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Today's News

  • I-65 wreck stops traffic

    One collision resulted in a three-vehicle injury wreck Saturday that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 65.

    Kentucky State Police responded at about 9:30 p.m. when the driver of a Nissan Altima traveling north on the interstate struck the cable barrier near mile marker 97 and came to rest in the fast lane, said Trooper Anthony Hardin.

    The driver, Billy Bedwell, 40, of Fort Knox, couldn’t restart his vehicle, and got out of his car to cross over the cable barrier. He began walking toward his vehicle again to retrieve his cell phone, Hardin said.

  • Couple promotes careful driving

    Steve Townsend remembers when his father answered a late-night knock at their door to find an Elizabethtown police officer telling him that his wife, Townsend’s mother, had been in a car wreck.

    The officer told them they needed to get to Hardin Memorial Hospital as soon as they could.

    By the time the then 11-year-old Steve Townsend and his father had sped to the hospital, his mother was being transferred to Louisville. She died four days later.

    “It’s one of those things that makes you who you are,” he said.

  • E’town Country Club to hold special alcohol election

    After a failed bid in 2007, the Elizabethtown Country Club once again will try its hand at a special wet/dry election to sell alcohol by the drink.

    County Clerk Kenny Tabb said his office late last week certified signatures on a petition circulated by the Elizabethtown Country Club in the Country Club precinct, which Tabb said houses 1,697 registered voters. Tabb said the club needed about 142 signatures to force a special election but was able to gather around 161 signatures.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

  • Remembering a brief life

    Two giant screens towering above the stage at Gloryland Harvest Church displayed a cherub-faced child running, playing and sharing hugs with family members. The scenes included special occasions like a beachfront vacation and everyday events such as a family dinner.

    In one, the tiny girl wore her dad’s hat sideways, concealing her tight black curls. As the slideshow continued, the dark-eyed infant became a toddler then a little girl. In most, she is smiling.

  • Faces and Places: Visions of Cheerleading
  • Cline captures LaRue ExCEL award

    Landmark News Service
    Heather Cline, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, has been named the district's LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award Winner.
    Other nominees were Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School; Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School and David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    GUILTY

    Todd Leslie Mayfield (1968).

    DUI, BAC 0.138.

  • PRO FOOTBALL: Deaderick achieves dreams, reaches the NFL (2/5)

    Everyone has dreams growing up. Brandon Deaderick was no different. He grew up with aspirations of being a professional football player. He wanted to be the next Bruce Smith or Reggie White.

    The first time Deaderick stepped on a football field, he was convinced this is what he wanted to do with his life. Some children want to be a fireman or police officer or a doctor. Deaderick’s dream was to one day play in the NFL.