Today's News

  • Bomb threats force evacuations at ECTC

    Two separate bomb threats forced evacuations Tuesday morning at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The first note was found on a classroom door in the Academic Technical Building, said Mary Jo King, ECTC spokeswoman. According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, the note read, "There is a bomb inside this building" and on the back, "Stay away."

    Students were evacuated from the building and police responded at 7:12 a.m., according to the release. After searching the building, students were allowed to re-enter.

  • Locations of polling places

    Today's local option election to consider expanded alcohol sales is being conducted in the corporate limits of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove. Only city residents are eligible to vote.

    The polls are open until 6 p.m. today.

    Here's a list of polling places and their locations as supplied by the county clerk's office.

  • Water main break closes Mantle at Dixie

    A water main break near the intersection of West Dixie Avenue and Mantle Street in Elizabethtown is clogging northbound traffic this morning.

    A representative from Elizabethtown's Public Works Department said workers began repairing the break around 3 a.m. Tuesday and the work was almost complete as of 9 a.m..

    While the break is under repair, entrance to Mantle Street is temporarily closed.

  • In tune with learning

    Hardin County is home to two of the area’s three best music teachers, as chosen by their peers.

    Abe Barr, a band teacher at North Hardin High School, was selected as High School Teacher of the Year within the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s fourth district; and Debby Duda, a music teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year in the 11-county district.

    Their wins make them nominees for Teacher of the Year awards for the entire state.

  • Mayors: Cities ready either way

    As voters head to the polls today in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, city leaders say their governments are ready for change should it come.

    Local mayors in the three cities said Monday their cities have researched the issues and are equipped to modify local alcohol laws and bulk up enforcement if needed.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said he has been surprised by the quiet nature of the issue. While “yes” and “no” signs adorn front lawns and a few businesses, Walker said he expected a louder battle.

  • Water District No. 1, Louisville Water Co. acquire Fort Knox water contract

    After more than three years and three proposals, Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Louisville Water Co. secured a contract to assume ownership and manage Fort Knox’s water system.

  • Bates graduates from basic training

    BATES. Seaman Apprentice Alan Bates has graduated Navy basic training and operations specialist apprentice school in Great Lakes, Ill. He has been assigned to the USS Elrod in Norfolk, Va.

    He is a 2010 graduate of Central Hardin High School where he was a member of the marching band.

    He is the son of Todd and Millie Alexander of Elizabethtown and the grandson of Melvin and Katherine Druen of Glendale.

  • Morgan graduates from basic training

    MORGAN. Navy Seaman Meriah S. Morgan, daughter of Tamia L. Lollman of Radcliff and William S. Morgan, of Eaton, N.Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    Morgan is a 2005 graduate of Crossroads High School of Copperas Cove, Texas.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Area players prepping for long first day at State (10/04)

    Kyle Jury doesn’t consider himself much of a morning person, but the Elizabethtown freshman is going to try to impersonate one today as he is one of the first three players to tee off in the 106-competitor Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship.

    Jury is in an 8 a.m. threesome with East Jessamine senior Nick McCarthy and Adair County senior Van Giles for the first round of State, which is being contested for the seventh consecutive year at the 6,700-yard, par-72 Bowling Green Country Club.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs fall to top-ranked St. X (10/04)

    Louisville St. Xavier showed the John Hardin Bulldogs exactly why it’s the No. 1 team in the state Monday night.

    After being held in check in the first half, the visiting Tigers scored three in the second to pull away for a 4-0 win.