Today's News

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bruins edge Elizabethtown (08/26)

    The Central Hardin volleyball team put every body part on the line to knock off their top 17th District rival.

    There was junior Sydney Hall sliding across the court face-first to save a ball.

  • Company receives grants to expand broadband

    Windstream Communications plans to extend its broadband services to rural parts of southern Hardin County and across Kentucky where it was considered cost prohibitive to expand.

    The new service is possible because of about $59.7 million in federal stimulus dollars awarded to the company, said Scott Morris, a spokesman for Windstream.

    The stimulus grant requires a 25 percent match from Windstream which will spend nearly $20 million to fill in gaps in its network where broadband service is unavailable, Morris said.

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  • Raccoons trouble Radcliff neighbors

    Raccoons always have hung around East Mill Creek Road in Radcliff. However, it wasn’t until one chased a toddler that neighbors Vicki Hawkins and Joe Church decided it was time to remove the masked creatures from the vacated house next door.

    But the neighbors can’t find a legal way to legally get rid of the critters, Hawkins said.

  • Hodgenville woman working with grocery-delivery business

    Vicki Curry of Hodgenville, an independent affiliate with MPB Today, attended the company's first national convention held Aug. 4-6 in Atlanta.


    MPB Today is the marketing for Southeastern Delivery, a grocery-delivery company based in Pensacola, Fla. A growing trend, home delivery of groceries has an estimated industry revenue of $12 billion per year. MPB Today has more than 80,000 affiliates throughout the United States.


  • Hardin County Fair Flower Show is a success

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown is proud of the success of the recent Hardin County Fair Flower Show. People of all ages enjoy the flower show, and people of all ages participate by enter-ing. This is an example of the spirit of our citizens for the support of the Hardin County Fair.
    Fifty-eight categories were available and ap-proximately 150 entries were made. The largest category was the “One Stem Day Lily” with 11 entries. Ribbons and prize money made this rewarding for the participants.

  • Lupresto named 'Artist of the Month'

    At the Aug. 15  meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Joyce Lupresto was selected by attendees as Artist of the Month. The theme for July was “Fantasy,” and her painting was entitled “New Mexico Fantasy.”  The painting is hanging at Cobbler’s Café in downtown Elizabethtown.  The next meeting of the CKAG is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road. Visitors are welcome. 

  • Youth leadership council names student finalists

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council has announced its finalists for Youth Leader of the Year.

    Finalists are Jessica Gabhart and Morgan Thompson, Elizabehtown High School; Aaron Shepperd, Hart County; Zach Leftwich, Green County; Rachel Puckett, John Hardin; Lucas Pepper, LaRue County; Whitney Crume, Barrett Greenwell and Cole McDowell, Bethlehem High School; and Jordan Ellis-Reeves, Central Hardin High School.

    This year’s photographic display of the finalists is on display through Sept. 26 at Towne Mall.

  • Lincoln Trail student wins national award

    Sydney Rich was short on words Wednesday after learning she received a national student award.

    It felt “really good” to win, she said, and her prize was “awesome.”

    She didn’t see any of it coming.

    “No clue,” she said. “No clue at all.”

  • Freakley's retirement postponed

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley is staying in uniform for a few more months.

    Freakley, who planned to retire from active duty this month, will continue in his role as commanding general of U.S. Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox as the Army plans to begin deactivating the command and dividing its missions to new headquarters.

    “I just couldn’t leave the Bluegrass,” Freakley said Wednesday in a phone interview.