Today's News

  • Judge finds probable cause in criminal abuse case

    District Judge John Simcoe has ruled the commonwealth met the burden of probable cause in the case against a Louisville woman accused of allowing her 3-year-old son to be abused.
    Jacqueline Hutchins, 31, turned herself in to the Hardin County Detention Center on June 21 after a joint investigation led by the Louisville Metro Police Crimes Against Children Department and Kentucky State Police Detective Eugene Maxwell.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Thompson is rebuilding after IED ended military career

    Ronnie Thompson Jr. has seen the nightmare of war up close, and he hopes his experience coupled with a college education can help veterans in the future.

    Thompson, an Elizabethtown resident and Louisa native, is pursuing higher education after surviving the high tension of war. He plans to put the tools he learns to work as a social worker for Veterans Affairs.

    Thompson said he was baffled when he learned the low number of social workers with the VA who can count military experience as part of their resume.

  • Air Force sculpture debuted

    Rich Griendling is halfway home.

    The local sculptor debuted the third clay sculpture Tuesday designed for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, the proposed centerpiece of the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

    Griendling revealed his latest creation at his Elizabethtown home, a female U.S. Air Force pilot in full stride with helmet in hand.

    “Does she look like a determined woman to you guys?” Griendling asked onlookers. “That was the idea.”

  • Kelly Emerine manages her time in a busy life

    As a business owner, mom and philanthropist, Kelly Emerine stays pretty busy and busy is how she likes it.

    “I’m happy when I’m busy,” she said.

    The 32-year-old grew up in Elizabethtown and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She went to the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in English education. When she was a child, she was constantly changing what she wanted to do when she grew up. The president, a teacher, a professor — it was all on the list.

  • Art of Performance: Commitment to a goal makes a champion

    Goal setting is a powerful performance tool. It helps people stay on target for the things they want to accomplish. Goal setting helps people set higher goals, which push them to work harder and prioritize their energy for the attainment of the goals.

    However, some goal setting can be just a paper exercise that someone has mandated. It might be at the new year or a boss might strongly suggest the types of goals employees should achieve during the upcoming year.

  • The List: Seasonal scam advice from the BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of several seasonal scams. Whether you or your loved ones are vacationing or working a summer job, here’s a list of scenarios that warrant caution, according to the bureau.

  • Employment opportunities sought for Fort Knox holdouts

    Changes at Fort Knox meant a lot of positions being added there as the post embraced its human resources mission.
    The changes also mean a number of people who used to work at Fort Knox are out of a job.

    Only 234 of the 834 workers whose jobs moved to Fort Benning, Ga., with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative’s plan to relocate to the U.S. Army Armor School and follow the jobs to Georgia.

    An information fair Tuesday at Fort Knox sought to connect those staying in the area with potential employers.

  • Judge waits to schedule competency hearing for man accused of murder

    Further prosecution is pending a competency hearing in the case against Joshua Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hines placed the 911 call and confessed to shooting Toni Ballard, 36, in her Bardstown Road residence April 7. The 24-year-old also told police the gun recovered from his home was the weapon used in the fatal shooting.

    At Hines’ probable cause hearing in April, District Judge John Simcoe approved a motion to evaluate Hines for competency and criminal responsibility.

  • Mother-daughter team wins Look-A-Like title

    When children are told they look or act like their parents, many can be put off by the comment. They may grimace at the thought of even looking just a little bit like their mother or father.

    For 18 competitors in the Hardin County Fair Parent/Child Look-A-Like contest on Monday, they were hoping just the opposite.

    Nine pairs of parents and children helped kick off the Hardin County Fair’s many contests for the week, with Sheila Crowe and Allyssah Clagg winning the title.

  • ECTC hosting parent orientation

    The local community college is hosting an event to soothe the nerves of possibly the most anxious group of people involved in college enrollment — the parents of incoming freshmen.
    An orientation for parents of incoming college students is at 7 p.m. July 28 at  Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Room 212 in the new Regional Postsecondary Education Center.
    The orientation is specifically aimed at parents of new students and questions they have, which can differ from those of students, said Chuck Spataro, one of the event’s organizers.