Today's News

  • Some Heartland Festival events still open to participants

    There still is time to get involved in some Heartland Music Festival events.

    Early registration for Saturday’s Bluegrass Cellular Heartland Festival 5K run and fun walk ends Monday. The early registration fee for the 5K is $15 and $10 for the walk. After Monday the fee for both is raised to $30 and participants can register until 7:15 a.m. Saturday. The race begins at Bluegrass Cellular Headquarters on Ring Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

    For more information, go to www.bluegrasscellular.com.

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  • With our neighbors in war zones, we remember

    The issue: Memorial Day
    Our view: Even more meaning this year

    What are your plans for celebrating Memorial Day? Will you relax, visit friends, have a picnic or take in the Louisville Bats game Monday afternoon? All are enjoyable things to do, but don’t miss the importance of this observance.

  • Excuse them while they kiss the sky

    Music and the aroma of festival food might fill the air Saturday at Freeman Lake Park, but for a brief time, so will falling humans.

    Visitors to the Heartland Music Festival will look to the sky about 7 p.m. Saturday when skydivers descend on Freeman Lake Park.

    Jim Moore, owner of Skydive Kentucky, said between two and five skydivers from the group will participate in the event.

    Skydive Kentucky has another big event that day, he said.

  • Country ham breakfast kicks off Saturday festival events

    Country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, fried apples, coffee and juice. If that sounds like a good way to kick off Saturday morning before Heartland Music Festival events, Pritchard Community Center is the place to be.

    For $7, visitors can grab a freshly made breakfast before watching a parade make its way from downtown Elizabethtown or cheering on a kayak race at Freeman Lake Park.

    “This is our major fundraiser of the year,” said Jim Sullivan, Hardin County AM Rotary Club president.

  • Some emergency equipment off limits to constables

    Constables will no longer be allowed to equip their vehicles with blue lights or sirens or to use the Hardin County Law Enforcement Services Radio Frequency and Dispatch Service.

    Officials say the change decreases liability for the county, but some constables say it could reduce their safety and effectiveness.

  • When it rains, it floods, for some

    Some residents in Elizabethtown are tired of flooding they say has always been a problem but has gotten progressively worse over the years.

    Chuck Dever said he knew when he bought his home that flooding could be a problem, but this is the first year rainwater has entered his house.

    In 1997, water entered his basement because rain caused the sewer to back up and water got into his garage.

  • Local Legion Riders travel to D.C. to participate in memorial ceremony

    Elizabethtown resident Tom McGrew foresees an emotional time ahead as he travels to Washington, D.C., to attend Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in which he likely will participate.
    McGrew, a member of the motorcycle group American Legion Riders Lincoln Memorial Post 87 in Hodgenville, will be part of a delegation that will attend a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday.
    Kentucky is one of four states sending delegates from chapters of American Legion Riders to the Memorial Day weekend ceremony. The other states are New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Freeman Lake Park serves many purposes

    The issue: Allowing motorboats on the lake
    Our view: Policy change includes restrictions

    Freeman Lake Park becomes a spotlight of activities the next two weeks.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: North's Stewart aims for first state title (05/27)

    For North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart, this is it.

    Saturday is his last chance to win a state championship before taking his talents to the University of Louisville next fall. The KHSAA Class 3-A State Track & Field Championships begin at 1 p.m. at Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    Stewart is seeded third in the 800-meter run and fourth in the 1,600 run – and he’s also part of North Hardin’s third-seeded 1,600 relay team along with senior Dominique Jenkins, junior Josh Ortega and sophomore Kirk Oxendine.