Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Five locals to play in Battle of the Bluegrass game (12/9)

    Five local football seniors have been selected to play in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star football game.

    The game pits players from the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association against players from the rest of the state. The game replaced the annual All-Star game between players from Kentucky and Tennessee. The game will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Louisville St. Xavier High School.

  • BASEBALL: Delabar, Adcock to discuss Velocity program Sunday (12/9)

    Stevie Delabar and Nathan Adcock both have reached the Major Leagues, but both still want to help the community where they got their baseball careers started.

    The Players Dugout will host a youth Velocity seminar at 3 p.m. Sunday. Delabar, a Seattle Mariners pitcher, and Adcock, a Kansas City Royals pitcher, will be in attendance and discuss the program and how it’s benefitted them. The seminar is free, but attendees should bring a folding chair with them.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins to receive state championship rings (12/9)

    Central Hardin baseball coach Todd Thompson has had plenty of time to think about what the Bruins accomplished last season when they won the KHSAA state tournament.

    “I’ve had time to reflect back on the year as a whole, and it was just a special year,” Thompson said. “It was a special group of boys.”

    The Bruins will be back together tonight for the first time since July. They won the championship in June and they returned to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in July for a special ceremony prior to a Lexington Legends game.

  • Advocacy Center studies Green Dot program

    The local rape crisis center is working on a proactive approach to violence along with all other centers in the state.

    The Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown is taking part in the statewide research of the violence-prevention program Green Dot. The program, which asks bystanders of violent or potentially violent situations to intervene in safe and possibly non-confrontational ways, is being studied for its effectiveness at the high school level in decreasing the amount of incidents like bullying and dating violence.

  • EPD nabs two for suspected fraudulent credit card use

    Two out-of-state men were arrested Wednesday after one of them allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. location of Five Star.

    Daniel N. Takere, 25, of Washington D.C., and Michael Kadje, 45, of Columbia, Md., have been charged with 50 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after a Five Star official reported the attempt to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Removing Barriers for Student Success

    By Gary French

  • Area law enforcement reaching out to children during holiday season

    As Christmas draws closer, area law enforcement officers are ready to patrol the aisles with Hardin County children in need of a brighter holiday season.

    Shopping programs such as Shop-with-a-Trooper or Christmas for Kids are among several that provide necessary items and toys to area children with help from donations.

    The Fraternal Order of Police lodges 39 and 40 will reach out to a combined total of about 300 children this season through Shop-with-a-Cop.

  • Stressed by holiday frenzy? Calm, common ground is possible

    “What part of Christmas do you find most stressful?” I asked my secretary the other day.

    “The shopping,” she said, without hesitating. 

    The traffic --t rying to find a parking place, struggling to drive from one store to the next -- and the crowds, rushing to get in line, scurrying by other shoppers -- all come with the shopping. It’s an all inclusive non-bargain.

  • The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear ... and watching 'Elf'

    One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to watch Christmas movies.

    A basket full of them sits by my television all season long. Snoopy, the Griswolds, Santa, various reindeer, George Bailey, some wise men and a Grinch all are included.

    But one Christmas movie has trumped all others lately — mainly because it’s full of Christmas cheer, which I hear comes from singing loudly for all to hear.

  • All-star cast falls short of greatness in 'New Year's Eve'

    To follow up director Garry Marshall’s flop “Valentine’s Day,” he now adds another holiday titled film to his resume in “New Year’s Eve.”

    Half of Hollywood seems to have showed up for this one as a variety of story lines weave together to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

    The concept of a multi-story film with multiple celebrities is not new. The British comedy “Love Actually” set the bar high for this kind of movie and other films often slip under that bar.