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Today's News

  • Towne Commons celebrates grand opening

    The grand opening of Towne Commons Family Apartments means Elizabethtown’s newest housing community is ready for Hardin County residents to move in.

    Speakers and guests attending the ribbon cutting included Elizabethtown’s Mayor Tim Walker; Kentucky Housing Corporation officials; members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; Elizabethtown’s City Council; guests of the Pritchard Community Center; principals of LDG Development; The Weber Design Group and residents.

  • Community weighs in on downtown revitalization

    About 50 area residents and businesspeople showed up at the Historic State Theater on Dixie Avenue Thursday to discuss ideas for the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown with officials from the city and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

    Executive Director Heath Seymour was pleasantly surprised by the level of participation.

    He said cities across the nation are trying to revitalize their downtowns, and it’s important while doing that to understand what community members want out of such changes.

  • Christmas has Clark Griswold, Halloween has Steve Mueller

    Approach Steve Mueller’s Elizabethtown home, and you might hear motion-activated sinister voices addressing you as skeleton figures, hanging bats and a knife-wielding clown greet you.

    Add to the mix giant spiders, a skulking vampire, creepy creatures, a wicked witch, scattered bones, a ghoulish graveyard and a variety of eerie items, and Mueller’s property goes beyond typical decorations.

    “Each year I put more and more,” Mueller said.

  • Roadshow thrives in down economy

    Area residents dug a couple of interesting finds out of their treasure boxes and dresser drawers last week.
    Treasure Hunters Roadshow, which visited the area from Tuesday through Friday, doled out cash for rare finds and scrap metal.
    The business had seen nearly 200 customers by the end of Friday at the Baymont Inn and Suites on Commerce Drive in Elizabethtown, field manager Shawn Henley said.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: North Hardin 27, Meade County 22

    North Hardin put Meade County’s recent prolific offensive attack back in place.

    The Trojans took away the Green Wave’s ability to run up the middle and without it they couldn’t develop any sort of consistent offensive attack.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Central Hardin 35, Nelson County 21 (10/22)

    Justin Brangers was the thorn in Nelson County’s side Friday night.

    The Central Hardin senior caught a touchdown pass and came up with two turnovers – on an interception and a muffed punt recovery – to help the host Bruins knock off their Class 6-A, District 2 rivals, 35-21 at Bruin Field.

    Central Hardin (6-3 overall, 1-1 district) took the lead for good seven plays after Brangers recovered the fumble. Senior Tyran Hopson scored from 1 yard out for a 21-14 lead with 11:30 left to play.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Louisville Central 35, LaRue County 14 (10/22)

    Mr. Football candidate Anthony Wales ran for three touchdowns and caught another to lead the top-ranked Louisville Central Yellowjackets to a 35-14 win against the host LaRue County Hawks on Friday night in the Class 3-A, District 3 regular-season title game.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: John Hardin 59, Grayson County 0 (10/22)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are now a victory shy of a third consecutive perfect regular season after cruising past the Grayson County Cougars, 59-0 in a Class 5-A, District 3 game Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

    The second-ranked Bulldogs improved to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in district play. Since 2005, they have won 26 of their last 28 district games. The Bulldogs locked up the top seed for the playoffs with last week’s 51-21 victory over North Hardin.

  • Regret comes easier than courage

    Critiicized for some occasionally stiff performances and its preachy, obvious message, the movie "Courageous" does something most films never manage. It causes you to think.

    It's sad and funny. It's insightful and challenging. It's playing alongside big budget Hollywood productions although it was produced by members of a Baptist church in Georgia.

  • Cardinal campaigning

    Local students were visited Friday by the ultimate representative of the University of Louisville.
    James Ramsey, president of the university, visited Central Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School as part of his yearly Fall Presidential Outreach program.