Today's News

  • School chiefs: Good riddance to NCLB

    Local superintendents were pleased to learn Kentucky is one of 10 states allowed flexibility under  Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind laws. Instead of receiving testing data for NCLB and the state accountability system, schools will receive data from one source this year.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Todd Feldt, 40, and Jaclyn Feldt, 34, both of Elizabethtown. Married 12 years.

    Ryan Michael Swanson, 23, and Marika Lee Erickson, 23, both of Radcliff. Married two years.

    Jonathan Conlon, 25, Tacoma, Wa., and Randie Murray, 22, Brandenburg. Married two years.

    Robert Allen Nagel, 38, and Suzanne Spitzfaden, 45, both of Vine Grove. Married 14 years.

    Randall Kelly, 31, and Heather Moore, 32, both of Radcliff. Married 11 years.

  • First Financial shuffles upper management

    A personal ailment and the company’s financial health resulted in leadership changes announced Friday by First Financial Service Corp., the parent company of Elizabethtown-based First Federal Savings Bank.

    Greg Schreacke, the bank’s president since 2008, assumes principal management responsibility for the holding company and the bank. He is absorbing duties previously belonging to B. Keith Johnson, who is stepping down because of a chronic ailment.

  • PREP BOWLING: Central Hardin, North Hardin results from Bowling Green (02/12)




    BOWLING GREEN — Results from Saturday’s Warren County Regional Invitational at Crescent Lanes:


    Kawika Glover, North Hardin                           171

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Jacob Ray Julick (1992). Possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia. Seven days in jail. Total $255.

    James Mark Lemen (1962). Possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia. Seven days in jail. Total $255.

  • Veterans tribute entering final stage of fundraising

    As crews chip away at the Ring Road property that soon will be home to the Elizabethtown Nature Park, Hardin County Veterans Tribute officials are entering the final lap of fundraising.

    Rik Hawkins, a member of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee, said the group has gathered about 75 percent of the $550,000 it needs and hopes to reach its goal within the year as the group prepares for a Veterans Day reveal.

    “We’re not far off,” he said. The group also is in discussions with more potential donors.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldogs down Meade, 49-42 in Valentine's Shootout (02/12)

    For a long while Saturday afternoon, defense was a problem for John Hardin.

    And while free throws have been a struggle at times this season for herself as well as her team, foul shots came much easier to Nawdya Fletcher and the record-setting Lady Bulldogs.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Marion first state team to beat Boone (02/12)

    Marion County’s talented trio was too much for Boone County’s one-woman show Saturday evening during the nightcap of the fifth annual Duke’s Sporting Goods Valentine’s Shootout at John Hardin.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Henderson holds off Lady Panthers (02/12)

    After allowing Elizabethtown to claw back into the game, Henderson County’s Ellie Fruit and Breya Cooper shot the turnover-prone Lady Panthers right back out of it Saturday afternoon.

  • FRIDAY PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hawks cruise past Taylor; Gosa sparks Falcons to blowout win (02/12)

    Junior guard Kelton Ford and senior guard Kyle Sheeran hit five 3-pointers each and LaRue County hit an amazing nine 3s in the third quarter alone as the Hawks blitzed the visiting Taylor County Cardinals on Friday night, 67-48.