Today's News

  • PAWS Shelter Foundation moving forward

    ISSUE: Animal shelter plans progressing
    OUR VIEW: PAWS Foundation drives important initiative

    A vacant building on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown is expected someday to be the modern shelter animals lovers believe cats and dogs deserve.

    And when it does, we’ll have the PAWS Shelter Foundation to thank.

  • T.K. Stone headed to state LEGO League competition

    The same colored connecting blocks that can be made into an X-wing starfighter from “Star Wars” are used for educational purposes at a local middle school.

    The FIRST LEGO League at T.K. Stone Middle School is headed Saturday to Bowling Green for the Kentucky league’s State Robotics Competition at Western Kentucky University.

    About 400 students will work on several aspects of the competition, which include programming robots to perform tasks, researching a given topic and practice problem-solving.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

  • Sen. Parrett brings his daughter to testify before House Committee

    Legislative Research Commission

    Legislation filed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett that would allow a student with disabilities to receive a high school diploma rather than the certificate of completion that is currently given passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

    Senate Bill 43 would allow a student with a disability who has completed a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study established by the Kentucky Board of Education to receive an alternative high school diploma.

  • Chess Club holds championship event

    The 2011 Elizabethtown Chess Club Championship, a six player round robin, was played Dec. 6 and 13. “Jerry” Weldin of Radcliff and Joe Farrell of Brandenburg each scored 4 out of a possible 5 points. Weldin was declared the winner on tie breaks with Farrell being awarded second place. Gelvic Cubar of Bardstown placed third, Kerry Fatula of Vine Grove took fourth place, Johnny Owens of Radcliff placed fifth, and Ernie Weaver of Vine Grove placed sixth.

  • Kentucky 2012 Official Visitors Guide now is available

    The 2012 Kentucky Official Visitors Guide now is available. This year’s guide was designed to complement the new marketing campaign “There’s Only One,” and contains a number of enhancements including the addition of a fold out map. An advisory committee made up of tourism professionals worked to advise and assist the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism with the development of the guide.

  • CYCLING: Lucas to compete in world championships (1/13)

    Keith Lucas has always been a competitive person, be it road bike racing or mountain bike racing.

    When he was introduced to cyclocross, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But the Breckinridge County resident has fallen in love with a sport that combines bicycle racing with racing elements – wooded trails, graded, steep hills and obstacles that require the rider to dismount, carry the bike over or around the obstruction, and remount.

  • Some districts close; HCS on one-hour delay

    Slick roads resulting from intermittent snowfall and subfreezing temperatures has caused some area schools to close Friday. Hardin County Schools announced a one-hour delay for Friday's schedule.

    County school districts in LaRue, Meade, Hart, Grayson, Breckinridge and Taylor will be closed Friday as well as Campbellsville's city district. Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start and Leitchfield Christian Academy also are on the closure list. Some private and parochial schools match their decisions to neighboring school districts.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Big night on tap if weather allows (01/13)

    Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, there’s a big night of high school hoops ahead.

    There are 17th District doubleheaders at North Hardin and Fort Knox and an 18th District doubleheader at Hart County.

    Longtime North Hardin boys’ coach Ron Bevars just hopes his Trojans (3-11 overall, 2-2 district) are prepared when they tip off at 6 against the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs (7-5, 2-1).

  • Wintery conditions result in roadway mishaps

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several accidents around the county, most of which, luckily, didn’t cause any injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in ditch, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. The Hardinsburg resident's vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.