Today's News

  • Coca-Cola Museum says goodbye

    The world’s largest private collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia is returning to the open market.

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia closed its doors Tuesday at 109 Buffalo Creek Drive in Elizabethtown and the Schmidt family plans to place its immense collection of rare Coca-Cola artifacts on public auction starting in September.

    The collection, which is estimated at around 80,000 items, is valued at more than $10 million.

  • Local students make community proud

    The topic: High achievements
    Our view: Local youth shines through

    Rebecca Hinkle and Kayla Doyle go to different schools, but they are linked by this common denominator: They are high-achieving high school students in Hardin County.

    Hinkle is a junior at Elizabethtown High School and Doyle is a senior at Central Hardin High School. Their recent accomplishments in and out of the classroom are worth recognizing by all.


  • 4-H Target Master member competes

    Target Master 4-H Club member Jared Givan recently finished the last leg of the indoor season with the National Field Archery Association by winning first place for the state of Kentucky for the third consecutive year. He also received first place for the first time in the Southeast Sectionals and a fifth place at the National on March 26 and 27 in Louisville.

  • Next Burke trial set for Sept. 7

    The fifth attempt at a trial for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Hardin County Justice Center.

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

    The fourth trial ended in a mistrial April 4 after a jury declared that it couldn’t reach a verdict.

  • Schmidt Coca-Cola Museum closing its doors

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, which opened in 1977, is closing its doors for good. The Schmidt family plans to auction its mammoth collection of Coca-Cola merchandise over the next few years and invest the proceeds into the Schmidt Family Foundation, which will be used to benefit local and national charities chosen by the family, said Larry Schmidt, the museum's president.

  • Design, construction could be combined for tennis courts

    Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said Monday the city is considering an unusual approach to constructing new tennis courts on a site at Freeman Lake Park behind Lakeshore Plaza shopping center.

    Poppe said the scope of work for the project is in development and plans are in the works to bid the design and construction as one package. Normally, the work is split up and handled by different companies.

  • Dash of Class: Corn salad and more

  • What can be made of near-death experiences?

    Stories about dying, going to heaven (or hell) and selling books about it has become a veritable cottage industry these days.

    Two pastors, Don Piper and Steve Sjogren, both wrote about visions of heaven in their death or near-death experiences. Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven, (2004) was followed by Sjogren’s, The Day I Died (2006).

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin comes back three times to stun No. 19 Green County on the road (04/26)

    Visiting North Hardin battled back from three one-run deficits Monday – including entering the top of the seventh inning – as the Trojans came away with a 6-3 upset of No. 19 Green County in 10 innings.

    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 13 of the 43 batters she faced, walked four and scattered seven hits. She helped herself by going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base.

  • Thunderstorm warnings issued for early morning storms

    The ongoing series of heavy showers spawned new threats early this morning.

    The National Weather Service issued a number of thunderstorm warnings, including two covering portions of Hardin County and LaRue County. Over the course of the predawn hours, warnings also were issued for Grayson, Hart, Green, Nelson and Bullitt counties.