Today's News

  • Ask the expert: Health

    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be a contributing factor.

  • The high cost of being a senior

    Senior year in high school is a busy time with a senior trip, prom and graduation to think about.

    And it can be a costly time for students and parents as they wade through a flood of buying opportunities to mark the final year of grade school.

    Making plans for prom, class trips and applying to colleges doesn't come cheap, but many students and parents who don’t fully realize the price tag that comes with senior year may be feeling sticker shock by the time graduation arrives.

  • Honeybees swarm on front yard tree

    Vonna Gowen and Albert Stith of Elizabethtown discovered Tuesday that their front yard was a convenient layover for a swarm of hundreds of honeybees.
    They had just backed a box truck into their driveway at 285 Nancy Drive so they could unload some things. Gowen headed inside to the kitchen, and Stith to the end of the driveway to retrieve their mail.
    Gowen, who says she always has had good hearing,  said she could tell something was happening at about 4:45 p.m.

  • Elizabethtown Relay for Life surpasses goal

    Elizabethtown Relay For Life organizers weren’t sure what to think when they found out their donation goal for the 2011 Relay was $142,000.

    That amount was set by an American Cancer Society formula that expects increased donations every year. Elizabethtown’s 2010 Relay passed the goal set for it that year, making it even harder to reach the 2011 projection.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins repeat as region champs (6/2)

    The Central Hardin Bruins used the bottom to reach the top.

    Central Hardin’s final five hitters in the lineup did most of the damage to spark the host Bruins to an 8-1 victory over the Campbellsville Eagles and lead them to the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship for the second consecutive year.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Central Hardin earns third State berth (06/02)

    After his team was beaten soundly by Central Hardin in the regular season, first-year LaRue County coach Aaron Howell knew his Lady Hawks would need a perfect game in order to compete with the 11th-ranked Lady Bruins if they saw each other again in the 5th Region Softball Tournament.

    The Lady Hawks didn’t get their perfect game, but Kristina Krupinski nearly did.

  • Calverts celebrate 50th anniversary

    Arnold D. and Betty Denson Calvert of Radcliff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor from 3 to 5 p.m., June 5, 2011, at Hampton Inn, 150 Johnson Road in Radcliff.
    They were married June 9, 1961, at Stithton Baptist Church.
    They have two sons, Larry D. Calvert of Radcliff and David A. Calvert of Louisville; and two grandchildren.
    The couple request no gifts.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • E'town meets the iPhone

    Apple iPhone users now can take a piece of Elizabethtown with them wherever they go.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau launched a free iPhone application Friday available exclusively on the iTunes App Store that encapsulates many of the aspects of the organization’s website, said Executive Director Sherry Murphy.

  • The List: Preparing seniors for disasters

    Recent tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. and Alabama and even Hardin County’s spring taste of severe weather might have turned minds to preparing for disaster. Developing a plan for seniors can be especially daunting. Home Instead Senior Care, which provides caregiver services in Hardin and several other Kentucky counties, recommends several tips for building a plan. In addition, the company offers “The Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency Kit,” an information management tool available at www.senioremergencykit.com.

  • Heartland's new date brings new challenges

    It’s hot here in August.

    It’s also when the Kentucky State Fair is held, and, traditionally, Hardin County’s Heartland Festival.

    People faced the dilemma of attending the festival or the fair, but often, we suspect, sought air-conditioned diversions.
    So the decision to move the Heartland Festival to the first weekend in June seemed ideal.

    The average high in June hovers around 82 degrees. But this is not a typical weather year. The heat seems to be following the festival.