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  • 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.

  • Sunday hail damages vehicles

    A hailstorm hit Hodgenville and outlying areas Sunday afternoon, damaging a few cars and plants.
    Some described the largest hail as “ping-pong ball size,” while reports of “baseball-size hail” were also given but have not been substantiated by emergency service workers.
    The Ovesen Heights area received a 20-minute shower of marble-sized hail – with a few “shooters” spotted.

  • Relay brings in $57,847.31

    LaRue County Relay for Life teams raised $57,847.31 this past year for cancer research and education – which exceeded the county goal of $57,000.

    The annual Relay was held May 17-18 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Members of the community joined together on the track of Hodgenville Elementary School, to walk in honor of those who have been diagnosed, those who are still fighting, those who survived and for those who have passed on due to cancer.

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, Marc Frantum of Hodgenville was driving a 1989 Harley AMF motorcycle about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Harned-McCubbins and Middle Creek Roads. The bike flipped and ended up in a cornfield.