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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Pettigrew part of WKU reunion at Kentuckiana Pro Am (07/07)

    After A.J. Slaughter and Jeremy Evans graduated from Western Kentucky University and went on to professional basketball careers, Steffphon Pettigrew thought his days of playing alongside those fellow Hilltoppers were over.

    Plans have since changed for the former Elizabethtown High School star.

    Pettigrew, Slaughter and Evans are on the same team – Shelbyville-based Team Jordan – in the 17th annual Kentuckiana Pro Am Basketball Tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday night at two Owensboro sites.

  • GOLF: Gumm off to great start at Junior Amateur (07/07)

    Lydia Gumm’s bogey-free round has propelled her to the top of the Kentucky Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship leaderboard.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior’s success on the par-5s and mistake-free 18 holes have lifted her to a three-shot lead after the tournament’s opening day.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: LaRue 10s outslug Meade (07/07)

    Blake Shelton hit an inside-the-park home run to go along with a double and single to help the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars hang on for an 18-16 win over Meade County on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Meade County, which trailed 18-7 in the fourth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning. But Hunter Howell, who earned the win, got LaRue County out of the jam. Howell finished with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

    Chase Childress added two singles for LaRue County, which had eight hits.

  • NASCAR: NASCAR has a pit stop on post (07/07)

    If there’s an event involving the military, Ryan Newman is there.

    The man who drives NASCAR’s U.S. Army No. 39 car has become one of the armed forces’ fan favorites. 

    He’ll do anything and everything with soldiers. Talk to them about their lives. Sign autographs. Swap stories during lunch. Even jump off a 50-foot rapelling wall with them.

    That’s just a snippet of what he did Wednesday at a Fort Knox military function, along with some of his other NASCAR cohorts and a handful of other soldiers.

  • Riding shotgun with NASCAR's Kyle Busch

    Inspiration can come in many forms and for the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck series driver Kyle Busch, it came in the form of a 12-year-old fan.

    Kyle Savoie wrote a motivational letter to Busch during the past offseason, which inspired the driver to begin an essay contest, which was titled “Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports.” The contest asked children ages 5 to 12 to submit a 150 words or fewer essay detailing an experience within the past year that affected their life in a positive way.

  • Husband pleads guilty in cold case murder

    An eight-year-old cold case with a connection to Elizabethtown came to a close Wednesday when Daniel Paynter pleaded guilty to murder in a Cincinnati courthouse.

    Paynter, 57, pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, Lori Paynter. The 35-year-old woman’s mostly nude body was discovered near a trash bin at the Bluegrass Inn on East Dixie Avenue on Dec. 18, 2002.

    She was strangled, shot in the head multiple times and identified only through fingerprints. Her clothes were found four months later in Hamilton County, Ohio.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club highlights June meeting
  • Lions extend a helping hand

    Elizabethtown Lions Club President Brian Dennis, left, presents a check to Helping Hand of Hope Director David Dozer. The Lions appreciate the many services Helping Hand of Hope offers to those in need in the community.

  • Four injured in wreck on I-65

    Four were injured in a two-car wreck Tuesday night on Interstate 65, two miles south of Glendale.

    The wreck occurred at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    A black 2010 Ford Fusion, driven by Darrin Henderberg of Hermitage, Tenn., struck the rear of a 2006 Frieghtliner semi being towed by a 1999 Volvo wrecker, driven by Larry Reynolds of Ashville, Ala., police said.

  • Hardin Circuit Court will try Alford again

    On Oct. 24, 2002, a Hardin County jury found William Alford guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy and recommended life imprisonment.

    On June 28, the Kentucky Supreme Court ordered Alford’s case be returned to Hardin Circuit Court’s docket, pursuant to Alford’s appeal.
    Nearly nine years after his conviction, Alford appeared before Judge Kelly Mark Easton this week to schedule future court proceedings, which include a jury trial beginning Feb. 20, 2012.