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Today's News

  • Photo: Celebrating closure
  • First inmate graduates from digital GED program

    Eric Sassaman walked into the Hardin County Detention Center with the feeling that advancement was out of reach because of his background.

    But he will walk out of the jail this weekend with an education.

    Sassaman, 31, of Wolfe County, is the first inmate at the detention center to earn a GED through the jail’s new digital testing system.

    Justin Hall, information technology director at the jail, said the detention center is certified to administer the GED test in a computerized format as the state moves away from paper tests.

  • Smith joins Radcliff Police Department

    Judge Kimberely W. Shumate, left, and Capt. William Wells and Chief Jeffrey A. Cross, right, swear in Officer Clennon M. Smith, second from left, as Radcliff Police Department’s newest officer on March 28.

  • E'town named "greenest" small city

    The Elizabethtown metropolitan area has embraced the benefits of Energy Star and was rewarded for diligence in conserving energy.

    The Environmental Protection Agency named the area the “greenest” small city in the U.S. with 53 certified Energy Star facilities in 2013.

    The total size of the buildings accounted for nearly 2.4 million square feet and created a cost savings in energy use of $1.95 million, according to the EPA.

  • Sanders' attorney weighs in on suspension

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders remained silent about his suspension Tuesday in response to a DUI arrest, but his attorney weighed in.

    Doug Hubbard, a Bardstown attorney representing Sanders, said he was not familiar with the sanctions levied against him when contacted and had not yet spoken to his client as of Tuesday morning.

    The LaRue County Board of Education handed down a 30-day suspension without pay against Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

  • Freeman Lake tennis shelter upgrade wanted

    Bo O’Brien has asked Elizabethtown officials to consider a slight upgrade to the shelter near the tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park with walls.

    O’Brien, chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, said the space has been the target of drafty wind conditions, which can wreak havoc on tournaments.

    In essence, O’Brien said, a wall would be placed at either end of the shelter to block wind coming directly through the facility.

  • Elizabethtown resident enjoys Kentucky Derby Festival role

    For Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd, a festive atmosphere is part of her job.

    As vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival, Boyd helps coordinate and promote events leading up to what has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports.

    “A few folks might think we only work a few weeks out of the year, but we work year round,” she said.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: North made the right move; hopefully John Hardin does the same (4/16)

    When North Hardin removed the interim tag from boys’ basketball coach Mike Cofer, it could have been considered the easy thing to do.

    Cofer was already a teacher at North Hardin and it would save the trouble of finding a coach who also needed a teaching job.

    While that might be true, it was the right thing to do.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams affected by realignment (4/16)

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a draft of the new football alignment at the Board of Control meeting Tuesday and all seven schools will be affected in some form or fashion.

    The biggest changes are two schools – John Hardin and Fort Knox – are moving down a class, while North Hardin will be moving up.

  • PREP TENNIS: Fiepke's injury could hurt Lady Panthers' chances at conference; Bulldogs thinking big (4/16)

    The right foot of Natalie Fiepke may be the greatest barrier to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers winning their 11th straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament title.

    The senior, who is the defending region champion and seeded second in the tournament, has been battling a sore Achilles the past few weeks and was in a walking boot Monday.