Today's News

  • Sadness accompanies glory of Easter celebration

    My family followed traditional American Easter traditions when I was a child. In addition to preparing for the Sunday morning worship of the resurrected Christ, we anticipated the Easter event by dyeing eggs for the family egg hunt, sending Easter cards and exchanging chocolate bunnies.
    Dad was a dentist and candy generally was discouraged in our house, so chomping down on one of those miniature chocolate Easter bunnies was a rare and unusual treat.

  • Expectations are high for hometown returnee

    The issue: Heritage Council's new executive director 
    Our view: A big challenge welcomes Heath Seymour

    Monday was the first official day on the job for Heath Seymour as he stepped into the role of executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin slams Elizabethtown, 10-0 (04/19)

    Jordan Daniel showed her unselfish nature early Monday as Central Hardin’s senior catcher hit a pair of sacrifice flies. With the chance to add to her RBI total against the visiting Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, Daniel declined.

    Daniel waved home Ashley Hughes on a passed ball three pitches before smacking a double which would have scored Hughes anyway as the No. 21 Lady Bruins cruised to the 17th District win in six innings, 10-0.

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's small ball takes care of North Hardin

    Coach Chris Price’s small ball philosophy continues to keep the LaRue County Hawks soaring back into games.

    They’re moving runners over with perfectly executed bunts, staying aggressive on the basepaths and stealing their way back from some significant deficits and turning them into wins.

  • Tax filing time's up

    Clients were lined up to the door at Packages and More Inc. in Elizabethtown before work and school at 9 a.m. Monday.

    It was the last day to file taxes without an extensio, and there was a last-minute rush to get tax returns in the mail.

    Katie Buchanan, a customer service representative for Packages and More, said the company served a lot of filers the last few days of last week and Monday. She thinks many wait to file their taxes because they procrastinated, and they could have saved themselves some worry by finishing a little earlier.

  • Morgan donates hair to Locks of Love

    Morgan Hogan, 11, holds her hair, which was donated to Locks of Love so that wigs can be made for cancer patients. Nicky Redmon-Wootton, hair stylist with Platinum Salon in Elizabethtown, performed the cutting procedure. More than one year of hair growth was required for Morgan’s hair to reach the minimum donation length. Morgan is a fourth grader at Morningside Elementary School.

  • Getting ready to 'play ball'
  • Fort Knox soldier killed in combat

    A Fort Knox soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense says U.S. Army Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy of St. Paul, Minn., was killed Friday in Ghazni Province when his unit was attacked.

    Kennedy was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke. He joined the Army in 2009 and was assigned to Fort Knox in September 2010. He was on his first tour of duty.

  • Male carpenter bees must earn the ladies' respect

    A large carpenter bee hovers above tulips in my front yard.

    My wife talks to it (our cat recently passed away), and she says it looks at her.

    “You’ve got a stud,” said Perri Eason, a University of Louisville professor who specializes in animal behavior. She means male carpenter bees – who hurl themselves at any bug that comes near – must be strong if they’re able to keep rivals away from prime real estate. They’re telling a potential mate: “Check out my flowers, honey. Good food. Good genes.”

  • Lincoln dinner proves to be Reagan's day

    The dinner was held to celebrate the Hardin County Republican Party’s connections to Abraham Lincoln, but many of the candidates gathered attached themselves to former President Ronald Reagan.

    With state primary races heating up, a flock of candidates appeared Saturday night at the Historic State Theater during the annual Lincoln Day dinner, emboldened behind a conservatism they feel is lacking in Frankfort.

    Gubernatorial candidates Bobbie Holsclaw and Phil Moffett made their cases, arguing the status quo is unacceptable.