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Today's News

  • ECTC celebrates brave women for International Women's Day

    The gutsy, bold actions of local women were celebrated Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    ECTC hosted the international event That Takes Ovaries, a women’s empowerment movement, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday. Women and men gathered in the Regional Postsecondary Center to discuss and celebrate the bold actions of themselves and women they know.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Meade County beats Knox, Barren downs Elizabethtown (03/11)

    Meade County got off to a hot offensive start in its season opener.

    Senior Bo Wilson went 3-for-5 and combined for a no-hitter with junior pitcher Jake Wilson on the mound Saturday afternoon as Meade County shut out Fort Knox, 16-0 in five innings.

    Meade County (1-0) scored eight runs in each of the first two innings en route to the blowout.

    Bo Wilson pitched the first three innings and recorded eight strikeouts, while Jake Wilson went the final two and had six strikeouts and walked one.

  • Contract awarded for White Mills bridge repairs

    The state is ready to move forward on repairs to the White Mills bridge.

    The contract for the work was awarded last week to Adelphi Inc. DBA G-Force Contracting at the low bid of $763,857.20, which was lower than an engineer’s estimate of $829,528.50. Euro Paint LLC offered the other bid at  $856,792.50.

    The contract also includes two bridge painting projects in Grayson County.

  • Focus on finance: Retirement reasons for updating life insurance

    Question: When, if ever, should I look at updating my life insurance?
    Answer: As you approach or begin retirement, there’s much to look forward to for you and your spouse. The easing of stressful work, relaxation time and enjoyment of things long put off may come to mind. Insuring for replacing your income for children, their education and upbringing are gone. And life expectancy statistics put many years ahead of you to enjoy.

  • PREP BOWLING: Taylor County girls, Nelson County boys win titles at John Hardin tourney (03/11)

    Although they have little to do with offense in baseball or horse racing wins, the Taylor County Lady Cardinals completed a regular-season triple crown against their 2nd Region bowling rivals.

  • Custer woman dies in Friday crash

    A housewife and mother was killed and her teenage son was injured Friday in the latest in a rash of deadly car crashes in Hardin County over the last few months.

  • Custer woman dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A woman is dead and her son is in the hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon at the intersection of St. John and Howevalley roads in northwestern Hardin County.

    Sarah Martin, 32, of Custer was dead at the scene, according to Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. He said Martin's 1996 Jeep Cherokee left the road, "spiraled" and overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. A Kentucky State Police statement said Martin overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle at about  2:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Families reflect on the fallen

    The unveiling of the Duke Brigade Memorial at Fort Knox left Jim and Ann Gould coping with a barrage of emotions.

    Their son, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, was killed in combat Feb. 27, 2011, while serving with the 2-2 Infantry Battalion with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Jim Gould said the U.S. Army has provided shelter and comfort to his family since his son’s death and his name now is immortalized at the site of the memorial, where it can be viewed for years to come.

  • Tornado fund-raiser night at Texas Roadhouse

    Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Elizabethtown, Louisville and Clarksville, Ind., are holding a special fundraiser night to help victims of recent tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana.

    Ten percent of all food sales go to the American Red Cross.

    Also, guests who donate items including canned food, clothing and toiletries to the American Red Cross that evening will receive a free appetizer coupon to be used on a future visit.

    The Elizabethtown location will hold the fundraising night on Wednesday from 4-10 p.m. at 207 Commerce Drive.

  • Five indicted for attempted murder charges in February

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 50 indictments in February, including five for attempted murder.

    Radcliff residents Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were indicted for multiple felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to a Jan. 3 incident in Elizabethtown.

    Police say Ford and Kennedy were at a North Mantle Avenue residence when a drug-related argument culminated in Ford firing a gun.