedy, 42, was bleeding from the neck when Elizabethtown police responded to the 200 block of Kimball Drive. Kennedy’s husband, James W. Kennedy, was found in an upstairs bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds to the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Making a home in Quarters 1

    Since the first hostess, Ethel Chaffee, graced the halls of Quarters 1 more than 70 years ago, many generals and their wives have lived in the home.

    Connie McDonald, wife of Fort Knox Commander Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, serves as hostess of the home and is thrilled to be in a place with such a rich history.

    “I’m a historian by education, so you tell me I have the opportunity to live in a home that was built when this one was built, I’m going to do nothing but jump up and down with joy,” McDonald said.

  • Speakers with Spark: Give your heart and mind a good spring cleaning

    It is March and it looks like spring is finally here. Most of us will welcome the season with some type of spring cleaning. As a home stager I have written several articles on how to clean your house for spring. Today I would like to focus on internal cleaning, more of the personal kind.