Today's News

  • Langleys win money for FFA

    Charlie and Sue Ellen Langley of Glendale have been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. The Langleys designated the Central Hardin FFA, located in Cecilia to receive the donation. 

    The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony held March 12 during the FFA’s Alumni Chili Super.

  • 250 jobs coming to Elizabethtown

    An $180 million investment announcement on the other side of the world is expected to create 250 jobs in Hardin County.

    Uflex Ltd., a global leader in plastic packaging, plans to construct its latest state-of-the-art manufacturing center along Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown. Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes are in India to sign a memorandum of understanding, which outlines state incentives and the company's commitments.

  • First Christian Church members apply teachings in community

    After several weeks of lessons, members of First Christian Church received their test Sunday.

    Members spread throughout the community Sunday in an effort to assist Elizabethtown residents and to bring service to the forefront of the minds of the church’s membership.

    Community Service Sunday was the culmination of a sermon series called The Ripple Effect, which discusses the effect that small actions can make in a large environment.

  • Mister White Wrench: Animal markings an identification 'tool'

    When registering a horse, its owner must note what kind of marking is on the animal’s head – for identification.

    To help with this task, there is a list of common shapes including a “stripe” down the muzzle and a “snip” between the nostrils.

    “Wrench” isn’t one of them.

    This spring’s foaling season recently produced a Payneville filly that looks like a Craftsman ad. When registering it, owner Amanda Hudson plans to take a combo approach: stripe/star/snip.

  • COLLEGE TRACK: Stockton leads Campbellsville to first outdoor victory (4/11)

    Joey Stockton’s Campbellsville University Tigers achieved a first Saturday, earning the program’s first men’s outdoor track and field title by winning the 16-team University of the Cumberlands Invitational in Williamsburg. Stockton’s Lady Tigers were third out of 15 teams.

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Rookies fit right into Kansas City's bullpen (4/10)

    KANSAS CITY – If first impressions mean anything, the Kansas City bullpen – littered with rookies and their common haircuts – is in good hands. Make that good arms.

    The Royals took a chance with their bullpen, putting four rookies in it. But the youthful relievers have been dominant through the first week of the season and the bullpen has picked up all four wins.

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Royals bring excitement back to Kansas City (4/10)

    KANSAS CITY – Don’t look now but the Kansas City Royals are tied for second place in the American League Central.

    The Major League season is less than two weeks old, but the Royals are 5-3 and only one-half game behind the division-leading Cleveland Indians, who played at Seattle late Saturday night.

    “I’ve never had more fun playing baseball than I’ve had this week,” Kansas City first baseman Billy Butler said. “This team just feels like it will find a way to win. We never give up.”

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Adcock earns his roster spot (4/10)

    KANSAS CITY – When Nathan Adcock walked into the spacious Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse, he was in awe of his surroundings. After spending five years climbing the minor league ladder, Adcock had reached the ultimate destination.

    But as Adcock walked over to his locker – the biggest locker he says he’s had – the first thing he noticed wasn’t the jersey hanging with his last name on it or the numerous Kansas City gear hanging up.

    “There was a UK jacket in there,” Adcock said.

  • Economic development news coming Wednesday

    An economic development announcement expected to mean jobs for Hardin County is scheduled for Wednesday.

    The Elizabethtown Industrial Foundation joined with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Elizabethtown city government to issue invitations for a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Federal Gallery of the Historic State Theater.

    Details have not been released but news of a new manufacturing facility coming to Elizabethtown is expected.

  • Shooting victim remembered as a 'sweet soul'

    She was a woman who loved her family, loved her friends and loved her dog.

    Toni Michelle Ballard, the victim of a Thursday shooting on Bardstown Road, is remembered by friends as someone with an upbeat attitude, even when circumstances weren’t positive.