Today's News

  • Elizabethtown graduate helps NATO handle IEDs

    Derek Smith grew up listening to his father talk about how important it was to give back to his country and the people around him.

    “He always thought it was important to give back to your nation,” he said.

    Smith’s father did not talk much about serving in Europe during World War II, but the lessons both his parents imparted about giving back to support something greater than himself stuck with him.

    He expected to serve in the U.S. Army for a couple years to give back. He enjoyed the work, which has turned into a 26-year-long career.

  • Ag commissioner among speakers at GOP event

    Three speakers will entertain local Republicans during the annual Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie are scheduled as well as 26th District state Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown.

    The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

    Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 and are available at www.hardingop.com.

  • As region tournament host, CHHS has double the work

    Standing near midcourt, Chris Bauer seemed uncertain which way to turn Tuesday night. Either way he went, there was a task to be done.

    The Central Hardin High School athletic director and hundreds of volunteers, from school officials, booster club members and community supporters, have undertaken the challenge of hosting both 5th Region basketball tournaments.

    In a stretch of nine days, the school will be the site of 14 games, sending the two teams left standing in boys’ and girls’ play to the prestigious state tournament.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: John Hardin, LaRue meet for first time since 2009 (3/5)

    Coaches know at this point of the season there are no cupcakes, but the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament has a sweet semifinal match-up, nonetheless.

    Two of the top four teams in terms of winning percentage meet in the region semifinals when John Hardin (20-8) takes on LaRue County (23-7) at 6 tonight at Central Hardin’s Bruin Gym. John Hardin is riding an eight-game winning streak, while LaRue County has won seven in a row.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OPINION: E'town's age shows at worst possible time (3/5)

    Age is just a number, right? You’re as young – or old – as you feel. We’ve heard all those lines. In sports, teams usually can be classified in one of two ways. Either a team has veterans. Or a team is young.

    This season, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers fell into the second category. They only had three seniors, and only two of them had much varsity experience. By the end of the year after a rash of injuries, the core of the team was made up of one sophomore, three freshmen and one eighth-grader.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Marion County leads wire-to-wire against Elizabethtown (03/05)

    The veteran Marion County Lady Knights looked their age Sunday evening on Central Hardin’s Terry Buckles Court. And unfortunately for Elizabethtown, the young and turnover-prone Lady Panthers looked their age, too, in front of more than 2,500 inside Bruin Gym.

    Led by their upperclassman foursome, the second-ranked Lady Knights led from wire-to-wire against the ninth-ranked Lady Panthers, pulling away for a 56-39 win in the championship game of the 38th annual Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Police: Man dead after domestic dispute

    One person is dead and another in serious condition at a Louisville hospital after an altercation between a husband and  wife in Elizabethtown early Sunday morning.

    Elizabethtown Police responded to Kimball Drive in Elizabethtown shortly before 4 a.m. and found Maila G. Kennedy, 42, and two children sitting in a vehicle in front of a home. Police found Kennedy bleeding from what appeared to be a knife wound to her neck.

  • Winter weather coming tonight

    A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service covers much of Kentucky east of Interstate 65, including Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. The advisory is issued when significant snowfall is possible that could impact travel.

    Rain mixed with snow is likely to begin between 9 and 10 tonight before changing to all snow. Forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

  • Steier — Hall

    Jerry Steier and Barbara Steier, both of Elizabethtown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer A. Steier, to Scott A. Hall, son of Scott and Lori Hall of Rineyville.

    The bride-to-be is employed at Kroger while attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College pursuing a career as a trauma nurse.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of John Hardin High School and also is employed at Kroger while pursuing a career in law enforcement.

    A summer 2012 wedding is planned. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • Under investigation: Police walk citizens through the investigative process

    When a crime occurs on a primetime TV drama, investigators respond to the scene, gather evidence, arrest a suspect and usually make an arrest or extract a confession within 42 minutes.

    Participants in area citizen police academies are learning a true criminal investigation is not solved in a matter of minutes. Investigators rely on deductive skill and hard work to solve a case as opposed to high-tech forensic equipment.