Today's News

  • 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.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: District lead on the line as Panthers host Bulldogs (1/17)

    The race for the top seed in the Boys’ 17th District Basketball Tournament has come down to Elizabethtown and John Hardin.

    The Panthers and Bulldogs meet tonight at 7:30 at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium in a critical game. If Elizabethtown wins, it will only need one more victory to earn the the district tournament’s top seed. A John Hardin victory means the Bulldogs are still in contention for the No. 1 seed.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Bruins notch wins (1/17)

    Junior post Michelle Montgomery and sophomore post Zacchea Small each had a double-double to lead the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 50-34 win over North Bullitt on Monday.

    Montgomery had 23 points and 16 rebounds, while Small had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists as John Hardin (13-4) won its fifth straight.

    Junior wing Desireah Mills added seven points and three assists.


  • Update: Fire near Rineyville kills two

    Fire officials were searching for clues to the cause of a Monday morning fire that claimed two lives in the Rineyville area.

    Hardin County Coroner Bill Lee said the bodies of Houston "Butch" Beswick, 44, and Carol Crain, 49, were found inside the single-story home. Autopsies performed Tuesday confirmed that smoke inhalation was the cause of death.

    The bodies were recovered from the rural residence in the 800 block of Long Hollow Road a few hours after fire crews arrived.

  • Unity Celebration: Let love lead

    The vision of Martin Luther King Jr. lived Monday at Pritchard Community Center through the eyes of students and the words of a Fort Knox soldier, who called on the audience to lean on the redemptive power of love and find forgiveness in the midst of pain.

  • Photo: Singing in the rain