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Today's News

  • Leitchfield hospital affiliates with Norton

    The hospital in Grayson County is entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Norton Healthcare of Louisville.

    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, a 75-bed regional facility, will gain access to management support, staff training and expanded clinical programs and services, according to a joint announcement made Monday afternoon.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: E'town focused on Washington (2/28)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers had their way with the Washington County Commanderettes during the regular season, but Coach Tim Mudd has cautioned his team it won’t be as easy this time around.

    Elizabethtown (24-5) plays Washington County (12-15) at 6 tonight in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin High School. The Lady Panthers topped Washington County, 73-32 on Jan. 26. Mudd said his team must be in the right frame of mind in order to keep its season alive.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Selecting a favorite isn't easy (2/28)

    There is no mathematical formula to figuring out the favorite for the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament, but if there was, it sure would help.

    Ask the coaches involved in the tournament and you might get eight different answers. That explains how wide open the tournament is this season, which is a rarity. Most years coaches are able to pinpoint the favorite. Or at least, the co-favorites.

  • UPDATE: Child involved in Sonora crash dies

    The rash of serious vehicle crashes that have hit Hardin County over the last several days continued Monday afternoon, and the latest  involved a child in Sonora.

    A GMC Jimmy and a dump truck collided at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 84 in Sonora around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

    A 10-year-old passenger in the GMC, Ruby Salinas, died Tuesday morning at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky State Police reported today.

  • St. Baldrick's event coming to E'town for second year

    After finding success in its first year, the organizer of a local fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation is hoping to shave even more heads this year.

    The second St. Baldrick’s Foundation event takes place in Elizabethtown this spring and organizer Tessa Wilkinson is using her experience from last year to improve this year’s event.

  • Up on the roof
  • Victims of abuse deserve true love

    “Look for the girl with the broken smile
    Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
    And she will be loved”
    - Maroon 5, “She Will Be Loved”

    Lowering her eyes, the young lady, still a teenager, turned away, trying to conceal the evidence: But it was unmistakably there. The marks on her face were painful reminders. She had indeed become another girl with a broken smile.

    Like thousands of other victims of domestic violence, her bruises would heal, but the scars on her heart would last a lifetime.

  • Guitar Masters series continues with Michael Kelsey

    The Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series continues its 12th year with a performance from Michael Kelsey at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Promoter Eddie Mattingly describes Kelsey as a “rhythmic, inspired guitarist” and a performance artists who combines soul, funk and blues into “a guitar festival of organic sound.”

    His style has been called a “progressive-aggressive acoustic guitar.”

    Tickets are $15.

  • Committee to explore Civil War battle-site designation for E'town

    Area history lovers are joining together to more efficiently promote Hardin County’s past.

    They plan to do that by forming a history and heritage committee through the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, the Ancestral Trails Historical Society and the Hardin County History Museum, said Heath Seymor, executive director of the Heritage Council.

    “This is a Heritage Council committee, but it involves everybody,” he said.

  • Horse College returns

    Aspiring horse caretakers can learn the basics in an upcoming series of presentations.

    The series, Kentucky Heartland 2012 Horse College, is organized by the University of Kentucky and is meant to provide basic information to anyone interested in learning to care for horses.

    The last horse college session was in 2006 and drew 30 to 40 participants for every presentation, said Doug Shepherd, Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.