Today's News

  • BOYS' ALL-AREA BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown's McDonald voted top sophomore (04/10)

    Longtime Elizabethtown Panthers coach James Haire likes having veterans on the floor. However, that philosophy was drastically swayed in the 2010-11 season with the emergence of freshman guards Nic McDonald and Bryce Byrd.

    The young duo took their lumps, but they matured enough that as sophomores in 2011-12, they helped lead the Panthers to the 17th District’s regular-season championship.

  • BOYS' ALL-AREA BASKETBALL: John Hardin's Price voted Player of the Year (04/10)

    If there is one player on the John Hardin boys’ basketball team who seems to embody the Bulldogs’ mascot, it’s guard Brandon Price.

    At 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds, the junior isn’t going to impose his will physically on many opposing players. He instead gets by with heart, practice, willpower and determination.

  • E'town MSA population growth rate tops in state

    The superlatives keep piling up for the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area.

    The MSA, which includes Hardin and LaRue counties, outpaced all other Kentucky MSAs in percentage of population growth from April 2010 to July 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

    According to the Census Bureau, the Elizabethtown MSA grew by about 2,029 residents during the decade, which translates to a growth rate of 1.7 percent.

  • Former Vine Grove coach, mayor to be buried today

    Only weeks after the 60th anniversary of Vine Grove High School’s lone trip to the pinnacle of Kentucky basketball, the team’s coach and a community leader has died.

    Chet Redmon, who later taught, coached and served as a principal in Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, died Friday at his home in Warren County. He was 90.

    His funeral is at 10 a.m. CDT today at First Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

    He’s remembered around Vine Grove as a leader and person of good humor who knew when to be direct and when to allow kids to be kids.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Homers help Trojans win third straight (04/10)

    The North Hardin Trojans had a big day at the plate Monday as they won their third straight.

    Senior Andrew Boyles hit two home runs and the visiting Trojans had nine extra-base hits en route to an 18-7 five-inning win over 5th Region rival Campbellsville.

  • Path to consolidation easier to understand now

    ISSUE: Passage of House Bill 189
    A model of cooperation for all to follow

    An issue that surfaced during preliminary discussions about restructuring government in Hardin County has led to a revision of state law.

    House Bill 189 clarifies a legal ambiguity in previous legislation allowing voters to consider unified government.

    As revised, voters in existing cities and towns can reject the concept of governmental merger even if the county vote as a whole favors the concept.

  • Authorities looking for leads on rash of trash can, dumpster fires

    Elizabethtown police and fire officials are investigating a rash of trash can and dumpster fires downtown.

    Rusty Todd, fire investigator for the Elizabethtown Fire Department, said five fires have been set since March 25 involving trash cans or dumpsters, including one Sunday morning that damaged Halls Supply and Tool Repair on South Main Street.

    Todd said the fire started in a dumpster behind the business and spread to the back of the building, burning through a doorway to the interior wall.

  • When travelers find each other

    My wife and I were the only customers in the souvenir and gift shop, lone shoppers during an off-season in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The lady at the cash register was kind but guarded, like the person checking your ID at airport security. But something about this lady intrigued me: Was she shy or resentful? Uncaring or prudent? Calloused or bruised?

    Directing me to the next aisle, she snapped, staccato style, “Sweatshirts and hoodies over there; caps, next aisle.”

    Her accent, which I guessed to be Eastern European, was heavy.

  • Photo: Water under the bridge
  • Farmers market opens Saturday

    Farmers market shoppers and sellers will have a few extra weeks this year to buy and sell goods and produce.

    The Hardin County Farmers Market Inc. opens Saturday because some items sold there, including eggs and baked goods, are not dependent on when produce begins to grow.

    Members voted during a meeting in the fall to open the market in April, rather than the customary first Saturday in May. Many of them wanted to bring items that don’t depend on the growing season, said Brenda Thomas, president of the farmers market.