Today's News

  • Wild Rose holds grand opening for veterans therapeutic riding program

    Three veterans moved their arms in slow circles stretched to their sides as they swayed slightly on walking horses at the Wild Rose Equestrian Center on Franklin Lane in Elizabethtown.

    Each of the three horses were surrounded by three staff members who led the animals and stood ready to help while veterans lifted themselves a few inches out of the saddles and completed other exercises meant to relieve their bodies and eyes.

  • Ekron man sentenced in attempted kidnapping at North Hardin

    After pleading guilty to amended charges, Kyle Thompson was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison followed by five years probation.

    Thompson, who is from Ekron, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, third-degree terroristic threatening and possession of marijuana.

    The 21-year-old was arrested last October after he brought a gun to North Hardin High School.

  • County hears first reading to refinance bond

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of a proposal to refinance a county bond that will lower the interest rate to historic levels and save money without extending the bond's life.

    Berry presented the plan to refinance a bond taken out in 2002 for improvements at the Hardin County Detention Center, which started at  $8 million and has an outstanding principal amount of about $3.9 million.

  • Got to be Real: The life and lessons of an Army wife

    I would say by far the toughest job in the Army is that of the Army wife.

    I was an Army wife for 24 years. It was my choice to be a wife, and when I added Army to it, things really were spiced up.

    As I look back over the time spent alone, looking over mounds of boxes and packing paper taller than me, I know it was insane, but I would do it all over again.

  • Leah Morris serves as 'over-the-top' support for daughter

    Leah Morris is not content simply to cheer on her daughter, Kimberly, from the sidelines at Elizabethtown High School volleyball games.

    Throughout her daughter’s involvement in the sport, Morris has been a line judge, locker decorator, concession stand worker and treasurer for the Rapid Fire Volleyball Club based in Bardstown. She also helps coordinate homecoming activities.

    “I’m kind of one of those over-the-top volleyball moms,” Morris said.

  • Police search for suspect in E'town bank robbery

    A man robbed the 3030 Ring Road branch of First Citizens Bank on Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a call reporting a robbery at 2:13 p.m.

    Witnesses described the suspect as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and large sunglasses, according to an EPD news release. He had a closely shaved head and a large tattoo on the right side of his neck, police said.

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  • Radcliff considers shoring up grant shortfall to purchase generator

    If Radcliff wants to place a generator at Colvin Community Center, it likely will have to dip into reserves to do so.

    City officials on Tuesday learned a community development block grant received for the generator will not cover the costs of the project because the city underestimated the cost based on estimates it received.

  • ECTC students make pledge to earn degrees

    An honor society at the local community college is asking students to keep a promise, but the main beneficiaries are the students themselves.

    The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is sponsoring a Pledge to Completion project, which asks students to make the commitment to themselves to complete their degree, diploma or certificate.

    The pledge is part of an international push to increase the graduation rates for community colleges that’s sponsored by the society and several other organizations.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Hawks look to slow down Panthers' passing attack (10/12)

    Josh Jaggers is a firm believer that the Elizabethtown Panthers are better than their record suggests.

    Elizabethtown enters Friday night’s game with Class 4-A, District 4 rival LaRue County having lost eight straight. Jaggers thinks the Panthers would have had more success if their schedule wasn’t as tough as it was.