Today's News

  • Locals react to DADT repeal

    President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America’s military. And he urged those kicked out under the old law to re-enlist.
    Local veterans had mixed reactions to the news.
    Jesse S. Hall, commander of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, said the action taken Wednesday was likely correct.

  • Vine Grove: Donovan Smith facing life’s next phase

    After eight years as mayor of Vine Grove, Donovan Smith will turn most of his attention toward the great joys in life: his five grandchildren and fishing.
    He plans to travel, read and garden too with some of his free time.
    “I’ve got the grandchildren and I’m an addicted bass fisherman,’’ he said. “I like to do all kinds of fishing, but 95 percent of it is bass.’’

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins, Lady Panthers, Lady Bulldogs, Lady Hawks all win (12/23)

    Senior guard Jordan Daniel hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points as the Central Hardin Lady Bruins beat Owensboro Apollo, 52-40 on Wednesday in the Hardees/Warren East Classic.

    Daniel was named to the All-Tournament team.

    Senior post Kristina Krupinski chipped in with 14 points, while senior guard Alysse Bishop scored eight and freshman guard Aislynn Barnes had six.


  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hendrix goes for 26 and 16 as Trojans roll (12/23)

    Junior post Adam Hendrix scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the North Hardin Trojans to an 82-50 win over Deming on Wednesday in the Whitaker Bank/Fort Harrod Holiday Classic at Mercer County.

    Sophomore guard Jordan Brangers hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, while senior forward Chris Sterusky scored 15.

    Senior guard Trevino Coney chipped in with 10 points.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Western falls to Cardinals (12/23)

    BOWLING GREEN — This was not the type of year Steffphon Pettigrew expected to have in his final season as a Western Kentucky Hilltopper.

    The former Elizabethtown High School star got a gut check Wednesday night as the Louisville Cardinals traveled down I-65 and handed his Hilltoppers a 114-82 beatdown.

    Pettigrew shined as the Hilltoppers upset the Cardinals in Nashville in 2008, which allowed the Hilltoppers to beat a ranked team for the first time in seven years and knock off their highest-ranked opponent in more than 40 years.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Michael D. and Linda Sutherland to Marty L. Sutherland, 1830 Hodgenville Road, Elizabethtown, $54,643.
    Dana and Zebulon D. Willoughby to Ryoko U. Myers, 553 Peters Drive, Elizabethtown, $128,000.
    Rosalee Norman to Charito R. and James J. Hanson, 716 N. Logsdon Parkway, Radcliff, $103,000.
    Donald W. and Lois M. Pierce to Robert R. Hodges, 1214 Williamsburg Drive, Elizabethtown, $114,250.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 737-2194

    HOLIDAYS. Another Christmas has come and gone. We’ve had a little snow and everlasting ice in the driveways and parking lots.

  • Districts add dropout prevention positions

    Both local school districts are increasing the focus on dropout and graduation rates with new positions in the districts.
    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools districts are adding a position to help the schools deal with students who are at risk of not finishing high school.

  • Photo: Already tired winter
  • Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.