Today's News

  • Calling a snow day is a detailed collaboration

    By Nannette Johnston

    The winter has been kind to us so far. We can rest assured the “old man” will raise his ugly head soon, though. And, when he does we’ll have to consider our options regarding school attendance. I thought it would be helpful to share some of the factors that must be considered when cancelling classes.

    What is the process for calling off school? 

  • Assistant fire chief receives community spirit award

    Assistant Radcliff Fire Chief Larry Calvert on Tuesday received Mayor J.J. Duvall’s inaugural community spirit award.

    The annual award was created by Duvall to honor local impact on the community through the service of city residents.

    Duvall said Calvert’s 32 years of service and volunteering with the city exemplified the type of exploits befitting the award.

    The city played a short video in honor of Calvert — a lighthearted look at his time with the fire department over the years set to a ZZ Top song.

  • College-bound athletes must make themselves noticed

    By Savannah Haberman

    Juniors and senior athletes, as your last years of high school dwindle down and your final seasons are coming to a close, you are probably deciding, if you haven’t already, whether you would like to continue your career as an athlete in college.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise as there are many college-bound athletes in our midst. I’m sure the biggest question isn’t where to go, but how to even get there.

  • Elizabethtown man takes honoring vets to national level

    Being part of an organization that helps veterans, children and the community is important to Bob Fulkerson.

    As a member of Sons of the American Legion in Elizabethtown, Fulkerson has invested himself in such an organization.

    “We’re a support group of the American Legion, and we’re there to support veterans of the American Legion and their families,” Fulkerson said.

  • EIS mulls adding engineering classes at T.K. Stone

    An engineering program for middle and high school students might spread to another local school soon.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is contemplating adding the curriculum to the district’s middle school. The school board heard a presentation Monday on Project Lead the Way, a program that has been implemented in a few other local schools.

  • U.S. forces leave Iraqis to settle many questions

    ISSUE: End of the war in Iraq.
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishing what we were asked to do 

  • Feeding America names new director

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland will have a new leader come January.

    The food bank, which serves 42 counties in Kentucky, announced Tuesday that Elizabethtown resident Don Fulford will take over Jan. 1 as executive director, taking the place of longstanding director Gary Miles, who is retiring Dec. 31. Miles is expected to remain with the organization temporarily in a part-time role to assist with the transition and partake in food procurement and staff consultation needs.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central pulls out 47-45 victory (12/21)

    Alex Crowder’s emotion carried the Central Hardin Bruins back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to a thrilling come-from-behind win.

    He helped the Bruins steal the show, as they opened the Bluegrass Cellular Holiday Hoopfest with a last-second victory.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin to host Christmas classic (12/21)

    The Pinkham Lincoln Automotive Christmas Classic may not have the strongest field, but John Hardin coach Bryan Todd likes hosting the three-day event for one reason: it gives his team four more home games.

    The round-robin event kicks off with three games today at John Hardin. Louisville Fern Creek (1-4) faces Whitesville Trinity (1-6) in the opener at 4 p.m., followed by Henry County (2-4) taking on Clinton County (1-7) at 5:45. The Lady Bulldogs (3-3) then face Fern Creek in the 7:30 nightcap.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Cecil sparks Lady Panthers to another victory in Florida (12/21)

    Senior guard Kaylyn Cecil scored 20 points as the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers remained unbeaten in the Sunshine State with a 45-38 win over Orlando (Fla.) East River on Tuesday in the semifinals of the KSA Holiday Classic in Orlando.

    Cecil hit three 3-pointers and also had three rebounds, two steals and one assist, while eighth-grader Erin Boley chipped in with seven points, nine rebounds and one steal.