Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Down 4-0, Elizabethtown rallies past LaRue in eight (03/23)

    At the plate for the fourth time Tuesday night and still hitless, Morgan Mesecher didn’t plan on swinging until she saw her pitch.

    It never came, but Mesecher turned out to be a hero anyway.

    Elizabethtown’s senior second baseman drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to help her Lady Panthers rally for a 6-5 win over the reeling LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    “It was going to have to be a pitch right down the middle,” said Mesecher, who was 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch. “It had to be perfect.”

  • Photo: A sign of spring
  • Spirit of giving knows no season

    Warmer weather and sunnier days sometimes overshadow the needs of those around us. Unfortunately for some, worries of basic necessities such as food, health or quality of life prevail.
    While scheduling time and money to do those things we enjoy, we also should remain cognizant of the year-round struggles our neighbors may be facing.

  • Beginning the education journey

    Parents looking to give their children a jump start on school can begin the process this week.

    Preschool pre-registration is Friday for students planning to attend preschool in the Hardin County Schools district. Parents can register children between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the elementary school in their district. Parents need to bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, Kentucky immunization certificate and verification of household income.

    Children are accepted into HCS preschool based on developmental delays or household income.

  • Search intensifies for missing Radcliff woman

    The search for a missing Radcliff woman intensified Tuesday as Radcliff Police and various fire departments searched Saunders Springs Nature Preserve with dogs looking for a trail of Gwendolyn S. Payne.

    Payne, 49, was last seen Sunday at 12:30 a.m. at her residence on Elm Road by a neighbor when she returned home.

    Police were notified after Payne, who works at the McDonald’s in the Radcliff Walmart, didn’t show up for her scheduled work shift on Sunday or Monday. She doesn’t have any known medical conditions.

  • Haycraft Street reopens

    After 28 days closed to traffic, Haycraft Street has been reopened

    Elizabethtown Public Works Superintendent Don Hill said the city took advantage of the warm weather to move in and make temporary repairs to the roadway after a failing creek crossing eroded parts of the ground beneath the roadway and damaged its stability.

    Hill said the department patched the roadway with concrete and reinforced it with metal plating to make conditions safe enough for motorists. The city plans to place a culvert in the area as a permanent solution.

  • Census finds concentration of GOP state Senate seats in growing areas

    By Ryan Alessi

    Ten of the 15 Democrats in the state Senate represent districts that are smaller than the target populations for the upcoming round of redistricting.

    And four of the seven least populous state Senate districts are held by Democrats, potentially putting the minority caucus in danger of being redistricted out of more seats.

  • Elizabethtown applying for nature park grant

    The city of Elizabethtown is pursuing a federal grant for nature trails at a proposed Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

    The city has approved an application for a $150,000 grant to offset the costs of a trail at the park, which is currently in the design phase.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe said the grant requires a 50 percent match at $75,000, but it still will save the city money if they can procure the money.

    The grant is being facilitated through the Department of Local Government, Poppe added.

  • Carol Zagar's life of movement

    Carol Zagar’s life is all about movement. Among other roles, Zagar is a dance instructor, choreographer and physical therapist.

    “I started dance when I was 5,” Zagar recalled.

    At the time, her family was living in a suburb of Cincinnati.

    When the PTA of her school brought in dance teacher Jack Louiso to provide instruction after school, Zagar’s parents agreed to allow her and her two siblings to take lessons, she said.

    “That was an activity that they could afford all three of us (to) do,” she said.

  • Hardin County takes out the trash

    Hardin County’s largest cities are ready to cast off old man winter and the junk accumulated in his wake.
    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove are leading spring cleanup efforts starting in April.

    Elizabethtown’s cleanup will kick off April 4 with junk and debris pickup as the Elizabethtown Public Works Department will target specific portions of the city on select weeks.