Today's News

  • Legislative boundaries devolve into legal fight

    ISSUE: Legislative lawsuit
    OUR VIEW: Court action is unsettling

    Barring a last-minute change in tactics, the dispute over legislative redistricting will move Monday from the Capitol’s corridors to a Franklin County courtroom.

  • In presidential politics, Kentucky is largely invisible

    Politics can be interesting and fun.

    And with that opening statement, many readers quickly turn the page.

    I know it’s not a widely held belief but some of us enjoy the process. The art of getting elected involves convincing others that your motives are pure, your ideas are sound and you’re capable of delivering. It’s a form of real-life theater and the results have impact on the future.

    Having started my career covering ballgames, I think the process of reporting about politics is much the same.

  • Schools ready for ‘food for thought’

    Carol and James Green of Elizabethtown said their son at T.K. Stone Middle School would rather eat fruits and vegetables than less healthy options.

    Carol Green thinks school lunches are pretty healthy, but she approves of new regulations that would increase health requirements, especially because that might be the only chance some students have all day to eat a healthy meal.

    “You need food for thought,” she said. “You’ve got to feed that brain.”

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin topples Collins (01/29)

    Juniors Brandon Price and Daveon Greene took control Saturday night and helped guide the John Hardin Bulldogs to a home win.

    Price and Greene finished with 28 points each to help John Hardin pick up a 79-71 victory over Shelbyville Collins.

    The Bulldogs (11-7) have won three of their last four games. They dominated this one early on, outscoring the Titans 23-9 in the second quarter to take a 45-24 halftime lead.

    John Hardin was outscored by Collins by 11 points in the third and two in the fourth but still hung on.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Central Hardin pounds Fort Knox (01/29)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins ended a four-game losing streak as they rolled to a 77-35 home victory Saturday night over 17th District rival Fort Knox.

    Central Hardin (8-15 overall, 3-5 district) raced out to a 23-0 lead after the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

    Senior forward Abbie Goedde finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Aislynn Barnes added 14 points and a team-high six assists, while senior forward Alexis Johnson had 11 points and senior guard Kasey Smallwood had 10. 

  • PREP SWIMMING: Elizabethtown wins Winter Classic Invitational (1/29)

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    There still has been no snow. Winter will soon be over and I fear we will have to do without snow for the season.

  • Stephensburg community news


    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello friends and readers, I have some good news to report. Serita Watson, the little girl who needed the liver transplant and whose mother, Chelsea, gave her 15 percent of her liver are both are doing well and the surgery was a success. The family wants to thank everyone for the prayers and ask that we continue to remember them in prayer.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Is this March or what? This crazy mixed up weather we have had lately makes it seem like March. One day it is cold and dreary, then warm with severe tornados in some areas. I am so thankful we have escaped the storms thus far.

  • Making bowls for a cause

    Joshua Porter and his mother, Marie Colasanti, have fun making bowls in support of the upcoming first “Empty Bowls” fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 for Warm Blessing Soup Kitchen, 609 E. Dixie Ave in Elizabethtown.