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Today's News

  • Matthew named Lions Student of the Month

  • Sail away: Larry Hall brings vast knowledge of nautical vessels to life

    Larry Hall, 73, has a unique hobby. He builds model ships.

    But he doesn’t just build the ships; he knows the history behind each ship he builds. In his office, sits a model of Captain Cook’s Endeavour. It was not built as a warship or cargo ship. It was built specifically for exploring.

    His favorite model ship is at his home. It’s the Spanish gold ship San Felipe. The ship was filled with Spanish gold and was sunk by the British in the Gulf of Mexico. It was surrounded by 20 ships and it took all 20 of them to take the ship down, Hall said.

  • LaRue jail employee sentenced for trading gifts for sex

    Landmark News Service

    Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader pleaded guilty Friday to numerous charges that he provided narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Terms of his plea agreement require him to serve one year in jail and complete a sex offender treatment program upon release, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Meredith.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced for striking officer

    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault of a police officer.

    Jimmy Dale Murphy, 43, admitted to driving a pickup that struck 30-year veteran city officer Dennis Wells in January as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • State police collect more than 800 pounds of prescriptions

    Kentucky State Police picked up more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs last Saturday, collecting more on this year’s National Take Back Day than the previous two years combined.

    This year marks the third year KSP posts across the state have collaborated with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unwanted/unused prescription medications from homes.

    Over the past two Take Back Days KSP participated in, they collected more than 700 pounds compared to last Saturday’s 804 pounds, according to a KSP news release.

  • Fundraising meal planned for child with cancer

    A Hardin County family is having a fundraising meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Gatti’s on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Money raised will go toward treatment for 8-month-old Jayvin Adams, who has leukemia.

    With a flier, 20 percent of a patron’s bill will go to the family. Fliers will be available at the restaurant.

  • Smyser’s mother: How can ‘so-called friends leave you to die?’

    Louisville teen Ryan Wilt was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to 30 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser.

    Both Wilt and Smyser’s mother, Kay, read statements in the court before Judge Kelly Mark Easton delivered the formal sentence.

    Kay Smyser referred to her son as “a momma’s boy” and described how she imagined hearing her son cry out, “Help me, mommy,” as he lay in the woods bleeding.

  • Tina Decker puts her prayers to action

    In 2003, illness began to take over Tina Decker’s family and their finances. At the moment when she felt her walls crumbling, she fell to her knees in submission to God. Not only did help arrive, but the Putting Prayers to Action ministry was born.

    Her family found themselves in an unfamiliar place. They were a two-income family that had saved for the future. Then her oldest son, Trace, became ill. He had a kidney disorder and endured 11 surgeries and multiple procedures.

  • Speakers with Spark: Parents' messages should be crafted to children's learning styles

    I had the privilege of hearing Pam Stenzel, an international abstinence speaker, give an analogy about how God would feel if we made bad choices.

  • Remembering a sterling life

    Another legend has left us. Last week, the Elizabethtown community bid farewell to one of its most beloved educators, Mrs. Lottie Robinson. Mrs. Robinson and her husband dedicated their lives to education, but not just historical events or mathematical equations. The Robinsons provided an education in culture, character, etiquette, work ethic and personal growth. They didn’t want to just touch lives; they wanted to change them.