Today's News

  • Some districts close; HCS on one-hour delay

    Slick roads resulting from intermittent snowfall and subfreezing temperatures has caused some area schools to close Friday. Hardin County Schools announced a one-hour delay for Friday's schedule.

    County school districts in LaRue, Meade, Hart, Grayson, Breckinridge and Taylor will be closed Friday as well as Campbellsville's city district. Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start and Leitchfield Christian Academy also are on the closure list. Some private and parochial schools match their decisions to neighboring school districts.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Big night on tap if weather allows (01/13)

    Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, there’s a big night of high school hoops ahead.

    There are 17th District doubleheaders at North Hardin and Fort Knox and an 18th District doubleheader at Hart County.

    Longtime North Hardin boys’ coach Ron Bevars just hopes his Trojans (3-11 overall, 2-2 district) are prepared when they tip off at 6 against the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs (7-5, 2-1).

  • Wintery conditions result in roadway mishaps

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several accidents around the county, most of which, luckily, didn’t cause any injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in ditch, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. The Hardinsburg resident's vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.

  • Dash of Class: J and K offerings full of flavor

    Here we are in the first month of 2012 and we are continuing on our alphabetic tour of the grocery market. You might have forgotten but our last two letters were H and I and we learned about honeydew melon and Iceberg lettuce.

    This month, we will pick up with J and K. I want to tell you about jicama and kiwi.

  • Congressman's listening party at ECTC

    Following his presentation of the House Republicans’ plan to reduce the national deficit, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie fielded questions from constituents Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    He emphasized in order to seriously dent the debt, entitlement spending, specifically Medicare and Social Security, must be addressed. He compared the GOP plan to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, which he said didn’t do enough to address the debt through taxes on high-income earners.

  • Freeman Lake Park shelter reservations begin Saturday

    Reservations  for shelters at Freeman Lake Park begin Saturday at the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department on a first come, first served basis.

    Reservations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center. Beginning Sunday, reservations need to be made at the Freeman Lake Park office.

    For information, call 769-3916.


  • Duke Brigade commander: Afghanistan finding stability

    Col. Chris Toner said the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, left Afghanistan a more stable place as signs of a free society start to emerge.

    Toner, commander of the 3/1, discussed the unit’s mission and its reintegration into the Fort Knox community following the final welcome home ceremony for the unit, which recently finished a yearlong operation providing security and stability to the Khowst and Paktya provinces and offering assistance to Afghan National Security Forces.

  • E’town to take over Heartland Festival, Cruisin’ the Heartland

    Elizabethtown is working on an agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau to take over management of the Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Mayor Tim Walker said details of how the program will be managed and funded still are being worked out.

  • RPD picks up prisoner on early release for shoplifting

    Eight days after he was released from jail as part of the state’s new mandatory re-entry supervision program, Radcliff Police Department arrested Gary M. Scheese on Wednesday on a shoplifting charge.

    Scheese, 38, was serving time in the Boyle County Jail for third-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment when he received early release last Tuesday, according to the Department of Corrections. He was one of 918 prisoners who were released that day as a portion of House Bill 463 went into effect.

  • Final group of 3/1 soldiers return from Afghanistan

    The music and the setting were familiar, and for families packed into Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, there was no place they would rather be.

    With signs in hand and smiles on faces, the loved ones of the last flight of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returning from Afghanistan cheered and screamed as a curtain shrouding the soldiers lifted slowly to reveal boots, uniforms and grins on several faces. About 105 soldiers returned Thursday, according to Fort Knox Public Affairs.