Today's News

  • T.K. Stone LEGO team places ninth in portion of state tournament

    The LEGO League at T.K. Stone Middle School placed ninth Jan. 14 in the Mission category of the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Competition. The team placed ninth out of 42 teams. The Mission category consists of programming robots to perform tasks.

    The team also placed second in the Inspiration category, which rates teams on its enthusiasm, adviser Celeste Lawson said.

    “We were very pleased,” Lawson said.

  • HMH to buy electronic health record for ER

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a plan to expand the hospital’s electronic health record into the Emergency Department.

    The board authorized the purchase of the T-System Emergency Department Information System for $967,880 for the ER as part of HMH’s efforts to integrate the hospital to digital records to meet the requirements of a federal mandate.

    The plan includes more than $860,000 in software licensing, implementation and training costs as well as $100,000 in hardware costs.

  • E’town prescription shop broken into

    Elizabethtown Police are investigating a weekend break-in at Jeff’s Prescription Shop at 2415 Ring Road.

    Police responded to the business just after 7 p.m. Saturday because of an activated alarm, according to a news release.

    Upon arrival, officers found the front door glass was broken out and several items were knocked over and pushed off the counter, according to the release. The suspects already had fled the scene.

    No medication appeared to have been taken, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

  • Officials identify Rineyville fire victims

    Because of the extensive damage caused to the home, authorities have been unable to determine what ignited a fire that claimed the lives of two people Monday morning in the Rineyville area.

    Homeowner Houston “Butch” Beswick, 44, and Carol Crain, 49, were found dead inside a bedroom toward the back of the Long Fellow Road home in rural Hardin County, said Shane Crutcher, chief of Rineyville Fire Department. A dog also was killed in the blaze.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee confirmed Tuesday the cause of death was smoke inhalation.

  • Photos: Washing off the salt
  • Weather warnings issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings with the approach of a line of storms preceding a cold front. Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and heavy rain have been reported.

    The latest severe thunderstorm alert for the county remains in effect until 1 p.m. today.

  • Much ado about waste

    ISSUE: Trash showdown possible
    OUR VIEW: Looking for compromise

    In considering an ordinance that strengthens language about the destination of trash and refuge created in Hardin County, Fiscal Court is protecting the financial integrity of the Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    It’s a business decision in essence.

  • January raises awareness about stalking

    Stalking is a crime that is rarely cited or prosecuted, according to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, which has identified January as National Stalking Awareness Month.

    Throughout the year, area law enforcement receive many stalking and harassment complaints, officials said, but compared to those numbers, relatively few stalking cases are opened.

    In 2011, Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown opened 12 stalking cases, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer.

  • PREP BOWLING: Midseason Report (01/17)

    Pun somewhat intended, but the Central Hardin boys’ and John Hardin girls’ bowling teams are one quite a roll.

    The Bruins (5-1) are 4-0 against their counterparts from John Hardin and North Hardin, while the Lady Bulldogs (7-1) haven’t lost since beating Central Hardin and falling to North Hardin in a tri-match Nov. 30 in all three schools’ inaugural matches.

    As the season nears the midway point, here’s a look at the six (three boys, three girls) area teams.


  • GIRLS' PREP BOWLING: North Hardin's Freshman Forces (01/17)

    Admittedly, Ally Eastman and Jillian Shufelt knew little of each other before both freshmen joined North Hardin’s inaugural girls’ bowling team.

    It hasn’t taken long for one to learn this about the other: She’s not bad.

    While the three area high schools with boys’ bowling programs – Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin – are led by seniors and juniors, the girls’ side tends to be dominated by a younger crowd.

    Case in point with the 14-year-old Eastman and Shufelt, 15.