Today's News

  • KSP to participate in Take Back Day

    Kentucky State Police will collect prescription medication Oct. 29 at posts across the state as part of the national Take Back Day.

    The initiative is an annual collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Agency and law enforcement agencies across the country. The effort's aim is to "remove controlled substances from home medicine cabinets," according to a KSP news release.

  • Photo: Pretty Piper, pumpkin painter
  • GIRLS' 10TH DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS: North Hardin 2, Meade County 0 (10/10)

    North Hardin showed free can still be valuable in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s first quarterfinal Sunday at John Hardin.

    The fifth-seeded Lady Trojans cashed in on a pair of free kicks to upset the fourth-seeded Meade County Lady Waves, 2-0.

    “We’ve been concentrating on corner kicks and other set pieces and it finally paid off. It’s just that it took all year,” said North Hardin coach Hayley Yourous.


    Hannah Howard is dangerous close to the goal. Macy Higdon is effective far from it.

    Together, the John Hardin senior duo was too much Sunday for the sixth-seeded Fort Knox Lady Eagles as one of the two was involved in each of their team’s six goals as the third-seeded and tournament host Lady Bulldogs recorded a 6-0 shutout in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s second quarterfinal.

  • Senior Life: Medicare Prescription Drug Program changes for upcoming coverage

    Every year, open enrollment for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D) offers interesting changes and benefits for eligible senior citizens. This year is no different. Not only is the enrollment time frame changing, but there are changes occurring with drug discounts and the now familiar, but dreaded, “donut hole.”

    The changing time frame is one of the biggest adjustments. For the first time since its implementation, the enrollment period starts and ends earlier. Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Coverage begins Jan. 1.

  • Second Saturday celebrates Halloween

    Downtown parking lots received a Halloween-themed makeover this weekend.

    Parking meters in Elizabethtown were decked out both ghoulishly and playfully Saturday evening as part of the monthly Second Saturdays. The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting different events downtown on the second Saturdays of the month. To celebrate October, community members were invited to decorate the parking meters throughout downtown in costumes, as well as paint pumpkins, grab some popcorn and check out the shops, which stayed open late.

  • After multiple heart attacks, Brian Davis faces his trials with faith, humor

    At age 32, Brian Davis experienced a heart attack.

    In the years since, he’s had 16 more plus two pin strokes, 22 heart catheterizations, eight angioplasties, six stint placements and three open heart surgeries. His first surgery was a seven-vessel bypass with complications.

    He is 45 now, living in Hodgenville and a single father of five with his youngest three children still at home.

  • Fire Department hosts 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest

    Chili added heat to a local fire safety event this weekend.

    Central Hardin Fire Department hosted 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. The fundraiser supported Crusade for Children through admission and contest entry fees.

    Along with inflatables and games for children, the inaugural event offered a chili cook-off contest and two movies during the day — “Firehouse Dog” and “Fireproof.”

  • Trails being added in Elizabethtown

    A new walking and biking trail in Elizabethtown is expected to be fully accessible in the spring and another trail is planned to be extended soon.

    Greenspace members have been working on the trails as part of the organization’s original mission of preserving green spaces in the city and making places accessible by foot or bicycle, Greenspace President Aaron Rucker said.

    The trails also help fill a need for paths to use for fitness activities, which are being used increasingly by community members, he said.

  • Decisive vote should be met with decisive enforcement

    By a decisive margin, voters in Hardin County’s three largest communities have authorized the expanded sale of alcoholic beverages.

    The local option election Tuesday left no question about the intent and desire of most residents. A 3-to-2 margin held true in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove with every precinct favoring wet over dry.