Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fig cake, grape pie make unique desserts

    Here we are again on an alphabetical field trip through Culinary Land and this week we are featuring the letters F and G. Now that sounded like something I first heard on “Sesame Street.” But no, we are in the midst of another “Dash of Class” column and I have information about figs and grapes that I hope you find informative and interesting.

  • E'town approves operational agreement for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a five-year operational agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau that outlines how the two entities will work together in maintaining the park and managing tournaments.

    The agreement covers the spectrum concerning the park, from maintenance and marketing to the city’s management of league play, rental agreements and concessions. 

  • Mirage's service leaves lasting impression

    The first seizure dog ever trained in Kentucky will be honored for her life of service this weekend.

    Michael Mullarkey of Radcliff is ensuring his daily companion, service dog Mirage, is remembered by hosting a funeral and burial ceremony Saturday.

  • Local politicians speak about business needs

    Politicians from the state and national stage spoke to about 60 local business owners Monday about their thoughts regarding national and state economies and regulations and listened to attendees concerns related to their businesses.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green; 26th District Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; and 10th District Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, discussed issues such as the federal stimulus package and regulations on businesses at Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way in Radcliff.