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Today's News

  • Honoring a great man’s memory

    TOPIC: Virgil Pearman
    OUR VIEW: A major force in Hardin County

    The death of Virgil Pearman hit many in our community hard.

    His impact on Hardin County was felt for decades and will live on for many, many more. While he was born in LaRue County as one of 14 children, he is one of the architects of Radcliff with his long service in Kentucky’s General Assembly and his time as a business owner and builder.

  • Schools show growth in most areas on EXPLORE, PLAN

    The yearly release of schools’ EXPLORE and PLAN test data showed growth in a majority of subject areas for the 2011-12 school year. PLAN test data, in particular, revealed success for most local high schools.

    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT and cover the same four subject areas — English, math, reading and science. The EXPLORE is taken by eighth-graders and the PLAN is taken by high school sophomores.

  • 'Act of Valor' features realistic action, bad acting by active-duty SEALs

    Watching “Act of Valor” evokes two emotions.

    On one hand, viewers leave the theater incredibly proud of the men in uniform and the lives they put on the line every day to protect the residents of our country. I am incredibly aware and grateful for the sacrifices made by all branches of the United States military to keep my freedoms intact.

  • 'Game of Thrones' wait too long for new geek

    One night, earlier this winter, my television screen went black, silent.

    And then, on screen, a thousand sparks came together to form the words spoken in an accented whisper. “The night is dark and full of terrors.”

    Chills. Chills down my back and arms. Those were the only words HBO had tossed “Game of Thrones” fans in long months. And that was enough to elicit a geeky squeak of awe.

  • Proactive policy on alcohol illustrates leadership

    ISSUE: Alcohol at city-owned properties
    OUR VIEW: Elizabethtown's policy is proactive, balanced

    With increased interest in alcohol sales at city-owned property, the Elizabethtown City Council took up the issue, setting a new policy and taking a proactive approach to inevitable questions.

    The city approved limited alcohol availability at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau boards to set policies for those facilities.

  • Homes, buildings damaged in Hardin, LaRue counties

    Mike Freeman was sitting at his computer writing a paper for a class when he heard the wind howling hard and loud against the walls of his trailer near Elizabethtown.

    That noise was followed by what he described as the sound of an explosion as a nearby building housing a small, used car parts shop was torn apart by a tornado within view of his trailer park.

  • Incredible Colon exhibit returning to E'town

    The Incredible Colon is returning to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown this weekend as part of Colorectal Awareness Month.

    The oversized inflatable exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the mall and is sponsored by Hardin Memorial Health, Lincoln Trail District Cancer Council and the Kentucky Cancer Program.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Trojans look to tame Tigers again (03/01)

    The North Hardin Trojans realize what they did in the regular season has little to do with what will happen in the postseason.

  • BOYS' 3RD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Meade ready to do battle with Butler (03/01)

    When the Meade County Green Wave were paired with the Butler County Bears during last week’s draw for the Boys’ 3rd Region Basketball Tournament, many people predicted the Green Wave to be a shoo-in to make it to Saturday’s semifinals.

  • Warm air, southwesterly winds trigger volatile weather

    At least one tornado touched down in the Hardin-LaRue county area Wednesday morning as southwesterly winds brought a low-pressure storm system into areas of central Kentucky.

    A National Weather Service team confirmed Wednesday afternoon a funnel cloud that touched down in east Elizabethtown was an EF2 tornado packing winds of 125 miles per hour. The winds caused power outages and extensive damage to homes, buildings and roadways in the area.