Today's News

  • Grand jury returns more than 50 indictments in September

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 56 indictments in September, mostly populated by theft and drug-related offenses.

    Leading the indictments were the cases of Arturo Rodriguez-Martinez and Kelly C. Ferguson.

    Martinez, 22, was indicted on charges of murder, driving under the influence with an aggravated circumstance, failure to use a child restraint and driving without a license and insurance.

  • Potted Few donates flower designs monthly

    The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club was established in 1976 and has 20 active members. The members provide the surrounding communities with a monthly flower arrangement or design to enhance fondness for flowers.
    Club members celebrate National Garden Week with posters and flower designs in the Radcliff Mayor’s office, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and the Fort Knox and Elizabethtown libraries.

  • Business ties promotion to USA Cares

    atteries Plus, the nation’s largest battery and light bulb franchise, launched a campaign to benefit veterans by supporting USA Cares.

    The promotion is called Time to Care and runs Nov. 5-11, coinciding with Veterans Day. The Wisconsin-based company will roll out the program in its 470 stores, which includes its Elizabethtown store at 948 N. Mulberry St.

  • A soccer mom ... minus the minivan

    Michelle Domschke has been a soccer mom for about 14 years. Through her children, she's developed a love for the game and passion for supporting the players.

    Her oldest daughter, Taylor, has been playing since she was 4 and is now a senior on the North Hardin High School girls’ soccer team. Her middle daughter, Harley, an eighth-grader, plays for the North Hardin junior varsity team.

  • Calli formally sentenced in sex abuse case

    Edward Calli was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for each of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse to be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

    Originally charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy, Calli pleaded guilty in July to amended charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton said in court Tuesday he believes Calli, an Elizabethtown resident, is in need of correctional confinement and it is appropriate for him to serve a “substantial sentence.”

  • Grayson County deputy jailer charged with promoting contraband

    A Grayson County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree promoting contraband.

    John T. Young of Millwood is accused of bringing contraband into the jail and selling it to inmates, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Police say the jail reported the original complaint.

    Young was lodged at the Grayson County Detention Center, and according to the jail, he was released on a $2,500 surety bond.

    KSP's investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, according to a police statement.

  • At this stage, happiness is being a grandparent

    We all go through so many stages in life.

    You leave diapers and turn terrible when you are 2. You leave that stage and eventually head to kindergarten and then if you were like me, you occasionally get your knuckles cracked in Catholic school for a smart remark in class.

    Then you become a middle schooler and you fall in love and you truly believe that this person is the one you will spend the rest of your life with. Today, it is hard to even remember their name, let alone what made you lose your mind over them.

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss in Gray case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton recently denied a motion for dismissal in the case against former teacher Steven Gray.

    A former social studies teacher and coach at Central Hardin High School, Gray was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip alleging Gray engaged in sexual relations with more than one student. He was arrested in December and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.

  • The Best

    I’m not as a rule a huge fan of chili or tacos. But I surely do love these two recipes – Janet Steller’s White Chicken Chili and Mitzi Crowe’s Taco Soup. Both chili and taco soup are traditionally made with ground beef, but these recipes use chicken.

  • Always a reason for hope, even with cancer

    The words inadvertently found their way on the printed page; they were obviously not meant for anyone to read. Only two words: “No hope.”

    They said so much. Too much.

    They were printed next to the name of a cancer patient for whom we prayed. I flinched when I read them. No one is beyond hope -- not even those who appear to be in the last stages of cancer.