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Today's News

  • PREP TENNIS: Sallee aiming at fifth straight conference crown (4/20)

    Usually, Jenna Sallee is a nervous wreck before a major tournament.

    The Elizabethtown senior No. 1 singles player can be seen worrying herself into a tizzy, fretting about her stroke, her confidence and her overall game.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: St. James wins seventh-grade title (04/20)

    East Hardin coach Jeremy Knight watched as his team’s confidence grew with every point Mariah Helton scored to start the second set of the Middle School Athletic Conference Seventh-Grade Volleyball Tournament championship against St. James.

    That confidence seemed to wane in the decisive third set.

    With Anna Hargan serving, the Knights turned what was a close game into a one-sided affair en route to a 21-18, 11-21, 21-15 win Tuesday night at East Hardin.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: North blanks Knox, 14-0 (04/20)

    Four pitchers combined on a one-hitter to lead the visiting North Hardin Trojans to a 14-0 win in five innings over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Tuesday.

    Junior Andrew Boyles (2-2), senior Aaron Yates, sophomore Eli Carman and senior Isaac Coty shut the Eagles (2-13 overall, 0-4 in district) down. Boyles struck out four and allowed the one hit in two innings.

  • Severe weather precedes storm front

    The National Weather Service predicted an outbreak of severe weather overnight for much of Kentucky and strong winds pounded the region.

    A series of warnings were issued around midnight as the storm pushed through from the area. A tornado warning covered northern Hardin County including Fort Knox.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Morse, Central topple E'town (4/20)

    Central Hardin senior Russ Morse has a reputation of coming through with clutch hits during his career.

    No one knows it better than the Elizabethtown Panthers.

    Morse crushed a tie-breaking two-run homer in the fifth inning to lift the ninth-ranked Bruins to a 5-1 victory over Elizabethtown in a pivotal 17th District game Tuesday evening at Central Park.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Hughes, Lady Bruins whip North Hardin, 16-1 (4/20)

    Central Hardin softball coach Mark Martin had saved this trick play for years.

    With the bases loaded and the Lady Bruins needing some type of pick-me-up against North Hardin ace Andrea Whalen, he decided to put a deceptive rundown ploy to use.

  • E’town nature park design wrapping up

    Design of the Elizabethtown Nature Park is being finalized and Planning Director Ed Poppe expects a projected cost will be given to the council in time for budget talks next month.

    Poppe said the city is likely to include money for the park in the next budget cycle, which begins July 1. If so, he said it is possible the city could take the project to bid by fall or spring of next year.

    The city hired CMW Inc. of Lexington in September to conduct the design work at just under $100,000.

  • Photo: One hay bale of a bunny
  • Every 'powerhouse' needs to have balance

    The concept of a “powerhouse entity” to coordinate all aspects of local economic and community development surfaced more than a year ago by way of the Hardin County Vision Project, a federally financed goal-setting survey of local leaders.

    Despite its ominous label, the concept basically is establishment of a one-stop clearinghouse for all things aimed at development.

  • Council approves utility relocation for E2RC

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will reimburse Elizabethtown up to $74,996 to relocate utilities as part of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector. City Council approved the amount during its meeting Monday.

    Council also approved a bid by S&R Excavation for the work at $66,958.60. City Engineer Scott Reynolds said seven bids were received on the project.