Today's News

  • Police trying to piece together fatal shooting

    A day after three people died in a shooting on a rural road in LaRue County, investigators were trying to piece together the events that led to the shooting.

    Police say they believe the altercation stemmed from a domestic dispute and multiple weapons were used.

    “There are probably 100 different scenarios out there to what happened,’’ said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police spokesman. “We’re just not sure who shot who or why anyone was shooting.’’

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  • Local mail processing services could move to Louisville

    The U.S. Postal Service is giving residents a chance this week to weigh in on a proposal to move mail processing operations from the Elizabethtown Customer Service Mail Processing Center to its Louisville Processing and Distribution Center.

    A public meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center at T.K. Stone Middle School in Elizabethtown. Postal Service managers will provide visitors with an overview of why the proposal is being considered and the ramifications of the decision while addressing input or concerns from the public.

  • Snow days equals snack time

    Along with the perfect indoor and outdoor snow day activities, you also have to think about what to eat on a snow day.

    Snow days are usually all about snacking.

    Samantha Rogers, a student at the University of Kentucky likes to snack on popcorn or chips and salsa on a snow day. Elizabethtown High School student Mallory Simon likes her nachos microwaved.

    Jackson Reeves, also a student at UK, kicks nachos up a notch. He calls his dish the Turbo-jet 5,000 nacho platter. He has specific instructions on how to prepare the dish.

  • The Best: Gifts from the heart

    Today you get what really might be my all-time favorite recipe – Fabulous Pecan Bars. I originally got it from a cookbook, “Christmas Thyme at Oak Hill Farm” by Marge Clark. Everywhere I take these, people say they are the best things they’ve ever tasted and I would have to agree.

  • Lighting up Freeman Lake

    Those who want a tiny taste of Christmas before they move on to their Thanksgiving meals on Thursday need only visit Freeman Lake Park tonight.

    Christmas in the Park returns to Freeman Lake Park today and continues 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. There is no admission charge.

  • Prosecution argues pattern in Gray case

    The prosecution in the sexual abuse case against former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray argued Tuesday that Gray used his position as a teacher to take advantage of the two alleged victims identified in the case, “plucking” them out specifically for his own sexual gain.

    Defense attorney Rob Eggert quickly panned Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter’s argument during a motion hearing in which the defense pushed for the two counts to be severed and tried separately.

  • Three dead, one injured after shooting

    A shooting Tuesday morning in rural LaRue County left three Hardin Countians dead and another injured in what police describe as a domestic dispute.

    Elizabethtown couple Barbara and David Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, were found dead around 11:30 a.m. near Heying Lane near the LaRue-Hardin County line close to Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Police had responded to  calls in the past two weeks involving the Walkers, said Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4’s public affairs officer.

  • EIS board approves new therapeutic program

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools added another support service for students at a board meeting this week.

    At its regular meeting Monday, the EIS board approved a therapeutic program in an alternative setting for elementary students. The program is funded through Communicare, which will provide staff and salary for an EIS teacher.

    Superintendent Gary French said the district has been working with Communicare to start the program for a few years.

  • Remembering Honest Abe and the local Memorial

    ISSUE: Lincoln Memorial centennial
    OUR VIEW: Recalling the past with thanks

    The 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial in LaRue County serves as a reminder of a precious part of our heritage.

    Too often in the hussle of life, the past gets pushed aside. No history is more precious to America than Abraham Lincoln and no story resonates with the entire world quite like his.