Today's News

  • Regional traffic fatality figures rise slightly

    While locally there is a slight increase, national statistics indicate that 2010 could have the lowest number of traffic-related deaths in more than 60 years.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expecting traffic fatalities for 2010 to be the lowest since 1949. Locally, however, the number of crashes reported through Kentucky State Police Post 4 rose slightly from 2009 to 2010.

  • BRIDGES getting started with WRI program

    A program to assist youth in fulfilling court-ordered obligations took another step Tuesday in beginning its mission.

    The BRIDGES council hosted an open house for its Work Restitution Initiative to explain the program to potential youth, employers, mentors and community members who might be interested in participating.

  • Revisiting the Burke trial

    The issue: Fourth mistrial in Burke case
    Our view:
    Mistrial does not represent justice denied

    For the second time, jurors were unable to agree upon a verdict in the double murder case involving former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

    As a result of the jury’s impasse following hours of deliberation, Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton was forced to declare a mistrial.
    This most recent mistrial is the fourth to occur in Burke’s ongoing high-profile case.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's results (04/13)





    Results from Tuesday's match at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts:


    Reza Haider (E) def. Collin Sparks (BC), 6-0, 6-2

    Zeeshan Bhatti (E) def. Matt Spillman (BC), 6-0, 6-1

    Muneeb Abri (E) def. Grant Gardner (BC), 6-3, 6-1


  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: E'town rolls past Fort Knox, 11-0 (04/13)

    Seniors Will Sidebottom, Austin Patterson, Logan Hartlage and Cory Farrow combined on a five-inning one-hitter to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Panthers to an 11-0 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Tuesday.

    Sidebottom (2-3) struck out four and walked one in two innings. He left with the Panthers (8-6 overall, 3-0 district) leading 5-0.

    Sophomore Zach Ditto had a double and two RBIs, while Sidebottom had an RBI triple. Eighth-grader Zeke Pinkham, junior Tyler Brandenburg and Farrow each had an RBI single.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Robbins steps down as coach at Central (04/13)

    David Robbins’ dream was to run a high school varsity program. Central Hardin gave him that opportunity two years ago.

    But with Robbins and his wife, Jennifer, expecting their second child in September, Robbins realized a difficult decision loomed and his choice shouldn’t come as a shock. Robbins, who has preached family first during his time at Central Hardin, resigned Tuesday.

  • The List

    Whether to save some cash at the super market, know more about your food or just find a rewarding hobby, there are many good reasons to grow your own garden. If space is limited, consider raised beds or containers. Here are a few interesting tips on small-space gardening from the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service.

  • New Heritage Council leader sets his sights on downtown

    Heath Seymour needs no introduction to downtown Elizabethtown.

    Returning to his hometown after a roughly 15-year absence, the soft-spoken Seymour will soon be heading a mammoth effort to revitalize downtown as outlined by Mayor Tim Walker. The task is an expansion on Seymour’s new role as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

    Seymour replaces Dana Beth Lyddan, who left Elizabethtown in December to relocate with her husband to Indiana.

  • Photo: Washing minter away
  • Bridge work back to causing delays