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Today's News

  • Job fair to be held Thursday

    Employers from near and far will fill Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of an annual job fair.

    Job seekers have an opportunity to meet with companies from as near as the local area and as far as Maryland. Fifty-three employers were registered as of Wednesday, according to Helen Miles with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    “It’s a wide variety of different jobs that are available,” Miles said.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.

    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Bucks for Bright Ideas looking for inventive minds

    Budding inventors and creative thinkers alike may find the tools they need to turn concepts into workable businesses or sellable products through a contest open to local residents.

    The annual Bucks for Bright Ideas, a public and private funded venture, is taking applications for ideas and inventions. Roughly $30,000 worth of professional services is up for grabs for the chosen winners.

    The contest is open to applicants within the 28-county Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, which includes the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Volunteers needed for traveling wall

    The Glendale Lions Club is looking for volunteers to help staff a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington when it arrives in Elizabethtown next month.

    The display will be available May 22-26 at Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road across from Freeman Lake Park. Dan Tonietti, a Vietnam veteran and member of the club, said volunteers will be needed to staff the replica and assist visitors during daylight hours, when the wall will be available for public view.

    Tonietti said he also needs volunteer assistance to help with security at night.

  • Umpire injured at sports park

    An umpire working a baseball game Sunday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park was injured after he was struck by a ball during a tournament, said sports park Director Seth Breitner.

    Breitner said the baseball struck the umpire in the head during a morning game in the Kentucky Pre-Season Championships tournament, which is hosted by GameDay USA out of Naperville, Ill.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: North made the right move; hopefully John Hardin does the same (4/16)

    When North Hardin removed the interim tag from boys’ basketball coach Mike Cofer, it could have been considered the easy thing to do.

    Cofer was already a teacher at North Hardin and it would save the trouble of finding a coach who also needed a teaching job.

    While that might be true, it was the right thing to do.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams affected by realignment (4/16)

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a draft of the new football alignment at the Board of Control meeting Tuesday and all seven schools will be affected in some form or fashion.

    The biggest changes are two schools – John Hardin and Fort Knox – are moving down a class, while North Hardin will be moving up.

  • PREP TENNIS: Fiepke's injury could hurt Lady Panthers' chances at conference; Bulldogs thinking big (4/16)

    The right foot of Natalie Fiepke may be the greatest barrier to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers winning their 11th straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament title.

    The senior, who is the defending region champion and seeded second in the tournament, has been battling a sore Achilles the past few weeks and was in a walking boot Monday.

  • Getting in the faces of solicitors

    ISSUE: Door-to-door solicitors
    OUR VIEW:
    New EPD policy is right step

    Thanks go to Chief Tracy Schiller and the Elizabethtown Police Department for tightening policies regarding door-to-door solicitors.

    Yes, every once in awhile it is nice to have someone knock on your door and offer to vacuum your house. That is if you have enough strength to say no to the $1,000 vacuum cleaner they are trying to sell you.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's results (04/16)

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

    BARDSTOWN 3, LARUE COUNTY 2

    Results from Tuesday’s match in Hodgenville:

    Singles

    Nico DeVillalobos (B) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-2, 6-2

    Alex Best (LC) def. David Rowan (B), 6-1, 6-0

    Isaac Crume (B) def. Cole Constant (LC), 8-4

    Doubles