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Today's News

  • E'town man arrested for assault is a registered sex offender

    An Elizabethtown man arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault is a move-in registered sex offender from Tennessee and, according to a citation, he confessed to Sunday’s alleged assault and told police it was “sexually motivated.”

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department after a female reported Sunday she was awakened and beaten. Police released Smith’s name Sunday morning as a person of interest.

  • Dulcimer club releases Christmas CD

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club released this year its third CD, which has a Christmas theme.

    “Christmas in the Heartland” offers Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” along with several other tracks.

    CDs can be purchased from club members for $15 or on the club website www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org.

  • Southern sass on stage at the State

    Comedian Etta May, the Queen of Southern Sass,  performs Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    May previously has won the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year. She’s also appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live MTV and was a regular on TNN. May also has stepped in as a guest commentator on the “CBS Morning Show.”

  • Radcliff Model Railroad Association members feel on right track with hobby

    Helicopters, tanks and barracks dot the property of a 1970s-era Army fort. Not far away, Victorian-style homes with porches that sport hanging flower baskets line the streets of a small town where a park and gas station lend an air of simplicity to life there.

    These scenes are dwarfed by members of the Radcliff Model Railroad Association as they move around the layouts constructed for their trains.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans feeling overlooked (11/11)

    Since all he keeps hearing about is how John Hardin is headed to the Class 5-A state championship game, North Hardin coach Crad Jaggers thought maybe he should chime in, too.

    He’s a little miffed his program is being overlooked, so he’s firing back with an interesting response.

    “Everybody is looking forward to the John Hardin-Bowling Green game,” Jaggers said Wednesday afternoon. “I’m looking forward to watching that myself, the John Hardin-Bowling Green game. I just hope they give me a ticket to that game.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs not taking North lightly (11/11)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs realize what’s at stake tonight when they play the North Hardin Trojans. If they are going to achieve their ultimate goal, the Bulldogs understand they can’t take the Trojans lightly.

    Sure, it’s the same team John Hardin destroyed in the regular season Oct. 14. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first 13 minutes and built a 37-7 halftime margin. That game means little to the Bulldogs now.

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: Could rivalry add epic chapter? (11/11)

    Some rivalries are built over time, while others are born. John Hardin versus North Hardin falls into the second category.

    As soon as John Hardin opened its doors in 2001, the Radcliff rivalry was born. The schools are separated by less than 8 miles. It only takes 12 minutes to get from one to the other. These two schools were destined to be rivals.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: John Hardin's Lever enjoys quite a cross country journey (11/11)

    When Katie Lever’s high school cross country career began at Fort Knox in 2008, she had no idea just how far the journey would take her.

    In her first race, Lever placed 176th in the Rumble in the Jungle in Goshen – taking more than 27 minutes to finish. At the time, Lever didn’t care for running. She was only doing it to stay in shape for softball season.

  • WKU-ECTC sign admission agreement

    Officials signed an agreement Thursday that allows students to apply to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University jointly.

    ECTC President/CEO Thelma White and WKU President Gary Ransdell signed the agreement, which is meant to expand the partnership between the schools and allow students easier access to a four-year degree by  admitting them to ECTC and WKU at the same time.

    Officials predict more than 300 ECTC students will transfer to WKU with its main campus in Bowling Green this academic year.

  • Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    Nancy Lee Hart v. Hardin Memorial Hospital, et al, North Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown. Claims negligence and malpractice. Seeks judgment for damages; trial by jury.