Today's News

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Ford drives LaRue County to fifth straight region appearance (02/23)

    Kelton Ford isn’t a big social studies or history buff, but suffice to say LaRue County’s standout sophomore point guard liked learning from history.

    After struggling offensively in his Hawks’ two regular-season wins against Green County, Ford had no trouble getting in a rhythm against the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament semifinals. Ford hit his first five shots and scored his team’s first 12 points en route to career-high 32 points to lead the second-seeded Hawks to a 78-68 win.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: North, Central meet with region berth on the line (2/23)

    Central Hardin and North Hardin have had two completely different battles this season

    In the first game on Jan. 27, it was a close battle with the Lady Bruins pulling out a 53-50 victory. Senior Alysse Bishop buried a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and North Hardin’s attempt to tie failed.

    Nine days later at Bruin Gym, the Lady Trojans returned the favor. They jumped out to a big lead – leading by as many as 17 – and held off a late charge by Central Hardin for a 51-44 win.

  • Elaine Walker hopes to leave footprint in Frankfort

    Newly appointed Secretary of State Elaine Walker found it hard to stay tight-lipped when Gov. Steve Beshear called her and asked if she was interested in replacing Trey Grayson.
    Talk was circulating Grayson was leaving his post to take a job at Harvard University, and Beshear was looking at Walker as a replacement if one was needed.
    When the phone call ended, her husband asked why Beshear was calling. When Walker asked him what he thought of her as the secretary of state, his reaction was one of shock, she said.

  • Legislature considers ads on school buses

    ISSUE: Advertising on school buses
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    Make sure when you stop for the school bus that you take the time to read the message from a local retailer on the side of the vehicle. If you don’t, you could miss this week’s special.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Central's zone give Knox fits in 77-54 win (2/23)

    Central Hardin recorded its first 17th District Tournament win in three years. All the Bruins did was zone out Fort Knox.
    Central Hardin outscored Fort Knox by 26 points in the second quarter, thanks to its vaunted 1-3-1 zone defense, and the Bruins rolled to a 77-54 quarterfinal win Tuesday night at Central Hardin.
    Junior forward Andrew Kinney scored a game-high 23 points, while sophomore forward Alex Crowder added a career-high 14 off the bench and the Bruins’ frustrating zone defense forced 21 of the Eagles’ 22 turnovers in the final three quarters.

  • Officer commended for work on cold case

    Elizabethtown Police Department Detective Pete Chytla was given a distinguished service award Tuesday.

    He received the award during the Elizabethtown City Council meeting Tuesday for his work on the arrest of Daniel Paynter, 56, on charges of murdering his wife, 35-year-old Lori Paynter. Her body was found in Elizabethtown in December 2002.

    Daniel Paynter was arraigned two weeks ago in Ohio.

    EPD Deputy Chief Carl Bee said the case presented challenges, such as crossing multiple jurisdictions and moving slowly in its prosecution.

  • Musicians Club helps Central Hardin students connect, create

    When people think of music in schools they often think of the band they see on the football field at halftime or chorus performances throughout the year. Those are two important aspects of music in schools, but music education is found in many forms.

    At Central Hardin High School, The Musicians Club brings together students who play instruments of any type, write music or simply enjoy music.

  • Nationwide earthquake drill to test preparedness

    The nation is gearing up for an earthquake drill, but it won’t be about diving under desks and avoiding glass objects.
    Countless emergency management organizations, medical service facilities, emergency responders, National Guard posts and volunteer organizations will communicate with each other as if they were responding to earthquakes from May 16-20.
    The exercise is meant to help responders know what they should improve upon to be prepared to respond to an actual emergency.

  • Williams-Farmer campaign visiting Elizabethtown

    A leading Republican candidate in the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial race will make a stop Wednesday evening in Elizabethtown.

    Senate President David Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, are scheduled to meet with constituents from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown-Pusey House, said Iris Wilbur, field director for the Williams-Farmer campaign.

  • He came, he sawed, he conquered