Today's News

  • Preschoolers think pink
  • Salvation Army accepting Christmas assistance requests


    The Hardin County unit of The Salvation Army in cooperation with the Community Action Council will take applications Oct. 1-31 for Christmas assistance. Applications will be taken at the Community Action Council office at 1111 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. 

    Those seeking assistance must bring picture identification, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, birth certificates for children in the home and documentation of monthly household income and expenses, including food stamp documentation. 

  • North Hardin wins Bands of America regional

    North Hardin High School marching band director Brian Froedge was impressed with his band’s composure and poise in the face of heady competition this weekend.

    North Hardin captured the Bands of America regional championship Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. It was a repeat title for the Trojan band, which also won the 2011 regional.

    “I think the competition was a little stiffer this year,” Froedge said.

    But he said the moment never overwhelmed the group and they turned in some outstanding performances.

  • Grace Heartland 'unleashes' spirit of service on community

    Jeremiah Mullins was looking for a community project to quench his thirst for helping others, and for  a church to call home.

    He found both at the same time.

    After attending Grace Heartland Church with his wife and child, he learned of its day of service, Grace Unleashed. Come Saturday morning, he was masterfully hefting a chainsaw to eliminate unwieldy tree limbs at Hosparus on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.

    “It’s just something we have an interest in,” he said, “giving back and making the community better.”

  • Warm Blessings begins meal delivery to seniors

    The front door of Susie Goodman’s apartment in Elizabethtown bears a sign that reads “No smoking. Oxygen in use.”

    She made her way Thursday to answer the door with her walker and the oxygen tank attached to it.

    Rineyville residents Jarrett Hardesty and his son, Kevin, waited outside to hand Goodman a hot meal and exchange a few pleasantries with her.

    The visit was part of a program that began last week through Warm Blessings Inc.

  • North Hardin band finds early success

    North Hardin High School’s marching band is hoping some of its “Venom” will bring success this season.

    The band began its season by being named grand champion at the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic on Sept. 8 at Glasgow High School  and won the Bands of America regional championship this weekend for the second consecutive year.

    This year’s show is called “Venom” and senior Travis Binyon said he hopes the band can improve after failing to reach state finals last year.

  • Sisters share family love for bluegrass

    Rineyville sisters Maci and Melanie Belfiore may not look like long-time clog dancers and fiddle players.

    They are young enough it sometimes surprises people when they talk about their love for and involvement in bluegrass music. Both have placed in several square dancing competitions.

    Melanie, a sophomore at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, said the interests might be unusual for someone her age, but it feels like she’s being herself when she saws on her fiddle or clogs to the sound of whining and humming bluegrass instruments.

  • PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Stock's up for Central Hardin (09/24)

    Central Hardin coach Mark Perry knew he had a young squad coming into the year, and it showed early. But the youthful Bruins appear to be on the right track after showing remarkable growth the last two weeks. After a 24-21 victory over North Hardin, the Bruins trailed early at Bullitt East only to rally to take a 21-17 lead. Bullitt East came back twice to take a lead in the fourth quarter, but Central Hardin answered each time to pull out a 35-31 win. That’s a sign of a team growing up.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: Schell reaches 100 wins as LaRue County's coach (09/24)

    The area’s longest-tenured prep volleyball coach achieved a major milestone Saturday at the Purples Classic in Bowling Green.

    Ben Schell recorded his 100th and 101st victories as the LaRue County Lady Hawks’ coach as they finished fourth in the two-day tournament.

    The Lady Hawks beat Fort Campbell, 25-6, 25-11 in their final pool-play match Saturday to give Schell his 100th victory. They advanced to the gold bracket, defeating Owensboro 25-20, 26-24 to earn No. 101 before falling to Bowling Green, 25-11, 25-13.

  • PREP SOCCER NOTEBOOK: LaRue County's Metcalf not passing up chances (09/24)

    Give Marshall Metcalf credit as the senior midfielder for the LaRue County High School boys’ soccer team rarely passes up an opportunity to help his team.

    During Saturday night’s 2-0 win over the host team in the Barren County Trojan Classic championship game, Metcalf recorded his school-record 25th assist of the season. His pass helped senior striker Alex Cook match a school record of his own with his 34th goal in 2012.

    In 2010, senior Dylan White scored 34 goals in 18 games for the Hawks.