Today's News

  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause Monday in a case against an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman, and the case will proceed to grand jury.

    Shawn C. Mansfield, 37, appeared Monday morning in district court for a preliminary hearing. Arrested earlier this month, he’s charged with two counts of third-degree rape, one count of third-degree sodomy, one count of criminal attempt to commit third-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • Homeowners disturbed by early morning DUI crash

    Melissa and Robert Wyatt were asleep in their bedroom at 1:35 a.m. when a “big thump” jolted their South Wilson Road home between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, causing the couple to wake up. While Melissa called 911, she said her husband ran outside and found a pick-up truck against the house, right underneath their bedroom window, and a man laying in the middle of their yard.

  • Construction on E2RC expected to ratchet up in spring

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector continues with the state expecting to release the third section for bid in April, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 spokesman Chris Jessie said.

    Clearing for the second section could begin the same month as crews are expected to ramp up construction once warmer weather returns.

  • Select students may desire early graduation

    ISSUE: Proposed bill for early high school graduation
    OUR VIEW: Option makes sense for a select few

    If passed, a bill in the Education Committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives would provide an option for early graduation for some high school juniors.

  • Leitchfield hospital affiliates with Norton

    The hospital in Grayson County is entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Norton Healthcare of Louisville.

    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, a 75-bed regional facility, will gain access to management support, staff training and expanded clinical programs and services, according to a joint announcement made Monday afternoon.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: E'town focused on Washington (2/28)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers had their way with the Washington County Commanderettes during the regular season, but Coach Tim Mudd has cautioned his team it won’t be as easy this time around.

    Elizabethtown (24-5) plays Washington County (12-15) at 6 tonight in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin High School. The Lady Panthers topped Washington County, 73-32 on Jan. 26. Mudd said his team must be in the right frame of mind in order to keep its season alive.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Selecting a favorite isn't easy (2/28)

    There is no mathematical formula to figuring out the favorite for the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament, but if there was, it sure would help.

    Ask the coaches involved in the tournament and you might get eight different answers. That explains how wide open the tournament is this season, which is a rarity. Most years coaches are able to pinpoint the favorite. Or at least, the co-favorites.

  • UPDATE: Child involved in Sonora crash dies

    The rash of serious vehicle crashes that have hit Hardin County over the last several days continued Monday afternoon, and the latest  involved a child in Sonora.

    A GMC Jimmy and a dump truck collided at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 84 in Sonora around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

    A 10-year-old passenger in the GMC, Ruby Salinas, died Tuesday morning at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky State Police reported today.

  • St. Baldrick's event coming to E'town for second year

    After finding success in its first year, the organizer of a local fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation is hoping to shave even more heads this year.

    The second St. Baldrick’s Foundation event takes place in Elizabethtown this spring and organizer Tessa Wilkinson is using her experience from last year to improve this year’s event.

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