Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs top Western (2/16)

    Sophomore post Nawdya Fletcher posted a double-double to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 50-47 win over visiting Louisville Western on Wednesday.

    Fletcher had 14 points, 15 rebounds and two assists, while junior post Michelle Montgomery chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds.

    Sophomore guard Zacchea Small added nine points, seven rebounds and four assists, and junior wing Desireah Mills scored nine points.

    John Hardin (19-7) won its fourth straight.


  • PREP WRESTLING: Longtime friends are voices of state wrestling tourney (2/16)

    Their voices bellow countless bits of information throughout the arena, be it about a car that needs to be moved before it’s towed or a lost set of keys has been found or the action taking place all around them.

    Their voices are what help keep things lively at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

    And their voices energize the thousands of people in the stands, urging them get behind the wrestlers on the mat.

  • Young Cooks: Fashionable baker Mallory Simon

    Armed with a KitchenAid mixer and an iPhone, Mallory Simon, 15, likes to bake.

    Donning a brown and pink polka dot apron that matched her outfit, the Elizabethtown High School freshman whipped up a batch of snickerdoodle cookies while explaining her love for baking one afternoon after school.

    Most of the time she searches through the family recipe box before baking but this time she went to the web and pulled up the recipe on her iPhone.

    She often goes to the web for a recipe when she’s bored and looking for something new.

  • United Way cracks $1 million mark

    United Way of Central Kentucky has broken the $1 million campaign mark for the second time in its history.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency has received more than $1 million in donations as part of its 2011 campaign, which continues through February.

    The number puts United Way in reach of its goal of $1,025,000. The organization collected slightly more than $1 million in 2007.

    “What we have really seen is an (outpouring of support) from the community that, when asked, has risen to the challenge,” he said.

  • Fiscal Court votes to reject Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court has officially closed the door on the possibility of placing a recycling trailer in Radcliff for the foreseeable future.

    Fiscal Court voted, 6-3, against placing a trailer in Radcliff during its Tuesday voting meeting. The motion had been postponed from last year as the magistrates researched the issue more thoroughly.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman have lobbied for the trailer for months on behalf of the county’s second-largest city, saying Radcliff has the trash volume to justify the expense.

  • ‘The Best’ cook and friend

    As you know, for the past several months I’ve been featuring “The Best” recipes – those recipes that really are my favorites. Today, I want to feature “The Best” cook and friend – Polly Shaw of Elizabethtown.

  • Diane Logsdon to be honored as friend of scouting

    Diane Logsdon remembers her time as a Girl Scout as a rewarding experience.

    The Elizabethtown native said her troop took part in projects that taught her important values and activities that demonstrated community spirit, so it makes sense those lessons followed her into adulthood.

    Logsdon, vice president and chief operating officer at Hardin Memorial Hospital, is being honored Monday for her long-term efforts to help area Scouts with the 2012 Hardin County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award.

  • Elizabethtown Houchens grocery reopening with new name, concept

    Houchens Industries has infused its Elizabethtown store with a new name, look and a fresh business approach.

    The company is relaunching Houchens on Sycamore Street as price LE$$ foods, said Alan Larsen, director of marketing and merchandising for Houchens Industries. The newly renovated store is reopening Thursday after closing in late January to complete renovations. He said it is the first price LE$$ foods launched by Houchens and the company is excited about the store’s distinct cost format.

  • Crady's office job goal leads to role as circuit court clerk

    Knowing only that she wanted to work in an office some day, Loretta Crady took a job at Burger Queen in Elizabethtown during her junior year at East Hardin High School.

    Today, Crady is the Hardin County circuit court clerk, leading an office charged with record-keeping for the county’s trial courts.

    “If you told me in 1973 when I graduated I’d be working here I wouldn’t believe it,” Crady said.

  • Life or Something Like It: This is the farthest move yet


    That’s how many times my oldest son and his wife have moved in four years of marriage.

    The first was to Bloomington, Ind., as she joined him where he was working on a master’s degree at Indiana University.

    Nine months later, after he graduated, they moved to an apartment in Lexington across Nicholasville Road from Fayette Mall.