Today's News

  • Teen’s murder case sent to grand jury


    State police told a Hardin County judge Monday that the only teenager who didn’t fire a round into 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser was the one who planned the killing.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jon Vaughn took the witness stand in a probable cause hearing for the Louisville teens charged with murder in Smyser’s Nov. 2 death.

    On Nov. 5, police found Smyser’s body on Patriot Lane near Ky. 313, marked by four gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

  • Usage fees will allow Otter Creek to re-open

    The issue: Opening Otter Creek

    Our view: Good for the community

  • PREP SPORTS OPINION: Savoy caps career with another touchdown (12/07)

    Some final notes on the prep football season as I continue to put off my Christmas shopping.

    John Hardin senior halfback Landon Savoy put the finishing touches on an outstanding high school career Sunday.

    Savoy returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game at Louisville Southern High School. The game matches the top seniors from the Louisville area, which includes Hardin, Breckinridge, Bullitt, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Taylor nearly gets quadruple-double as Lady Bulldogs roll (12/07)

    Senior wing Anika Taylor just missed a quadruple-double and sophomore post Michelle Montgomery notched a double-double as the homestanding John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised past 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem on Monday, 87-39.

    Taylor finished with 12 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and seven steals, while Montgomery had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs (1-2) picked up their first win of the season.

    Freshman wing Tajah Haley chipped in with 13 points and seven assists, and sophomore wing Ieshia Hopwood scored 10 points.

  • Suspect in stabbing death surrenders to police

    The suspect in the stabbing death of a New Haven man surrendered Monday to Kentucky State Police in Hardin County.
    David Jerome Willett, 26, is accused of fatally wounding Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, of New Haven after a quarrel Thursday evening.
    An arrest warrant was issued Friday evening and the search for Willett ended Monday in the office of attorney Steven Mirkin. According to a news release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Willett has retained Mirkin to represent him in court.

  • E’town area ranks high as place to live for military retirees


    Two military-related organizations on Monday announced that the Elizabethtown metro area ranked in the top 10 towns for armed services retirees.

    USAA and Military.com, with the help of Sperling’s Best Places, considered variables such as proximity to a military installation, low unemployment, affordability, presence of colleges, recreational opportunities and access to mass transit.

  • Free flu shots to be available at schools, health department

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is offering flu vaccinations at all public and private schools in Hardin County between Thursday and Dec. 16.
    The vaccinations are free. Parents should expect their children to bring home permission forms, according to the health department.
    Hardin County is experiencing an outbreak of influenza, the Kentucky Department of Public Health reports.
    Free vaccinations also are available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Lincoln Trail Health Department.

  • Duvall reinstates public comment at meetings


    Incoming Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said he plans to reinstate public comment during voting meetings for residents to address Radcliff City Council.

    The decision is one of several initiatives Duvall has said he plans to follow through on in the first months of his term and will take effect during the first called meeting in January. Duvall will be sworn in on Dec. 21 and will take office from Mayor Sheila Enyart on Jan. 1.

  • A sweet family tradition


  • Garden Club Celebrates Christmas

    1 An ensemble from the Heartland Fillies, the local ladies’ barbershop chorus, entertained about 50 members and guests of The Elizabethtown Garden Club at their Dec. 2 Christmas Luncheon held at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Pictured with Beverly Rose, Garden Club Program chair, left, are singers Wilma Terry, director; and Fillies members, Linda Pierce, Katie Bledsoe, Brenda Brown, Mary Lynn Warren, Ruth Ann Martin, Marty Greenlee and Doris Dozier.