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Today's News

  • Museum reopening meant to honor public

    Bill Swope long has considered the free museum that has grown out of his personal car collection to be a gift back to the people who have supported the Swope Family of Dealerships for 60 years.

    “The cars in a sense, in a very real sense, belong to the community,” he said.

    Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum will host a grand reopening at 5:45 p.m. May 10 with a ribbon-cutting.

  • Beshear signs bill into law at Central Hardin

    Dennis Parrett’s vision to give his daughter a high school diploma came true Monday, as the bill he created to do so became law.

    Special needs students taking an alternative curriculum in high school now can receive diplomas for their efforts, thanks to a Kentucky law signed by Gov. Steve Beshear. Residents gathered at Central Hardin High School to watch Beshear sign the law and students in the high school’s special education department looked on as a bill that could change the outcome of their high school careers was signed.

  • Police identify 15-month-old Radcliff shooting victim

    Police in Radcliff are trying to piece together the events that led to a 15-month-old toddler being accidentally shot by her brother Sunday afternoon.

    On Monday, Bryce Shumate, public information officer for Radcliff Police Department, identified the victim as Bella San Martin.

    Bella was the daughter of Angelica and Christopher San Martin, who is stationed at Fort Knox, Shumate said.

    Services for Bella will be in California, Shumate said.

  • PREP TENNIS: Region tournament opens Saturday (05/01)

    After strong regular seasons, area high school tennis players – especially on the girls’ side – were rewarded for their efforts Monday night during the 5th Region Tournament draw meeting at Elizabethtown.

    The 15-school, 180-player tournament opens Saturday morning at University Drive Park. First-round matches are Saturday, the second round is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, the quarterfinals are set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – with the eight total semifinals following later that night – and the four championship matches are slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Hawks move past North (05/01)

    Bunting could be considered a lost art in high school baseball, but it sure wasn’t for LaRue County on Monday night.

  • 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.