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Today's News

  • Wet or dry? It's a matter of economics and choice

    Now that the momentum of Fort Knox’s realignment is coming to an end, it’s time for Hardin County collectively, and residents of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown independently, to ask: “What’s next? How do we maintain, if not accelerate our momentum?”

    Unfortunately, there is no panacea, no “next big thing” like BRAC on the horizon. But there are steps that can be taken to continue to best-position the community for economic growth. Approving local option alcohol sales can be one such potential economic development step.

  • MEN'S SOFTBALL: Local team in Oklahoma City for world series (09/29)

    Four years ago, Garrien Martin and Richard Price were atop the softball world. Now they have an opportunity to get back there.

    In 2007, Martin and Price, along with local players Demond Thomas, Fred Ditto and Chad Riggs, were part of the Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken team, which won the Men’s Class B Slow Pitch title over C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/Easton in a best-of-five series in Oklahoma City.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central faces monumental task against Bulldogs (09/29)

    The Central Hardin Bruins know the monumental task at hand Friday night when they travel to rival John Hardin. The Bulldogs are 5-0 and ranked second in Class 5-A. John Hardin hasn’t lost at home in the regular season since 2004, a streak of 30 consecutive games.

    And to compound matters, the Bruins have never beaten John Hardin in eight meetings. In fact, they’ve never played within two touchdowns of the Bulldogs. John Hardin has outscored Central Hardin, 333-102.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: No. 1 Elizabethtown fends off No. 6 Sacred Heart (09/29)

    Junior Abigail Patterson and freshman Dani Wilson each scored to give the top-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers a 2-1 win over No. 6 Louisville Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

    Patterson scored midway through the first half on an assist from senior Taylor Perkins, while Wilson scored unassisted midway through the second half.

    Senior keeper Audrey Duke made four saves for homestanding Elizabethtown (16-2), which closed the regular season on a seven-game winning streak.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC will play dual role in Afghanistan

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command has a stiff task ahead of it in 2012, but the unit is accustomed to challenges.

    And its commander, Col. Kristin K. French, exuded excitement as she addressed an impending deployment to Afghanistan, a smile bursting forth as she described the expansive mission.

    “The logisticians are going to be busy, very busy,” she said in her office on Fort Knox during a September interview.

  • The Road to War: Building a cultural frame of reference

    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command prepares to deploy to Afghanistan in early 2012, it will be entering an ever-changing environment in which new skill sets will be needed.

    The unit gained insight on how to take a holistic approach to its mission during the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar in early September, a multi-day program designed to provide a frame of reference for the type of operational environment a unit or command will be thrust into.

  • Experts discuss rights with soldiers

    U.S. Department of Justice representatives say work done and sacrifices made by service members entitles them to be treated fairly by United States businesses.

    When that doesn’t happen or when service members don’t know their rights, it’s a job for legal experts such as Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Hare, John Hardin chase away North Hardin (09/29)

    Offensively, Anne Hare got off to a sluggish start this season for John Hardin. But as the temperatures have dropped, the sophomore has warmed up.

    Hare continued her offensive onslaught Wednesday, scoring two goals and assisting on another as the Lady Bulldogs wrapped up the 10th District portion of their schedule with a 3-0 win against the host North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    “I don’t really know how to explain it,” Hare said. “I finished two. I wanted more, but that’s all right.”

  • Lincoln Trail sees the state on field trip

    A days-long field trip at Lincoln Trail Elementary School made the entire state its focus.

    Fifth-grade students at Lincoln Trail in Elizabethtown traveled to various parts of the state as part of field trip that is a 37-year tradition at the school.

    The Kentucky field trip took students to Cumberland Falls, Mammoth Cave, Civil War battlefields and other locations as a way to study the history and geography of the state. It took them just across state lines, too.

  • Fire Safety Day designed to educate families

    Area residents can learn more about fire safety and various other ways to protect themselves, their families and their homes on Saturday.

    Fire Safety Day, an annual event put on by Home Depot stores across the nation, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Families can get identification information for children, have their weather radios programmed and learn other ways to stay safe.