Today's News

  • Back to school safety: Motorists be aware of school zones

    Though the heavy summer heat still looms over Hardin County, students must trudge back to school on Wednesday, and for parents and motorists, this means refamiliarizing ourselves with school zones and looking out for students crossing streets.

    “We strongly encourage parents to obey all traffic signs, traffic lights and speed limits for the safety of the children,” said Gary French, superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent schools.

  • PREP SPORTS OPINION: High school sports are back (08/02)

    It seems like only a couple of weeks ago the 2010-11 high school sports season ended with the Central Hardin baseball team celebrating its first state championship at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    But here it is the first week of August and another high school sports season is upon us. The offseason seems to get shorter and shorter as I get older. It doesn’t quite seem fair.

    The high school golf season started Monday with volleyball, soccer, football and cross country to follow.

  • GOLF: Area players ready for Kentucky Open (08/02)

    Karsten Clements stepped away from professional golf and became a bit of a homebody in July.

    With this week’s PowerBilt Kentucky Open practically in his new backyard, the former John Hardin High School and University of Louisville standout is hoping a solid showing in the 156-player event at Louisville’s Persimmon Ridge Golf Club gives him some motivation for the rest of the NGA Hooters Tour season.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (08/02)





    OWENSBORO Results from Monday’s 15-team Daviess County Invitational at the par-71 Ben Hawes State Park Golf Course:

    2. Meade County (322)

  • Water District No. 2 nabs another best tasting water nod

    Judges can’t get enough of Hardin County Water District No. 2.  

    The water utility once again nabbed first-place honors for best tasting water during the annual Water Professionals Conference, held July 24-27 in Covington, by the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of the American Water Works Association.

  • Mayors: Questions linger about unification

    Local mayors say they are open minded concerning a proposal to unify local governments, but informational gaps need to be filled before city government can  weigh the idea seriously.

    “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions,” Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said.

  • Colton’s mixes family atmosphere with steak house dining experience

    The parking lot of Colton’s Steak House & Grill in Radcliff consisted Monday of packed dirt and rocks.

    The inside of the restaurant on Dixie Avenue was a construction zone with drills buzzing in the background as employees swept up dust from the construction work.

    After five months of construction, the restaurant is scheduled to open for business on Aug. 15. Tentative hours of operation are set from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

  • Morning in the Grove
  • Smokin' hot is in eye of beholder

    “Lord, I want to thank you for my smoking’ hot wife…”

    No, I didn’t say it! (My wife warned me if I prayed that publicly it might be my last prayer.)

    Those are the words of the Rev. Joe Nelms, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Tenn., praying at NASCAR’s Federated 300 Nationwide Series Race in Nashville recently. Pastor Nelms became an instant star on the internet with comments about his prayer ranging from “the greatest prayer ever” to “blasphemous.” 

    It is neither.

  • Districts chock full of building blocks

    While students get updated haircuts and clothes to give themselves a new look for the first day of school, many school buildings are getting new looks of their own.

    Several schools are undergoing structural changes — or being built — during the upcoming school year, and staff and students at some will share space with construction workers Wednesday when classes begin.