Today's News

  • Sen. Parrett brings his daughter to testify before House Committee

    Legislative Research Commission

    Legislation filed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett that would allow a student with disabilities to receive a high school diploma rather than the certificate of completion that is currently given passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

    Senate Bill 43 would allow a student with a disability who has completed a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study established by the Kentucky Board of Education to receive an alternative high school diploma.

  • Chess Club holds championship event

    The 2011 Elizabethtown Chess Club Championship, a six player round robin, was played Dec. 6 and 13. “Jerry” Weldin of Radcliff and Joe Farrell of Brandenburg each scored 4 out of a possible 5 points. Weldin was declared the winner on tie breaks with Farrell being awarded second place. Gelvic Cubar of Bardstown placed third, Kerry Fatula of Vine Grove took fourth place, Johnny Owens of Radcliff placed fifth, and Ernie Weaver of Vine Grove placed sixth.

  • Kentucky 2012 Official Visitors Guide now is available

    The 2012 Kentucky Official Visitors Guide now is available. This year’s guide was designed to complement the new marketing campaign “There’s Only One,” and contains a number of enhancements including the addition of a fold out map. An advisory committee made up of tourism professionals worked to advise and assist the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism with the development of the guide.

  • CYCLING: Lucas to compete in world championships (1/13)

    Keith Lucas has always been a competitive person, be it road bike racing or mountain bike racing.

    When he was introduced to cyclocross, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But the Breckinridge County resident has fallen in love with a sport that combines bicycle racing with racing elements – wooded trails, graded, steep hills and obstacles that require the rider to dismount, carry the bike over or around the obstruction, and remount.

  • Some districts close; HCS on one-hour delay

    Slick roads resulting from intermittent snowfall and subfreezing temperatures has caused some area schools to close Friday. Hardin County Schools announced a one-hour delay for Friday's schedule.

    County school districts in LaRue, Meade, Hart, Grayson, Breckinridge and Taylor will be closed Friday as well as Campbellsville's city district. Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start and Leitchfield Christian Academy also are on the closure list. Some private and parochial schools match their decisions to neighboring school districts.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Big night on tap if weather allows (01/13)

    Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, there’s a big night of high school hoops ahead.

    There are 17th District doubleheaders at North Hardin and Fort Knox and an 18th District doubleheader at Hart County.

    Longtime North Hardin boys’ coach Ron Bevars just hopes his Trojans (3-11 overall, 2-2 district) are prepared when they tip off at 6 against the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs (7-5, 2-1).

  • Wintery conditions result in roadway mishaps

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several accidents around the county, most of which, luckily, didn’t cause any injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in ditch, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. The Hardinsburg resident's vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.

  • Dash of Class: J and K offerings full of flavor

    Here we are in the first month of 2012 and we are continuing on our alphabetic tour of the grocery market. You might have forgotten but our last two letters were H and I and we learned about honeydew melon and Iceberg lettuce.

    This month, we will pick up with J and K. I want to tell you about jicama and kiwi.

  • Congressman's listening party at ECTC

    Following his presentation of the House Republicans’ plan to reduce the national deficit, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie fielded questions from constituents Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    He emphasized in order to seriously dent the debt, entitlement spending, specifically Medicare and Social Security, must be addressed. He compared the GOP plan to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, which he said didn’t do enough to address the debt through taxes on high-income earners.

  • Freeman Lake Park shelter reservations begin Saturday

    Reservations  for shelters at Freeman Lake Park begin Saturday at the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department on a first come, first served basis.

    Reservations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center. Beginning Sunday, reservations need to be made at the Freeman Lake Park office.

    For information, call 769-3916.