Today's News

  • PREP WRESTLING: Central hosts Bruin Duals on Saturday (12/16)

    Six wrestling teams will hit the mat Saturday morning as Central Hardin hosts its annual Bruin Duals.

    The field is highlighted by top-ranked LaRue County, which is coming off a dominating performance in the Ryle Raider Rumble in Union last weekend. Other teams are John Hardin, Meade County, Barren County and Lexington Lafayette.

    Duals begin at 9:30 and each team is scheduled to wrestle five times. Central Hardin coach Russ Pike said wrestling should be completed by 5 p.m.

  • Children's author holds story hour reading, book signing

    A Hardin County author is the featured guest during a special story hour and book signing for the release of his children’s book.

    Erin Bohannon, who published “Crabby and the Shoofly,” appears at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Bohannon will read his book and be on hand afterward to sign copies.

    “Crabby and the Shoofly” tells the tale of a crab that becomes lost and gets help from a fly to find his way home.

  • Rambo speaks to Radcliff Rotary Club members

    Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary meeting was Kenny Rambo, vice president of Heartland Communications Consultants, an Elizabethtown-based marketing and communications firm. He has been working with numerous community development initiatives such as One Knox, a coordinating agency that helps the region respond to growth opportunities associated with Fort Knox.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha members help the community

    Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Fort Knox chapter, deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in the Hardin County School District. Members pictured are Chapter President George Hollins; Robert Barnes, principal at Brown Street Education Center; Robert King; Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes; and Anthony McCormick.

  • Paintings of two former circuit court judges unveiled

    The portraits of former Hardin Circuit Court judges Janet P. Coleman and T. Steven Bland were unveiled Thursday afternoon at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    The portraits that hang upstairs at the justice center represent more than 120 years of circuit court judgeship in Hardin County, Judge Ken Howard said before unveiling the hand-painted portraits.

    To add portraits to the group is a “pretty unique occasion,” Howard said. He added it was a little odd to add Bland and Coleman to the portraits because “we’re all contemporary.”

  • A mother's grief

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    Many times during the course of a day, life seems almost unbearable for Stayce Hazell.

    It could be a song she hears, walking by her son’s bedroom or simply gazing out the front window of her Radcliff home and watching a bus driver make a stop. Her son no longer gets off the school bus.

    For Hazell, life without 18-year-old Gage has been a two-month journey of overwhelming grief. She misses everything about her son.

  • E'town to approve tennis court proposal

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday is expected to choose a proposal that will further its promise to place new tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park.

    Mayor Tim Walker on Thursday said the proposal expected to be approved will set a cap on the project not to exceed $1.3 million for design and construction of the courts. The company chosen will put together a team to complete the design and build the facilities, Walker said, an approach unusual for the city as it usually bids out design and construction as separate projects.

  • Jesus Talk: Teens organize Christian club

    IF YOU GO:  Jesus Talk meets 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at Panera Bread in Elizabethtown.


    By Janelle Williams

    On Friday afternoons at Panera Bread in Elizabethtown, you'll find roughly a dozen high school students crowded around a table. Some sip the cafe soups while others flip through the pages in their Bibles.

    All of these teens come from various high schools, yet are united weekly through their faith. They come to attend a club called Jesus Talk.

  • More than $20,000 worth of gear stolen from Rineyville Fire Department

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of more than $20,000 worth of gear from Rineyville Fire Department Station 1, RFD Chief Shane Crutcher said.

    Officials noticed the gear was missing Wednesday. Crutcher said the missing items include a set of turnout gear, a hand-held radio, a thermal imaging camera and a laptop computer.

    “They took basically everything you need to be a well-equipped (firefighter),” Crutcher said.

  • Buggeland pleads guilty to killing parents

    Before entering a guilty but mentally ill plea Thursday, Erik Buggeland asked his attorney where his parents are buried.

    On Sept. 20, 2010, after an argument with his father, the 36-year-old repeatedly struck his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, with a dumbbell at their Shepherdsville Road home in Elizabethtown, Detective Jonathon Vaughn of Kentucky State Police said.

    Terje Buggeland also was stabbed, Vaughn said.

    When Circuit Judge Ken Howard asked if Vaughn’s summary of his actions was accurate, Buggeland agreed it was.