Today's News

  • Having a ball in Radcliff

    Radcliff residents Barb and Jim Hawkins came back from a vacation at The Villages, Fla., with a different kind of souvenir.

    They had spent time in the Florida sun dashing along an area the size of a badminton court with a net a couple inches lower than one used for tennis.

    They volleyed Wiffle balls with rackets that looked like large versions of table tennis paddles, Jim Hawkins said.

    “Everybody really likes it,” he said. “There are people there who have given up tennis to play it. It’s just a really good game.”

  • Now that's a big pumpkin

    Retirement means something different to everyone.

    To Frank Mudd of Flaherty, it means growing big pumpkins — really big pumpkins.

    Mudd won the Kentucky State Fair’s Largest Pumpkin Contest on Friday. His pumpkin weighed 1,046 pounds, beating the second-place finisher by 50 pounds.

    “That’s a pretty good sized pumpkin,’’ he said.

    Mudd, who retired from Fort Knox in 1997 and has had gardens on his 3 acres of land, never intended to get into the art of growing behemoth items like pumpkins and watermelons.

  • Sex offender waives right to pre-trial hearing

    Registered sex offender Kelly C. Ferguson of Elizabethtown waived his right Monday to a pre-trial hearing in Hardin District Court.

    Ferguson, 35, is accused of forcibly raping a victim younger than 16 years of age.

    He was convicted of a previous sex crime in 1998 when he pleaded guilty to sexual abuse, according to court records.

    He is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and failure to comply with the sex offender registry. First-degree rape is a Class B felony.

  • ECTC exhibit focuses on photographer’s work

    Photography is the focus of a special exhibit at the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “Sprout: Photographs by Laura Hartford” is on display at the gallery through Sept. 9, with a closing reception from 9 to 11 a.m. that day.

    The gallery is in room 102 of the Administration Building at ECTC. It generally is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, though hours may vary.

    Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public.

  • Online catalog available for Coca-Cola auction

    Items headed to the auction block next month at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia are available for view online.

    More than 700 items will be available for purchase Sept. 17 and 18 and now can be seen in an online catalog, according to a statement released by the museum. Items available on Sept. 17 can be viewed at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/26077 and items available on Sept. 18 can be viewed at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/26082.

  • Rapper's music includes messages

    FOR MORE: To listen to music by Radcliff native and rapper Alexander Lane find him at www.reverbnation.com/#!/alexanderlane.



    When he was in the eighth grade, Radcliff native Alexander Lane began hanging out with classmates who enjoyed rap music.

    “One of the major things they were doing was freestyle,” Lane recalled.

  • Army pilot recognized before retirement

    Wayne Ray of Big Spring was a young man when the nation’s attention was turned to the Vietnam War.

    In January 1969, he enlisted as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot for the after watching images of the conflict flash across his television screen.

    During the past 42 years, the chief warrant officer 5 has served in the U.S. Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard.

    He served in Vietnam and twice in the most recent war in Iraq.

  • Military pensions: Drawing a line in the sand

    By JIMMIE L. FOSTER, guest columnist

    For the past year, I have traveled through every state and several foreign countries meeting with veterans, service members and military families. This experience has given me the opportunity to listen and learn from the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow. While meeting our young warriors of today, I saw the same dedication, resolve and honor that was apparent when I served in uniform. It made me happy to be a veteran, national commander of The American Legion and, most importantly, an American.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown wins SON Cup (08/22)

    Elizabethtown pulled out a thrilling SON Cup championship game win, keeping the Lady Panthers’ unbeaten start intact.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Trojans try to contend for Region 2 title again (08/22)

    Three of his top six runners are gone from last season, but that doesn’t mean the goal changes for veteran North Hardin boys’ cross country coach James Jackson.