Today's News

  • PHOTO: Rotary welcomes Kelly Vick

    Kelly Vick from iPay Solutions in Elizabethtown, right, visited the Hodgenville Rotary Club Thursday as a guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas.

  • Three men indicted for Nelson burglaries

    Three Indiana men suspected of burglarizing three Nelson County businesses in the span of one hour in February have been indicted.

    Joshua C. Johnson, 38, Daniel C. Stovall, 42, and Billy D. Roach, 31, all of Indianapolis, were indicted on three charges of third degree burglary, three charges of complicity to third degree burglary, three charges of second degree criminal mischief and three charges of complicity to second degree criminal mischief by the Nelson County Grand Jury Wednesday. 

  • ECTC presents Toy Box Theatre

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Telling Tales Again, Sam?”, at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • Man dies in fire near Mount Sherman

    A Mount Sherman man died Saturday evening in a mobile home fire on Greensburg Road near Mount Sherman.
    LaRue County Constable Tim Ford, who owns the property, said he was notified the home was on fire about 6 p.m.
    Ford and neighbors broke a window in an attempt to get to the man but there was too much smoke.
    "Smoke was just billowing out when I got there," Ford said.
    Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters, the LaRue County Sheriff's Department and LaRue County EMS responded to the scene.
    Kentucky State Police, the State Fire Marshal and the coroner have been dispatched to the property.

  • Shameful: Kentucky is tops in child abuse

    It’s not always a good thing to be at the top of a list. In a region ranked among the best in the country for college sports, places to raise a family and start a business, there is one ranking many of us may not be aware of and one we must change immediately. Kentucky is one of the top – meaning worst – states in the nation for frequency of child abuse and deaths due to non-accidental trauma.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Williamses celebrate 50 years

    Paul and Edna Williams of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

    They were married April 12, 1963, by Rev. C.C. Omer in his home in Hodgenville.

    Edna is the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Essex. She became a homemaker, raising their four children - Teresa Pearsall, Lisa Childress, Tim Williams and Melody Lowther - and caring for their six grandchildren.

    Paul is the son of the late Albert and Hallie Williams. He retired in 1999 from Dow Corning, is a longstanding member of Valley

  • COLUMN: Beware of scams

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky have warned consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” said Conway.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

    Other common scams are:

  • COLUMN: Avoid herbicide resistance

    Herbicide resistance has become an important issue to consider when making weed management decisions. Weed resistance can and has occurred to several products in recent years. Two examples in our area are resistance to mares-tail and pigweed to glyphosate products.

    The potential for weed resistance to develop increases with continued use of herbicides that have similar chemical compositions. So, herbicide use should be monitored and production practices implemented to prevent and reduce the potential for resistance to develop.

  • COLUMN: Hold on to the good

    What are your priorities in life? They really don't change that much. If you had them yesterday, you probably haven't changed them today. We tend to get in a rut and stay there.

    Health and fitness, career, personal finances, family and relationships, home improvement - some of these would be priorities for many today. But for many their priorities have nothing to do with the Lord. Some think only of this life and the afterlife does not interest them.

  • Better Business Bureau - April's Hot Topics


    1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.