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Today's News

  • Savvy back-to-school shopping

    Whether your child started another school year last week or is preparing for college, your back-to-school purchases might not be complete. The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for savvy shopping.

    1. Ask about returns and refunds. When buying new gear, ask the store about their return policy and always keep the receipts. Stores are not legally required to exchange an item or give a refund.

  • GOP U.S. senators support Williams at Cecilia fundraiser

    Republican political leaders mingled Tuesday with residents of Hardin and Grayson counties at a private fundraiser hosted in the Cecilia home of a former Congressman.

    U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul spoke on behalf of state Senate president and Kentucky gubernatorial candidate David Williams during the event, which also featured former University of Kentucky basketball player Richie Farmer, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor.

    The politicians spoke about the economy, job creation and Democratic officials, among other topics.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Elizabethtown aces way past Hart (08/10)

    Brittany Stokan and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers had no problem serving up a season-opening win Tuesday against 5th Region foe Hart County, 25-7, 25-13.

    Stokan had a team-high seven aces to go with five kills and a dig. Erin Burch had a team-best 17 assists, while Darian Ditto had a block and a team-high six kills. Kimberly Morris added three kills and two aces.

    Elizabethtown, which was 44-of-49 from the service line, had nearly as many aces (17) as Hart County had total points (20).

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Results (08/10)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    BULLITT EAST TRI-MATCH

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Results from Tuesday’s tri-match at the par-36 (front nine) Heritage Hill Golf Club:

    TEAM RESULTS

    Elizabethtown                                         161

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Injuries sideline USC’s Washington, UK’s Goblirsch (08/10)

    Two Division-I products of Elizabethtown High School have seen their seasons likely ended by injuries.

    University of Southern California men’s basketball sophomore post Curtis Washington has been diagnosed with a left labrum tear and is slated to undergo surgery between Aug. 22-28 at USC Hospital in Los Angeles. University of Kentucky women’s soccer senior Jenna Goblirsch injured her right knee in practice Thursday, said Wildcats coach Jon Lipsitz.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: John Hardin sweeps North Hardin in season-opener (08/09)

    After a first-set win, John Hardin’s volleyball team nearly let itself relax a little too much. That’s a characteristic Lady Bulldogs’ coach Brian Walters wants spiked out of their system today.

  • Hosparus event raises awareness and boosts donations

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe recently hosted a Back to School Fashion Show at its Helmwood Plaza location. A dozen models ranging in age from six to 17 sported the latest styles. With name brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, these threads were cool enough for the most discerning young wardrobe.

  • Democratic Women attend summer board meeting

    Members of the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club attended the Summer Board Meeting of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky on July 30 at Centre College in Danville. President Debbie Donnelly, second vice-president Dorothy Leonard and secretary Becky Bishop were in attendance at the meeting.

  • Area tops in income growth

    The area has captured the top ranking in personal income percentage growth in 2010.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area earned the top spot with 10.1 percent growth for last year compared to 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    That’s the greatest percent growth of the nation’s 366 metropolitan statistical areas.

    That has meant more consumer spending, job creation and economic prosperity in the area, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

  • RPD Citizens Police Academy seeks applicants

    The Radcliff Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy.

    Deadline for applications is Sept. 12. Applications can be found online at Radcliff.org or picked up at Radcliff City Hall or Radcliff Police Department.

    For information, call RPD public information officer Bryce Shumate at (270) 351-4714.