Today's News

  • Shooting victim had a heart for kids

    Susanne Edgell dedicated her life to fighting for the preservation of her family, and according to her friends, she was fighting even in her final moments.

    Edgell, who lived in Rineyville, was fatally injured Sunday in a McDaniels shooting that spurred from a domestic dispute between her husband and son, said Bruce Reeves, public affairs officer with Kentucky State Police.

    Edgell, 48, was transported to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg where she died, according to a news release.

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  • EPD seeking two suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection to Monday afternoon’s Boost Mobile robbery on North Miles Street.

    Virgil Willoughby, public information officer with EPD, said both suspects are between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall.

    Witnesses describe the suspects as black males wearing black shorts and black shirts, he said. One suspect was wearing a red bandana and the other wore blue.

  • Is Kentucky losing the battle against drunken drivers?

    Darrin Jaquiss remembers May 15, 1988, vividly. He heard the impact, but he didn’t know what happened. He got up and started walking toward the emergency exit when he saw the flames.

    The next thing he knew, he passed out from smoke inhalation. He woke up to the feeling of air on his skin. There were people cheering because he was alive.

  • White Mills bridge closed

    The White Mills bridge has been closed, at least temporarily, to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

    The bridge, which crosses Nolin River, was closed based on state recommendations this weekend. Inspectors found the bridge’s structure, especially beneath the wooden deck, had deteriorated more than they expected.

    The bridge is the only steel bridge in the county and one of the oldest in the state.

  • Fort Knox soldier’s incest case moved to grand jury

    District Judge John Simcoe decided Monday to put the case of a Fort Knox man charged with incest before a grand jury.

    Aubra Green, 24, is charged with having relations with a female relative between the age of 13 and 16 on Sept. 6, 2010. He was arrested June 8.

  • Judge boosts Daughtery's bond to $500,000

    District Judge Kim Shumate increased Lonnie Daughtery’s bond Monday from $100,000 to $500,000 cash during a video arraignment.

    Daughtery, 37, is charged with one count of murder and animal cruelty after he was discovered in a hotel room Saturday afternoon with his slain wife and cat.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department said Daughtery confessed to killing the cat. Daughtery told police he strangled his wife, Michelle Daughtery, because she wanted to commit suicide and was unable to do it by herself.

  • Boost Mobile robbed Monday in Elizabethtown

    A Boost Mobile store was robbed Monday afternoon, and the suspects had not been apprehended early Monday evening.

    At about 4:20 p.m., ABC Wireless, a Boost Mobile store on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown, across from Domino's Pizza, was robbed, said Sgt. Jamie Land of the Elizabethtown Police Department. Land said he could not disclose what was taken but that there were two suspects in the case.

  • E’town purchases land for detention basin

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to purchase property that will play a central role in alleviating flooding near the Winchester Park subdivision.

    The council approved the purchase of 1020 Fisher Lane at a cost of $1.15 million from Wayne and Debbie Rountree.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a portion of the 7.283 acres will be used to construct a detention basin which Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said will reduce flows in the area. The property lies directly upstream from the subdivision.

  • Elizabethtown revises Freeman Lake limits

    The issue: Work at Freeman Lake
    Our view: Give and take will work