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Today's News

  • Single-passenger plane crashes near Elizabethtown airport

    A single-passenger airplane used to tow banners crashed Wednesday afternoon in a ditch near West Park Road.
    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the plane’s pilot, Harry Goss, was displaying a McDonald’s banner over Elizabethtown.

    After stopping to take a break and refuel, Goss was flying above the banner to reconnect it to the plane, Airport Manager Roger Lawson said. He missed the banner when his plane began to stall.

  • Probable cause found in West Point man's sexual abuse case

    District Judge Kim Shumate found probable cause Wednesday in the case against a West Point man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to his foster child.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 64, is charged with one count of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the arrest warrant, Sturgill sent sexually charged Facebook messages to a girl from October to June. She was 14 at the time Sturgill allegedly began sending messages.

  • Hiring staff is one part of Sports Park project

    The topic: Sports Park director
    Our view: All eyes on the park
    The Elizabethtown Sports Park is on a fast track toward its unveiling next year at this time.
    Dirt has been turned, bids have been accepted and the facility is starting to take shape.
    And, management has been put in place. The latest hire is Seth Breitner as director of  the state-of-the-art, multi-sports complex.
    The park already has a turf specialist. Sufficient management will be in place to make the park look like a sports destination.

  • West Park Road extension to open soon

    With an extension of West Park Road complete and safety concerns leveling off, Elizabethtown soon plans to open the road to the public.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is mulling a specific date to open the road to traffic, but plans to do so before Hardin County Schools reconvene classes Aug. 3.

    Major work on the roadway concluded in June, said City Engineer Scott Reynolds, but the city delayed opening the road for safety reasons because contractors at the Elizabethtown Sports Park were using large trucks on the road and transporting heavy machinery.

  • SWIMMING: Coakley earns spot in junior nationals (07/21)

    By a split second, Emma Coakley squeaked out a spot for her first USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championship meet.

    Was she ever ecstatic.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Three John Hardin players head to all-star camp (7/21)

    For high school football players, it doesn’t get much better than getting an invitation to the prestigious Football University’s TOP GUN all-star camp.

    That’s certainly the case for John Hardin seniors Jeremy Harness and Mark Thompson and junior Wade Holtsclaw, who will attend the three-day camp in Williamsburg, Va., which starts today.

    “It’s a big honor to be invited,” Holtsclaw said. “The top 1,000 kids get invited, so to get an invitation is a big deal.”

  • SWIMMING: A Modern Swim Family (07/21)

    Mavi Sampaio has turned the E’town Dolphins club swim team from a small pod into one gigantic family.

    Now in his third year as the Dolphins’ coach, Sampaio has followed what Brazilians deem their top value.

  • Graydon graduates from basic training

    GRAYDON. Air Force Airman Ernest V. Graydon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    He is the son of Mesher Brewton of Radcliff.

    Graydon graduated in 2008 from North Hardin High School in Radcliff.

  • Morrison takes home championship prize in barbecue, chili cook-off

    Brian Morrison of Big B-S BBQ in Tennessee was named grand champion of the Olde Time Glendale BBQ and Chili Cook-off held July 16.

    The reserve grand champion was Josh Lovelady’s Big Bama BBQ. Lovelady is from Elizabethtown.

    Each category — ribs, chili, pork shoulder and brisket — had a respective first place as well.

  • Girl talk: Republican Women hear from female speakers

    David Williams,  Republican nominee for governor, is not seeking power. Just ask his wife.

    “He didn’t make this race because he wanted to be something, he made this race because he wants to do something,” Robyn Williams told the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club. “And that’s a big difference. Because Kentuckians deserve better than a governor who’s every move is calculated on how it will benefit his re-election instead of how it will benefit the next generation.”