Today's News

  • Summer warning: Don’t leave kids, pets in hot cars

    You pull up at a bank. You need to go inside. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Your two children, both younger than 5, are in the backseat. You don’t want to take them in, but it is 93 degrees outside.

    What do you do?

    Children and animals are more susceptible to heat than adults. Leaving them in the car while you run inside for a few minutes could lead to heat exhaustion and even death.

  • West speaks to Elizabethtown Lions Club members

  • Savannah to participate in Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship

  • Summer is a break from class, not learning

    The school year is over and in less than two months, we’ll already have started another year. Can you believe it? The old adage “time flies” is surely right.

    The summer break is a wonderful time to make memories and share some valued family time. I hope all our families can spend some time doing the things they enjoy most.

  • ECA seeks new principal

    What started as an expected brief stint as principal at Elizabethtown Christian Academy for Dan McCamish has turned into a much longer tenure at the school.

    Now, McCamish, a 30-year Hardin County Schools’ veteran, is ready to exit and the school is looking for a new principal.
    ECA Business Director Bobby Thompson said the school searched for a principal last summer, interviewing four people.

    “We just didn’t like what we had,’’ he said of the candidates.

  • Ask the expert: Health

    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be a contributing factor.

  • The high cost of being a senior

    Senior year in high school is a busy time with a senior trip, prom and graduation to think about.

    And it can be a costly time for students and parents as they wade through a flood of buying opportunities to mark the final year of grade school.

    Making plans for prom, class trips and applying to colleges doesn't come cheap, but many students and parents who don’t fully realize the price tag that comes with senior year may be feeling sticker shock by the time graduation arrives.

  • Honeybees swarm on front yard tree

    Vonna Gowen and Albert Stith of Elizabethtown discovered Tuesday that their front yard was a convenient layover for a swarm of hundreds of honeybees.
    They had just backed a box truck into their driveway at 285 Nancy Drive so they could unload some things. Gowen headed inside to the kitchen, and Stith to the end of the driveway to retrieve their mail.
    Gowen, who says she always has had good hearing,  said she could tell something was happening at about 4:45 p.m.

  • Elizabethtown Relay for Life surpasses goal

    Elizabethtown Relay For Life organizers weren’t sure what to think when they found out their donation goal for the 2011 Relay was $142,000.

    That amount was set by an American Cancer Society formula that expects increased donations every year. Elizabethtown’s 2010 Relay passed the goal set for it that year, making it even harder to reach the 2011 projection.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins repeat as region champs (6/2)

    The Central Hardin Bruins used the bottom to reach the top.

    Central Hardin’s final five hitters in the lineup did most of the damage to spark the host Bruins to an 8-1 victory over the Campbellsville Eagles and lead them to the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship for the second consecutive year.