Today's News

  • Woodwork a 'pleasure' for Elizabethtown artist

    The foundation for Vernon Huffines’s home woodcraft business might be traced back 60 years or so.

    That was when a man, who bought timber from his father, gave his father a wooden knife.

    About 15 years ago, Huffines decided to try to reproduce the item. The Elizabethtown man has improved in his craftsmanship since then, he said, and his catalog includes a number of wood items.

    “(Making) wooden knives is my forte,” he said.

  • Otter Creek Express is more than a little bit country

    Some members of the band Otter Creek Express have been playing together for more than 50 years.

    After different band names and group members they decided on the band name simply because they all live near Otter Creek in Meade County. The named seemed to fit.

    “We’ve settled on this and I think it’s permanent,” vocalist Jack Whelan said.

  • Oh, fiddle-dee-dee, Scarlet and Rhett are back at the State Theater

    Frankly, my dear, the Historic State Theater will be showing “Gone with the Wind” 8 p.m. Saturday with a few Scarlett-esque surprises.

    The theater aims to recreate the Old South with carriage rides and themed décor.

    Also, southern bells donning period costumes will grace the theater. Stone Hearth Catering will sponsor a free southern pie tasting. 

    Last time the State showed “Gone with the Wind,” it had sell-out crowds.

  • Park resurrected just in time for outdoor fun

    State leaders, Meade County officials and outdoor enthusiasts descended Wednesday morning upon Otter Creek Outdoor Recreational Area for its grand opening.

    The 2,261-acre area formerly known as Otter Creek Park reopened after Louisville officials announced in December 2008 that the park, which was losing $500,000 each year, would close because of budget cuts. At that time, about 100,000 visitors annually used the park.

  • Politician's non-political speech focuses on campaign issues

    While his candidacy for governor was not mentioned during a speech before the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Senate President David L. Williams touched on economic development topics that he’s raised frequently on the campaign trail.

  • Postal workers gather food Saturday

    Residents don’t have to go any farther than their mail boxes to fight hunger Saturday.

    Mail carriers in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will pick up nonperishable food items that have not passed their expiration date when they deliver Saturday’s mail.

    Residents are asked to put donations in plastic bags if it rains that day. It helps make pickup easier.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Wednesday's Results (05/12)






    Judah Thomas (CH) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-1

    Tad Skaggs (CH) def. Blake McQuown (JH), 6-1, 6-0

    John Hardin won by forfeit


    Tyler Sweat/Brad Jackson (CH) def. Steve Lao/Sage Knock (JH), 8-0

  • Taylor-Sickles

    Donald and Nancy Taylor of Elizabethtown and Eddie and Jenny Sickles of Rineyville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, DeeAnn Taylor and John Sickles.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is currently working on her Bachelors of Arts in psychology at Western Kentucky University. She works for Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL-BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins hit three homers in win (05/12)

    Eighth-grader Kelsey McGuffin homered in the third inning Wednesday before sophomore Baylee Sullivan and senior Kristina Krupinski hit back-to-back homers in the fifth as the 12th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins held off homestanding Glasgow, 7-6.

    Senior Ashley Hughes went 2-for-5 with one stolen base and one run scored, while Krupinski and McGuffin also singled.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town pounds North, 15-3 (05/12)

    Coming off a one-hit shutout loss to 10th-ranked Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park two days earlier, Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts was worried how his team would respond Wednesday evening against 17th District rival North Hardin.

    Just fine, thank you very much.

    The Panthers pounded out 17 hits, including four for extra bases, en route to a 15-3 win in five innings at Panther Baseball Park.