Today's News

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's Fiepke signs with Belmont (5/17)

    AnnLauren Fiepke wanted to delay her college decision as long as possible.

    The Elizabethtown senior admits she still has a soft spot in her heart for home and isn’t ready to leave just yet.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Covington named new Central coach (5/17)

    Kristina Covington realized where she wanted to spend her coaching career when she became a girls’ assistant at Central Hardin last year. Central Hardin’s administration made Covington’s dream come to fruition Wednesday.

    Central Hardin hired Covington as its girls’ basketball coach Tuesday and it became official when the school’s site-based council approved the hiring Wednesday. Demond Thomas resigned following this season after one year on the job.

  • May's student editor

    Autumn Sandlin is this month's student editor.

    Autumn is a 18-year-old 2012 graduate of Elizabethtown High School.

    She enjoys going to concerts, hanging out with her best friend, writing and everything about Nashville. Her future goals are to be a journalist, English teacher, elementary school teacher or author.

    Autumn joined Rising Voices to gain journalistic experience and improve her writing skills and share her writing with others.

  • Woman’s club members donate books to library


    A project that is very dear to the hearts of members of Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown is the donation of a book to the Hardin County Public Library in the memory of a deceased member or spouse of a member.

  • Which pet reigns supreme?

    By Autumn Sandlin


    Cats vs. Dogs is one of the age old battles of good and evil. Much like Voldemort vs. Harry Potter, one of the sides is clearly good while the other is monstrous, evil.

  • Defendant testifies in Galenski re-trial

    The day 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser was shot off Ky. 313 in Hardin County, Conner J. Galenski never touched the gun, according to the defendant’s testimony Wednesday afternoon.

    According to previous testimony from police and alleged accomplices, the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver used to shoot Smyser four times belonged to Galenski. Eyewitnesses say Galenski fired the first shot into the Louisville teen’s chin.

  • Eagle Scouts, others help woman in need

    By Mickey Thompson

    McDonald’s, Rally’s, Sonic, Chick-fil-a, Boy Scout Troop 221 and Habitat for Humanity linked up

    do when they come together? In November of last year, they collaborated to assist a local woman in a difficult situation.

  • Grimes – Underwood

    Mitchell and Charlotte Grimes and Anthony and Tonda Underwood, all of Hodgenville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie E. Grimes and Adam C. Underwood, both of Hodgenville.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. May 19, 2012, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church in Hodgenville with a reception to follow at the church.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Teens await first vote

    By Autumn Sandlin

    This is a very big year for politics. In November, America will elect, or re-elect, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney as president. The election in November offers many exciting options, especially the opportunity for many 18-year-olds to vote for the first time. 

    “I’m very excited. It makes me feel grown,” Elizabethtown High School senior Mariah Dennison said.

  • Deck your dorm with the essentials

    By Alexis Piscatello

    Here we go,  summer has arrived. Time for sunbathing, movie-watching and hanging out with friends. Wait. What’s this about college and putting together a dorm room?

    For many new high school graduates, what to do about the dorm is a major blank spot on the college checklist. There are so many essentials we tend to forget about in our grand plans for college life.