Today's News

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: No. 9 Central Hardin thunders past No. 11 Green County (06/01)

    With one hard swing of her bat, Kristina Krupinski took out a year’s worth of frustrations out on the Green County Lady Dragons.

    Central Hardin’s standout senior pitcher crushed a home run to right field in the Lady Bruins’ opening at-bat and jumpstarted her team to a convincing 8-2 win over the defending champions in the 5th Region Softball Tournament’s early semifinal at LaRue County.

    The shot from the area’s home run leader landed on top of the batting cage a good 20 feet beyond the 206-foot fence.

  • With Foreigner show finished, who’s next?

    With thousands of fans packed into Freeman Lake Park for Friday’s Foreigner concert, city councilman and concert committee chairman Kenny Lewis left with one thought: “In my mind, this was the best one (concert) that we have had; they put on one heckuva show.’’

    While Lewis doesn’t have official ticket sales numbers yet, he said, “It appeared to me not to be a sellout.’’

    A sellout would have been a crowd of 5,000.

  • Heartland Music Festival roars to life this weekend

    It started with classic rock giants Foreigner, and it begins anew this Friday as the Heartland Music Festival overtakes Freeman Lake Park for a weekend of tradition steeped in musical waters.

    “I think the biggest change for us this year is we’ve changed focus,” said René Bell, festival chairwoman.

    Bell said festival staples will return again this year, including the Heartland Festival’s annual Saturday morning parade, which starts at Elizabethtown’s Public Square and proceeds north up Dixie Avenue. 

  • Photos: Central Hardin students’ art brightens Radcliff hotel
  • Passing the torch: Area police participate in Special Olympics run

    Despite heat above 80 degrees Tuesday morning, Radcliff Police Sgt. Mac Slack intended to run his department’s full eight miles in the Special Olympics Torch Run.

    “We’ll see what happens,” Slack said about running in the heat.

    Many police officers across Hardin County participated in the torch run. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police started the event, said Darrell Brangers, Hardin County coordinator of the run.

  • Disaster Recovery Center to close Friday

    The Disaster Recovery Center in Hardin County will close permanently at 7 p.m. Friday, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

  • Filling a void in medical access

    Dentistry might be her profession, but Susan King is just as concerned that the general public has access to good general health care.

    When the Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties opened in 2002 in Elizabethtown King joined the dental care section. The clinic offers uninsured and low-income residents of Hardin and LaRue counties free basic health care services.

    “Now, more than ever, there’s a huge need for this kind of care,” King said.

  • Rapture: Cashing in on the Apocalypse

    Oops. He missed it again —- the date for the rapture, that is. But that’s OK, miscalculating the date for the end times is nothing new for Harold Camping.

    In 1992, he published his book, “1994?” in which he predicted Sept. 6, 1994 as the beginning of the end. Undeterred by that non-happening, Camping did some re-calculating and published another book in 2008, “We Are Almost There!” He conveniently forgot to mention his 1994 prediction’s failure to launch.

  • Community honors veterans with parade

    David Hedges of Vine Grove rose from his collapsible chair on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown to attention as the American flag led the annual Memorial Day parade along the road.

    His hand was pressed into a salute against a hat that declared him to be a Vietnam War veteran as the flag was marched in front of him with the John Hardin High School band playing a rendition of “America the Beautiful” in the background.

  • Memorial Day audience thanks veterans, encouraged to take responsibility

    Charles Green Sr. thinks it’s important on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have made sacrifices for their country.
    “By remembering, we keep their very spirit alive,” said the command sergeant major for the Leader’s Training Course and 1st Brigade for the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
    More than that, Green said Memorial Day gives Americans a fresh motivation to be among those who defend and promote the values of the country they love.