Today's News

  • Veterans Day activities include parade this morning

    The Hardin County Veterans Day celebration includes the unveiling of a U.S. Air Force sculpture set to become part of the county’s new veterans’ tribute.

    The event begins with a 10 a.m. parade Saturday. The parade sets out from Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue and ends at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue in Vine Grove, where the rest of the celebration takes place.

    The statue being unveiled is of a woman and pays tribute to the U.S. Air Force. It is set to be installed in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove events coordinator Donna Broadway said.

  • WKU to honor fallen Rineyville soldier

    A Rineyville soldier killed in Afghanistan last year will be honored by his alma mater today.

    First Lt. Eric Yates, a 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, will be honored through the unveiling of a granite panel featuring his likeness on Guthrie Tower at 11 a.m. CST today and will be inducted into the WKU ROTC Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Kentucky Museum. Yates’ name also will be one of more than 6,000 read during the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, according to a WKU news release.

  • Dollar for the Dukes shows tangible thanks

    Soon, thousands of soldiers will end a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and return to Fort Knox. Area residents have a unique opportunity to make them feel especially welcomed home.

    Dollars for the Dukes, a fundraising campaign of The Duke Association, a nonprofit and nonpolitical group of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox, continues through Nov. 21 and possibly through the end of the month.

  • E'town man arrested for assault is a registered sex offender

    An Elizabethtown man arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault is a move-in registered sex offender from Tennessee and, according to a citation, he confessed to Sunday’s alleged assault and told police it was “sexually motivated.”

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department after a female reported Sunday she was awakened and beaten. Police released Smith’s name Sunday morning as a person of interest.

  • Dulcimer club releases Christmas CD

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club released this year its third CD, which has a Christmas theme.

    “Christmas in the Heartland” offers Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” along with several other tracks.

    CDs can be purchased from club members for $15 or on the club website www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org.

  • Southern sass on stage at the State

    Comedian Etta May, the Queen of Southern Sass,  performs Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    May previously has won the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year. She’s also appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live MTV and was a regular on TNN. May also has stepped in as a guest commentator on the “CBS Morning Show.”

  • Radcliff Model Railroad Association members feel on right track with hobby

    Helicopters, tanks and barracks dot the property of a 1970s-era Army fort. Not far away, Victorian-style homes with porches that sport hanging flower baskets line the streets of a small town where a park and gas station lend an air of simplicity to life there.

    These scenes are dwarfed by members of the Radcliff Model Railroad Association as they move around the layouts constructed for their trains.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans feeling overlooked (11/11)

    Since all he keeps hearing about is how John Hardin is headed to the Class 5-A state championship game, North Hardin coach Crad Jaggers thought maybe he should chime in, too.

    He’s a little miffed his program is being overlooked, so he’s firing back with an interesting response.

    “Everybody is looking forward to the John Hardin-Bowling Green game,” Jaggers said Wednesday afternoon. “I’m looking forward to watching that myself, the John Hardin-Bowling Green game. I just hope they give me a ticket to that game.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs not taking North lightly (11/11)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs realize what’s at stake tonight when they play the North Hardin Trojans. If they are going to achieve their ultimate goal, the Bulldogs understand they can’t take the Trojans lightly.

    Sure, it’s the same team John Hardin destroyed in the regular season Oct. 14. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first 13 minutes and built a 37-7 halftime margin. That game means little to the Bulldogs now.

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: Could rivalry add epic chapter? (11/11)

    Some rivalries are built over time, while others are born. John Hardin versus North Hardin falls into the second category.

    As soon as John Hardin opened its doors in 2001, the Radcliff rivalry was born. The schools are separated by less than 8 miles. It only takes 12 minutes to get from one to the other. These two schools were destined to be rivals.