Today's News

  • Gary French's four years at the top

    ISSUE: Gary French retires
    OUR VIEW: Superintendent tenure was an active time

    Last month, Gary French ended a 35-year career as an educator. Leading Elizabethtown Independent Schools as superintendent for the last four years, French worked multiple jobs in the district over the decades.

    Teaching started as a means to coach basketball. But French quickly loved teaching and his professional life bloomed to leave its mark on students ,and then teachers, and then administrators and the entire district community.

  • TENNIS: State Farm E'town Open schedule for Saturday (07/12)




    ELIZABETHTOWN — Saturday’s schedule for the 186-player, 161-match State Farm E’town Open, a joint Central Kentucky Tennis Series/Elizabethtown Tennis Commission event, at American Legion Park, Freeman Lake Park and University Drive Park:


    9 a.m.

  • LACROSSE: NXT State Fair features 32 teams from six states playing at Elizabethtown Sports Park (07/12)

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park will make its lacrosse debut this weekend when it hosts the NXT Events Lacrosse State Fair.

    The six-state, 32-team event features more than 350 boys entering grades five through eight.

    Not surprisingly, Kentucky has the most clubs (five) in it. The Bluegrass State clubs are Stickhead (Louisville), Laxville (Louisville), Blue Grass Elite (Louisville), the Northern Kentucky Warriors (Fort Mitchell) and the Commonwealth Kings (Lexington).

  • LACROSSE: High school team forming in Elizabethtown (07/12)

    Zach Slaney arrived at Fort Knox last year via Fredericksburg, Va., while Virgil Lyon moved to Glendale in 2012 to take a civilian job on post after leaving the Phoenix metro area.

    While they came to the area from different sides of the country, they both quickly came to the same conclusion when it came to their favorite sport, lacrosse: They had work to do.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Central Hardin grad Wallace on Groza Award watch list (07/12)

    LOUISVILLE On Wednesday, University of Louisville sophomore placekicker John Wallace was placed on the 22nd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award’s preseason watch list by the award’s selection committee.

    The award, named for NFL Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza – who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns – is given to the nation’s top kicker.

  • GOLF ROUNDUP: Hartlage ties for 10th in Kentucky Open (07/12)

    Elizabethtown sophomore Lauren Hartlage shot a 74 Tuesday and a 75 Wednesday to finish in a four-way tie for 10th in the 51-player Lexmark Kentucky Women’s Open at Louisville’s Oxmoor Country Club.


    KPGA JUNIOR AT LONG RUN. Elizabethtown’s Garrett Ashlock shot a 41 Thursday to win the eight-player boys’ 11-12 nine-hole division by two strokes at Long Run Golf Course in Louisville.

    Rineyville’s Evan Newton shot a 100 to win the boys’ open 18-hole division.

  • MLB: Delabar earns first All-Star game appearance by winning fan vote (07/12)

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar remembers a conversation he had with friend Jason Abell during the offseason about coming home during the All-Star break. Abell told Delabar that wouldn’t work since the reliever would be playing in the Major League All-Star game.

    Delabar didn’t give it much thought at the time, but it turns out Abell knew what he was talking about.


    Skylar Lucas, Dawson Swift and Austin Heideman combined on a shutout as the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 12-year-old All-Stars rolled to a 9-0 win over Blue Lick on Thursday in the West Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.

    The trio combined for eight strikeouts as EABC finished 1-1 in pool play. EABC plays Saturday in the first round of the single-elimination against an opponent to be determined.

  • Hardin County indictments include rape, assault charges

    Twenty-eight indictments handed down Tuesday in the court system in Hardin County, with charges including rape, assault and organized crime.

    Luis Oscar Guerrero-Moreno, 25, was indicted on a second-degree rape charge. Guerrero-Moreno is accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 14.

  • Next stop for Delabar: The All-Star Game

    Central Hardin graduate Steve Delabar, a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Thursday to the American League All-Star team after winning the All-Star Game Final Vote.

    Delabar beat out the Detroit Tigers’ Joaquin Benoit, New York Yankees’ David Robertson, Texas Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers and Boston Red Sox’s Koji Uehara. He finished with 9.6 million votes.