Today's News

  • Focus on finance: First time home buyer tax credit still available

    Question: Are there any first time home buyer tax credits still available?

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: North Hardin's Gumm, Crutcher shine at Lady Bruin Invitational (08/21)

    It was Central Hardin’s invitational Saturday at Fort Knox’s Lindsey Golf Course, but it was a North Hardin junior duo that did the celebrating.

    Lydia Gumm went 4-under to win the Lady Bruin Invitational by five strokes, while Sara Crutcher treated herself with a season-low 90 to finish as the area’s No. 2 individual.

  • Shaken and stirred

    The issue: Local alcohol option vote
    Our view: Recipe has changed

    Like many issues under Kentucky law, the local-option alcohol vote turns out to be a lot less clear than originally thought.

    Yes for Economic Success says approval of the option in Radcliff, Vine Grove and Elizabethtown would benefit economic development by keeping money spent on alcohol in the county and would be another tool in local development arsenals.

  • Dinner fit for Lions

    County residents found a tasty way to support the community Saturday at Elizabethtown High School.
    The Elizabethtown Lions Club hosted its 69th annual chicken barbecue to support causes and charities the organization has supported during its 70 years serving the community.
    The main service the club supports is offering free vision screenings to children and making screenings and glasses available to people who can’t afford them.
    The smell of chicken wafted through the air as James and Vickie Flood, of Radcliff, ate their meals.

  • Guests support clinic through food, art

    Taste of the Heartland and art auction sold a lot of tickets to supporters of the Community Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties in Elizabethtown.

    Some of the purchasers of the more than 200 tickets sold chose not to attend the Friday event at the Historic State Theater, which is typical, said Jane Cornell, executive director for the clinic.

    Some people buy the $50 tickets only to support the cause, helping to reach the $40,000 goal from ticket sales and art auction needed to keep the free clinic going, she said.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Fort Knox 41, Elizabethtown 21 (08/20)

    Junior Brandon Franklin threw for five touchdowns and senior Akio Tonge accounted for more than 220 all-purpose yards to lead the host Fort Knox Eagles to a stunning 41-21 victory over longtime rival Elizabethtown on Friday at McAdams Field.

    Franklin completed 9-of-18 passes for 233 yards in leading the Eagles to their first season-opening win since 2004. Tonge, meanwhile, returned a kickoff 79 yards for a score and hauled in a 72-yard pass from Franklin for another.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade County rallies for win against Collins (08/21)

    SHELBYVILLE — Meade County senior Thomas Wilson is considered one of the state’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. As it turns out, buddies John Clark and Brady Smith are pretty good at doing things different ways, too.

    Clark scored one touchdown on special teams and another rushing and Smith had a third-quarter interception to set up his go-ahead receiving touchdown less than a minute later as the visiting Green Wave rallied for a 33-25 season-opening win Friday over the Collins Titans at Shelby County High School’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: John Hardin 56, Lexington Henry Clay 6 (08/20)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs made sure two streaks continued Friday night.

    The Bulldogs rolled to an impressive 56-6 victory over Lexington Henry Clay in the Don Franklin Bowl at Lindsey Wilson College to win their 10th consecutive season opener and 23rd regular-season game.

    The 50-point margin of victory was John Hardin’s largest in a season opener.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Fort Knox stuns E'town (8/21)

    On paper, the Elizabethtown Panthers appeared to have the edge over the Fort Knox Eagles. The Panthers were bigger and stronger at nearly every position and had more depth.

    Games, however, aren’t played on paper.

    Junior quarterback Brandon Franklin threw for five touchdowns and senior wide receiver Akio Tonge accounted for over 220 all-purpose yards to lead the host Eagles to a stunning 41-21 victory over longtime rival Elizabethtown on Friday at McAdams Field.

  • Sex offender arrested on rape, incest charges

    A convicted Michigan sex offender was arrested Thursday afternoon at his Tunnel Hill Road residence in Elizabethtown by Kentucky State Police and charged with first-degree rape and incest.

    David Brian Dunnivant, 45, is accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative, according to police.

    Norm Chaffins, KSP public affairs officer, said the arrest came after state police received a phone call from Hardin Memorial Hospital, reporting a patient who claimed she had been raped. The arrest citation listed Wednesday as the date of the allegation.