Today's News

  • Defense files motion to sever counts in dismissed teacher's criminal case

    A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the case against Steven Gray after the defense filed a motion to sever the two counts against the former Central Hardin High School teacher earlier this week.

    Gray was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools official received an anonymous phone call alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with students. In December, state police charged Gray with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Buggeland hearing to be continued in December

    When Erik Buggeland last appeared in court in August, Judge Ken Howard requested he be removed from the courtroom after he repeatedly shouted he wanted to plead guilty.

    “Here’s what happened,” Buggeland said to a woman in the courtroom before being escorted out. “I hit my dad because he tried to give me medicine, and I hit him with a barbell. Then my mom came in and I threw her down and snapped her neck with my foot.”

  • It's beginning to look like Christmas today in downtown E’town

    Santa is making an early visit to Elizabethtown this year to spread some Christmas cheer.

    Saint Nick’s stop is just part of a series of Christmas events Saturday hosted by local organizations, including the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council and Brown-Pusey House.

  • Reflections on a former home

    My old residence in Radcliff burned down.

    My parents owned that old house, and my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I lived there for 19 years before moving to Elizabethtown in 2008.

    During a weekly gathering for game night at my dad’s house last week, my father mentioned the fire.

    The unoccupied house, which Dad still owned, burned to the ground during the night several days earlier.

  • Ensemble cast, old school laughs make 'Tower Heist' a hit

    The best way to describe “Tower Heist” is a working man’s “Ocean’s 11.”

    It’s got the same appeal, just not as suave and sophisticated. “Tower Heist” is the story of workers in a swanky hotel who get their money swindled in a Ponzi scheme by one of the wealthy tenants. The workers plan a hesist on Thanksgiving to retrieve their money.

  • HCS social worker, advocate dies at 84

    Hardin County this week lost a respected woman who fought for the rights of children and women.

    Charley Nell Llewellyn, 84, died Monday at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. Llewellyn, originally from Alabama, was a much-recognized social worker for Hardin County Schools, an avid proponent of women’s rights and a member of many local organizations.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Will Chargers use similar formula to disrupt John Hardin offense? (11/17)

    The formula for disrupting John Hardin’s offense sounds easy enough. Have nine players in the box, bring plenty of pressure and don’t let the John Hardin backs escape.

    It’s something the Bulldogs have seen plenty of the last few games, and it’s something they expect to see more down the line.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin's Mitchell has produced victories (11/17)

    John Hardin senior quarterback Eli Mitchell never gets caught up in numbers. He’s not worried about completions, yards and touchdowns. He refuses to allow himself to worry about those things.

    Mitchell takes the same approach with those who might want to criticize the job he does. People outside the program don’t seem to give the 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback enough credit. If John Hardin wins, it’s because the Bulldogs have great running backs or a great defense. The naysayers take the approach they win in spite of Mitchell.

  • ECTC-WKU agreement offers new opportunity

    ISSUE: Colleges create joint admission
    OUR VIEW: It makes sense for all 

    A joint admissions agreement between Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University offers benefits for both institutions and, more importantly, for local learners.

    Students have much to gain from this measure signed last week after months of preparation, planning and cooperation. The agreement is a clear sign that both schools have their focus on a central goal of serving students.

  • PREP SWIMMING: E'town's Coakley signs to swim at U of L (11/17)

    Emma Coakley had long considered Vanderbilt University the front-runner for her college destination.

    For two-plus years, the Elizabethtown High School senior swimmer figured she’d move out of state and wind up at the Southeastern Conference school. Then, a two-day visit to home state school and the University of Louisville blew her away.