Today's News

  • Miniature animals fill man's retirement

    Doug Ray might not be in when potential customers stop by to view his livestock.

    His number is posted on the outside of Duke’s Tack Shop in Stephensburg in case he’s visiting friends at the gym, fishing or otherwise enjoying his retirement.

    “It’s a sad way to run a business, but it’s an old-man business,” he said.

    The 70-year-old began running the store about 10 years ago and raising geese, horses, donkeys and goats to fill his retirement hours.

  • Meadow View receives health grant

    A special guest and new money is giving Meadow View Elementary School students a new focus on health.

    Meadow View plans to use a $4,000 grant to purchase equipment for the health of the students. Along with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, the Radcliff school will be hosting former University of Kentucky and NFL player Artose Pinner as a motivation for students.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Rebuilding year? Not these Lady Panthers (1/16)

    This was supposed to be the season the Elizabethtown girls’ basketball team wouldn’t be the same dominant force the Lady Panthers had been in previous years. The dreaded word “rebuilding” was even thrown around.

  • PREP SWIMMING: E'town's Deaton making waves (1/16)

    Thomas Deaton wasn’t even scheduled to be on Team Kentucky’s top 400-yard freestyle relay.

    Entering last Saturday’s Mid-States 14-and-Under All-Star Championship, he was the team’s fifth-fastest freestyle swimmer.

    Then came the Elizabethtown High School freshman’s free-wheeling night.

  • Thurman’s death affects a community

    TOPIC: Death of Amber Thurman
    OUR VIEW: Her impact is long lasting

    The death of beloved Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber Thurman sent shockwaves throughout the LaRue County school district.

    Her stunning death in an early morning car crash leaves a void in this tight-knit educational community where it is common for teachers at the various schools to know each other.

  • Ice ... on the rocks
  • 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.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Sherard D. Harrison (1992). Criminal trespassing first degree, criminal mischief third degree. One year in jail, serve 30 days, balance probated for two years on conditions in the order.

  • Struggling with what you choose not to do

    Very often, the most difficult question is not what to put in the newspaper but what to leave out.
    Despite being pummeled by rumors and cries of outrage, the newsroom staff made what I consider a difficult yet appropriate decision in October. I couldn’t tell you about it then because it involved Natalie Gentry, an Elizabethtown resident and LaRue County High School teacher.
    She was charged with sexual abuse Thursday, almost three months after she was discharged by the school district.

  • King celebration to inspire hope

    A local organization is preparing to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration and Lottie O. Robinson Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon is hosted by the Hardin County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and aimed at honoring King’s life and legacy.

    It is especially focused on how King’s influence has impacted current students.