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Today's News

  • Gas is 21.3 percent higher than last year

     The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.26 per gallon), has declined significantly in recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time.

    “As 2011 has come to a close, that's cause for concern,” says Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. “Why? For the past seven years, the average price movement from the beginning of the year to the peak price posted during the year has been $0.93 cents per gallon, and as high as $1.31/gallon.”

  • Lady Hawks beat Breckinridge, drop to John Hardin

     The Lady Hawks overwhelmed Breckinridge County in Harned Jan. 2, 66-28.

    Sophomore guard/forward Ivy Brown posted her sixth double-double to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    Brown had 25 points (hitting three of five 3-point attempts), 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals as the Lady Hawks (6-4) won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Junior forward Haley Holt and freshman guard Alexis Brewer each scored 10 points, while sophomore post Allison Evans had eight points and seven rebounds.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

     Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of "violent crime," and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    "We're receiving tips," he said. "We're trying to figure out where he's at."

  • NARFE members learn about Tender Touch

     The Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Jan. 2 at Nolin RECC immediately following the Heartland Service Center re-opening for the New Year. Chapter president Kay Bennett presided over the meeting.

    The guest speaker was Robin Hildesheim, Certified Senior Advisor for Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. in Elizabethtown. She may be reached at 270-765-3332.

  • Meredith files bill that would assist firefighters

     Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) has filed a bill for the 2012 Regular Session that if passed would create a $1,000 refundable tax credit for any certified volunteer firefighter in the Commonwealth.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Breck

    HARNED — Sophomore guard/forward Ivy Brown posted her sixth double-double in eight games to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 66-28 win over Breckinridge County on Monday.

    Brown had 25 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals as the Lady Hawks (6-4) won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Junior forward Haley Holt and freshman guard Alexis Brewer each scored 10 points, while sophomore post Allison Evans had eight points and seven rebounds.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Breck

    HARNED — Sophomore guard/forward Ivy Brown posted her sixth double-double in eight games to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 66-28 win over Breckinridge County on Monday.

    Brown had 25 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals as the Lady Hawks (6-4) won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Junior forward Haley Holt and freshman guard Alexis Brewer each scored 10 points, while sophomore post Allison Evans had eight points and seven rebounds.

  • KHC offering low interest home loans

    The Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, is offering the lowest rates in its 40-year history. 

    “With rates this low and down payment and closing costs assistance, Kentuckians who thought they would not be able to own a home now have an opportunity,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I encourage potential homeowners to contact KHC to learn more about this unique financing opportunity. These low rates will not last.” 

  • Man cited for DUI, endangerment in New Haven Road wreck

     A Hodgenville man is accused of driving drunk with a 1-year-old child in his van, which allegedly sideswiped a truck on New Haven Road New Year’s Eve night.

    Richard Curtsinger, 47, was injured in the wreck, complaining of non-life-threatening chest, head and neck pain, according to Nelson County Sheriff’s Dep. Reece Riley. Curtsinger was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital, where he was cited for first-degree driving under the influence, aggravated circumstances, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and failure to wear a seat belt.

  • Couple pleads not guilty to charge of cruelty to animals

     A Hodgenville couple has pleaded not guilty to charges that they mistreated several dogs in their care.