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Today's News

  • ‘Lin-sanity’ brings political correctness to light

    Stop it.
    I don’t care how well Jeremy Lin is playing for the New York Knicks.
    Sorry, folks.
    So what if we’re both Asian-Americans?
    Turn on the television. Read websites and magazines. Listen to the talking heads. He’s everywhere.
    He’s the NBA’s version of the NFL’s Tim Tebow, his league’s global savior.
    Stop it.
    Please don’t automatically assume that every Asian-American is rooting for him to become a star and help the Knicks make the playoffs.

  • Family, giving right up Dean Taylor's alley

    For more than 48 years, a sense of family and giving has been the driving force inspiring Dix-E-Town Lanes co-owner Dean Taylor.

    Those values have translated into helping start high school bowling leagues and offering children free games, among other efforts.

    “It was Mom and Dad; they just ingrained in us boys: family,” Taylor said. “We were blessed.”

    Taylor’s parents partnered with three others and purchased the bowling alley in 1962, the year after it opened its doors.

  • Photo: Dropping in for lunch
  • Dispelling myths about Alzheimer's disease

    The advancement of technology is amazing. Information about any given subject is just a few keystrokes away; Google has become part of everyday language. Type in a particular topic and information about the subject instantly appears. If computers and Internet aren’t your forte, television also informs. News channels air a variety of programs 24 hours a day, covering topics from entertainment to current events to health information.

  • Elizabethtown graduate helps NATO handle IEDs

    Derek Smith grew up listening to his father talk about how important it was to give back to his country and the people around him.

    “He always thought it was important to give back to your nation,” he said.

    Smith’s father did not talk much about serving in Europe during World War II, but the lessons both his parents imparted about giving back to support something greater than himself stuck with him.

    He expected to serve in the U.S. Army for a couple years to give back. He enjoyed the work, which has turned into a 26-year-long career.

  • Ag commissioner among speakers at GOP event

    Three speakers will entertain local Republicans during the annual Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie are scheduled as well as 26th District state Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown.

    The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

    Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 and are available at www.hardingop.com.

  • As region tournament host, CHHS has double the work

    Standing near midcourt, Chris Bauer seemed uncertain which way to turn Tuesday night. Either way he went, there was a task to be done.

    The Central Hardin High School athletic director and hundreds of volunteers, from school officials, booster club members and community supporters, have undertaken the challenge of hosting both 5th Region basketball tournaments.

    In a stretch of nine days, the school will be the site of 14 games, sending the two teams left standing in boys’ and girls’ play to the prestigious state tournament.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: John Hardin, LaRue meet for first time since 2009 (3/5)

    Coaches know at this point of the season there are no cupcakes, but the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament has a sweet semifinal match-up, nonetheless.

    Two of the top four teams in terms of winning percentage meet in the region semifinals when John Hardin (20-8) takes on LaRue County (23-7) at 6 tonight at Central Hardin’s Bruin Gym. John Hardin is riding an eight-game winning streak, while LaRue County has won seven in a row.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OPINION: E'town's age shows at worst possible time (3/5)

    Age is just a number, right? You’re as young – or old – as you feel. We’ve heard all those lines. In sports, teams usually can be classified in one of two ways. Either a team has veterans. Or a team is young.

    This season, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers fell into the second category. They only had three seniors, and only two of them had much varsity experience. By the end of the year after a rash of injuries, the core of the team was made up of one sophomore, three freshmen and one eighth-grader.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Marion County leads wire-to-wire against Elizabethtown (03/05)

    The veteran Marion County Lady Knights looked their age Sunday evening on Central Hardin’s Terry Buckles Court. And unfortunately for Elizabethtown, the young and turnover-prone Lady Panthers looked their age, too, in front of more than 2,500 inside Bruin Gym.

    Led by their upperclassman foursome, the second-ranked Lady Knights led from wire-to-wire against the ninth-ranked Lady Panthers, pulling away for a 56-39 win in the championship game of the 38th annual Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament.