Today's News

  • Making their point: Gene and Barbara Baskett create custom knives

    In his workshop behind his house in Eastview, Gene Baskett is just as likely to be holding mammoth ivory as he is steel.

    For the last 32 years, Baskett has been making custom knives, a craft rooted in an interest that can be traced back many years.

    “Boys like knives,” he explained.

    Baskett, owner of Baskett Custom Knives, joined The Knifemaker’s Guild in 1981 — a year after he started making custom knives — and now sits on the board of directors for the organization.

  • Free concert Sunday honors military

    A free concert honoring members of the military and their families is Sunday at the corner of Vine Street and Woodland Drive in Radcliff.

    Unlimited, Peacemakers, Salsa Rhythms and Come Together Band perform at the event from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

    The bands’ musical genres include gospel, salsa, R&B and jazz.

    While the concert is free and open to the public, donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit Dollars for Dukes and the American Red Cross, sponsor Jeff Kennedy said.

  • Policies should be set by elected officials

    ISSUE: Alcohol policy at Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: City expected to decide, not defer

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN OPINION: Not beautiful, but still magical (03/16)

    LEXINGTON – It wasn’t a thing of beauty for the John Hardin Bulldogs, but it will be remembered forever nonetheless around the school.

    Thursday night’s 49-36 victory over the Johnson Central Golden Eagles in the first round of the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena was John Hardin’s first in the state tournament. It probably doesn’t erase the painful memories of 2006 – the Bulldogs’ only other appearance – but the significance wasn’t lost on the Bulldogs.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Nancy Overall to David Hunt Overall, property in Hardin County, love and affection. FMV: $2,600.

    Nancy Overall to Mary Gay Young, property in Hardin County, love and affection. FMV: $2,600.

    Barbara A. Chumley to Paul L. and Amy D. Huff, 103 White Oak Drive, Elizabethtown, $380,000.

    The Estate of Nellie M. Woodring to Trevor and Amanda Ritchie, 1580 Bethlehem Academy Road, Cecilia, $78,950.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John Hardin moving on with a defensive special (03/16)

    LEXINGTON Much of the pregame hype entering the final of the eight quarterfinals at the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament centered around Johnson Central’s 6-foot-7 sophomore center Shane Hall.

    Instead, John Hardin’s Brandon Price showed it should have been centered around someone much, much shorter.

  • Photo: Sidewalk solution
  • HCS hosts roundtables to discuss funding

    The Hardin County Schools district has been preparing staff for expected budget cuts with district-wide meetings during the last few weeks.

    The HCS board met with site-based decision-making councils of their schools at several roundtable meetings to discuss the expected shortfall in state funding and its impact on individual school budgets. The councils each were asked to analyze their budgets, find funding priorities and identify expenses that could be eliminated more easily.

  • FEMA to assist LaRue residents

    Individual assistance is available for LaRue County tornado victims through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hardin County residents continue to await word on whether federal help will be available to supplement any insurance they carried to repair damage or find new permanent homes.

    Jim Homstad, public affairs officer of FEMA in Frankfort, said Monday that 16 counties were declared eligible for federal individual assistance.

  • Photos: Hail storm hits Elizabethtown