Today's News

  • Organization to host art-based fundraiser

    A local organization committed to nurturing the physical, mental and spiritual needs of children is hosting a fundraiser this weekend in hopes of advancing its cause.

    Mission Hope For Kids is hosting Paint for the Mission at 11 a.m. Saturday inside its headquarters at 105 Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown.

  • Photo: Popping up among poppies
  • E'town budget sails through first reading

    Elizabethtown’s proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year cleared its first reading Monday without changes dur­ing a special voting meeting.

    Mayor Edna Berger last week proposed a $59.8 million spending plan to cover general government and debt service expenditures and fund water, sewer and gas utilities and the Tourism & Convention Bureau. The operating budget was trimmed down from $60.1 million last year.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town's at the head of the class for 2015 (6/10)

    The 5th Region could have a different look next season in terms of baseball, but the view from the top might not change.

    For the first time since 2010, a team other than the Central Hardin Bruins won the region title. It should come as no surprise the Elizabethtown Panthers ended Central Hardin’s championship run as the region’s most successful program added its 23rd title — a region record — since 1970.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Honors roll in for Meade County, Central Hardin (6/10)

    Ashley Nikolao and Rachel Ayer powered the Meade County Lady Waves all season, and as a result helped them to a distinction only two other schools can claim: placing two players on the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association All-State first team.

    The duo, which combined for 31 home runs, highlighted a group of six area players — Central Hardin seniors Jessica Nall and April Pence and junior Kelsey McGuffin and Meade County senior Chaselyn Allgeier — named to either the Class 3-A first or second team, which was released over the weekend.

  • Hardin County Public Library brings science to summer reading program

    For about 200 children signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the Hardin County Public Library, learning doesn't stop when the school year ends.

    Prior to each summer, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives invites librarians and program coordinators to vote on a summer reading program theme for the upcoming year. The majority vote for the 2014 program theme was science, which led to this year's theme name: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

  • Continuance sought in 2012 murder trial

    Abdullah White has been sitting in LaRue County De­tention Center since January 2012 and may have to wait longer for his capital murder trial to begin.

    Attorneys for White filed a motion to postpone the trial, which is set to begin July 28, asking for at least another 120 days while his counsel prepares its defense.

  • Weekend filled with nearly 20 drug arrests

    More than a third of the 54 people booked over the weekend into Hardin County Detention Center were arrested on drug-related charges, including four concerning LSD.

    Police on Friday arrested Herman Hodge, 34, of Leitchfield; Jonathan Lee, 37, of Leitchfield; Joshua Mc­Ken­­zie, 32, of Elizabethtown; and Ami Pea­vy, 34, of Eliza­bethtown after an undercover investigation led to the 1000 block of David Court in Elizabethtown and a stockpile of the hallucinogen. According to an arrest citation, McKenzie and Peavy lived in an apartment on David Court.

  • Cecilia woodworker makes functional art

    While blasting classic rock in his back yard shed, Jim Waugh spends hours imagining and creating functional masterpieces.

    Waugh, a recognized Ken­tucky Crafted Artist, is a renowned woodworker. He has practiced the craft for more than 50 years and shows no signs of stopping soon.

    Woodworking made an impromptu appearance in Waugh’s life. He began woodworking as a way to pay bills.

    “I was drawing unemployment and the government ran a cabinet-making program,” Waugh said. “That’s where it got started.”

  • Local festivals promote community pride

    Summer is a season for Hardin County to flourish, with multiple community events from West Point to Upton and seemingly all points in between.

    When the weather gets warmer, festivals and carnivals pack local calendars, encouraging residents to get out and partake in food, fun and music.

    The events span the gauntlet of themes from May­berry Days in Vine Grove to a bridge lighting in White Mills. Communities gather to embrace what makes their areas unique and to have get-togethers.