Today's News

  • Judge boosts Daughtery's bond to $500,000

    District Judge Kim Shumate increased Lonnie Daughtery’s bond Monday from $100,000 to $500,000 cash during a video arraignment.

    Daughtery, 37, is charged with one count of murder and animal cruelty after he was discovered in a hotel room Saturday afternoon with his slain wife and cat.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department said Daughtery confessed to killing the cat. Daughtery told police he strangled his wife, Michelle Daughtery, because she wanted to commit suicide and was unable to do it by herself.

  • Boost Mobile robbed Monday in Elizabethtown

    A Boost Mobile store was robbed Monday afternoon, and the suspects had not been apprehended early Monday evening.

    At about 4:20 p.m., ABC Wireless, a Boost Mobile store on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown, across from Domino's Pizza, was robbed, said Sgt. Jamie Land of the Elizabethtown Police Department. Land said he could not disclose what was taken but that there were two suspects in the case.

  • E’town purchases land for detention basin

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to purchase property that will play a central role in alleviating flooding near the Winchester Park subdivision.

    The council approved the purchase of 1020 Fisher Lane at a cost of $1.15 million from Wayne and Debbie Rountree.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a portion of the 7.283 acres will be used to construct a detention basin which Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said will reduce flows in the area. The property lies directly upstream from the subdivision.

  • Elizabethtown revises Freeman Lake limits

    The issue: Work at Freeman Lake
    Our view: Give and take will work

  • Social, emotional well-being important in kindergarten

    Kindergarten is the first step in a child’s academic formation, but it also serves as the cornerstone of what even adults still struggle with - working and playing well with others. 

    Letters and numbers are some of the most obvious lessons for kindergarten, but the first year of school also is used to socialize children and teach them how to work with peers and adults.

  • Dinosaurs coming to life during White Mills Days

    White Mills Days explores the Jurassic period this weekend.

    Along with the annual festival’s regular favorites, many of the children’s games and prizes feature a dinosaur theme. The celebration is Friday and Saturday at White Mills Christian Camp. The event raises money for local events and organizations.

    Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church, said a lot of children enjoy dinosaurs, so the theme seemed appropriate.

  • McDaniels woman dies in shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a woman injured Sunday in a home shooting in McDaniels.

    According to a news release, KSP responded after receiving a report of shots being fired at a house on Sandy Beach Lane.
    Initial reports indicated a male at the residence shot his wife, according to the release.

    Upon arrival, two males, Bart and Kyle Edgell, and a female, Susanne Edgell, were found at the residence, according to the release.

  • Festive foods for the Fourth of July

    The Beef Checkoff/Kentucky Beef Council

    Everyone looks forward to fun, fireworks and great summer food on the Fourth of July. Paired with the fresh summer harvest, such as corn, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables, beef is a great way to mark this historic American holiday.

    We celebrate our independence by proudly displaying red, white and blue. And these patriotic dishes let our meals join in on the colorful fun.

  • Lights, camera and the red, white and blue



    It’s the time of year when flags fly high and patriotism is on display, even in the entertainment industry.

    For years films, music, theater and television have produced images of patriotism that last in our memories and songs that bring people to tears in pride of their country.

  • Helping Hand seeks mold-free headquarters

    Elizabethtown has closed the deals and now owns the properties at 212 and 214 W. Dixie Ave. sought as part of a downtown redevelopment plan.

    The purchases will help former tenant Helping Hand of the Heartland, now Helping Hand of Hope, as it searches for a permanent home in Elizabethtown. It is operating out of temporary quarters in the former Herb Jones property on East Dixie, said the Rev. Art Leach, chairman of the countywide charitable agency.

    “The sale gives us some cash,” he said. “Not enough, but it’s a start.”