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  • UPDATE: Body found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police are on the scene between mile markers 99 and 100 in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 where the body of a female has been found.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews are assisting KSP in closing the outside northbound lane. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours, according to a news release.

    Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins said the body was found about 9:30 a.m. by a mowing company. Foul play is suspected.

  • Florence’s legacy continues with the ‘Earl Burger’

    The family of the late Samuel “Earl” Florence can continue the memory of their loved one in a unique way – by going to the Hodgenville McDonalds and ordering an “Earl Burger.”

    Janice Graham of Harrodsburg, Earl’s daughter, said her father passed away April 4 due to cancer. She is pleased his memory lives on at one of his regular weekly stops.

  • LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Pep Rally
  • James Carter’s life was changed by a stroke

    Although stroke is a common occurrence among older adults, the signs of a stroke are not as well known as those pertaining to a heart attack or other sudden illness.

    James Hershell Carter had his second stroke while a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Caregivers and nurses were transferring him from one room to another when it became apparent something was wrong: James could not respond to their questions.

  • Couple treks through New Zealand

    An Elizabethtown native and her husband are on a six-month hike through the wilderness and urban areas of New Zealand.

    Clara Mills, a 1997 graduate of Central Hardin High School, and her husband, B.J. Romines, have traveled much of the United States living in a recreational vehicle during regular two-week breaks from Mills’ work as a corporate pilot.

    She and her husband hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, in 2011.

  • Bardstown to host garden tour and marketplace

    The Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace will be held June 8. The self-guided tour includes seven beautiful gardens ranging from small to multiple acre gardens.

    The tour will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

  • Memorial service planned for officer

    Bardstown Police have announced a candle light vigil will be held at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Bardstown Police Station.

    The vigil is in memory of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, who was murdered early Saturday morning on the off-ramp of exit 34 on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    "We encourage anyone who wishes to participate to join us in the tribute," a statement fro the department read.

    The department said there will be a limited number of candles and encourages people to bring their own.

  • KSP holds press conference about shooting

    The fatal shooting of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis early Saturday morning was premeditated murder, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said at a press conference in Elizabethtown Sunday.

    “Someone planned this,” Master Trooper Norman Chaffins told reporters “Someone planned to shoot somebody … at that location at that time.”

    However, police aren’t absolutely certain that Ellis was the target.

  • Officer was ambushed

    The Bardstown Police officer who was killed early Saturday morning on the Blue Grass Parkway exit ramp at Bloomfield Road (Ky. 55) was apparently ambushed by someone with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    Whoever shot Ellis fired on him from a hill above the Exit 34 ramp, Houghlin told the TV station. When a reporter asked if the shooting was an ambush, the coroner answered, "I would say that is definitely what happened."

  • Bardstown officer shot

    A Bardstown Police officer, Jason Scott Ellis, 33, of Chaplin, was shot and killed sometime before 2:40 Saturday morning as he was on his way home from work.

    Kentucky State Police officers are investigating the shooting, which happened on the Exit 34 ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway at the Ky. 55 section of Bloomfield Road. Ellis, a K-9 officer, was in uniform and was found lying outside the police car he was driving. His dog was not with him.