Today's News

  • REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Central, Meade catch breaks in region tourneys (10/16)

    Being a district volleyball champion sure has its advantages.

  • Helm anniversary draws attention to Civil War heritage

    Benjamin Hardin Helm was in his early 20s when he was commissioned as a colonel in the Confederate Army.

    That took place after he turned down the position of paymaster of the Union Army offered by his brother-in-law, President Abraham Lincoln.

    The Hardin County resident’s state began tensions by trying to remain neutral, but ended up siding with the Union Army.

    Helm’s own father and former state governor, with whom he lived, leaned toward keeping the nation together.

  • Paranormal boot camp to train aspiring investigators

    The Halloween season isn’t only for the kind of spirits that wander the streets trick-or-treating.

    Those interested in exploring the unexplained can learn more about the discipline at the first Paranormal Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Morrison Masonic Lodge on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $15, and there is a limit of 120 people for the class. Spots are still available. Tickets are available by visiting www.morrisonmasoniclodge.yolasite.com.

  • Elizabethtown resident named WKU 2011 Young Alumnus

    Brent Ditto of Elizabethtown remembers being a student ambassador at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in the role of a “spirit master” for two years. The second year, he was vice-chairman of the group.

    He remembers kissing fellow student and Elizabethtown native Kristi Zoglmann on the Kissing Bridge. The reputation of the bridge, that couples who kiss upon it are destined to marry, came true for the couple.

  • Crossing Festival packs in the people

    The familiar smell of funnel cakes and popcorn drifted through the air Saturday in Glendale as thousands flocked to one of the largest festivals in Hardin County.

    The Glendale Crossing Festival returned this weekend as hundreds of vendors converged in the small southern Hardin County town, where arts and crafts and homemade works once again took center stage.

    A slight October chill added bite to the morning’s proceedings, but did little to dispel the crowd as blue skies and sunshine offered an equalizer.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: John Hardin 51, North Hardin 21 (10/15)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are building quite the trophy collection.

    The Bulldogs locked up the regular season Class 5-A, District 3 championship Friday night with a 51-21 pounding of the North Hardin Trojans at Ray Story Stadium.

    It’s the sixth time in the last seven years John Hardin (8-0 overall, 3-0 district) has won or shared the district championship. The Bulldogs earned the top seed for the playoffs and will face the fourth-seeded team – Bullitt East, Bullitt Central or Shelby County – from District 4.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Fort Knox 40, Louisville Shawnee 16 (10/15)

    First-year Fort Knox coach Shawn Thompson didn’t want his team even thinking about the playoffs heading into Friday’s game with Louisville Shawnee.

    All Thompson wanted was to see his Eagles work to improve following a six-game losing streak.

    Fort Knox took a step in the right direction as senior Dominic Dingle rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and senior Josh Kleber added 78 yards and two scores to lead the host Eagles to a 40-16 win over Class 2-A, District 4 for Shawnee at McAdams Field.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Meade County 58, Central Hardin 14 (10/15)

    Meade County ran away with the Class 6-A, District 2 football championship Friday night.

    The Green Wave put on a Homecoming demolition and repeated as distict champs with a bang.

    Senior running back Max Cundiff rushed for a game-high 170 yards and three touchdowns and  senior Thomas Wilson added three more on the ground as Meade County piled up 485 total yards in a 58-14 home victory over Central Hardin.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: LaRue County 57, Elizabethtown 44 (10/15)

    Senior halfback Cody Thompson had 2.5 sacks, returned a fourth-quarter kickoff for a score and carried the ball 22 times for 354 yards and four more touchdowns as the LaRue County Hawks clinched a home playoff berth with a 57-44 win Friday night at Class 3-A, District 3 rival Elizabethtown.

    The host Panthers (0-8 overall, 0-2 district) took the lead twice in the fourth quarter on a pair of conversion receptions from senior Matt Morgan, who caught 16 passes for 204 yards and four touchdowns. However, Thompson answered immediately the next time the Hawks touched the ball.

  • New witnesses testify at Burke's second Article 32 hearing

    FORT CAMPBELL — Despite defense counsel’s request to start a new Article 32 hearing in the murder case against Brent Burke, the investigating officer at Friday’s hearing in Fort Campbell decided to “reopen” the investigation and will consider testimony from July’s hearing.

    “It is my duty to impartially investigate and weigh all evidence,” said Maj. Jenny Hamby, the new investigating officer in Burke’s Article 32 hearing — the U.S. Army’s equivalent of a grand jury proceeding.