Today's News

  • KSP sergeant describes crime scene in Burke trial

    Working to paint a picture of the crime scene, prosecutors introduced detailed testimony and graphic video Wednesday of the Rineyville home where two women were shot to death 42 months ago.

    Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Shaw spent the majority of the second day of testimony in Brent Burke's murder trail by questioning Kentucky State Police Sgt. Matt Johnson, one of the investigators of the September 2007 double homicide on Waterfowl Loop.

  • Kentucky third in personal income growth

    Kentucky ranks third in the nation in percentage growth for personal income between 2009 and 2010.

    Kentucky also was one of 10 states to reach a new high in personal income after decreasing during the recession, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    Metropolitan statistical area data are expected to be released at the end of this summer, and county breakdowns are expected to be released next year.

  • Ohio man severely injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man sustained life-threatening injuries and two others suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 65.

    Kentucky State Police responded to the scene near mile-marker 86 around 3:11 p.m. after the Post 4 office was notified about a wreck involving four motorcycle riders.

    Eight riders were traveling in a group on northbound I-65 when they approached halted traffic that had been stalled because of road construction and an earlier crash, according to police.

  • Motherhood and more

    I am a stay-at-home mom. It still seems strange to say that. I honestly haven’t had too much time to reflect on it, what with the two children constantly hanging off of me. But the transition cannot be called a smooth one. I look at other moms who stay home, and most of them seem to have everything under control. I've felt like a failure on more than one occasion. Heck, just my 6-month-old daughter refusing to take a morning nap can bring me to my knees on the right – or wrong – day.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court votes to extend contract with billing service

    Hardin Fiscal Court this week placed a stamp of approval on its relationship with Hardin Billing Service.

    The collection agency handles Hardin County government’s billing services and maintains a roughly 92 percent collection rate, according to Magistrate Fred Clem, who made the motion. The court voted Tuesday to extend its contract with the company when the current contract expires June 30.

  • Delving into diabetes awareness, education

    Local health advocates are partnering this week to shed light on a disease referred to as the “silent killer.”

    In acknowledgement of Diabetes Alert Day, Hardin Memorial Hospital, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department and the Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition are working together to host a program Friday to hone in on the early warning signs of diabetes and how the disease can be prevented.

    The program is free to the public and will be on the fifth floor of HMH at 6 p.m., said Vanessa Paddy, coordinator of the Diabetes Management Program at HMH.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Greenwell tops girls' All-Area selections

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, which went 29-4, had three players selected to the Girls' All-Area Basketball Team, led by senior Natalie Greenwell, who earned Area Player of the Year honors. Senior Adelaide Luckett was selected to the first team and junior Kaylyn Cecil to the second.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Henry headlines All-Area boys' team

    Elizabethtown senior Mitchell Henry couldn't be stopped most of the season and it didn't happen when it comes to the postseason awards either.

    Henry was named the Boys' Area Player of the Year. Henry wasn't the only one from Elizabethtown to be recognized as James Haire earned Area Coach of the Year honors.  Joining Henry, a first-team selection, on the All-Area team was senior Chris McDonald, who made the second team.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attends Hosparus Tea

    Eighteen members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown either attended or decorated a table for the Hosparus Tea on March 19.
    Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members, Betty McQuown, Cora Ellen McKinley Hall and Betty Sue French decorated a table for some of the Woman’s Club members. Joining the three ladies are members, Marie Deaton and Jeanne Smith. Member, Nora Sweat also sat at the table.

  • New Highland academic team takes first in region

    It has been a season of firsts for the New Highland Elementary School academic team, including finishing first for the first time in regional competition.

    Following a district win in February, New Highland won the regional Governor’s Cup competition.

    Both the quick recall and future problem-solving teams won first, and several students competed in written assessment testing in various subjects. Teams are assigned points for each student or team who places, academic team coach Melanie Barnes said.