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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grays celebrate 60th anniversary

    Peter and Jane Gray of Radcliff celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 17, 2014.

    They were married April 17, 1954, in their hometown of Caldwell, N.J. They settled permanently in Radcliff in 1977, having arrived at Fort Knox from a previous military tour in Germany.

    Mr. Gray has 29 years of military service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army and 16 years of civil service at Fort Knox.

  • Vital investment made for state’s foster children

    During the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Children’s Alliance urged Kentucky lawmakers to take action and make the thousands of foster children who have been placed in the state’s custody a budget priority.

    We at Home of the Innocents are celebrating the fact that those who represent us in Frankfort have responded.

  • Merge goals, not bankrolls

    ISSUE: Promotion of Elizabethtown Sports Park director
    OUR VIEW: While unifying parks, keep accounting separate

  • PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin's Williams makes Kentucky All-Stars (4/18)

    Senior Keon Williams received the cherry to go on top of what has been a sweet, treat-filled basketball career at John Hardin.

    Williams was selected to the Kentucky All-Stars boys’ team which will play the Indiana All-Stars in a series of games this summer. LaRue County senior Ivy Brown earned a spot on the girls’ team after winning Miss Basketball last month.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town pounds out 14 hits in 13-3 win over John Hardin (4/18)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers seemed like they reached over and hit the snooze button Thursday evening, but the John Hardin Bulldogs gave them a wake-up call. It was exactly what the Panthers needed to snap them from their slumber.

    Elizabethtown jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Bulldogs rallied to tie the score at 3 after two innings.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town locks up girls' title (4/18)

    There were certainly times during the quarterfinals and semifinals Thursday that the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ title streak in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament seemed in doubt.

    But thanks to several key comebacks in singles play – which included a gutsy performance by senior Natalie Fiepke – and more dominance by the Lady Panthers’ doubles teams, Elizabethtown has already clinched its 11th straight conference title going into the finals today at Freeman Lake Park.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Jones' clutch hit lifts Central Hardin past Meade County (04/18)

    After Central Hardin senior Amber Hiller capped off her perfect night at the plate Thursday night, it was up to the youngest Lady Bruins starter to come through in the clutch.

    Two pitches after failing on a suicide bunt which could have given Central Hardin the win – and got Hiller hurt in the process – eighth-grader Meredith Jones hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to help sixth-ranked Central Hardin earn its second 5-4 win this season against No. 13 Meade County.