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Today's News

  • Business decision may not be best for whale or trainers

    The issue: Tilikum returns to SeaWorld

    Our view: Questionable decision

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Farrow leads Panthers to win (04/06)

    Senior Cory Farrow struck out seven and scattered three hits in five innings to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Panthers to an 8-1 win over Shelbyville Collins on Tuesday.

    Farrow (3-0) gave up one walk and one earned run.

    Sophomore Cannon Pender had three of Elizabethtown’s eight hits – including a double – and an RBI, while sophomore Zach Ditto had two singles and two RBIs.

    The Panthers (6-5) won for the fourth time in five games.

    elizabethtown 8, shelbyville collins 1

  • West Point goes moist

    West Point residents will be allowed to pop a top with meals in public should a restaurant qualify for a liquor license.

    In a special election Tuesday, voters supported a measure allowing limited alcohol sales in West Point. The vote was 90-19 to authorize the sale of alcohol in restaurants so long as the beverages are served with food. Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the vote included seven absentee ballots and only one spoiled ballot, which was not counted.

  • Homemakers to host first Spring Bazaar

    The local holiday bazaar is so successful it has the Hardin County Homemakers seeing double.

    The Homemakers will host its first Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Extension Service. The Homemakers decided to host another bazaar after the success of the one held during the winter holidays, said Ginny Kean, chairwoman of the event.

    Admission is free.

  • Photo: True Kentucky spring scene
  • EHS sportswear deal is authorized

    A Tennessee sportswear company seeking business sponsorships for T-shirts has a signed agreement with the Elizabethtown High School baseball program.

    The community should have no concern about solicitations by Sportswear Promotions Inc., said Michael R. Tarr II, senior vice president for North American operations with Sportswear Promotions Inc. of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

    "How much clearer can it get?" Tarr said.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier on his first combat tour in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, died Sunday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He was less than three years into his military career.
    Welch attended high school in Wylie, Texas, and attended the University of North Texas in Denton from 2003-2007.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox officer on his first combat tour died Sunday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire in Khwost Province in Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

    Lt. Welch is the third member of 3/1 to die in the past two months.

    He began his military service in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Knox in July 2009. 

  • NOTEBOOK: NARA's Johnson trains a Turfway winner (04/05)

    When Looking Dubai (E Dubai) and jockey Cory Orm crossed the finish line first in Turfway Park’s eighth race Friday, the victory marked the first time a North American Racing Academy graduate rode a winner also saddled by a NARA graduate.

    Looking Dubai was saddled by 24-year-old Taylor Johnson, who grew up around horses on his family’s farm near Elizabethtown.

  • NOTEBOOK: North's Stewart has solid weekend (04/05)

    For the second year in a row, North Hardin High School senior Andrew Stewart kicked off his spring break with a trip to Mobile, Ala., for Saturday’s Mobile Challenge of Champions track and field invitational.

    And for the second straight year, Stewart had a pretty solid weekend.

    A University of Louisville signee, Stewart beat 12 competitors – including Owensboro Apollo senior Justin House and Owensboro sophomore Zac Garrard – to win the 1-mile run in 4 minutes, 16.04 seconds.