Today's News

  • Lions extend a helping hand

    Elizabethtown Lions Club President Brian Dennis, left, presents a check to Helping Hand of Hope Director David Dozer. The Lions appreciate the many services Helping Hand of Hope offers to those in need in the community.

  • Four injured in wreck on I-65

    Four were injured in a two-car wreck Tuesday night on Interstate 65, two miles south of Glendale.

    The wreck occurred at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    A black 2010 Ford Fusion, driven by Darrin Henderberg of Hermitage, Tenn., struck the rear of a 2006 Frieghtliner semi being towed by a 1999 Volvo wrecker, driven by Larry Reynolds of Ashville, Ala., police said.

  • Hardin Circuit Court will try Alford again

    On Oct. 24, 2002, a Hardin County jury found William Alford guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy and recommended life imprisonment.

    On June 28, the Kentucky Supreme Court ordered Alford’s case be returned to Hardin Circuit Court’s docket, pursuant to Alford’s appeal.
    Nearly nine years after his conviction, Alford appeared before Judge Kelly Mark Easton this week to schedule future court proceedings, which include a jury trial beginning Feb. 20, 2012.

  • Judge finds probable cause in motel killing

    District Judge Kim Shumate decided Wednesday to forward a murder charge against an Indiana man to a grand jury following a hearing.

    Lonnie Daughtery, 37, is accused of killing his wife, Michelle Daughtery, on June 25 in a Holiday Inn Express room in Elizabethtown. He also is charged with one count of cruelty to animals for killing the couple’s cat.

  • Under Construction: Meineke Car Care Center

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Meineke Car Care Center
    Location: South Dixie Boulevard, across the street from Radcliff Church of Christ
    When will it open? Six to eight weeks
    Service provided: Full service vehicle maintenance including brakes, tires, exhaust and oil change.
    Number of employees: Expected to employ between six and eight people

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Escobedo’s career spanned two wars

    Natividad Escobedo has often been compared to a Tasmanian devil.

    On the walls of his Radcliff home, the heavily decorated war veteran has tokens from his military past, humorous artistic renderings commemorating snapshots of his service.

    One illustration is the hairy, frantic Looney Tunes character Taz, which a comrade gave to him because of the nickname.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Charles Edlin bears the scars of his service

    Charles Edlin spent more time cutting hair at his Hodgenville barber shop than he did overseas, but he learned at an early age to appreciate the rigors of military life.

    Edlin, a Hodgenville native and U.S. Navy veteran, graduated from high school in May 1951 and enlisted in the Navy shortly thereafter.

    Edlin said he chose to enlist rather than wait on the draft because he could choose which branch to join. The Navy, he said, held more interest for him than serving in the Army.

  • Speakers with Spark: Life is a test

    By Jeff Peden

  • Seminary graduate helps others, finds self

    On May 22, Paula Welch Strange graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, which she hopes to use to help others.

    To reach that day in her life, the 50-year-old Elizabethtown resident had to face single parenthood, juggle multiple jobs simultaneously and surmount brain cancer.

  • The List: Selecting good fruits and vegetables

    The fresh fruits and vegetables of summer are at farmers markets and supermarkets and there are tricks to pick the best one. Overall, look for clean fruits and vegetables with no bruises or breaks in the skin, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent for horticulture. Food also should be sold in clean one-time-use containers. And if it seems early for a particular fruit or vegetable to be available at a farmers market, ask the farmer where the food was grown.