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Today's News

  • 18TH DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Green wins fifth straight title, 3-2 over LaRue (05/25)

    Brigitte Skaggs had the Green County Lady Dragons on the ropes.

    The LaRue County freshman pitcher had struck out nine batters through 6 1/3 innings, keeping the Lady Hawks in the game against the four-time defending 18th District Softball Tournament champions at Hart County High School on Tuesday.

    Then came the seventh inning.

    Second-seeded LaRue County committed two costly errors – including one that led to the game-winning run – as top-seeded Green County rallied for a 3-2 victory to win its fifth consecutive district title.

  • 17TH DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: E'town hammers John Hardin (5/25)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers made sure they didn’t leave John Hardin’s field with the same feeling as they did during the regular season.

    The Panthers pounded out 12 hits, senior Cory Farrow turned in a solid performance on the mound and they played flawless defense. It all added up to an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over the Bulldogs in the 17th District Baseball Tournament semifinals Tuesday night.

  • 17TH DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Central knocks off Trojans (5/25)

    First came the lightning. Then came the thunder.

    The Central Hardin Bruins used their quickness to build a lead and then used two home runs to put the North Hardin Trojans away for a 6-0 win in the 17th District Baseball Tournament semifinals Tuesday evening at John Hardin.

    “I wouldn’t say we were tight, but I think we loosened up at the end,” Central Hardin senior second baseman Levi McCamish said. “Tyler (Hinds) did a great job of pitching. But we finally adjusted and caught on. We get another day of baseball.”

  • 17TH DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Seniors send North Hardin by Elizabethtown (05/25)

    With North Hardin’s season on the line at home Tuesday night, Andrea Whelan and her fellow seniors ensured the Trojans’ season would last at least two games longer.

    Whelan struck out 12 in a complete-game one hitter and Jessica Jenkins drove home Jeanie Carpenter for a big insurance run as second-seeded North Hardin held on for a 2-0 win over the third-seeded Elizabethtown Lady Panthers in the 17th District Softball Tournament’s late semifinal.

  • 17TH DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Newton's glove, Lasley's bat send Central Hardin by John Hardin (05/25)

    Officially, Jordan Lasley ended Central Hardin’s 17th District Softball Tournament semifinal against John Hardin when the Lady Bruins’ sophomore shortstop hit a walkoff three-run home run in the fifth inning.

    In reality, junior Abby Newton might have ended the game 1 1/2 innings before.

  • Buggeland competency hearing scheduled

    A competency hearing was scheduled Tuesday for Erik John Buggeland, the man accused of killing his parents in September, in a court appearance.

    A hearing is planned for 2 p.m. June 7. Buggeland’s mental health has been evaluated.

    Bailiffs had Buggeland stand just a few steps into the courtroom, instead of taking him to the podium in front of District Judge Ken Howard. He fidgeted throughout the appearance and did not answer when Howard asked him to confirm his identity.

  • Vine Grove budgeting to include more discussion

    Vine Grove City Council members will know more about the budget they’ll approve for the next fiscal year than they have in previous years.

    The city is changing its budgeting process to a more informal method that is meant to arm council members with as much information as possible.

    Council members met with department heads from the city police, fire, planning, public works and zoning departments  Monday to hear in person about the departments’ wants and needs.

  • E'town woman dies in head-on crash

    An Elizabethtown woman was killed and her young son hospitalized late Monday afternoon in a head-on collision with a van near the intersection of Springfield and Valley Creek roads.

    Dawn Wilbur, 29, was killed when her westbound Honda Accord on Valley Creek Road, police say, crossed the yellow line and into the path of a Ford Aerostar van driven by Jonathon C. Bergner, 46, of Elizabethtown.

  • The Red Cross has an Angel on its shoulder

    Angel Gates is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a woman driven by love for her family, giving back to her community and blasting her foes on the paintball field.

    A stroke, a wheelchair, even seizures, couldn't change that.

    Gates, of Rineyville, has been volunteering in some way or another for many years. She started volunteering with a migrant education program when her oldest son started school. She started volunteering with the American Red Cross 12 years ago.

  • Lions Club members welcome Richard Roland

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club welcomed Elizabethtown High School Student of the Month Richard Roland. Richard has been director of operations for the Elizabethtown High School Football team, official scorer for Lady Panthers basketball and also has earned the highest honor in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout. He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University to pursue a bachelors degree in elementary education. Pictured are Lion Patricia Zeitz, Richard Roland, his stepmother, Jennifer, and his father, Richard.