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Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue, Elizabethtown meet tonight (1/23)

    LaRue County coach Travis Wootton hopes the Lady Hawks have found the prime moment to finally end their decade-plus long losing streak to area rival Elizabethtown.

  • IED earns soldier Purple Heart

    Elizabethtown native John Pike’s daughter slept every night with the Purple Heart when her father brought it home last summer from Afghanistan.

    “She said it was ‘Daddy’s heart,’” Pike said.

    The 3-year-old didn’t know anything about the improvised explosive device that earned her father the honor or the concussion he suffered afterward. She only knew that he was brave and special.

    Pike is stationed at Fort Campbell and serves as a chemical, biological and radiological specialist for the U.S. Army.

  • T.K. Stone Middle School to implement engineering program

    Students at a local middle school soon will have an opportunity to receive lessons in engineering.

    T.K. Stone Middle School is implementing Project Lead the Way after the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board heard a presentation on the program from a University of Kentucky representative last month. The board approved the program at its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students, and has been put in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Smartphone cameras push megapixels too hard

    We are living in the Mobile Age, where we can share and receive information no matter where we are.

    This new era is powered by the smartphone, which at one time was reserved for the early adopters and affluent. But prices keep dropping and more people are picking up the little mini-computers that fit in their pockets.

  • Touching the intangible: NCEF president Al Rider promotes education

    Al Rider took a leave of absence from his job in Tennessee to help the North Central Education Foundation in Elizabethtown, his former town of residence.

    That was 20 years ago.

    “I came back with the intent of helping the foundation raise money for the college,” Rider said.

  • Focus on Finance: Advantages of VA loans

    Question: I am a veteran looking to purchase my first home. What are the benefits of taking a VA loan?
    Answer: First, congratulations on your decision to purchase your first home. You have heard it many times but let me say it again “This is a great time for home buyers.” Interest rates are at a historic low and properties are priced to sell.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Gumm captures international tournament title (1/23)

    Lydia Gumm felt on top of the world Sunday afternoon – which coincidentally is where she finished in a prestigious girls’ international golf tournament.

  • Senior life: Technology to assist later life

    Looking at our normal daily routine, advanced technology and assistive devices have helped make life easier in some form or fashion. The simple push of a button or voice command on a programmed telephone can dial a family member’s telephone. A television or home computer can give news and weather updates 24 hours a day. Automobiles can be locked and unlocked with a remote control or a keyless entry code. Technology and its creative uses and possibilities are endless.

  • Eastview man hurt in crash

    A wreck Saturday two miles west of Cecilia seriously injured John Andrew Grimes, 32, of Eastview.

    He was a passenger in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Joseph A. Grimes, 39, of Payneville. The vehicle was southbound on North Long Grove Road when it dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.

  • New pharmacy coming to Radcliff

    Radcliff residents will soon have a new independent pharmacy to patronize after losing several recently.

    Save Rite Drugs Radcliff is to open soon in the city, likely at the end of the month, owner Jonathan Van Lahr said. Van Lahr owns Save Rite Drugs Irvington and Brandenburg Pharmacy Care, and decided to open a store in Radcliff after seeing several independent pharmacies close recently.

    Van Lahr said he felt the city needed a strong independent pharmacy, especially after seeing Lincoln Trail Pharmacy, Radcliff Drugs and Wooldridge Drugs close.