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Today's News

  • Scouts receive Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award

    On April 8, four scouts with Cub Scout Pack No. 130, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, were awarded the Boy Scouts of America Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award for completing rigorous requirements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Elizabethtown man to compete in international gaming tournament

    It has been a life-long dream of Elizabethtown resident Brendan Franco to travel abroad, but he never dreamed video games would get him there.

    Franco, 20, left Monday for Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the Copenhagen Games – an international amateur electronic gaming tournament. He will compete in the League of Legends tournament.

  • Hodgenville schedules hearing on mayor’s fate

    Hodgenville City Council set a public hearing for possible removal of Mayor Terry Cruse after hearing a report Monday night outlining alleged violations of city ordinances and Kentucky law.

    Michelle Sparks, an attorney hired by the council to review a Kentucky State Police criminal investigation, gave a report detailing a “snapshot” of violations alleged against the mayor and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • LaRue superintendent suspended

    The LaRue County Board of Education levied a 30-day suspension without pay against Superintendent Sam Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

    The suspension is set to start April 21 and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed was appointed interim superintendent by the board in Sanders’ absence.

  • Recognition for special folks

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

  • BOYS' PREP LACROSSE: Marksmen fall to reigning state champions (04/15)

    When he put together the Elizabethtown Marksmen Lacrosse Club’s inaugural schedule, boys’ coach/founder Virgil Lyon didn’t want his team to get an inflated self worth.

    Facing only fledgling and struggling programs might have helped the win-loss record, but wouldn’t have been the best for seeing where the club stands overall.

  • Attorney general backs Meade County action in open records case

    Reviewing an open records appeal, the state Attorney General’s Office ruled Meade County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts acted appropriately in denying a request for a video that pertains to a criminal investigation.

    The dispute revolved around a CD video created by Meade County Deputy Sheriff Bryce Rogers. It was made from a storage card seized from a camera as part of a December 2012 investigation related to a store owned by Elaine Matthews.

  • TENNIS: Elizabethtown resident Love leading clinics in Egypt (4/15)

    One trip to Egypt just wasn’t enough for Bob Love.

    The Elizabethtown-based tennis instructor is going back to teach Egyptian coaches and instructors for the Egyptian Tennis Federation from April 24 to April 30 in New Cairo City.

    “I realize I have a lot to offer and I want to offer it,” he said. “I’m internally driven to help.”

    From what he is told, Love said it’s the first time an instructor will be going to Egypt to hold workshops for other coaches.

  • KSP searching for suspects in armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    According to a news release, two white men entered the Friendly Food Mart on Broadway Street around 7:50 p.m. April 6 and showed a knife. They took the cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Witnesses said the men left in an older-model pickup truck with a black hood and cracked windshield, according to police.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers rally past Hart (04/15)

    Trailing 6-3 and down to their final out at Hart County, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers staged a furious rally to win their third straight game.

    Freshmen Callie Sondergard and Sarah Beth Hundley each had RBI singles and the Lady Panthers scored on an error and a wild pitch en route to six runs in the seventh inning and rally for a 9-7 win over the Lady Raiders on Monday.

    Sophomore Carly Patterson scored on a wild pitch, while sophomore Kiki Seth and senior Brianna Taylor also scored for the Lady Panthers (5-6).