Today's News

  • BOYS' 10TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS: John Hardin 3, Elizabethtown 1 (10/11)

    With John Hardin on its heels, Russ Mott got the fourth-seeded Bulldogs back on their feet, even though he isn’t very confident in one of his own.

    Awaiting a pass from senior Chris Wilk, Mott buried his right-footed shot in the final 5 minutes to all but do in the fifth-seeded Elizabethtown Panthers in a 3-1 win in Monday night’s late quarterfinal of the Boys’ 10th District Soccer Tournament at Central Hardin.


    Midway through the first half of Monday night’s opening quarterfinal of the Boys’ 10th District Soccer Tournament at Central Hardin, Meade County coach Matt Pollock approached the midfield line, kneeled and questioned his third-seeded Green Wave.

    “How many chances are we going to get, guys?” Pollock asked before quickly adding, “And how many of them are we going to waste?”

    The answers, unless he was being rhetorical or sarcastic, were a whole lot and quite a few.

  • City enters partnership with Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches for hall of fame

    Creation of a Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown took a pivotal step Monday.

    Elizabethtown City Council entered a memorandum of understanding with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, outlining the roles and responsibilities of both parties in creating the hall of fame.

    The city under the agreement will loan the KABC $25,000 that would be matched by the organization as seed money to start the project.

  • Galenski trial set to begin this week

    Jury selection started Monday in the case against Conner J. Galenski, one of three teenagers charged with killing Louisville teen Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Kentucky State Police say Galenski, Ryan Wilt and Jason Gowers drove Smyser to a location in Radcliff off Ky. 313 near Patriot Lane and shot him repeatedly. Wilt and Gowers since have pleaded guilty to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to tamper with physical evidence.

    Galenski is pleading not guilty to the same charges, and the jury trial is expected to begin Wednesday.

  • Probable cause found in Hardin County bigamy case

    Hardin District Judge John David Simcoe found probable cause Monday in the case against Angela Christensen, a Vine Grove woman charged with bigamy.

    While stating his findings during Monday’s preliminary hearing, Simcoe said while prosecution “met the low burden of probable cause,” such a finding is not a determination of guilt.

  • Cecilian Bank holds United Way balloon release
  • Involved parents make stronger kids

    ISSUE: Parent involvement
    OUR VIEW: Parents need support

    Parental involvement is key to children’s success in school and extra-curricular activities. Formal research and anecdotal evidence both show that when mom or dad show interest, show support or just show their faces, kids and schools improve.

    Kentucky law recognizes the importance of parental involvement in schools, mandating that parents have representatives on site-based councils and tracking some parent involvement data on annual school report cards.

  • Petershas graduates from basic training

    PETERSHAS. Army Taylor J. Petershas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

    Peters is the grandson of Opal Wright of Onaway, Mich., and son of Cindy Peters of Radcliff.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Onaway High School.

  • County’s largest cities defying national trends

    An annual report issued by the National League of Cities on fiscal conditions shows a large majority of U.S. cities continue to struggle with tax revenue shortfalls brought on by a desiccated property market, a lifeless economy and flat consumer spending.

  • Army soldiers welcomed home at Fort Knox

    The homemade signs and nervous energy of the crowd made it seem as if they were waiting for their favorite band to take the stage, but each of them was waiting to see someone much more important.

    Soldiers from the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment returned to their families Sunday at Godman Army Airfield after a 13-month deployment to Iraq. A welcome home ceremony was held for them in the afternoon.