Today's News

  • Judge finds probable cause in motel killing

    District Judge Kim Shumate decided Wednesday to forward a murder charge against an Indiana man to a grand jury following a hearing.

    Lonnie Daughtery, 37, is accused of killing his wife, Michelle Daughtery, on June 25 in a Holiday Inn Express room in Elizabethtown. He also is charged with one count of cruelty to animals for killing the couple’s cat.

  • Under Construction: Meineke Car Care Center

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Meineke Car Care Center
    Location: South Dixie Boulevard, across the street from Radcliff Church of Christ
    When will it open? Six to eight weeks
    Service provided: Full service vehicle maintenance including brakes, tires, exhaust and oil change.
    Number of employees: Expected to employ between six and eight people

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Escobedo’s career spanned two wars

    Natividad Escobedo has often been compared to a Tasmanian devil.

    On the walls of his Radcliff home, the heavily decorated war veteran has tokens from his military past, humorous artistic renderings commemorating snapshots of his service.

    One illustration is the hairy, frantic Looney Tunes character Taz, which a comrade gave to him because of the nickname.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Charles Edlin bears the scars of his service

    Charles Edlin spent more time cutting hair at his Hodgenville barber shop than he did overseas, but he learned at an early age to appreciate the rigors of military life.

    Edlin, a Hodgenville native and U.S. Navy veteran, graduated from high school in May 1951 and enlisted in the Navy shortly thereafter.

    Edlin said he chose to enlist rather than wait on the draft because he could choose which branch to join. The Navy, he said, held more interest for him than serving in the Army.

  • Speakers with Spark: Life is a test

    By Jeff Peden

  • Seminary graduate helps others, finds self

    On May 22, Paula Welch Strange graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, which she hopes to use to help others.

    To reach that day in her life, the 50-year-old Elizabethtown resident had to face single parenthood, juggle multiple jobs simultaneously and surmount brain cancer.

  • The List: Selecting good fruits and vegetables

    The fresh fruits and vegetables of summer are at farmers markets and supermarkets and there are tricks to pick the best one. Overall, look for clean fruits and vegetables with no bruises or breaks in the skin, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent for horticulture. Food also should be sold in clean one-time-use containers. And if it seems early for a particular fruit or vegetable to be available at a farmers market, ask the farmer where the food was grown.

  • Good luck and god speed, chief

    TOPIC: Gardner's retirement
    OUR VIEW: He has served us well

  • Attorneys argue timeline in sex case against ex-teacher

    An alleged victim in the case against former Central Hardin High School social studies teacher Steven Gray has been unable to provide attorneys with specific dates on which she and the teacher had sex.

    Gray, 28, was arrested Dec. 2 and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was fired a week prior to the arrest after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip that prompted an investigation.

  • Faces of Cancer exhibit opens at Hardin Memorial Hospital

    Cancer is not generally associated with the word hope, but one exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program is trying to change that.

    The Faces of Cancer exhibit, which features portraits of 13 cancer survivors from the Lincoln Trail Area, opened Tuesday and will be on display in the admitting lobby of Hardin Memorial Hospital until Friday. From there, the exhibit will be displayed July 18-29 at the LaRue County Public Library in Hodgenville.