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Today's News

  • Warm air, southwesterly winds trigger volatile weather

    At least one tornado touched down in the Hardin-LaRue county area Wednesday morning as southwesterly winds brought a low-pressure storm system into areas of central Kentucky.

    A National Weather Service team confirmed Wednesday afternoon a funnel cloud that touched down in east Elizabethtown was an EF2 tornado packing winds of 125 miles per hour. The winds caused power outages and extensive damage to homes, buildings and roadways in the area.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Hawks too much for Taylor (03/01)

    After Wednesday night’s first Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinal, Kelton Ford thinks he has put one myth to rest.

    The scouting report on the LaRue County junior guard might need to include one more item: just as deadly from the outside as he is driving to the hoop – especially when you don’t guard him tightly like the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs topple Bethlehem (03/01)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs tried a couple new wrinkles to speed up the Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles, but in the end, they turned to their defensive staples to do the job.

    The Bulldogs used a 1-3-1 in the first quarter and their full-court pressure wasn’t effective at first either until they went back to their man-to-man defense. The move paid off as the Eagles weren’t able to play at the tempo they wanted.

  • Farm Bureau donation benefits BackPack Program

    Hardin County Farm Bureau recently donated $500 to the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland BackPack Program.

  • National cancer study looking for local participation

    Area residents soon will have a chance to impact cancer research and care.

    The American Cancer Society is enrolling participants in a new nationwide Cancer Prevention Study April 4-5 in the fifth floor auditorium of Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    The organization will take enrollees from 2 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5, said Matt Vamvas, a spokesman with the American Cancer Society.

  • Attorney general warns HCS students of prescription pill dangers

    During the state attorney general’s visit Tuesday to John Hardin High School to discuss the growth of prescription pill abuse, the most poignant words came from Mike Donta.

    Donta watched his 24-year-old son battle a pill addiction until succumbing to it two years ago. He emphasized to students their decisions impact their lives and the lives of those around them.

    “Just remember, it’s all about choices,” he said.

  • Travels take Hortensia Mayer full circle

    Hortensia Mayer left her hometown of San Francisco Morazán, El Salvador, in 1979 just before civil war broke out, beginning a journey that brought her to teach in Elizabethtown.

    Mayer teaches Spanish at St. James Catholic Regional School. It has been 33 years — and many travels — since she married a Peace Corps volunteer, came to the United States and learned English on her own.

  • Why women have difficulty losing weight

    There are many reasons women give themselves as to why they can’t lose weight. Whether it is having no time to exercise and eat right or not wanting to spend an extra dollar or two at a fast food restaurant to choose something healthier, we tend to make excuses.

  • State highway plans for a slimmer Dixie

    ISSUE: Changing U.S. 31W in E'town
    OUR VIEW: Give this 'road diet' a try

    No one ever celebrates a diet. Even when you're committed to it and need it, dieting typically is not welcomed.

    So it's not surprising that news of a "road diet" for a stretch of U.S. 31W in downtown Elizabethtown is met with apprehension, questions and even ridicule.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Hawks hoping region experience pays off (2/29)

    The LaRue County Hawks are no strangers to the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament, and they are hoping that experience pays off this season.

    The Hawks, who have won four consecutive 18th District Tournaments, are making their sixth consecutive appearance. Several players have made multiple appearances during this stretch and that could play in LaRue County’s favor.