Today's News

  • Vine Grove calls special council meeting

    Vine Grove City Council has called a special meeting for 6:30 tonight at City Hall on West Main Street for the first reading of an ordinance annexing property at 495 Knox Ave. and another ordinance assigning zoning to that property.

    If passed by a second reading, the ordinances would incorporate the privately owned property within city limits and make city services available there.

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (08/30)





    LOUISVILLE — Results from Monday’s nine-hole match at the par-35 front nine at Sun Valley Golf Course:

    Meade County

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown believing in the power of positive thinking (08/30)

    To err is human, but to err a bunch is to apparently be a member of the Elizabethtown football team.

    The Panthers are off to an 0-2 for the second straight year and it’s not hard to see why. Sure the Panthers have a porous defense – they’ve allowed at least 35 points in their last three games dating to last year’s second-round loss to North Oldham in the Class 3-A playoffs – and their roster is small.

    But the Panthers are also averaging three turnovers and 15 penalties for 137.5 yards per game.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins, Lady Panthers notch wins (08/30)

    Sophomore Mia Wiersema scored twice to lift the eighth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 2-0 win over 5th Region rival Nelson County on Monday.

    Seniors Sam Donahue and Lauren Norton each had an assist for the Lady Bruins (6-1).

    Junior keeper Savannah Haberman made six saves.

    UP NEXT: Central Hardin hosts Fort Knox at 7 p.m. Sept. 6.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: No. 3 St. X blanks No. 17 Central Hardin, 5-0 (08/30)

    According to their coach, the host Central Hardin Bruins got schooled Monday night.

    Third-ranked Louisville St. Xavier took a four-goal lead into halftime en route to a 5-0 win over the No. 17 Bruins.

    “We got an education,” said Central Hardin coach Mike Wiersema. “Their speed and their speed of play really caught us off guard. It took us a while to adjust. We adjusted after we were out of the game.”

  • Tank dwellers soothe and educate children

    Hermit crabs and fish might not be the first choice for a wonder pet, but some students think they’re pretty cool.

    A few goldfish make their home in the library at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora. Susan McEwen said they might not be used too much for teaching but they often calm the students or are a way to get someone new to open up and feel more comfortable.

    “Every child that comes in the library will gravitate to the fish tank,” McEwen said. “They all seem to love watching them and they ask daily if they can feed them.”

  • Trash can fire at J.C. Penney ruled arson

    The cause of a fire that damaged a stock room at the J.C. Penney department store in Towne Mall on Sunday afternoon had not been determined as of Monday afternoon, but Elizabethtown fire officials have ruled an earlier fire that broke out in a trash can in the ladies restroom is arson.

  • Nolin, KU assisting with Irene recovery

    Long before Hurricane Irene trekked along the eastern seaboard and inland over the last several days, Nolin RECC Vice President of System Operations Vince Heuser was helping prepare areas expected to be battered by a Category 1 storm.

    “Since it came through the Bahamas, we’ve been part of the planning on conference calls,’” Heuser said. “As it got closer, we got word on where we would be going. By the time a storm is maturing, we’re in talks of where we’ll be helping or if we’ll be receiving help.’”

  • E'town boy recovering after hit-and-run incident

    The 7-year-old boy injured in a hit-and-run incident last Friday morning in Elizabethtown is recovering.

    An unidentified driver of a white, four-door car struck the child at 6:39 a.m. Friday near the 1200 block of Woodland Drive and did not stop to help, according to witnesses. The white car fled, heading north on Woodland Drive.

    After being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital, the child was taken by ambulance to Kosair Children’s Hospital, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Fitness camp coming to State Theater

    A local site known for films could soon be known for fitness, too.

    Kimberly Brockway, an in-home personal trainer and head of Renewal Fitness, is partnering with the Historic State Theater to offer a fitness boot camp beginning in September.

    The first class is Sept. 7. The class meets from 7:15 to 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the First Federal Gallery at the theater. The fee for the class is $60 a month.

    State Theater Director Emily West wanted to implement a fitness class at the theater to appeal to a new group in the community.