Today's News

  • Central's state champions give us all Bruin pride

    There they were, piling on each other in the infield of a baseball field that had become their home for the week. The Central Hardin High School baseball team was basking in the glow of a state title.

    A squad that entered the season with high expectations, ended its most memorable season ever Saturday with a state championship in hand, routing Mercer County in the final, 21-2.

    The win capped a 36-4 season for the Bruins, who faced an aggressive schedule in preparing for the postseason success.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime-scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • WOMEN'S STATE AM: All five area entries make championship flight (06/21)

    Morgan Cross was less than thrilled with her greens game Monday during the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur qualifying round at the par-72, 5,707-yard Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray.

    But Cross was realistic about how much, or how little, Monday meant.

  • FISHING: Elizabethtown's Snider second in Murray (06/21)

    Elizabethtown angler Kevin Snider finished second to Chad Grigsby in the Walmart FLW Tour stop on Kentucky Lake on Sunday in Murray.

    Grigsby, from Maple Grove, Minn., beat Snider by 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Snider caught 20 bass weight 66 pounds, 11 ounces. He earned $33,287.

    Grigsby’s prize was $125,000 for his 20 bass weighing 73 pounds, 3 ounces. Grigsby won for the first time in 10 seasons as a pro.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins soaking title in (6/21)

    The Central Hardin Bruins are on top of the high school baseball world in Kentucky.

    The Bruins won the Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament with a 21-2 rout of Mercer County on Saturday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. They accomplished something no area team has done since 1975 when Elizabethtown won the state title.

    “I’m speechless,” Central Hardin senior Austin Walters said. “It feels like a dream.”

  • E’town invests thousands in downtown acquisitions

    Elizabethtown City Council sent a statement Monday signifying it is serious about downtown redevelopment.

    The council voted to purchase three buildings for $240,000 and city officials said they believe the purchases will help the city take a significant step forward in creating life and interest in downtown.

  • Kelly Cruze has loved music all her life

    Whether in a classroom or on a stage, Kelly Cruze channels a lifelong love of music.

    Cruze began teaching 20 years ago, joining the staff at Morningside Elementary School in Elizabethtown 17 years ago.

    Throughout the week, Cruze helps children gain a deep understanding of music, often teaching her elementary students principles she learned at the college level, and all the while making the lessons enjoyable.

  • Dash of Class: Cooking for just one or two

    The last time I wrote a column on cooking for one and two, I got great responses. I promised I would do that again, so today is the day.

  • 6 years old is too young to worry about looks



    This week I saw a report on “Good Morning America” on body image. It wasn’t through the eyes of a 30-year-old woman or even a teenager.

    The story was about a 6-year-old who is already obsessed about her body image. What is frightening is that this was not a unique situation.

  • State Farm having free movie release party for community

    State Farm is supporting the release of Disney•Pixar’s CARS 2 with a premiere party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 24, at 417 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, at the offices of agent Kelley Miller. They will be giving away prizes including two tickets to see Cars 2.