Today's News

  • Personnel loss is personal loss for HCP

    The Hardin County Playhouse board of directors voted Wednesday to dissolve the position of managing director formerly held by longtime member Dee Corkran.

    HCP interim president Ron Blair said the vote was more for documentation because Corkran would not be returning as an employee. Her husband, Jeff Corkran, also a longtime member and former HCP board president, resigned.

    Blair said HCP lost two “incredible performers.”

    “Those two built the playhouse as we know it,” Blair said.

  • Under construction: Faith Lutheran Church

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Faith Lutheran Church
    Location: 377 East Lincoln Trail Blvd.
    Project: The 7,900-square foot church sits on 4.7 acres of land. The sanctuary will seat between 175 and 225 people. Included in the construction are administrative offices, a fellowship hall, four classrooms and a "quiet" room, according to Pastor Paul Horn

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin facing important stretch with Jeffersontown, North Hardin (10/06)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs realize how important the next two games are. With upcoming Class 5-A, District 3 games against Jeffersontown and North Hardin, their playoff seeding hangs in the balance.

    Win the next two games and John Hardin will win the district championship. The Bulldogs will also earn the top seed and be at home for the first three weeks of the playoffs.

    Lose one or both of these games and the Bulldogs could be the second or third seed. John Hardin hasn’t been seeded second since 2008.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Jury finishes tied for 23rd at State (10/06)

    BOWLING GREEN — Elizabethtown freshman Kyle Jury had a hard time putting into words what he had just accomplished.

    Jury finished tied for 23rd place after another solid round Wednesday in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wales brings his Homer chase to Elizabethtown (10/06)

    Louisville Central’s Anthony “Ace” Wales didn’t run over anybody last week and the Elizabethtown Panthers didn’t get run over for once, mainly because both parties’ bye weeks happened to coincide.

    However, both parties’ stats will change at 7:30 Friday night at Elizabethtown’s Doug Smith Memorial Stadium as Wales leads his Yellowjackets (4-2) against the host Panthers (0-6) in both teams’ Class 3-A, District 3 opener.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: North, John Hardin lose; LaRue sets school wins record (10/06)

    Host North Bullitt scored twice in the second half Wednesday to pull away for a 3-1 win over the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    Sophomore Alyssa Exler scored off an assist from sophomore Kiera Jones.

    Junior keeper Ariana Martinez made 15 saves – including one on a penalty kick.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Meade County at 2 p.m. Sunday in the 10th District Tournament quarterfinals at John Hardin.

  • Don't wait for something to break

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common refrain when new ideas are generated. Although that may be partially true, why then do we love inventions and strive to build a better mousetrap?

    A colleague of mine recently penned an excellent analogy which follows. It speaks directly to what the unification effort is about – Examining ways we can work and operate better together for everyone’s benefit:

  • Unrealistic federal standards should be rewritten, not waived

    ISSUE: No Child Left Behind.
    OUR VIEW: Flaws must be corrected  

    In this turbulent economic and political climate, there are fleetingly few things leaders on both sides of the partisan aisle agree on. For the future of education in our nation, thankfully the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans and Democrats agree there are major flaws in the No Child Left Behind that must be addressed.

  • Elizabethtown to go the ‘extra mile’

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker has joined forces with more than 200 other mayors around the country to encourage his city to go the extra mile.

    Walker said he will sign a proclamation designating Nov. 1 “Extra Mile Day,” part of a national campaign launched in 2009 to encourage people around the U.S. to take a personal stake in improving their surroundings.

    Walker on Wednesday said he was attracted to the effort because of the positive message it sends to challenge everyone to build up their own communities by giving more.

  • Lees celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Johnny and Edith Lee, formerly of Elizabethtown, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2011, at their home in Melbourne, Fla.

    They were married Oct. 4, 1951, by Dr. L.E. Martin in the pastor’s home in Elizabethtown.

    Mr. Lee retired from the transportation business.

    Mrs. Lee is a retired secretary who worked in Elizabethtown for an accounting firm for many years.

    They have three children, 10 grandchildren and are expecting their 11th grandchild in October.