Today's News

  • 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.

  • Government provides underpinning for innovation

    Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

    People who believe in public belt-tightening applaud declines like that. I understand why: There are many reasons to reduce government spending.

    ut in this case they’re wrong. We need to boost the government’s investment in R&D, not slash it.

    Let’s begin with the federal government’s record, which is nothing short of impressive.

  • Renewing the argument for a statewide smoke-free law

    By Shawn Jones

    What will it take to reverse generations of damage from chronic exposure to secondhand smoke? For many years, Kentucky has had the dubious distinction of leading the nation in early death and disease from breathing in toxic tobacco smoke both voluntarily and involuntarily.

    I see the tragic results of our collective inaction in my practice as a physician every day. As a society we must act to address this issue, and we must do so for three reasons.

  • Rangers train at Fort Knox to prepare for deployment

    Fort Knox relinquished the U.S. Army Armor School to Fort Benning, Ga., and the available range space created by the vacancy benefited Army Rangers assigned to the Georgia installation.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers rout Knox; Lady Eagles win (04/17)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers erupted for season bests in runs and hits Tuesday as they rolled past 17th District rival Fort Knox, 24-0 in five innings.

    Freshman Mathew Coolidge, sophomore Jack Wilson, junior Jesse Morris and seniors Connor Kauffeld, Preston Patterson and Jon Tarrence combined for 12 of Elizabethtown’s 22 hits.

    Coolidge singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times, while Patterson had two doubles and two RBIs. Morris and Tarrence each added two singles and two RBIs for the Panthers (9-4, 3-1 district).

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.

  • PREP TENNIS: No major upsets on first day of conference (4/17)

    In their bid to repeat as Lincoln Heritage Conference champions, the Central Hardin Bruins got off to a strong start Wednesday.

    The Bruins got victories from fourth-seeded senior Joel Nason and sophomore Jacob Kerr in singles play and their newly formed doubles team of seniors Kevin Britt and Kyle Compton in the first round at Freeman Lake Park. The three entries combined to drop just one set.