Today's News

  • U.S. Marshals conduct 'Operation Gold Vault'

    The Western District of Kentucky U.S. Marshals’ Office already has conducted similar operations in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Henderson, U.S. Marshal Jim Clark said.

    With 173 registered sex offenders in Hardin County, the concentration is enough to warrant a compliance operation, he said.

  • Lewis chosen as state delegate for national youth council

    Clarence Lewis was just hoping to visit a favorite city again. But the trip turned into a development of leadership abilities that Lewis struggles to describe.

    Lewis, 17, will be serving as the Kentucky delegate for the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Lewis was selected on a June trip to Washington, D.C., with several other local students.

  • Three points of praise

    TOPIC: Giving back in many ways
    OUR VIEW: Applause due Deaderick, Sports Park, Kimbles

    It’s good to see Brandon Deaderick doing what all professional athletes should be doing: Giving back to communities.

  • MLB: Toronto's Delabar leads fan vote (07/09)

    Steve Delabar’s story is well known around Hardin County, but the remarkable tale keeps getting better with each version.

    The struggling pitcher fractured his elbow and his career appeared over after Delabar had a steel plate and nine screws inserted to fix it. He became a substitute teach and assistant coach at John Hardin. While working at The Players’ Dugout, Delabar discovered a throwing program called Velocity. To be able to teach it, he does the program and ends up getting a contract with the Seattle Mariners after throwing in the mid 90s.

  • Berger named E'town mayor

    Shortly after being appointed Monday to complete the remainder of Tim Walker’s mayoral term, Edna Berger’s easygoing manner and humor bubbled to the surface as she received a congratulatory hug from City Attorney D. Dee Shaw.

    “So you’re going to keep me out of jail, right?” Berger asked Shaw, eliciting laughter from those around her.

  • Unscripted life moments can be welcome change

    To paraphrase an old quote:the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And sometimes, as Steve Winwood once sang, you just have to roll with it.

    Last Friday, my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I planned an outing that involved a trip to Louisville.

    When we got there we discovered the event — Shakespeare in Central Park — had been canceled because of an unexpected emergency.

  • Police searching for missing Harned man

    Police in Breckinridge County continue to search for a Harned man who has been missing for more than 10 days.

    Greg Miller, 57, was reported missing June 27. Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate said Miller is described as 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.

    Miller, a former truck driver, suffers from mental disabilities, Pate said. He has an appointed guardian and prescribed medication he needs to take daily.

    Police are concerned Miller may not be taking that medication, he said.

  • Radcliff author discusses serial killers with mystery book club

    Nelda Shattles Copas knows all about the twisted side of humanity.

    The Radcliff author shared that understanding Monday with 15 members and visitors of the M3 Mystery Club at the North Branch of Hardin County Public Library in Radcliff.

    The author of “Twisted Desires: A Suspenseful Murder Mystery” and “Twisted Revenge” outlined the differences and motivations of some of the nation’s most famous serial killers to interested residents who have spent plenty of time reading about he killers’ fictional counterparts.

  • Veteran throws hat into congressional race early

    A Breckinridge County farmer and veteran has his eyes on Washington, D.C.

    Democrat Ron Leach, who turns 49 this week, announced his candidacy for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat Monday, emerging as the first challenger to Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie in 2014.

  • Rural Development check supports home repairs


    The state director of the USDA Rural Development will be in Elizabethtown today to present a check and highlight support for home ownership opportunities.

    The local Habitat for Humanity will conduct a home dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today at the residence of Norma Jent at 1432 Middle Creek Road. Thomas G. Fern will present $5,000 from Rural Development for a new water heater, new windows and a new roof. Habitat volunteers are providing the labor.

    Other local officials are expected to be on hand for the 10-minute ceremony.