Today's News

  • Trying to stand without keystone

    ISSUE: Death of Bob Imel
    OUR VIEW: Foundations are hard to replace

    Bob Imel's life was one of serving and his impact in Hardin County has been felt for years and will be for many years to come.

    Imel died Dec. 30 in Bowling Green. He was 71.

    He was the first executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity. He was part of the foundation for the organization that stands tall today in building and repairing homes in the area.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bulldogs look to avenge earlier loss to Central (1/10)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs were one of the best teams in the 5th Region last year, but they’ve started off a little slow this year.

    But the Bulldogs are showing signs of turning it around. They’ve won their last three games heading into tonight’s showdown at Central Hardin. The game is set for 7:30. The slow start could be attributed to injuries and getting its players late from football, but the Bulldogs said it’s time to start winning.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Streaking Panthers set to hit the road to face North (1/10)

    Elizabethtown coach James Haire is aware of the struggles North Hardin has had early this season, but he understands the Trojans are a different team than they were in December.

    North Hardin is coming off an 85-36 thrashing of Fort Knox to snap an eight-game losing skid. Senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley played for the first time since the season opener, scoring 21 points and pulling down nine rebounds.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North tops Oldham; Central falls to Hart (1/10)

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and senior guard Brianna Woodson scored 21 points as the host North Hardin Lady Trojans cruised to a 69-43 win over Oldham County on Monday.

    Woodson also had six rebounds, five steals and four assists for North Hardin (13-3), which won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Eighth-grade guard Tamiah Stanford added 13 points and four steals, while sophomore guard Kiera Jones had seven points and four assists.


  • Former LaRue County deputy jailer sentenced

    A former chief deputy at the LaRue County Jail has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for charges including exchanging cellphones, prescription painkillers and cigarettes for sex with inmates.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Meredith said Travis Strader, 40, was sentenced Monday in LaRue Circuit Court to serve a year behind bars then complete a sex offender program while on supervised probation.

  • E'town to implement prescription drug program

    Elizabethtown City Council has partnered with the Elizabethtown Police Department to keep prescription drugs out of the city’s trash and streams.

    At Mayor Tim Walker’s urging, the city plans to install a local prescription drug dropoff point where residents can discard unwanted or old prescription drugs instead of throwing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.

  • Council considers safe driving program

    A program designed to keep drunken drivers off Elizabethtown roads hit a bump Monday.

    Scott Ward, a Michigan businessman who owns Jewelry and Bridal on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, pitched the “Home Safe” drunken-driving program to Elizabethtown City Council as a mandatory part of the alcohol licensing process, but city officials said the program could create liability for the city and may not have legal grounds.

  • Bankers predict modest improvement for 2012

    Area bankers had a uniform message about their predictions for the economy, especially the housing market.

    They said things could be much worse and there are reasons to expect improvement in the future, but there won’t likely be much change in store for 2012.

    Three local bankers gave their opinions about the state of the economy Monday while speaking to the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors at the Historic State Theater Complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Photo: Building a bridge
  • Calendar of photos emphasizes daily value of the unit

    The New Year already has flown, leaving its newborn status lying flat in the nest.

    And I’m left with all these extra calendars — two from local businesses, two from churches which somehow think I will be interested in adding their agenda to my schedule and another complimentary calendar from a company wanting me to buy calendars to give people next year, assuming, I suppose, that I somehow believe others will be interested in my agenda next year.

    But I like the pictures on these calendars, anyway.