Today's News

  • Stephens is guest speaker at Radcliff Rotary Club meeting

    A recent guest at the Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Dr. Ron Stephens, associate dean, Western Kentucky University. Dr Stephens, an Elizabethtown AM Club member, gave the club a review of the WKU program at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) campus. A student can enroll at ECTC and complete a bachelor’s degree through WKU right here in the county. The Radcliff Rotary meets at noonThursdays at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Sarah Anthony embraces 'sweet' career choice

    Sarah Anthony has a sweet business operation. Literally.

    Anthony, of Hodgenville, owns Sugar Fashion Cakes, which offers cakes and cupcakes to customers with an emphasis on custom orders. Cakes can be sculpted in shapes ranging from a doctor’s medical bag to the iconic dogs playing poker scene.

  • Motherhood & More: Learning to let go

    Relax, I tell myself.

    Don’t nitpick, I tell myself.

    But I have such a difficult time letting my 3-year-old boy just be a 3-year-old boy.

    He’s silly and rambunctious and I love all of that about him. But as his mother, it’s my job to rein him in when I can. To keep him from jumping off the arm of the sofa or to keep him from hanging the upper half of his body out the open window of his upstairs bedroom.

  • White Mills Camp looks toward its next need

    ISSUE: White Mills Christian Camp's expansion
    OUR VIEW: Spirit of improvement influences success

    Since 1949, summer has included an escape to White Mills Christian Camp for hundreds of young people. It’s an opportunity to focus on the spiritual while enjoying the outdoors, establishing lifelong friendships and making memories.

  • Attorney files motion to suppress statement in rape case

    A public defender representing Kelly C. Ferguson, an Elizabethtown man facing first-degree rape and sodomy charges, filed multiple motions Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court including a motion to suppress a statement by the defendant.

    Ferguson, 35, is a registered sex offender. He was found guilty in 1997 of first-degree sexual abuse. In August, he was arrested by Kentucky State Police after an alleged sexual encounter with a female younger than 16.

  • Fiscal Court weighs jail safety and right to faith

    The Elizabethtown Church of Christ sees a ban on baptisms at the Hardin County Detention Center as an infringement on the American right of free religious expression.

    Joe Brothers, a congregation member, said the church quietly has advocated a repeal of the ban for years. As believers, Brothers said, the church is compelled to stand publicly for what it believes in, including the right of all Americans, including inmates, to participate in baptism as an affirmation of belief in Jesus Christ.

  • Warm weather could mean early corn planting

    Area farmers might take advantage of unseasonably warm weather to plant corn early this spring, depending on potential rainfall over the next several days.

    Matt Adams, a Hardin County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said farmers in the county could begin planting corn this week or by the second week of April if rain predicted for today and later this week does not make soil too wet and temperatures do not dip too low next month. The traditional earliest time for planting is between April 10 and April 15.

  • Area ag groups donate to farms hurt by tornado

    Hardin County agriculturalists want to help their tornado-stricken brethren in West Liberty.

    Several local agricultural groups and farmers have donated money and supplies to help farmers in Morgan County rebuild fences.

    West Liberty, a largely rural area, had many farmers affected by a March 2 tornado, said Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

    “A lot of farmers in that area lost everything they had, fences and buildings and everything in just a matter of seconds,” he said.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Lady Bruins fall, held scoreless (03/28)

    The eighth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins were held scoreless for the third time in four games in a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins (3-3) lost for the third time in four games, while PRP won its fifth straight.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Sophomores power Lady Hawks past Elizabethtown (03/28)

    Brigitte Skaggs hit her spots Tuesday night at Elizabethtown. Courtney Johnson just hit the ball.