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Today's News

  • EIS approves tax hike

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has approved a tax hike of more than two cents for the upcoming school year.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved a tax levy of 65 cents per $100 of assessed real estate and personal property at the board’s regular meeting Monday.

    The rate would bring in about $4.3 million in revenue for the district.

    The rate is an increase from the previous year’s levy of 62.5 cents per $100 last year.

  • Pilot remains in critical condition

    The pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed Monday afternoon in front of a Hodgenville elementary school remains in critical condition, according to a University Hospital official.

    Joshua Marksbury, 31, was taking off from a grass landing strip in Hodgenville when the plane clipped a tree and a telephone wire before spinning around and crashing nose first on U.S. 31E near Abraham Lincoln Elementary, said Norm Chaffins, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer.

    Marksbury’s wife, Jamie, 32, and son, Jacob, 4, were in the plane with him.

  • In search of Grandma's misplaced soul

    The words surprised me, especially since they came from Grandma.

    “She says she can’t find her soul and she’s ready for God to take her home,” my mother-in-law told me on the phone, her voice cracking as she spoke through her tears, trying her best to quote Grandma.

    By “home,” Grandma meant heaven. That made sense. Grandma had not been feeling well for days, and after all, she is one month shy of being 102 years old.

  • Man pleads not guilty in sex case

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy during his video arraignment in Hardin District Court.

    Kelly C. Ferguson, 35, was arrested Saturday after a complaint of sexual assault was filed, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. He also is charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

    “Violator has failed to update his new address with (Department of Transportation) by not renewing his license,” the citation reads.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Monday's results (08/16)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    MONDAY’S EVENTS

    JOHN HARDIN 235, FORT KNOX 265

    VINE GROVE — Results from Wednesday’s match at the par-36 (front nine) Lincoln Trail Country Club:

    John Hardin

  • Leadership Academy holds graduation

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Meade County improves to 4-2 (08/16)

    The visiting Meade County Lady Waves improved to 4-2 with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-22 over Corydon (Ind.) Central on Monday night.

    No statistics were available.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers notch season-opening win (08/16)

    Senior Tara Gilpin and juniors Madison Conway and Emily Richardson each had a goal and an assist to lead the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 4-1 win over Scott County on Monday in the SON Cup in Oldham County.

    Senior Morgan Thompson also scored for Elizabethtown, which out-shot Scott County, 16-4.

  • Photos: Riding across the country
  • Single-engine plane crashes in front of elementary school

    Seventeen-year-old Lorrie Benningfield was waiting in her car Monday afternoon at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School where her mother works when she looked up and saw an airplane strike a power line and begin to spiral.

    “I didn’t even know it was a plane at first,” Benningfield said. “I saw it spiral near where the line was on the pole. I think it hit nose first.