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Today's News

  • HCS social worker, advocate dies at 84

    Hardin County this week lost a respected woman who fought for the rights of children and women.

    Charley Nell Llewellyn, 84, died Monday at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. Llewellyn, originally from Alabama, was a much-recognized social worker for Hardin County Schools, an avid proponent of women’s rights and a member of many local organizations.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Will Chargers use similar formula to disrupt John Hardin offense? (11/17)

    The formula for disrupting John Hardin’s offense sounds easy enough. Have nine players in the box, bring plenty of pressure and don’t let the John Hardin backs escape.

    It’s something the Bulldogs have seen plenty of the last few games, and it’s something they expect to see more down the line.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin's Mitchell has produced victories (11/17)

    John Hardin senior quarterback Eli Mitchell never gets caught up in numbers. He’s not worried about completions, yards and touchdowns. He refuses to allow himself to worry about those things.

    Mitchell takes the same approach with those who might want to criticize the job he does. People outside the program don’t seem to give the 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback enough credit. If John Hardin wins, it’s because the Bulldogs have great running backs or a great defense. The naysayers take the approach they win in spite of Mitchell.

  • ECTC-WKU agreement offers new opportunity

    ISSUE: Colleges create joint admission
    OUR VIEW: It makes sense for all 

    A joint admissions agreement between Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University offers benefits for both institutions and, more importantly, for local learners.

    Students have much to gain from this measure signed last week after months of preparation, planning and cooperation. The agreement is a clear sign that both schools have their focus on a central goal of serving students.

  • PREP SWIMMING: E'town's Coakley signs to swim at U of L (11/17)

    Emma Coakley had long considered Vanderbilt University the front-runner for her college destination.

    For two-plus years, the Elizabethtown High School senior swimmer figured she’d move out of state and wind up at the Southeastern Conference school. Then, a two-day visit to home state school and the University of Louisville blew her away.

  • E'town man facing assault charge waives preliminary hearing

    An Elizabethtown man accused of assaulting a female relative waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Hardin District Court, and his case will proceed to the grand jury.

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, is charged with first-degree assault after the Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an assault on Mark Court where a woman alleged she had been awakened and beaten.

    Police released Smith’s name as a person of interest the morning of Nov. 6 and Smith was arrested two days later at the police department.

  • Vine Grove calls public hearing, meeting

    Vine Grove City Council has planned a work session for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to work on ordinances required for Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which regulates alcohol licensing in the state.

    The council has set a public hearing at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 to discuss a sewer expansion project.

    A called meeting follows the hearing at 6:30 p.m. and include all ordinances required by ABC and a second reading of a storm water ordinance that would replace two previous ordinances.

  • Glowing in the rain
  • Issac receives art scholarship

    Issac Cody received the Max McLeod Memorial Art Scholarship for 2011. The scholarship was presented by Lt. McLeod and his wife in memory of their son, Max McLeod. From left: Radcliff Police Chief Jeffrey A. Cross, Branson McLeod, Lidija McLeod, Issac Cody, Whitney Edwards, Radcliff Mayor J. J. Duvall and North Hardin High School Principal Bill Dennison.

  • Club has program of love songs and contemporary Christian music

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met Nov. 4 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown with president Martha Mengel presiding. Prior to the meeting, fall refreshments were served by hostesses Phyllis Shumate, Jean Davis and Tuula Poikonen. Marie Deaton gave the devotional and Glo-ria Whitford led the group in the Pledge to the American flag.