Today's News

  • BOYS' 10TH DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Bruins oust Bulldogs (10/13)

    Wednesday night’s opening semifinal of the Boys’ 10th District Soccer Tournament at Central Hardin turned out to be lost and found.

    The fourth-seeded John Hardin Bulldogs lost Noah Wiersema and the standout senior striker found the back of the net twice for the top-seeded tournament hosts.

    Senior wing Judah Thomas, an All-Area tennis player, added one goal and one assist in his district debut for the Bruins, who pulled away for a 4-2 win to find their way to consecutive region tournament berths for the first time since the late 1990s.

  • Morningside students learn how the garden grows

    An apple has long been a symbol of schools and education, but the fruit played a whole new role in the learning process for Morningside students last week.

    Kindergarten students at Morningside Elementary School in Elizabethtown traveled to Hinton’s Orchard in Hodgenville on Tuesday. Students got a first-hand look at how apples and pumpkins are grown and were able to take home their own pumpkin and apples.

  • Jerry Abramson visits Radcliff
  • Teaching foreign languages is key ingredient in a quality education


    You might be surprised to learn that, by percentage, most people in the world speak Mandarin Chinese. The second most natively spoken language in the world is Spanish.

    To keep up with our ever-changing global society, students must become foreign language learners. They need to be proficient in more than one language to be competitive in a global job market, to collaborate in global science initiatives and to participate in resolutions to world problems.

  • Wild Rose holds grand opening for veterans therapeutic riding program

    Three veterans moved their arms in slow circles stretched to their sides as they swayed slightly on walking horses at the Wild Rose Equestrian Center on Franklin Lane in Elizabethtown.

    Each of the three horses were surrounded by three staff members who led the animals and stood ready to help while veterans lifted themselves a few inches out of the saddles and completed other exercises meant to relieve their bodies and eyes.

  • Ekron man sentenced in attempted kidnapping at North Hardin

    After pleading guilty to amended charges, Kyle Thompson was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison followed by five years probation.

    Thompson, who is from Ekron, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, third-degree terroristic threatening and possession of marijuana.

    The 21-year-old was arrested last October after he brought a gun to North Hardin High School.

  • County hears first reading to refinance bond

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of a proposal to refinance a county bond that will lower the interest rate to historic levels and save money without extending the bond's life.

    Berry presented the plan to refinance a bond taken out in 2002 for improvements at the Hardin County Detention Center, which started at  $8 million and has an outstanding principal amount of about $3.9 million.

  • Got to be Real: The life and lessons of an Army wife

    I would say by far the toughest job in the Army is that of the Army wife.

    I was an Army wife for 24 years. It was my choice to be a wife, and when I added Army to it, things really were spiced up.

    As I look back over the time spent alone, looking over mounds of boxes and packing paper taller than me, I know it was insane, but I would do it all over again.

  • Leah Morris serves as 'over-the-top' support for daughter

    Leah Morris is not content simply to cheer on her daughter, Kimberly, from the sidelines at Elizabethtown High School volleyball games.

    Throughout her daughter’s involvement in the sport, Morris has been a line judge, locker decorator, concession stand worker and treasurer for the Rapid Fire Volleyball Club based in Bardstown. She also helps coordinate homecoming activities.

    “I’m kind of one of those over-the-top volleyball moms,” Morris said.

  • Police search for suspect in E'town bank robbery

    A man robbed the 3030 Ring Road branch of First Citizens Bank on Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a call reporting a robbery at 2:13 p.m.

    Witnesses described the suspect as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and large sunglasses, according to an EPD news release. He had a closely shaved head and a large tattoo on the right side of his neck, police said.