Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: E'town tops Nelson County (05/01)

    Eighth-grader Hunter Sullivan scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Elizabethtown Panthers to a 4-3 win in eight innings over 5th Region rival Nelson County on Monday.

    Sullivan also picked up his first save of the year as the Panthers (10-13) won for the seventh time in 10 games. Sophomore Preston Patterson (1-1) struck out two and gave up three hits to earn the win with one inning of relief.

    Freshman Zeke Pinkham singled, scored a run and had four stolen bases, while senior Brice Taylor singled, scored a run and had three steals.

  • PREP TRACK: Lady Trojans hope to keep streak going at conference meet (05/01)

    When it comes to the Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference meet, no team has been as dominant as the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    The Lady Trojans have won at least the last 15 conference titles and hope to make it a sweet 16 tonight at Central Hardin’s Bruin Field. Field events start at 5:30. Running events start at 6.

    The North Hardin boys, meanwhile, look to add to their own streak of three straight titles.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin-John Hardin game still not completed (05/01)

    Maybe the third time will be the charm for the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to host the Central Hardin Lady Bruins in a mandatory 17th District game.

    The teams were originally scheduled to play April 19, but the game was rescheduled to Monday night following the sudden resignation of third-year John Hardin coach Corey Yates just hours before the game. Monday’s game was halted at 6:25 because of lightning with 14th-ranked Central Hardin leading 8-1 and batting in the top of the third inning. The game was called at 7:15.

  • National Day of Prayer to be observed locally

    Area believers are encouraged to pray together Thursday for their communities.

    Prayer gatherings in Elizabethtown and Radcliff have been organized to honor the National Day of Prayer, which is observed nationally on the first Thursday of May each year. The day is annually proclaimed by Congress and the president as being acknowledged as a day during which citizens are encouraged to join their prayers for their communities and nation.

  • Police target traffic enforcement

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is aggressively working traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce injuries and traffic collisions in the city.

    Throughout the week, the department will target high traffic areas such as U.S. 31W during times traffic volume is increased and the risk for collisions is greater, according to a news release.

    Police say the goal is to concentrate on speeding, failure to stop at traffic control devices, aggressive driving and seat belt usage.

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  • Radcliff hears first reading on new alcohol policy

    Radcliff City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance modifying the city’s policies on alcohol at Colvin Community Center and City Park North.

    The ordinance as proposed would authorize the use of alcohol for special events and private parties at Colvin Community Center and city-sponsored events at Radcliff City Park North.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said alcohol use at all other city parks is prohibited under the plan.

  • Joshua Hines sentenced to 35 years

    Joshua Hines had decided April 7, 2011, was the day he was going to kill himself.

    He went to see his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, to use a phone to call an ambulance because he didn’t want his father to see his dead body.

    Ballard let Hines inside her Bardstown Road home and that’s when the 23-year-old’s plan fell apart. The gun Hines had placed in his waistband fell down his pants leg. When Ballard saw it, she screamed.

  • More cowbell? Blue Oyster Cult to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx

    Another classic rock giant has been added to the Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield.

    The post on Monday announced Blue Oyster Cult will open for co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx on June 23.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate and can be purchased by calling the Information, Ticketing and Registration office at (502) 624-5030 or logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Civil War event has great potential

    TOPIC: Sesquicentennial event
    OUR VIEW: Good start, think bigger

    Long before downtown Elizabethtown had a Justice Center, paved roads or electricity, the area was full of Civil War action.

    Last month's sesquicentennial event attracted plenty of attention downtown as area residents re-enacted — at least for a few hours — what life was like in this town in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.