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Today's News

  • Hodgenville must tread carefully

    ISSUE: Hodgenville City Council's public hearing
    OUR VIEW: Delicate matter deserves special care

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Results (04/23)

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

    ELIZABETHTOWN 5, NORTH HARDIN 0

    Results from Tuesday’s match at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown:

    Singles

    Faizan Movania (E) def. Jonah Gillespie (NH), 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-8

    Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Brian Sears (NH), 6-4, 6-1

    Ameer Haider (E) def. Ryan Martin (NH), 6-1, 6-1

    Doubles

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County's Ayer sets state record with four homers in one game (04/23)

    Rachel Ayer said she’s a power hitter. She sure looked like it Monday night to the Hancock County Lady Hornets.

    The Meade County sophomore catcher set a state single-game record with four home runs as the visiting Lady Waves rolled to 17-3 win.

    “It was pretty amazing,” said Ayer, who had never homered more than once in a varsity game although she hit two homers in a junior varsity game against Louisville Holy Cross.

    Ayer’s big night started with a two-run shot to left in the first inning just inside the foul pole.

  • Motherhood & More: Kids aren’t alone in gaining skills through soccer

    It turns out I’m a soccer mom.

    I mean I don’t have the minivan. Most of the time we’re late to practice and I forget water for my kids. But three or four days a week I’m on the sidelines cheering on little players.

    My oldest has been playing since he was 4. He had a rough start because he got hit on the head with a ball and refused to go back on the field. At two separate practices.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin strands 10, but still rolls by North Hardin (04/23)

    In the infamous words of Bob Uecker, Central Hardin left a small village on the base paths Tuesday night. Fortunately for the No. 4 Lady Bruins, Shelby Maggard at least found a way to get some of them home.

    The junior first baseman went 3-for-4 with five RBIs as Central Hardin locked up at least the No. 2 seed in next month’s 17th District Tournament with a 13-0 mercy-rule win in five innings against the North Hardin Trojans.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central gets revenge against North (4/23)

    The Central Hardin Bruins seem to have a knack for manufacturing runs, which ends up producing victories.

    The Bruins, known for their small-ball style of play, managed only five hits, but they came at crucial times to help Central Hardin to a 4-1 victory over the North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Tuesday at James R. Aldridge Field.

  • Fiscal Court hears rock quarry appeal

    Vulcan Materials Co. argued Tuesday a proposed expansion of its rock quarry is in line with Hardin County’s comprehensive plan and would not have a significant effect on property values nor a negative impact on the environment.

    Opponents of the quarry said the operation could endanger groundwater flow and karst topography and is not necessary to meet demand for crushed stone.

  • Hall of Fame fundraising passes halfway point of phase one

    As an ambassador for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, professional fundraiser Mike Pollio says he sometimes is asked to defend the selection of Elizabethtown as the museum’s site.

    Describing Elizabethtown as the crossroads of Kentucky, he praised the support of local donors, city government and the tourism bureau as key factors. He said the community recognizes the hall of fame, which will be established across the street from the Historic State Theater, can be a vital part of downtown revitalization.

  • Congressman goes back to school

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie took advantage of a Congressional hiatus Tuesday to go back to school in Elizabethtown.

    The Bowling Green Republican sat on the cafeteria floor and joked with students from fifth-grade classes at Heartland Elementary School off Ring Road, talking about his international travels, his time in the U.S. Army and his responsibilities as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District.

  • Sale of First Federal announced

    First Financial Service Corp., the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, will be sold to an Indiana bank company.

    The definitive agreement finalizing the deal was signed Monday night. It had been approved earlier in the day by the First Financial board of directors and the board of Community Bank Shares of Indiana.

    It is a stock transaction valued at approximately $17.9 million. No money is changing hands in the deal, according to a joint news release issued Tuesday morning by the companies.