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Today's News

  • GOLF: Gumm falls to Emerson again (06/26)

    Lydia Gumm had played well all week, but she finally ran into someone who could outdo the North Hardin High School star.

    April Emerson, 1-up at the time, chipped in from a bunker on the 16th hole Friday at Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray and Gumm conceded the next hole to end their match as Emerson won 3 and 1 in the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur championship flight title match.

    “The final match I knew was going to be very close. Lydia is an awesome player,” Emerson said.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central ranked in three national polls (06/26)

    The Central Hardin Bruins already won Kentucky’s state baseball tournament, and now the Bruins are getting national recognition.

    Three major high school baseball polls have Central Hardin ranked in the top 50 in the nation. It’s the first time the program has been ranked in a national poll.

    “It comes with the territory,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said. “It’s great for the program. It’s an honor.”

  • Focus on Finance: Money available to help Kentuckians bridge the gap

    Question: I lost my job last year and I am having trouble keeping up with my mortgage. Is there a program that can help me until I get back on my feet?

  • UPDATE: Murder charge filed related to motel death

    A Noblesville, Ind., man said he helped his wife commit suicide in a hotel room in Elizabethtown, according to Elizabethtown police.

    Police released details and identities late Saturday regarding a death investigation that began Saturday afternoon after emergency responders were called to a local motel to investigate a report of two unresponsive occupants.

    They found a man who had to be hospitalized and a woman who was dead.

  • GOLF: Lady Bug is all fun and Games (06/26)

    As a 37-year-old mom of two with a full-time job, Elizabethtown’s Beverly Games doesn’t play as much golf as she’d like.

    When she does play, like she did Saturday in the 50th Lady Bug Invitational at Elizabethtown Country Club, Games likes what she sees.

    Games shot a 69 for a four-stroke win in the 44-player field – one more than competed earlier in the week in the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur in Murray.

  • To do or not to do on the 'dieway'

    The issue: Plan for U.S. 31W
    Our view: A possible wrong turn

    After years of study and consideration, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently released its draft of an access management plan for U.S. 31W in Hardin County. The plan is to “restrict median access” on a 10-mile stretch connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • Recognizing business potential outside Fort Knox

    On the doorstep of Fort Knox, a massive piece of property sits dormant, waiting for an opportunity to serve the community and capitalize on the needs and wants of military and civil service personnel pouring out of the Wilson Road gate daily.
    At least, that’s what Red Davis thought two generations ago when he developed Redmar Plaza. The Radcliff shopping center, now virtually vacant, still bears the name crafted from his first name and the first syllable of his wife’s, Martha.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in two-car crash on Dixie

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.

  • Rides, lots of cars attract patrons to Stephensburg Days

    Hattie Mae LaFollette craned her neck Saturday to see the approaching parade when she heard horns and sirens coming toward the place her family staked out on U.S. 62 near West Hardin Middle School.

    She watched in rapt attention as tractors, fire trucks, a Girl Scouts troop, and other vehicles and organizations pass by during the parade that kicked off Saturday’s activities at Stephensburg Days.

    The girl’s mother, Shellie LaFollette of Eastview, said Hattie Mae has Down Syndrome and enjoys the cars, fire trucks and candy that accompanies the parade.

  • 3-D viewing can signal eye problems

    This summer 3-D movies are invading local theaters. Many theater patrons are noticing some issues with their eyes when viewing 3-D films.

    Optometrists say 3-D technology is not harmful to eyesight and can help alert people to potential eye problems.

    Dr. Rob Steller of 20/20 Eyecare in Elizabethtown said while there is pending research, so far research shows 3-D films, television and video games are safe for the eyes. In fact, some aspects used in 3-D media have been used in the optometric field for years to train the eyes to work the muscles, Steller said.