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Today's News

  • Economic hardship disputed by E'town council

    Beef O’Brady’s co-owner Libby Cecil said she has no problem facing additional competition under loosened liquor laws, but she feels new restaurants should have to play by the same rules she’s faithfully followed for years.

    Cecil spoke out against an economic hardship declaration Monday as Elizabethtown City Council once again locked horns on an issue that would relax restaurant alcohol laws.

  • Front-door escape met with unacceptable reaction

    Minimum security incarceration in Hardin County now comes with a free pass to the community. With minimum attention and minimum supervision, two inmates recently receive opportunities to roam freely throughout our communities.
    The reaction from jail leadership: “Unfortunately, there’s nothing to change.”

  • GIRLS' PREP SWIMMING: Putting her best foot forward (12/13)

    Hannah Godfrey is ready to put her best foot forward. And this time, she hopes it stays intact.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldogs aiming for first victory over Lady Bruins (12/13)

    District play means something to Demond Thomas.

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins’ first-year basketball coach wants to get them back into the 17th District title hunt and help turn them into contenders – like they were back in the mid-2000s.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin in for healthy battle with Central (12/13)

    John Hardin coach Mark Wells wishes the Bulldogs had some more practice time before their 7:30 p.m. 17th District matchup tonight against visiting rival Central Hardin.

  • Radcliff discusses City Hall parking lot renovation

    Radcliff City Engineer Toby Spalding believes the city soon needs to address a dilemma it has faced for years in combating stormwater runoff that perpetually seeps into City Hall.

    Spalding presented a conceptual plan Monday to renovate the City Hall parking lot in a manner that practically would obliterate stormwater runoff on site and rectify an issue that could pose long-term structural and safety concerns if left unchecked.

  • Local mayors meet with WKU students

    BOWLING GREEN  — Two local mayors took part in Dine with Decision Makers at Western Kentucky University.

    The college's Student Government Association invited campus officials, community leaders and members of the Kentucky General Assembly. Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker took part.

  • Police seek escaped inmate still on the run

    Three weeks after two inmates escaped from Hardin County Detention Center, one remains at large.

    Police continue to hunt for Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said. State and local police have checked the area, he said.

    Coy was serving time for parole violations and flagrant non-support. Allen said Coy previously has been charged with offenses such as possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license and receiving stolen property of more than $10,000.

  • Love of animals motivates ‘pack leader’

    Debbie Howe is the leader of the pack, but unlike the song of the same name, her title has nothing to do with motorcycles.

    As kennel pack leader at Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions in Elizabethtown — where she has worked for the past two years — Howe provides obedience training for dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Her experience working with animals, though, spans more than two decades and has gained a following.

  • All I want for Christmas is my nip and tuck

    Back in 1944, while teaching music in public school, Donald Gardner asked his second-grade class what they wanted for Christmas. Noticing how almost all his students answered him with a lisp because they had at least one front tooth missing, Gardner sat down and wrote the song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.”

    Unfortunately, at least for many youth, it takes much more than two new front teeth to fit into the norm physically; it takes a nip here and a tuck there.