Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks defeat Spencer

     It was heartbreak in Hodgenville on Friday night for the Spencer County Bears as a potentially game-winning 35-yard field goal attempt sailed a little wide to the left with just seconds left on the clock, sending the Bears to a 14-12 loss to LaRue County.

    A hard-fought battle from the very beginning, Spencer County took the ball at its own 22-yard-line with just under four minutes remaining to attempt a game winning drive. Behind the tough running of Shawn Boykin, the Bears were able to march down the field and into LaRue County territory.

  • New Haven man in critical condition after shooting

     A New Haven man who was shot by a Nelson County sheriff’s deputy Thursday afternoon is still in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    John Hagan, 61, was taken by ambulance to the Nelson County Fairgrounds after 3 p.m., where he was flown by helicopter to the hospital to be treated for a single gunshot wound.

  • New Haven woman leads police on chase

     Bardstown police were led on a high-speed chase after they tried to pull over a driver reported for reckless driving on New Haven Road Friday.

    According to Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin, officers responded to a citizen’s complaint of a reckless driver around 4:30 p.m. on New Haven Road.

    An officer attempted to pull over Kelley M. Borders, 38, of New Haven, who was allegedly swerving in and out of traffic.

  • ECTC wins first soccer match

     Russ Mott started the game on fire offensively, but ended it on the bench because of yellow cards. It was of no matter, really, as Darwin Perez picked up where the former John Hardin High School star left off.

     Mott scored his team’s first two goals Saturday morning, while Perez assisted on the second before the ex-LaRue County Hawk scored the game winner himself as the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College men’s soccer team rallied for its first win in school history by knocking off the host Campbellsville University reserves, 3-2.

  • Form 1099 will change for farmers

    Calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.

  • Color Run raises money for charities

    The regional domestic violence shelter hopes to raise funds through a benefit road race that doubles as a five-kilometer, sugar-coated kalideoscope of color.
    The Color Run is scheduled for 50 cities this year and already has made 23 commitments next year, including Louisville, Indianapolis and St. Louis. The events raise money for charities and the SpringHaven domestic violence shelter's board of directors are trying to get Elizabethtown on the 2013 schedule.

  • PHOTO: ALES tests

     First grade teachers at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School analyze their students' results on an achievement test. From left are Bethany Bowen, Carlene Gibson, Darcy Pruitt and Lisa Hawkins.

  • COLUMN: Religious terms can be confusing

     When I was a young child I spent many days with my grandparents, Papa and Mother. Their house was right next door to Beard’s country store in Buffalo.

    One morning, Mother sent me to the store to get her a wet mop (as opposed to a dust mop). I skipped across the drive and bounded into the store. The owner was busy with customers and didn’t really pay any attention to me because I was in there so often.

  • Conner, Flanders elected as American Angus delegates

     Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 12 in Louisville.

    Conner, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 330 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. 

    Kelly Flanders of Buffalo has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

  • Seven indicted by grand jury

     Seven people were indicted Aug. 20 on various charges by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jamie Lee Bush(1976) of Hodgenville was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of prescription not in a proper container and complicity.

    The alleged offenses occurred Aug. 3. Bush is accused of acting alone or in concert with Robert Yarman and Dustin Stridling.