Today's News

  • A fond farewell to Harry

    Seven books, seven films and ten years have all lead to the eighth and final episode in the Harry Potter franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.”

  • Man pleads not guilty to sexually abusing a minor

    An out-of-state resident pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor in Hardin Circuit Court.
    According to the arrest warrant, Christifer Davis, 27, forcibly touched the breasts and buttocks of his stepdaughter, who is younger than 16, on Jan. 6 at E’town Motel, 455 Lincoln Road.
    Davis’ mother, Susan Souzan, was at the arraignment Tuesday. She said she reported Davis to the police but was unwilling to comment further.

  • Driver dies from injuries in I-65 crash

    An Augusta resident died from injuries sustained in a single-car wreck Wednesday morning near the Glendale exit on Interstate 65.

    August Stegemann Jr. died shortly after midnight.

    Kentucky State Police report that he was traveling north in a 2004 Ford F650 at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday when one of the truck's tires blew out, Kentucky State Police said.

  • GOLF: Hartlage wins division in PJGT stop in Elizabethtown (07/14)

    Elizabethtown’s Lauren Hartlage shot a 75 and was the only area player to win a division as the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour stopped Wednesday at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Of the 81 players competing in the nine divisions, 21 were from the tri-county area.

  • Council approves additional work for College Street Road bridge

    Elizabethtown City Council has approved additional work on the College Street Road bridge project.

    The council agreed this week to amend a contract with HDR Engineers for additional consulting services related to construction. The amended amount is not to exceed $17,373 and adds onto the original contract of roughly $120,000.

    “We want to make sure the project we build out there is the one we designed,” said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

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  • War film to play at the State

    “The Guns of Navarone” (1961) ranks No. 89 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 of most heart-pounding and thrilling movies and can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend.

    The film stars film legends Gregory Peck (“To Kill a Mockingbird”), David Niven (“The Pink Panther”) and Anthony Quinn (“Zorba the Greek”).

  • Column: A week at camp

    Last week I and other adult counselors, went to church camp at Jonathan Creek Camp in Western Kentucky with about 50 middle school kids.

    No, I’m not crazy. Well, maybe a little.

    The kids learned a few things, we learned a few things and sleep was not had by all.

    One thing I learned is that grown men can revert to a middle-school-age boy in an instant.

    All the boys had to do is give them a look and then it was all-out WWE wrestling into a large pile-up. The male counselors dropped their backpacks and piled on in.

  • 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.