Today's News

  • Duke Memorial unveiling this week

    A memorial dedicated to 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1 Infantry Division soldiers who have lost their lives in combat since 2001 will open to the public this week.

    The Duke Memorial, situated near the 3/1 company operation facilities complex on post, opens for viewing at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • New bill targets synthetic drugs

    A bill that could ban synthetic drugs was introduced this week in the state House of Representatives, and if it fails to pass, Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham is prepared with an ordinance that would ban synthetic drugs designed to simulate highs found in illicit drugs in the county.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, is one of the cosponsors of House Bill 481. Moore said an emergency clause was added to the bill because it is so important the commonwealth cannot afford to wait for it to go into effect.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary names speech contest winners

    Dante Elcock, Renee Watts and Omar Banihani were participants in the Elizabethtown Rotary Club speech contest on Feb. 28. Omar won first place. Pictured from the left are Dante Elcock, Renee Watts and Omar Banihani.

  • Former NFL player encourages local students to eat healthy and exercise

    Former University of Kentucky and NFL running back Artose Pinner made a visit Friday morning to Meadow View Elementary School as students at the Radcliff school kicked off a new health and wellness program, Fuel up to Play 60.

    The FUTP60 program is a student-led initiative to empower youth to live an active and healthy lifestyle by fueling up with healthy foods and being physically active for 60 minutes each day. It was launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL.

  • Tornado warnings issued

    A series of storm warnings were issued today for counties across the region. The storm front delivered lightning, hail and high winds. The front also spawned funnel clouds and isolated tornadoes.

    The afternoon was packed with repeated alerts as warnings were issued for parts of Breckinridge, Meade, Grayson, Hart, Nelson, LaRue and Hardin counties from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Additional incidents of threatening conditions remain possible. A tornado watch covers most of Kentucky until 9 tonight.

  • Strategic plan's aim: HMH's healthy future

    ISSUE: HMH improvement goals in strategic plan
    OUR VIEW: Aggressive goals will strengthen all 

    If a business isn’t applying rigorous effort into moving forward, it most certainly is falling behind. Any business leader worth his or her salt will quickly confirm this truth. A solid plan outlining actions for improvement, who is responsible for implementing them and how progress will be measured, is key in moving the business from point A to point B.
    Hardin Memorial Health has adopted such a plan.

  • Friends, family honor former Radcliff veteran and POW

    As three flags fly at half staff outside Vine Grove Baptist Church today, the Rev. Larry Vance will recall a memorable conversation with Morgan French, a former Radcliff resident, veteran and prisoner of war who died Feb. 25 in Plano, Texas.

    During his 40 months as an American POW in Japan during World War II, the Japanese guards lined French and his fellow prisoners up in the recreation area, according to Vance. The guards took out pistols and began to randomly shoot prisoners.

  • EIS teachers surprised with grants

    As D. Dee Shaw put it Thursday morning while walking down the halls of T.K. Stone Middle School, the Elizabethtown Educational Foundation was playing the role of “prize patrol” for educators.

    Members of the foundation surprised more than half a dozen Elizabethtown Independent Schools teachers during classes with innovative teacher grants, which are intended to help improve classrooms through the purchase of books, supplies or equipment for instruction.

  • Van Zant holds book signing

    Author Stephen Van Zant will have a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Van Zant is a local attorney with Bell, Hess and Van Zant Attorneys at Law in Elizabethtown.

    His book, “Far from Good,” focuses on 13-year-old Sam Cray, who comes of age in the summer of 1975 in a fictitious Kidron County, Ky.

  • ArtReach Children’s Theatre performs ‘The Ugly Duckling’

    “The Ugly Duckling” will grace the stage this weekend at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, actors follow a swan as he grows up ugly in a family of ducks before recognizing his full potential. Audiences learn the lesson of overcoming adversity and understanding each other’s differences.