Today's News

  • 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.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: North falls; Lady Waves pound out state-record 35 hits in win (04/05)

    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 10, but it wasn’t enough as the North Hardin Trojans had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 7-4 loss to Pulaski County on Monday in the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Leading 3-2, Pulaski County scored three times in the fourth inning and once in the fifth for a 7-3 lead.

    Whelan went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI, while senior Jeanie Carpenter doubled and drove in a run.

    pulaski county 7, north hardin 4

  • Jury unable to reach a consensus

    The second jury to hear all of the evidence presented in the murder trial of Brent Burke couldn’t reach a verdict Monday evening and a fourth mistrial was declared by Judge Kelly Mark Easton.

  • Emotions flow for many after another mistrial

    Brent Burke’s face remained stoic when the jury reported just before 8 p.m.  Monday that it could not reach a verdict in the case against him, the fourth attempt at a trial.

    Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in 2007 in Rineyville.

    As a woman led her quietly away from cameras and microphones, Tracy Burke’s mother, Patricia Wilburn, said that there will be another trial.

  • Duvall speaks to Radcliff Rotary Club

    Guest speaker at the Radcliff Rotary recently was Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall. The Mayor addressed the club members concerning a number of issues including the 2010 census report results, road projects, city clean-up, economic development and mayor’s office/city hall renovation which, he pointed out, was not charged to the taxpayers! He called upon the citizens to step forward to help make the city a better place to live and work, pointing out several volunteer opportunities coming up such as the city clean-up scheduled for April 16.

  • Art paints path for mom

    Under the watchful eye of Courtney Ballard, the three children draw horizontal lines on the inside of the circle they created with colored Sharpies, designating the head of what will be a ladybug.

    “It looks like a window,” Davis VanZant, 6, said.

    “Good job, Emily,” Ballard tells 4-year-old Emily Bach, who draws eyes on her ladybug while beside her Mason Baldwin, 5, carefully adds color to his work.

    Ballard was in fiddlesticks, a children’s store in Elizabethtown, conducting Sprout Studio, an art class for children.