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Today's News

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs, No. 10 Lady Bruins each earn wins (03/30)

    Host John Hardin scored six runs in the final four innings to pull away for an 8-3 win over North Bullitt on Thursday.

    Senior Hannah Howard went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI, while junior Katlyn Geer went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and an RBI single. Junior Brooke Reed went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers rally by Bulldogs (03/30)

    Impatient and chasing nearly everything John Hardin starting pitcher Sam Brashear threw at them, the Elizabethtown Panthers struggled to get in any type of groove Thursday.

    Relying on his breaking ball, Brashear struck out five batters and John Hardin took a one-run lead after the first three innings. After tying the game in the bottom of the fourth, Elizabethtown finally got its bats going in the fifth.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Harrington, Central topple North (3/30)

    Drew Harrington giveth and Drew Harrington taketh away.

    The North Hardin Trojans scored a run off Harrington in the top of the first, but the Central Hardin junior atoned for it in the bottom half of the inning.

    With one out and runners on second and third, Harrington launched a three-run homer to left to spark the third-ranked Bruins to 6-2 victory over North Hardin in a 17th District game Thursday at Central Hardin.

  • Student arrested for distributing pills at school

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A 15-year-old Elizabethtown High School student was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly distributed prescription pills to other students.

    Police responded at 8:50 a.m. to the high school in reference to drugs being found on a student, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Multiple students reported the incident to staff members, who notified police.

    Police say the teen possessed oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine.

  • Police release sketch of man suspected of sexual abuse

    Elizabethtown police are searching for a man wanted on sexual abuse charges in connection to multiple incidents reported recently along East Dixie Avenue near the Interstate 65 overpass.

    Officers responded at 11 p.m. Wednesday where a woman described an encounter with a man in his mid-20s to early 30s. She was walking north when he approached her on foot. The two talked for a few minutes before he tried to grab and pull her toward him, she told police.

  • Students' use of technology in the classroom grows

    By Nannette Johnston

    Hardin County Schools students use technology every day in their classrooms. In fact, a lot of those students carry those technological skills home and use them to do research, homework or to play educational games. HCS students are making groundbreaking strides with technology. Some of them displayed their work at the second annual Hardin County Schools Technology Fair last month.

  • HB 189 awaits governor’s signature

    FRANKFORT — Legislation sought by local officials to clarify regulations regarding creation of merged government awaits the governor’s signature to become law.

    House Bill 189 passed the House twice and the Senate once without attracting a negative vote. Similar measures failed in previous sessions, said Rep. Jimmie Lee, the chief sponsor.

    “I feel this time we did a much better job explaining what it actually does or does not do,” the Elizabethtown Democrat said Thursday.

  • Preschool can be found in variety of settings

    Public preschools are perhaps the most well-known of the early education options in the area, but parents looking for an educational setting for their 3- and 4-year-olds can find private preschools and child care centers that can offer the ABCs to their children.

    Many churches offer preschool programs, such as First Christian Church in Elizabethtown. Wilma Curry, the director of preschool and after-school programs with the church, said their preschool curriculum focuses on developing the students spiritually, physically, socially and academically.

  • Task force nets two more wanted for drug-related crimes

    Law enforcement picked up two more individuals Thursday wanted by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force after this week’s roundup in Hardin County.

    The task force obtained 29 drug-related warrants and served 21 Wednesday. The warrants were the result of months-long investigations.

    Adolfo Cardona, 48, was picked up Thursday morning in Muldraugh, said Ron Eckart, task force director.