Today's News

  • Life or Something Like It: This is the farthest move yet


    That’s how many times my oldest son and his wife have moved in four years of marriage.

    The first was to Bloomington, Ind., as she joined him where he was working on a master’s degree at Indiana University.

    Nine months later, after he graduated, they moved to an apartment in Lexington across Nicholasville Road from Fayette Mall.

  • Sculptor unveils Marine sculpture for Veterans Tribute

    As Elizabethtown sculptor Rich Griendling sought models for sculptures he crafted for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, he landed a mother and son combo.

    Danny King stepped forward as the model of a U.S. Marine, the fifth sculpture Griendling unveiled Tuesday afternoon at his home studio. It joined a soldier, sailor, Air Force pilot and Coast Guardsman he has finished. The sixth and final sculpture pays tribute to civil service workers.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin holds on at Meade County (02/15)

    Behind the play of one of their veteran players and one of their energetic youngsters, the North Hardin Lady Trojans slashed and dashed their way to one of their season goals Tuesday night.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts established herself early en route to a game-high 24 points, while eighth-grade reserve guard Tamiah Stanford added 16 as the Lady Trojans held off the homestanding Meade County Lady Waves, 56-53.

    North Hardin (20-9) enters the postseason having won 4-of-5, while Meade County will try to end its three-game losing streak Friday at Central Hardin.

  • Police: There are similarities in method of church break-ins

    Six area churches were burglarized between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but police have been unable to recover any security footage.

    In Eastview, Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Smith Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church were broken into while in Radcliff, Gloryland Harvest Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church were burglarized.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North boys win sixth in a row (2/15)

    Make it six wins in a row for the North Hardin Trojans.

    Senior forward Adam Hendrix scored 32 points and the host Trojans shot 55 percent from the field as they cruised to an 89-56 victory over the Mercer County Titans on Tuesday night.

    Hendrix also had four rebounds, two steals and one assist, while senior forward Jauan Akins chipped in with 15 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one assist.

    Senior guard Jermaine Ruttley added 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals, and senior guard Sam Coachman scored 11 points.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue's Newberry back on top (2/15)

    It was a routine play Drew Newberry has made countless times in his life. It was a play the LaRue County Hawks used time and time again to gash the defense of the Elizabethtown Panthers to the tune of 561 rushing yards that night in late September 2010.

    Newberry took a handoff on an off-tackle run to the left. He cut up field, got past Elizabethtown’s secondary and went to make another cut to get past another defender. His knee, however, gave out on him.

  • Mayor to discuss road diet study with state

    The state is giving some consideration to a road diet concept in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker plans to meet  Friday with state transportation officials to learn details of a new road study the state has completed that could reduce lanes along U.S. 31W between St. John Road and Public Square.

    The road diet concept proposed in the past would cut the driving lanes to three on that portion of U.S. 31W. In addition to a center turn lane, it could make room for on-street parking downtown.

  • Judge denies date change in Hines case for second time

    For the second time, Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied defense counsel’s motion Tuesday to reschedule a jury trial for Joshua Hines, the Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor last April.

    Hines, 25, is represented by the Department of Public Advocacy. The jury trial is set to begin March 12.

    In December, co-counsel Melanie Foote presented the continuance motion. Easton denied it, saying the court would have a better idea if the trial needed to be postponed at Tuesday’s pretrial conference.

  • Empty Bowls event nets $12,000 for Warm Blessings

    Warm Blessings had raised about $12,000 by Tuesday morning through the organization’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday.

    Donations continued to trickle in after the event, pushing the total higher than the estimated $10,500 at the fundraiser.

    Donations are meant to go to paying principle on the mortgage of Warm Blessings’ building on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, where people in need can get food, take showers and wash their clothes.

  • Agreement officially names Elizabethtown airport

    An agreement was struck this week to place an official name on Elizabethtown's airport.

    Kevin Addington, representing the Addington families, signed an agreement with the airport's board of directors to name it Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport.

    Mayor Tim Walker signed the agreement affirming it, according to a news release issued by the airport. The purpose is to ensure the Addington family name will remain in the airport's official title, according to the release.