Today's News

  • GOLF: Gumm, Cross in Kentucky Open (07/26)

    Lydia Gumm has had a successful summer on the golf course, ranging from a State Girls’ Junior Amateur championship to her second State Women’s Am runner-up to an eagle and a solid finish in the Callaway Junior Golf World Championship at Torrey Pines in California.

    Before her junior year at North Hardin High School and the KHSAA golf season both start next week, Gumm hopes for another solid finish as the two-day Fifth Third Bank Kentucky Women’s Open tees off this morning at the 6,200-yard Standard Country Club in Louisville.

  • FISHING: Snider second in Alabama, earns more than $25,000 (07/26)

    Kevin Snider had a good day on the lake Sunday, but unfortunately for the Elizabethtown professional fisherman, Mark Rose had a better one.

    Rose led wire to wire in the FLW Walmart Tour event on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. He finished the four-day tournament with a total weight of 77 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned $125,000 his first FLW Tour victory.

  • YOUTH ALL-STAR BASEBALL: EABC 11s, 15s eliminated (07/26)

    Back-to-back homers by Paul Fiepke and Logan Greenwell on consecutive pitches in the first inning had the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars riding high.

    Five innings later, they were on their way home.

    The Newburgh, Ind., All-Stars scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a three-run deficit and end Elizabethtown’s run in the Ohio Valley Regional tournament with a 4-3 win Monday afternoon in Galesburg, Ill.

    After going 1-2 in pool play, Elizabethtown finished 3-3 in the 11-team tournament.

  • YOUTH TENNIS: Quick Start wraps up (07/26)
  • West Park Road opening Aug. 2

    The West Park Road extension will open to traffic Aug. 2, just in time to facilitate the start of a new school year.

    Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds made the announcement Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s work session.

    Though the road will be opening to facilitate school and industry traffic, Reynolds said there is still a “major” safety concern because contractors working on the Elizabethtown Sports Park will continue to transport materials and equipment on the road.

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  • Dixie wreck sends one man to HMH

    A three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

    At 2:26 p.m., Elizabethtown Police Department received a call regarding a wreck near the 1100 block of Dixie near Peddlers Mall.

    A woman driving a white Acura was traveling northbound on Dixie  Avenue when she failed to stop, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

    Her car simultaneously struck the two motorcycles which were stopped at a red light, Willoughby said.

  • County government finishes fiscal year 'in the black'

    HARDIN COUNTY —  Hardin County government finished the 2010-11 budget cycle in June in sound financial standing.

    Revenues closed at $28.1 million, a 4 percent increase over last year, while expenses finished at $26.9 million, according to a news release issued by Judge-Executive Harry Berry

    The revenue growth will allow the county to place $864,000 in general reserve coffers, Berry said in the release.

  • A Dash of Class: Building a cookbook

    Quite some time ago, I entertained the idea of writing a cookbook. I put it off thinking it was just too large a project. But last year, I thought, “Why not?”

    I worked on and off last year and thought I would finish it up this past winter. Not. There really was a lot of work to do, then the image of my Dad, who has been gone since 1972, when at the age of 63, he was plucked away from us.

  • Downtown businesses will be focus of scavenger hunt during Cruisin' event

    When vintage cars cruise into downtown Elizabethtown, Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hopes they will not only attract visitors but introduce customers to the businesses there.

    For its part, the council will have a booth at the event Saturday and hold a scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.

    “We’re trying to find ways to get people downtown on a regular basis,” Seymour said.