Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North advances to title game in Frankfort (12/29)

    North Hardin senior guard Brianna Woodson had 15 points, four rebounds and three steals to lead the Lady Trojans to a 46-41 win over Knox Central on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Lady Wolverine Christmas Tournament at Frankfort Western Hills.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts added 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Lady Trojans (10-2), who have won three straight. Sophomore guard Domeneque Taft chipped in with eight points.


  • Club installs officers and presents awards

    The Radcliff Woman's Club held its Dec. 12 meeting amidst the decorated trees at Colvin Community Center. After a catered dinner, Kyu Reisch added to the holiday atmosphere by playing  “O Holy Night” on her harmonica.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau earns Safety Day 'Award of Excellence'

    In an effort to continue safety education among youth in the community, the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service partnered with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to host its third annual “Safety Day” program in October. This has been a great opportunity not only for Hardin County youth but has served to involve local volunteer leaders, businesses and organizations working as a team to promote “Safety Awareness.”

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: EKU's Denham runs wild in Richmond (12/29)

    All Eastern Kentucky junior running back Matt Denham wanted was an opportunity to show what he could do. Once the chance finally came, he ran with it.


    Denham’s opportunities were few and far between the first four games this past season, but once starting running back Jeremiah Williams went down with an injury, Denham instantly became the first-team running back. He made the most of the chance, bursting on the scene with a 216-yard performance in Eastern Kentucky’s 48-16 victory over Eastern Illinois.

  • Photo: Getting in the last rounds of the year
  • United Way helps meet community’s basic needs

    Louisa Bonano of Elizabethtown looked into helping with the Senior Companion Program about three months ago as a way to bring in a little extra money.

    “When I found out what it was, the money wasn’t important any more,” she said.

    The program connects residents who have trouble leaving the house because of age, disability or other problems with helpers who can do light housework, cook occasional meals and spend time with them.

  • Indictments handed down for woman accused of setting JC Penney fires

    Janice Coolidge, the woman accused of setting fires that damaged JC Penney and calling in bomb threats, has been indicted by the grand jury.

    Coolidge was indicted on two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Initial beer sales remain brisk

    Hardin County residents have popped more than a few tops since mid-December.

    Several local retailers who have acquired beer licenses reported brisk sales in recent weeks and expressed gratitude for the acquisition of a new product in time for the holiday season.

    John Lewis, who owns two John O’s convenience stores on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, said the patience of his customers paid off last week when the state issued beer licenses for his stores. He was selling the same day he obtained the licenses and worked an 18-hour day last week to keep up.

  • Charge against Smith upgraded to attempted murder

    A Hardin County grand jury upgraded the charge against Justin Michael Smith to attempted murder.

    Accused of beating a woman in an Elizabethtown apartment last month, Smith originally was charged by police with felony assault.

    The 31-year-old now faces a charge of attempt to commit murder along with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    George William Beason Jr., 31, was indicted on 15 counts that stemmed from accusations that he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old during a more than year-long period of time.

  • One local New Year’s tradition rolls on

    Looking for a healthy form of New Year’s Day celebration this weekend?

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen is hosting its annual New Year’s Day bicycle ride at 1 p.m. Sunday, which begins at Bullmoose Brothers Bicycles on Helm Street and loops around Elizabethtown.

    Lauren Dowell, an event organizer, said the route is roughly 12 miles and takes cyclists down numerous city streets.