Today's News

  • Life or Something Like It: Relationships are what really matter

    It’s all about relationships.

    Those connections we forge with family, friends and coworkers that sustain us and prod us and make us better than we could be by ourselves.

    It’s about the bouquet of flowers the friends of a colleague of mine sent her at work when she was going through a rough patch caring for her ailing mother. That circle of friends has taken her out to breakfast, cried with her and listened to her as she’s grappled with the difficult decision of moving her mother, no longer able to stay in her own home, to a nursing home.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town rallies past Lady Bulldogs (05/16)

    When his players are confident at the plate, Elizabethtown coach Matt Mardis can just sit back and watch his team work.

    Despite facing a three-run deficit in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday at 17th District rival John Hardin, Mardis remained hopeful the Lady Panthers would come through because they had the heart of their order coming to bat against John Hardin junior Katlyn Geer.

    They did.

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  • John and Michael Riggs: Brothers make helping others a way of life

    Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland:
    300 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown
    (270) 735-1407


    Brothers John and Michael Riggs make volunteering a part of their weekly routine by helping out at Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland.

    Michael is a sophomore at Central Hardin High School and John is a 2012 graduate.

  • East Hardin Middle School raises money for tornado-damaged areas

    One local middle school has raised thousands of dollars to help their neighbors and people they have never met.

    Students and faculty at East Hardin Middle School raised more than $5,600 for tornado relief in Hardin County and for a middle school in eastern Kentucky.

  • Sarah Selman, a happy helper at Warm Blessings

    Sarah Selman might have started volunteering at Warm Blessings soup kitchen to get Beta Club service hours, but long after she filled that requirement, she keeps volunteering.

    A 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, she was surprised she liked washing dishes and cleaning up after people.

    “I just like to help them because they are having a hard time,” she said.

  • Bre Sao, helping others wherever she's needed

    Severns Valley Baptist Church:
    1100 Ring Rd.
    (270) 765-7822


    Sometimes volunteering starts with a simple question: “How can I help you?”

    That’s all it took for Bre Sao, of Elizabethtown, to get involved at her church.

    Most days after school and on school breaks she is at Severns Valley Baptist Church, helping out wherever she’s needed that day.

  • Technology plays big role in sex crimes, investigations

    New technology like social networking sites and smart phones have infiltrated our lives, making it easier to communicate with one another at any hour and across any distance.

    However, local law enforcement officials say this technology also has created an avenue of criminal activity that occurs online or via cellphones.

    “Almost every crime that we work now has some facet where technology is somehow involved in it,” said Detective Terry Whittaker with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Summer a challenging time for meeting blood donation needs

    With upcoming summer vacations, holidays and activities, giving blood may be one of the last tasks to cross people’s minds.

    But the need for blood donors during these months is higher than most others.

    “Summer presents a challenging time for blood collection because blood donors tend to get busy, and donating blood may not be the first thing on their to-do list,’’ said Katy Maloy, program manager for the Mid-America Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross.

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