Today's News

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: E'town's Godfrey to miss rest of season (09/27)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers entered this season with aspirations of challenging for the Class 2-A state cross country championship.

    Those dreams are more than likely shattered.

    Sophomore Hannah Godfrey, the 2010 Girls’ Area Runner of the Year, is out for the season after breaking her left foot in last Saturday’s Central Hardin Invitational at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Godfrey managed to finish third despite injuring her foot near the midpoint of the race. At the time, she wasn’t sure the extent of the injury.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Gumm, Lady Bruins shooting for region crowns (9/27)

    Few things in life are certain. In sports, even less things are guaranteed.

    But that doesn’t seem to apply to the Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament where history has a tendency of repeating itself.

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm and the Central Hardin Lady Bruins have dominated the event in recent years and the tournament appears to have the same storylines entering today region tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Irwin, Jury qualify for state tourney (9/27)

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — It took some time for North Hardin senior Anthony Irwin and Elizabethtown freshman Kyle Jury to get their golf game in order Monday, but once they did, Irwin and Jury put themselves in a similar position – the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Central wins region title for first time (9/27)

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Central Hardin boys’ golf coach Chris Adams made a tactical decision not to play in the North Hardin Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln Trail Country Club. Instead, he had the Bruins play a practice round at Heritage Hill Golf Club.

    Adams said the move was going to make him look smart, or well, stupid.

  • ABC talks drink issue

    Residents of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove got a glimpse of what their cities might look like should voters choose yes next Tuesday in the wet-dry elections.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control held an informational forum Monday at the Historic State Theater, where it walked through the licensing process and limitations should the cities go wet.

  • North Hardin band sweeps competition in former director's honor

    North Hardin High School’s marching band wore purple ribbons Saturday as they marched in the Bands of America Regional Championship at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

    They also were wearing the ribbons when they were named grand champions of the competition among all the bands.

    The last time the band had been awarded that honor was in 2000, during Chuck Campbell’s last year as the school’s marching band director.

  • State struggles with federal education guidelines

    Only six of 29 local schools made Adequate Yearly Progress according to recently released No Child Left Behind data, but they’re in good company. About 90 percent of Kentucky schools didn’t make AYP, according to Mark Kopp, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction services with Hardin County Schools.

  • New York freelance bassist has Hardin County roots

    Brian Vinson is a freelance jazz bassist in New York, but his roots are in Hardin County.

    Vinson lived in White Mills until he was about 7 and then moved closer to Elizabethtown.

    “My grandparents had farms in Upton, and I spent a lot of time there when I was young,” he said. “Then I moved to Louisville to go to college after graduating high school.”

    Music was a big part of his young life.

  • PAWS celebrates successful weekend

    Pet Palooza Weekend turned out to be a success for the PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc., a foundation created to raise money for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter location.

    In a news release, the foundation reports more than $20,000 was collected last weekend. All money will go toward remodeling a building at 220 Peterson Drive, which will become the animal shelter’s new site.

  • Gun fired during local restaurant robbery

    A gun was fired during a robbery early Sunday morning at Hardee’s on North Dixie Avenue.

    Employees told Elizabethtown police that a black male, about 5-foot-9 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana across his face, entered the restaurant with a handgun. After demanding money, the man forced employees into the freezer and left, according to an EPD news release.

    Although the man fired once, no witnesses were injured, police said.  He escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.