Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: E'town splits in Battle of the Bluegrass (04/03)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers split their games in the Battle of the Bluegrass on Friday and Saturday.

    The Panthers beat Franklin (Ind.) Community, 10-4 on Saturday at Grayson County, and lost to South Port (Ind.), 8-4 on Friday at Hancock County.

    n Elizabethtown (5-5) led 5-1 after two innings and scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to put the game out of reach against Franklin.

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK & FIELD: North rolls to LaRue County title (04/03)

    After two surprising runner-up finishes, Elizabethtown junior Jessica Gabhart returned to form by winning the 300-meter hurdles. Fort Knox junior Kiara Austin won all four of her events, and John Hardin junior Katie Lever swept the long-distance runs.

    But Friday night belonged to the North Hardin Lady Trojans, who won three gold medals and had 14 other top-five finishes en route to the 15-squad LaRue County Invitational’s team title.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Billings named new head coach at E'town (04/03)

    The Elizabethtown High School football program looked out of state to fill its head football coaching vacancy and found a former Kentuckian.

    Adam Billings, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Southwest Guilford Cowboys in High Point, N.C., was introduced Friday afternoon before watching the Panthers’ final spring practice. Elizabethtown will be his first head coaching role.

  • Help your spouse (or relative) settle your estate — while you can

    Question: What is involved in “Estate Planning?”
    Answer: We collect and lose a lot of information about what we have. Do you know where your insurance policy, deeds, will, and all of your bank accounts – just to name a few – are? If you die, all these documents and more must be found and acted upon – or else your spouse and beneficiaries lose their benefit.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK & FIELD: North dominates LaRue meet without Stewart (04/03)

    Despite missing one of their top athletes in senior Andrew Stewart, the North Hardin Trojans hardly missed a beat during Friday night’s LaRue County Invitational in Hodgenville.

    The Trojans won seven events – including three of the four relays – and rolled to the 15-squad team title by 66.5 points over runner-up John Hardin. North Hardin finished with 161 points, while the Bulldogs had 94.50.

  • Hamfest gives amateur radio users equipment, communication

    Vendors and amateur radio users gathered Saturday to exchange equipment and information about the communication tool at the annual Hamfest at the State Fire Training School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Archie Mack Sr., president of the Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club, said amateur radios, or ham radios, are helpful because they enable long-range communication without using power sources or communication lines that can be disabled during an emergency situation.

  • First Federal annual loss amounts to $9.3 million

    Dealing with a group of failed commercial real estate loans and hit by what the bank’s leadership calls a “punitive” accounting charge, First Federal Savings Bank reported a loss of $9.3 million for 2010.

    “The company had a challenging year during 2010 as we continue to work through the remnants of the worst recession since the Great Depression,” B. Keith Johnson, First Federal’s chief executive officer since 1997, said in the formal 12-page financial report released last week.

  • Fort Knox families have more than a few ways to keep in touch

    Sometimes, when family members are deployed, the scariest thing can be silence.

    Families at Fort Knox have a variety of ways to stay connected and keep informed about their loved one’s unit while they are deployed.

    Dealing with their first deployment, 1st Lt. Jeff Johnson of 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and his wife, Kate, prepared for staying connected while he is deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Helping kids handle deployment

    From the stresses of everyday life to the uncertainty of what their parent is doing far away from home, deployment can trouble kids. Giving them a sense of security and an understanding of the deployment process can help them cope.

    There are seven phases of deployment, said Anna Hoop, a mobilization and deployment specialist with Army Community Service. Three are specific to kids.

    “With all three times there is a lot of stress,” Hoop said.

  • More than paperwork and push-ups

    In winter’s pre-dawn hours, the streets of Fort Knox are mostly void of activity.

    But at the Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment of the 194th Armored Brigade building, the day is beginning for Sgt. 1st Class John Royalty, a senior drill sergeant.

    As senior drill sergeant, Royalty is tasked with overseeing recruits going through basic training and other drill sergeants. Days are filled with push-ups and paperwork, and scheduling his time is critical.

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