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Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Dragons edge LaRue County (1/8)

    GREENSBURG - Turnover problems, foul trouble and a lack of aggressive rebounding left the LaRue County Lady Hawks with a sinking feeling after a frenetic final minute Friday night.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Balanced Panthers complete sweep of Central Hardin (01/07)

    Seven Elizabethtown players scored at least seven points Friday and the homestanding Panthers overcame a horrendous night at the foul line to complete a regular-season sweep of the Central Hardin Bruins, 71-61.

    Senior Jansen Flood had 14 points and four rebounds to pace the 17th District-leading Panthers (9-4 overall, 3-0 district), who have won four straight. Sophomore guard Bryce Byrd added 12 points, four rebounds and a game-high seven assists, while sophomore forward Dominique Harding nearly had a double-double (nine points, eight rebounds) off the bench.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Ruttley's return spurs Trojans to 85-36 win over Knox (1/8)

    Jermaine Ruttley had been waiting for this night, his chance to return the hardwood after missing several weeks with a stress fracture.

    The North Hardin senior guard was diagnosed with the injury following the Trojans’ season opener Nov. 29 and missed the next 11 games.

    After being cleared to play this week, Ruttley wasted little time making an impact Friday night against 17th District rival Fort Knox. He scored North Hardin’s first five points and finished with 21 points as the Trojans rolled to an 85-36 win at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

  • Houchens closing for renovations

    Houchens is closing for renovations Jan. 28.

    Company officials aren’t saying what the renovations at the store on Sycamore Street in Elizabethtown will include.

    Alan Larsen, director of marketing and merchandising for Houchens Industries, said that’s because the format and offerings of the renovated store haven’t been finalized.

    “It’s sincerely still a work in progress,” he said. “We really don’t know what it’s going to be.”

  • ECTC dental clinic accepting new patients

    With school ramping back up after the holidays, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s dental clinic again is accepting new patients.

    Mary Jo King, spokeswoman for the college, said the dental clinic offers an affordable alternative for families and gives dental students a chance to put training into action. The clinic, located in the lower level of the Student Center on campus, takes new patients every semester, King added. 

  • Christmas Eve-Eve celebration draws hundreds

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The event Christmas Eve-Eve, which was opened to the community for the first time last month, drew between 250 and 300 attendees and enough volunteers to feed them, said organizer Lisa Weaver, of Elizabethtown.

  • Do a friend a favor while stamping out cervical cancer

    If a vaccine existed to prevent breast cancer, women would be going in droves to their doctors’ offices to get it and they would encourage everyone they know to get vaccinated as well. That’s what women do for each other.

    Today, there is only one anti-cancer vaccine available to humans. This vaccine prevents more than 90 percent of a kind of cancer that has killed hundreds of Kentucky women in the last decade. A kind of cancer that kills 10 women each day in the United States. A kind of cancer that is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.

  • KSP investigates animal cruelty complaint

    A Munfordville man was charged with cruelty to animals after Kentucky State Police investigated a complaint on Johnson Cemetery Road near Bonnieville.

    Post 3 in Bowling Green had received prior animal cruelty complaints mentioning the same Hart County address but the instances were unsubstantiated, police said. When Trooper Jonathan McChesney arrived Wednesday, he found animal remains in a wooded lot next to the residence, according to police.

  • Embry files bill to make synthetic drugs controlled substances

    A bill filed by state Rep. C.B. Embry Jr. would expand the number of illegal controlled substances in Kentucky to include synthetic drugs.

    Embry, a Republican from Morgantown whose district stretches into western Hardin County, has filed HB 198 to amend the state’s controlled substance schedule to include synthetic cannabinoids and piperazines.

  • Legislation filed in House, Senate to clear up unification concerns

    Legislation aimed to clear up any unification miscommunication has been presented in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    State Reps. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, have sponsored HB 190 in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would exempt any city that votes no on unification from participating in a unified local government.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, has presented an identical bill, SB 78, in the Senate.

    The House version has been assigned to the Local Government Committee.