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Today's News

  • Driver arrested, two hospitalized after Thursday wreck

    Two people were hospitalized and one was arrested after a vehicle collision Thursday on Rock Creek Road.

    Kentucky State Police from the post in Elizabethtown responded at 4:28 p.m. that day to an injury accident on Rock Creek Road two miles south of Summit.

    Ricky D. Wilson, 53, of Leitchfield was traveling north on Rock Creek Road when the 1992 Oldsmobile passenger vehicle he was driving dropped off the right shoulder of the road, according to police.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Green County 59, LaRue County 46 (02/04)

    Green County’s Micah Jones has been a thorn in the side of LaRue County for years, and the senior guard added some more frustration in her final appearance at LaRue County.

    With the No. 1 seed for the 18th District Tournament on the line, Jones poured in 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Lady Dragons pulled away in the second half for a 59-46 victory.

    Jones, a Western Kentucky signee, owns an 11-1 record against the Lady Hawks. She missed all of last year with an injury when LaRue County won both meetings.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: LaRue County 62, Fort Knox 42 (02/04)

    The LaRue County Hawks snapped out of a recent funk with a convincing 62-42 victory over the visiting Green County Dragons in an 18th District game Friday night.

    The Hawks (16-6 overall, 6-0 in district) had lost four of their previous seven games.

    LaRue County will be the top seed for the district tournament. The Hawks have won three consecutive district tournaments and they are 34-4 in the last five years in district play.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin stuns North Hardin, 55-51 (2/5)

    Michelle Montgomery and the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs grew tired of hearing how they had never beaten the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    After Friday night, that streak is ancient history.

    Montgomery, junior Desireah Mills and sophomore Nawdya Fletcher combined to hit 5-of-8 free throws in the final 25.2 seconds and host John Hardin knocked off North Hardin, 55-51 in a 17th District game at the Dawg Pound.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Legends Night at T.K. Stone shows Elizabethtown's Panther Pride (02/05)

    The easy part, albeit not a cheap one, for Dr. Strat Warden on Friday was acquiring a piece of area history.

    The more difficult part for the retired Elizabethtown physician is deciding what to do with it.

    In what he deemed a $2,500 donation, Warden became the new and proud owner of the big “E” from half court of the old gym floor from T.K. Stone Middle School. Elizabethtown High School’s basketball teams played on the floor from 1956-71 before moving to their current location at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium at the high school.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: 37-0 run spurs Elizabethtown past Fort Knox (02/05)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers got into the type of groove Friday night that left most of them baffled – and left the Fort Knox Eagles flustered.

    After the teams traded a pair of baskets, Elizabethtown scored the next 37 points en route to a 93-37 win over the Eagles that allowed the Panthers to clinch the top seed outright for this month’s district tournament that they’ll host.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Boley, Cleaver, Mudd spark Elizabethtown by Fort Knox (02/04)

    On a night when Elizabethtown honored its proud past, Erin Boley and Reaunna Cleaver showed what the Lady Panthers have to look forward to in the future.

    The duo combined to score Elizabethtown’s first 27 points Friday as the depleted Lady Panthers rolled to a 76-22 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox in the first game of a rare girl/boy doubleheader at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    The only member of Elizabethtown’s varsity who still attends T.K. Stone, Boley scored her team’s first eight points.

  • Strat Warden's bid wins Big E

    The Big E from center court - the big prize in the T.K. Stone Middle School benefit auction Friday night - went to a local doctor.

    Strat Warden won the midcourt emblem that occupied the gym floor for more than five decades at auction between the two varsity basketball games. Warden described his winning bid a $2,500 donation.

    Warden, who has two children attending Elizabethtown High School, said he's not yet decided how he will use the hardwood.

  • Failure is not an option

    ISSUE: School budgets
    OUR VIEW: Solvable problems

    School districts, like businesses, are faced with doing more with less. But unlike businesses, they have little control over the revenue with which they have to work.

    Unlike businesses, school districts have no control over who they serve. Indeed, they often face federal mandates, many unfunded, about services they must provide and to whom.

    In Frankfort, legislators are wrestling with the next biennium budget. Already things look grim.

  • Chitwood graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan K. Chitwood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.