Today's News

  • Fun, career interest draw kids to game design class

    The large green creatures with red eyes scramble toward the man after he makes his way across the bridge, and the man dispenses a rapid volley of gunfire to protect himself.

    The scene played out on a computer screen in a video game design class that’s just one of several summer classes offered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College as part of its Kid’s College.

    “This is actually my first time I’ve made my own game,” Keith Fowler, 13, of Vine Grove, said of the video game.

  • Farmers make up for loss

    For most area farmers, the idea of coming out ahead on corn they planted this past spring was abandoned several weeks ago.

    Record heat and drought conditions mean pollen died that usually would allow corn to reproduce. Plants had to use so much energy protecting themselves from the heat, they could not fill their ears to satisfaction.

    Cooler temperatures and rain now are too late to salvage the crop, which has been affected throughout most of the nation.

  • More than 300 Doe Valley lots to be auctioned

    Hundreds of lots in an exclusive housing community near Fort Knox are on the auction block this weekend.

    Doe Valley Real Estate is selling 349 developed empty lots to the highest bidder during a public auction at 10 a.m. Saturday in the gated community between Brandenburg and Muldraugh.

    Fifty-eight lots have been marked for absolute sale regardless of bid price while the corporation has reserved a minimum bid price that must be met on 291 lots, said Philip Tabb, auctioneer and broker for Hodges Auction Co.

  • Jail sees uptick in prisoners

    The Hardin County Detention Center population has grown in recent months and Jailer Danny Allen told county officials a jail expansion may be needed if growth continues.

    Allen said the average daily population has increased from roughly 592 for the first six months of 2011 to around 620 for the first six months of 2012.

    In a report Tuesday to Hardin Fiscal Court, Allen said the population can reach 660, especially when inmates serving weekend sentences check in. The monthly intake also has grown from 600 or more to as many as 750 in 2012.

  • E’town schools to display completed construction projects at open houses

    New building projects for Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be on display next week for those curious to see the results.

    An open house for community members to view newly renovated Helmwood Heights Elementary School and recently built Panther Academy will take place from 5:30-7 p.m Tuesday at the schools.

    Superintendent Gary French said district officials decided to host the open houses because of interest expressed in seeing the buildings.

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  • Large crowd expected for Cruisin'

    Organizers expect hundreds of cars to descend on downtown Elizabethtown again Friday and Saturday.

    The third annual Cruisin’ the Heartland with Xfinity takes place this weekend. This year’s event includes a car corral, where owners can sell cars.

    Vaughn said the event was an overnight success in 2010, when the few hundred cars expected turned out to be 900 vehicles. That grew to more than 1,100 cars in 2011.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 11s success hinges on defense in OVR Tourney (07/26)

    Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission coach Steve Lucas is tired of hearing his 11-year-old All-Stars having home-field advantage during this week’s 12-team Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament at the sparkling Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Because honestly, his team has as much playing experience on the two ESP fields as the other 11 teams in the four-day tournament that begins today – none.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: OVR Tourneys draw rave reviews – and they haven’t even started (07/26)

    While the two host Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission All-Star teams had already seen the new Elizabethtown Sports Park, many of the other 22 teams in town this week for the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional got their first glimpse Wednesday night during the opening ceremonies.

    St. Matthews 12-year-olds assistant coach Billy Warden wasn’t among the park newbies, though.

    As a contractor, Warden helped put together the park’s playgrounds as well as the state-of-the-art Miracle Field near the West Park Road entrance.

  • SWIMMING: Dolphins' Coakley looks to bounce back (07/26)