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Today's News

  • Swope brothers named Distinguished Citizens

    When it comes to serving the community, it’s all in the family for this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.

    Bob and Carl Swope, both owners of car dealerships in Elizabethtown, said service was instilled in them by their grandfather, father and mother.

    “I didn’t know I had a choice,” Carl said, laughing. “Of course, we had a choice, but it was instilled by example early on.”

  • Road plan includes money to extend Ring Road

    With legislative approval for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, Ring Road’s western end likely could be extended to link with Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W possibly sometime in 2017.

    “I never thought about it being that soon,” Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger said. “That would be awesome.”

    Since last September, Ring Road has been open to the Western Kentucky Parkway. That intersection is only eight-tenths of a mile across fields to Interstate 65.

  • Radcliff, Fort Knox officials to discuss housing

    Officials from Fort Knox and Radcliff city government have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss area housing issues.

    According to Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, the meeting will include representatives from Fort Knox’s garrison command, two council members and himself. Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus also confirmed the meeting. Neither were sure if Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs would attend.

  • 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.

  • Auction discovery possesses rare value

    On a cold Friday night before spring arrived, my sister attended an indoor auction — more for entertainment than acquisition.

    Attending auctions can be fun. A good auctioneer puts on a great show from the melodic chant of the sale to the comedic banter between offerings.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Central Hardin stuns No. 1 McCracken County in 4-0 weekend (4/20)

    The sixth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins went 4-0 in the Greenwood Border Battle over the weekend, including an upset of top-ranked McCracken County.

    Central Hardin (15-2-1) beat McCracken County, 3-2 and Muhlenberg County, 7-3 on Saturday. The Lady Bruins beat Barren County, 10-0 and Calloway County, 10-0 in six innings Friday.

    * Senior Jessica Nall (7-0) struck out seven and gave up seven hits and two runs to lead Central Hardin over McCracken County, which had won 15 straight.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North rolls past Lady Bulldogs (04/18)

    In what’s been one of his most trying seasons as a head coach, North Hardin’s Donnie Baker hopes Thursday is a sign of good things to come for the Trojans.

    Freshman Kara Bailey hit a grand slam and the visiting Trojans pounded out 20 hits as they rolled past 17th District foe John Hardin, 14-3 in five innings.

    Bailey’s slam was part of a seven-run third inning that helped North Hardin (3-13, 1-2 district) break the game open after falling behind 2-1 in the first.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins go 3-0, extend winning streak to nine (4/20)

    The No. 17 Central Hardin Bruins went 3-0 over the weekend in their own Wooden Bat Classic. The Bruins (13-5), who have won nine straight, beat Campbellsville, 6-5 in eight innings and Casey County, 10-0 in five innings Saturday after beating West Jessamine, 3-2 on Friday.

    * Central Hardin senior Bart Herrin, courtesy running for sophomore Ean Barker after he led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, scored on a throwing error to lift the Bruins over Campbellsville.