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Today's News

  • T.K. Stone to auction old basketball floor

    Mark Haynes admits he has auctioned a number of unique items, but a basketball floor is not one of them. That will change Friday night.

    Between the Elizabethtown girls’ and boys’ games against Fort Knox, parts of the old floor in T.K. Stone Middle School will be auctioned off, including the big “E,” which was at halfcourt. Elizabethtown High School played on the floor from 1956 to 1971 before moving to its current location.

  • A love of jolly ole England

    Recently, I was accused of having Anglophilia. Now before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, that simply means an admiration of England and all things English.

    I thought about it a while and maybe I am a bit enamored with England as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love America, am proud to be a citizen. And let’s face it, basketball and football beat soccer and cricket any day. But there’s something about the homeland of my ancestors.

  • 'The Descendants' lives up to the hype

    Vying for several Oscars, “The Descendants” finally made its way to local theaters. Among its nominations are Best Picture, Actor, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

    It’s the story of Matt King, played by George Clooney (“Ides of March”). King suffers hit after hit after hit in his life as his world collapses around him. But with a family decision looming and two daughters to care for, life must go on.

    That’s really what the core of this story is about. It’s about life.

  • Local employers lauded as good places to work

    Hardin County once again is home to some of the best workplaces in and around Louisville.

    Three local employers have made return appearances on a list of Top Places to Work by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Each appeared on the list last year.

    The list named the top 10 workplaces in the Louisville Metro area in three divisions; small, mid-size and large. Hardin County Schools was the ninth employer in the “large” category, and First Federal Savings Bank and LaRue County Schools were sixth and eighth, respectively, in the mid-size division.

  • HealthSouth bans tobacco on campus

    HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown has become tobacco-free.

    The new policy began Wednesday with all designated on-campus smoking areas being eliminated.

    Officials said in a statement that they understand the total ban might be a hardship for some people, but they made the change out of concern for the health and safety of patients, visitors and employees.

    It is important for the hospital to take that step because of all the negative effects known about tobacco, officials said.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Graffree signs with Kentucky (2/2)

    Central Hardin senior Patrick Graffree gave a verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky in June, but it seemed like only yesterday in Graffree’s mind.

    On Wednesday afternoon, it finally became official as Graffree signed a national letter of intent to play football at Kentucky in the school’s library in front of family and friends. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive tackle said it takes a huge weight off his shoulders.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Elizabethtown's Pinkham signs with Murray State (02/02)

    Shortly after finalizing her soccer future Wednesday afternoon, Elizabethtown High School senior Halle Pinkham’s emotions were running the gamut of emotions.

    “I’m excited and anxious and it’s kind of bittersweet, but it’s nice to have it out of the way,” the standout defender said after signing her national letter of intent to play on the NCAA Division-I level for the Murray State Racers. “Of course, I’m scared to move on in life.”

  • PREP WRESTLING: Central's Daugherty exceeding expectations (2/2)

    Being a first-year varsity wrestler, Central Hardin sophomore Matt Daugherty had modest expectations of himself.

    After biding his time, Daugherty figured he wasn’t going to go undefeated or ascend the state rankings.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade's Thomas Wilson signs with Navy (2/2)

    Attending a game with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was more than enough to convince Thomas Wilson that the U.S. Naval Academy was the right place for him.

    While on an official visit, the Meade County senior quarterback went to the Air Force-Navy game Oct. 1 and realized Navy was where he wanted to be.

  • Toddler killed in one-car crash

    A toddler was killed Wednesday morning in a car crash on Ky. 434.

    Taylor B. French, 21 months, was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital after the car she was in struck a tree, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Amy French, 29, of Elizabethtown, was traveling on Ky. 434 when her 1994 Toyota pickup dropped off the side of the road, according to the news release. French overcorrected and lost control of the truck. She entered the other lane, crossed the left side of the road and hit a tree, police said.