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Today's News

  • EXPLORE, PLAN scores increase for most

    Scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests increased for the most part for the 2010-11 school year, with the EXPLORE test seeing more growth in the scores than the PLAN.
    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT, and are taken by eighth- and 10th-graders as a predictor of how those students eventually will do on the ACT. The tests cover English, math, reading and science, and are structured the same as the ACT.

  • BOYS' 3RD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Muhlenberg County moves past Meade

    GREENVILLE — In order for his team to beat the Muhlenberg County Mustangs on Tuesday night, longtime Meade County coach Jerry Garris knew the Green Wave had to do two things: speed up the tempo and be physical.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: John Hardin, LaRue take on foes tonight

    GREENSBURG The two teams with the best 5th Region records collide tonight as the Boys’ Region Basketball Tournament kicks off at Green County.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: LaRue County pulls out a victory (3/2)

    LEBANON– The LaRue County Lady Hawks made sure their first trip to the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament since 2004 will be lengthy one.

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 14-2 lead and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Washington County Commanderettes in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday night.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Elizabethtown holds off Taylor (03/02)

    LEBANON Tara Gilpin will readily admit that when she’s on the basketball court, she doesn’t quite have the same confidence she does when she shows off her all-state abilities on the soccer pitch.

  • Judge considers motions filed in sex charge case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton tentatively ruled against two of four motions Tuesday made by a defense attorney on behalf of a local man arrested on child sex charges.
    Attorney Mike Moulton, who is representing Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown, asked for a more defined explanation of the charges against Farmer.

  • Former prosecutor faces grand jury indictment

    Susan Streible, a former commonwealth’s attorney, was indicted Tuesday by a Grayson County grand jury on a charge first-degree official misconduct.  
    “I have no idea what the factual allegations are,” Streible told The Record of Leitchfield in a telephone interview. “I will respond appropriately in court.”
    A Meade County resident, Streible said she had not been offered any information and was not interviewed regarding the charge, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Search for chamber director escalating

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    The search for a leader to guide the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is heating up.
    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the executive search committee charged to lead the search, said applications from a “slew” of candidates have been received and resumes are being evaluated and interviews under way to find the person best suited to lead the unified chamber. The chamber will be one of the largest in Kentucky after its launch.

  • Suspect in motel robberies found on West Coast

    gdeaton@thenewsenterprise.com
    An Elizabethtown man was arrested last week in Spokane, Wash., charged with aiding and assisting as the driver in two robberies last July in Hardin County.
    Glen Alan Peeler Jr., 26, was picked up in Spokane for his role in the robberies.
    Peeler is charged with complicity on two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree burglary; two counts of complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and nonpayment of fines.

  • EPD seeks help in two burglaries

    Elizabethtown police are investigating two separate burglaries that could be part of a statewide spree.
    The first one occurred Jan. 4 at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The second one occurred Feb. 13 at at McDonald’s at 900 North Mulberry St.
    In both of these burglaries the suspects entered through the drive-thru windows. In both cases the suspects used power tools to make entry into the safes where an undisclosed amount of money was removed.
    According to an EPD news release, the suspects appeared to be white males.