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Today's News

  • Bill would change how service members are counted in the Census

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, and two other Republican legislators from Kentucky are sponsoring bills that would change the way Armed Service members are counted by the U.S. Census Bureau

  • PREP TENNIS: Tuesday's results (5/2)

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Goedde gives Lady Bruins big lift (05/02)

    Frustrated with her recent lack of hitting power, Abbi Goedde found a way to bomb herself out of her slump.

  • LongHorn set for June 25 opening

    The LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is nearing completion, and area patrons will have a chance to sample its flavors this summer.

    Restaurant spokeswoman Tara Gray said the steakhouse is slated for a June 25 opening and the company will start taking online applications by May 10.

    The restaurant is looking to hire around 80 workers in the area to round out its servers, service assistants, bar and kitchen staff, she said.

  • Animal shelter kicks off fundraising for 2012

    Fundraising efforts to build a new Hardin County Animal Shelter have began.

    Members of the nonprofit organization PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. are kicking off activities aimed at drawing the remaining $1 million needed in donations to outfit a building purchased to replace the county’s current animal shelter on Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown.

    The first event is the Mutts, Moms and Music festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the administration building of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Former ‘Idol’ contestant Casey James to perform at Historic State Theater

    A top-three contestant on “American Idol” performs for a local audience this summer.

    Casey James performs at 7:30 p.m. June 22 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. James came in third in the ninth season of the Fox show in 2010 and released a self-titled debut album in March.

    Tickets are on sale now. Balcony seats are $15, general admission is $20 and preferred seating is $25. They can be purchased by calling the theater at (270) 234-8258.

  • Shooting involving soldier remains under investigation

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 continues to investigate a domestic violence situation that turned into a shooting Friday in Guston. A Fort Knox soldier who allegedly fired the weapon has not been charged in the death of a 29-year-old Guston man.

    Police said Joshua W. Wemes died Friday of a single gunshot wound sustained after he broke into the home of Cpl. Quinton T. Phillips, 22, of Amarillo, Texas.

  • PREP TRACK: North sweeps conference titles (05/02)

    Make it sweet 16 for the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    North Hardin won seven individual championships and one relay Tuesday as they rolled to their 16th straight Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference team title at Central Hardin.

    The Lady Trojans easily topped Fort Knox, 187-110.

    “It’s a great thing,” said North Hardin coach John Russell. “We constantly talk about how this starts the postseason. We want to keep getting better every week.”

    The Lady Trojans were pretty good Tuesday.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central cruises past E'town (5/2)

    The predicted rains never fell Tuesday evening, and neither did Central Hardin’s reign.

    Central Hardin used 12 hits and 10 walks to cruise past the Elizabethtown Panthers, 11-3 at Ron Myers Field to lock up the 17th District Tournament’s No. 1 seed for the third consecutive year.

    The Bruins (19-6 overall, 7-0 district) ran their winning streak against district foes to 24. The Bruins haven’t lost a district game since a 5-3 setback against Elizabethtown on April 20, 2010, which is their only district loss the last three years.

  • Laura Cooper offers support

    Mother’s Day holds a special significance for Laura Cooper.

    Cooper became an acting parent when she adopted her granddaughter, Amber, on April 8, 1997, in Michigan. Amber was 4, about four months shy of turning 5 on her July 31 birthday.

    In October 1998, shortly after adopting Amber, Cooper moved to Hardin County and founded the nonprofit organization Open Arms. It’s a support group for grandparents and acting parents raising children.

    “We purposely retired early to give Amber a better life,” Cooper said.