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Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin cruises past Fern Creek, 70-26 (12/22)

    Five players scored in double figures as the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 70-26 win over Louisville Fern Creek on Wednesday in the Pinkham Lincoln Automotive Christmas Classic.

    Junior Michelle Montgomery led John Hardin (4-3) with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Tajah Haley had 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: E'town knocks off Holmes, 74-72 (12/22)

    Sophomore Nic McDonald hit a pull-up jumper as time expired to lift the Elizabethtown Panthers past the Covington Holmes Bulldogs, 74-72 on Wednesday afternoon in the loser’s bracket semifinals of Central Hardin’s Bluegrass Cellular Holiday HoopFest.

    Elizabethtown (4-3) led by 11 points at the half and still led 72-68 with 15 seconds left before Holmes (7-3) hit a 3-pointer with 14.3 seconds remaining and 1-of-2 free throws with 4.9 seconds remaining.

  • Home for Christmas: 301 of 3/1 return

    As a black and white curtain slowly lifted Wednesday afternoon at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, the screaming and crying of anxious families drowned out Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” playing through loudspeakers.

    Behind that curtain stood 301 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division returning home from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan, just in time to spend the remainder of the holiday season with their families.

  • Woman in stolen rental car leads police on I-65 pursuit

    An out-of-state woman in a stolen rental vehicle led police in a pursuit Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 that began near the LaRue-Hart County border and ended in Clark County, Ind.

    Carolyn S. Jones, 26, of Killeen, Texas, was driving a white 2010 Chevrolet G3 van when she sped past an unmarked Kentucky State Police unit at 8:57 a.m. near the 75-mile marker on I-65, according to a KSP news release. The van that Jones was operating had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Cars.

  • Figurines stolen from Christmas in the Park display

    Two figurines recently were stolen from the Duke’s Sporting Goods display at  Christmas in the Park in Elizabethtown.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said the display featured seven wooden, hand-painted elf figurines wearing letter jackets from area high schools.

    The Central Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School elves were the only two reported stolen, he said. Each elf costs $200.

    Anyone with information about this crime can call EPD at 765-4125.

  • Calling a snow day is a detailed collaboration

    By Nannette Johnston

    The winter has been kind to us so far. We can rest assured the “old man” will raise his ugly head soon, though. And, when he does we’ll have to consider our options regarding school attendance. I thought it would be helpful to share some of the factors that must be considered when cancelling classes.

    What is the process for calling off school? 

  • Assistant fire chief receives community spirit award

    Assistant Radcliff Fire Chief Larry Calvert on Tuesday received Mayor J.J. Duvall’s inaugural community spirit award.

    The annual award was created by Duvall to honor local impact on the community through the service of city residents.

    Duvall said Calvert’s 32 years of service and volunteering with the city exemplified the type of exploits befitting the award.

    The city played a short video in honor of Calvert — a lighthearted look at his time with the fire department over the years set to a ZZ Top song.

  • College-bound athletes must make themselves noticed

    By Savannah Haberman

    Juniors and senior athletes, as your last years of high school dwindle down and your final seasons are coming to a close, you are probably deciding, if you haven’t already, whether you would like to continue your career as an athlete in college.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise as there are many college-bound athletes in our midst. I’m sure the biggest question isn’t where to go, but how to even get there.

  • Elizabethtown man takes honoring vets to national level

    Being part of an organization that helps veterans, children and the community is important to Bob Fulkerson.

    As a member of Sons of the American Legion in Elizabethtown, Fulkerson has invested himself in such an organization.

    “We’re a support group of the American Legion, and we’re there to support veterans of the American Legion and their families,” Fulkerson said.

  • EIS mulls adding engineering classes at T.K. Stone

    An engineering program for middle and high school students might spread to another local school soon.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is contemplating adding the curriculum to the district’s middle school. The school board heard a presentation Monday on Project Lead the Way, a program that has been implemented in a few other local schools.