Today's News

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits Fort Knox High School

    A recipient of the highest military award given by the United States government shared his less-than-award-winning moments Thursday with students at Fort Knox High School.

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Patterson, a Medal of Honor recipient, visited the post school to speak to the entire student body as well as visit with JROTC members. Patterson encouraged students to stay in school and avoid the “stupid things” he had done in his life.

  • Williams talks jobs with business leaders

    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams received multiple standing ovations Thursday morning when presenting his jobs plan to more than 50 Hardin County business leaders at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The state senate president said two things are holding Kentucky back: a tax structure targeting productivity instead of jobs and a failure to have a right-to-work law.

    Regarding tax reform, Williams said the marketplace, not the government, should be picking winners and losers.

  • Family Resource Centers and other accolades

    TOPIC: Good news abounds
    OUR VIEW: It's what we do around here

    Unless you have utilized or assisted a school Family Resource and Youth Services Center, you have no idea of the value these centers bring to hundreds of Hardin County students and their families every day.

    But for 20 years, the centers have helped elementary school children and their families in various ways such as child care, and middle school and high school students and their families with finding work and ways to battle substance abuse.

  • Holeman promoted to sergeant at Radcliff Police Department

    On Sept. 15, Radcliff Police Department promoted Officer Michael Holeman to the rank of sergeant. Pictured from left, Mayor J.J. Duvall, Sgt. Holeman, Capt. William Wells and Chief Jeffrey A. Cross.

  • 200 pounds of marijuana brings probation

    A Radcliff man discovered with more than 200 pounds of marijuana last October on a Minnesota highway was sentenced to five years probation and a $3,000 fine last Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

    Minnesota court records found online indicate Shannon O. Gonzalez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony crime.

  • Wet or dry? It's a matter of economics and choice

    Now that the momentum of Fort Knox’s realignment is coming to an end, it’s time for Hardin County collectively, and residents of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown independently, to ask: “What’s next? How do we maintain, if not accelerate our momentum?”

    Unfortunately, there is no panacea, no “next big thing” like BRAC on the horizon. But there are steps that can be taken to continue to best-position the community for economic growth. Approving local option alcohol sales can be one such potential economic development step.

  • MEN'S SOFTBALL: Local team in Oklahoma City for world series (09/29)

    Four years ago, Garrien Martin and Richard Price were atop the softball world. Now they have an opportunity to get back there.

    In 2007, Martin and Price, along with local players Demond Thomas, Fred Ditto and Chad Riggs, were part of the Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken team, which won the Men’s Class B Slow Pitch title over C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/Easton in a best-of-five series in Oklahoma City.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central faces monumental task against Bulldogs (09/29)

    The Central Hardin Bruins know the monumental task at hand Friday night when they travel to rival John Hardin. The Bulldogs are 5-0 and ranked second in Class 5-A. John Hardin hasn’t lost at home in the regular season since 2004, a streak of 30 consecutive games.

    And to compound matters, the Bruins have never beaten John Hardin in eight meetings. In fact, they’ve never played within two touchdowns of the Bulldogs. John Hardin has outscored Central Hardin, 333-102.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: No. 1 Elizabethtown fends off No. 6 Sacred Heart (09/29)

    Junior Abigail Patterson and freshman Dani Wilson each scored to give the top-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers a 2-1 win over No. 6 Louisville Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

    Patterson scored midway through the first half on an assist from senior Taylor Perkins, while Wilson scored unassisted midway through the second half.

    Senior keeper Audrey Duke made four saves for homestanding Elizabethtown (16-2), which closed the regular season on a seven-game winning streak.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC will play dual role in Afghanistan

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command has a stiff task ahead of it in 2012, but the unit is accustomed to challenges.

    And its commander, Col. Kristin K. French, exuded excitement as she addressed an impending deployment to Afghanistan, a smile bursting forth as she described the expansive mission.

    “The logisticians are going to be busy, very busy,” she said in her office on Fort Knox during a September interview.