Today's News

  • Ask the Expert: Take care to avoid ticks and Lyme Disease

    Spring and summer bring us many wonderful things to enjoy after a long winter. But they also bring us threats to our health. One of which is Lyme disease.

    I have witnessed and have been told by many in the community that this has been a bad year for ticks. On a personal note, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a result of a bite from a tick I received in early April. Thankfully, I knew some of the signs and symptoms to look for and received quick and effective treatment.

  • Businesses go purple for cancer awareness

    Tobé Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown, knows many of her customers have been touched by cancer.

    “It’s close to a lot of families,” she said.

    She and her sister, who works with her, are glad their mother beat the disease 11 years ago. That victory made them eager to sign up for Paint the Town Purple, an event organized by Relay For Life.

    “Cancer doesn’t discriminate,” Poynter said. “I feel like this is something we should be involved in.’’

  • Paint the Town Purple builds Relay's momentum

    The issue: Paint the Town Purple
    Our view: A new way to build awareness

  • Bennett sentenced to 15 years for park attack

    A man charged with two separate crimes at Freeman Lake Park was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

    Kenneth R. Bennett was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to rape a woman in Freeman Lake Park in August 2010.

    Bennett also pleaded guilty to second-degree arson in 2009 for a fire that damaged the Lincoln Heritage House in the same park. The 15-year sentence will run consecutively with a 10-year sentence he received for the arson charge.

  • Dipietro gets 30 years for attack on woman

    A Sonora man with a “high risk” to re-offend was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for an attack on an elderly Sonora woman last July.

    Edward L. Dipietro was charged with sodomy, burglary and robbery for breaking into the home of a 70-year-old woman in Sonora and forced oral sex on her. Dipietro was convicted of first-degree rape in the 1990s and is a registered sex offender.

  • Poplar Drive residents urge action to curb drainage woes

    Betty Long was apologetic Monday.

    Addressing Elizabethtown City Council for the second time in three weeks, the longtime Poplar Drive resident told city officials she was foolish to habitually vote for elected officials without keeping an eye on their actions.

    “Whether you like it or not, we’re your boss,” she said.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central falls to PRP (5/11)

    The Central Hardin Bruins probably don’t know much about fishing, but they will probably remember Tuesday night’s game for the one that got away.

    The fourth-ranked Bruins led 7-5 after six innings, but the 10th-ranked Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park Panthers rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh and added two more in the eighth to pull out a 9-7 victory.

    “We definitely let this get away,” Central Hardin senior catcher Russ Morse said. “We had plenty of chances.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Thompson hired as Knox's new coach (5/11)

    Fort Knox is known for the United States Bullion Depository, which houses a large portion of United States official gold reserves.

    Shawn Thompson doesn’t think that’s the only gold on post. Thompson was hired last week as Fort Knox’s new football coach, taking over for Brandon Combs, who resigned in January. Thompson believes he’s struck it rich.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Scores (05/11)






    Chrys Castro (NH) def. Judah Thomas (CH), 6-0, 6-1

    Tad Skaggs (CH) def. Cesar Castro (NH), 7-5, 6-4

    Joel Nason (CH) def. Branson Marcus (NH), 8-1


    Hares Patel and Kevin Britt (CH) def. Bradon Proffitt/Cody Hughes (NH), 6-4, 7-5

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP Whelan strikes out 19 as North wins in 10; Elizabethtown rolls (05/11)

    North Hardin senior pitcher Andrea Whelan recorded her second 19-strikeout game of the season, fanning every Bullitt Central batter at least once, to lead the Trojans to a 2-1 win in 10 innings Tuesday against the Lady Cougars (15-16).

    Whelan (13-14) recorded her 300th strikeout of the season in the third inning, when the game was stopped and she was given a game ball. She also went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.