Today's News

  • Costs add up after several small snows

    The green that disappears during the winter includes more than just plants.

    Money is lost by state and local governments when enough snow falls to roll out salt trucks. And frequent — albeit fairly light — snows this season have sent road departments searching for increasingly expensive salt.

    Most recently, a storm that ended Wednesday dropped as much as 3 inches of snow on Hardin County, according to the National Weather Service.

  • E’town clamping down on thieves

    Elizabethtown is looking to curb a steadily rising trend of thefts of items such as precious metals, scrap metal and video game consoles by monitoring more closely the transactions of businesses who buy the items secondhand.

    Elizabethtown city government, in coordination with the Elizabethtown Police Department, has drafted an ordinance to place businesses that purchase regulated used and secondhand items in the Leads Online database, which officers use to track items and potential thieves through businesses logging daily transactions.

  • Saluting the influence, work of a colleague

    ISSUE: Sizemore named KPA president

    OUR VIEW: We recognize one of our own

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin hosting Central Hardin in doubleheader set for 6 p.m. (01/27)

    The surging North Hardin Trojans are hoping for another 17th District win in the present tonight, but before they host the Central Hardin Bruins, they’ll look to the past.

    Prior to the 6 p.m. scheduled tip-off of the first game of the girl/boy doubleheader, former North Hardin standout center Jason Eitutis will have his jersey retired in the gymnasium named for his coach, Ron Bevars.

  • EIS begins budget cycle cautiously

    The first step in the city schools’ budget process has the district looking slightly more robust than in previous years, but officials are cautious with their optimism.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ draft budget shows estimated general fund revenues of almost $18 million for the 2011-12 school year, up from more than $16 million for the 2009-10 school year and the budgeted projections of a little more than $17 million for the current school year.

  • PREP WRESTLING: From motormouth to mature matman (01/27)

    Shaquille Cox learned at a young age it’s not good to be boastful.

    Cox admitted he sometimes bragged about himself when he was in middle school, but his attitude quickly changed as soon as he got to high school.

    Because of that, the 140-pound LaRue County senior has become one of the top wrestlers in the state. Cox is ranked fifth in his weight class, and sports a 22-1 record entering Saturday’s Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association State Duals at Lexington Henry Clay.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox's Combs resigns (01/27)

    Brandon Combs kept saying the Fort Knox Eagles were one step away from turning the corner last season.

    Even as the Eagles lost their first three games by a combined 15 points, Combs was steadfast in his belief that good things were coming to his team.

    Eventually they did. Fort Knox finished 4-8 and won a playoff game for the first time since 2002 by knocking off heavy favorite Glasgow in the postseason’s first round, 30-28.

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  • Piloting the ship of accountability

    The state community college system is taking part in a project that has national implications.
    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is piloting a new Voluntary Framework of Accountability along with 39 other two-year higher education institutions and systems. The VFA is designed to measure success in two-year colleges and their students.

  • Rineyville Community News


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Virginia Taylor, Larkin Taylor, Stefanie Pawley, Virgil Ray, Mark Pence, Dayna Parrett, James Stone, Caitlyn Schroeder, Phillip Pike, Dan Pawley, Bobby Thomas, Ciarra Adams, David Bell, Jacob Bell, Rita Goodwin, Bryce Meers, Jacob Bush, Ernestine Nall, Greg House, Matthew Brangers, Nancy Lowman, Jaron Cox, Tim Wiseman, Martha Wiseman, Patsy Blair, C.W. Williams, Brittney and Carter Geer.