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Today's News

  • Summer movie preview

    The summer movie season kicks off with a bang.

    The first weekend of May features one of the most anticipated offerings of the season, Marvel’s “The Avengers.” The movie gathers previous Marvel stars Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor and team leader Nick Fury and tosses them in with new additions Black Widow and Hawkeye. What’s most impressive about this film is that it brings together established characters from previous movies helmed by multiple directors and different studios.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Calipari, trophy coming to Elizabethtown

    A Friday afternoon appearance in Elizabethtown is among many stops the next three days for University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach and the Wildcats’ eighth NCAA Tournament championship trophy as part of the UK Men’s Basketball National Championship Trophy Tour.

    Calipari made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday night and posted more details on his official website, CoachCal.com, on Wednesday.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue's Hughes throws two-hitter (04/11)

    Junior Cole Hughes threw a two-hitter to lead the LaRue County Hawks to a 3-1 win over host Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) on Wednesday in the Florida Beach Bash.

    Hughes (4-0) struck out eight while allowing one unearned run, two walks and two singles.

  • Investment workshop attracts 'angels' among us

    Jim Fugitte said Hardin County is brimming with innovation but originators need the financial assistance to get their idea off the ground.

    “It all starts with the idea fertilized with money,” the businessman said.

    Fugitte, CEO of locally headquartered Wind Energy Corp., addressed the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday about the origins of “angel investing” and an opportunity next week for investors to take a gamble on a concept or a budding entrepreneur to gain insight.

  • Day made by a man of action

     It was a sunny day at lunch hour and steady traffic buzzed around Target in Elizabethtown. Hustling out the door, thinking of the next errand, keys in hand, I stopped short on the sidewalk.

    A woman was lying flat on her back in the parking lot, her feet inches from the storefront sidewalk, her motorized scooter straddling the curb.

    A child with her seemed to wonder what to do. Some older women had stopped and asked her if she needed an ambulance. She didn’t. More people came to help, but appeared not to know exactly how.

  • Radcliff police seek robbery, assault suspect

    Radcliff police are searching for an unidentified teenager wanted in connection to two assaults and a robbery the night of March 28 in the area of Elm Road and North Woodland Drive.

    Four men were walking together in the area when police said one of them “beat up” a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The suspect allegedly took the man’s cellphone before continuing north on North Woodland Drive.

    Police said the injured man was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

  • Environmental advocates discuss national topics locally

    A small crowd learned Tuesday about the importance of maintaining environments, from their own bodies to the earth.

    The League of Women Voters of Hardin County hosted the program “Environmental Health in Kentucky: Making Decisions as if Our Health Matters” at Pritchard Community Center.

    The program was aimed at observing Earth Day, which takes place later this month, and discussing environmental factors recognized as negatively impacting public health and how such issues are being addressed nationally.

  • Swopes to host cornhole tournament

    The Swope family is looking for volunteers willing to unleash their inner competitors for a charitable cause.

    The family is hosting a single-elimination cornhole tournament May 11 and 12 and proceeds from the tournament will benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Carl Swope announced the tournament during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Wednesday. Swope said the tournament can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 200 teams and will be played around the area of the newly opened Swope Nissan building in Elizabethtown.

  • Life or Something Like It: Recalling family history

    I had seen that the 1940 census was going to be released.

    After more than 70 years, that year’s official count of United States residents would become public record, opening up a treasure trove of records for genealogy buffs.

    With my 80-year-old uncle driving my 83-year-old mother back from her annual winter stay in Florida, perusing the records together when they arrived would make for a great night of story-telling about their teen years in New York.

  • Radcliff Rotary inducts Bell