Today's News

  • Next Burke trial set for Sept. 7

    The fifth attempt at a trial for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in September of 2007 in Rineyville.

    The fourth trial ended in a mistrial April 4 after a jury declared that it couldn’t reach a verdict.

  • Schmidt Coca-Cola Museum closing its doors

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, which opened in 1977, is closing its doors for good. The Schmidt family plans to auction its mammoth collection of Coca-Cola merchandise over the next few years and invest the proceeds into the Schmidt Family Foundation, which will be used to benefit local and national charities chosen by the family, said Larry Schmidt, the museum's president.

  • Design, construction could be combined for tennis courts

    Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said Monday the city is considering an unusual approach to constructing new tennis courts on a site at Freeman Lake Park behind Lakeshore Plaza shopping center.

    Poppe said the scope of work for the project is in development and plans are in the works to bid the design and construction as one package. Normally, the work is split up and handled by different companies.

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  • What can be made of near-death experiences?

    Stories about dying, going to heaven (or hell) and selling books about it has become a veritable cottage industry these days.

    Two pastors, Don Piper and Steve Sjogren, both wrote about visions of heaven in their death or near-death experiences. Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven, (2004) was followed by Sjogren’s, The Day I Died (2006).

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin comes back three times to stun No. 19 Green County on the road (04/26)

    Visiting North Hardin battled back from three one-run deficits Monday – including entering the top of the seventh inning – as the Trojans came away with a 6-3 upset of No. 19 Green County in 10 innings.

    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 13 of the 43 batters she faced, walked four and scattered seven hits. She helped herself by going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base.

  • Thunderstorm warnings issued for early morning storms

    The ongoing series of heavy showers spawned new threats early this morning.

    The National Weather Service issued a number of thunderstorm warnings, including two covering portions of Hardin County and LaRue County. Over the course of the predawn hours, warnings also were issued for Grayson, Hart, Green, Nelson and Bullitt counties.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Coaches, players frustrated by rain (04/26)

    The soggiest April on record has forced several cancelations and postponements in every spring sport.

    According to the Fort Knox Weather Center, Hardin County had been hit by nearly 11 inches of rain – the most since the county saw 6.1 inches in 2008 – as of noon Monday. More rain hit the area later Monday afternoon, with more forecast for today and Wednesday.

  • GOLF: Kentucky Legends of Sports scramble attracts stars (04/26)

    Charlie Thurman wanted to turn next month’s Kentucky Legends of Sports golf tournament into the premier one in the state.

    So, he beefed up the competition and secured even more elite-level talent. There’s a “Sky Walker,” an Olympic gold-medal winner and even an NBA champ.

  • Fish and wildlife supports sandhill crane hunting

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has come out in favor of limited hunting of the eastern population of the sandhill crane, which can be spotted in many areas of the county during migration through parts of Kentucky.

    John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, wrote an article in support of limited hunting in response to opinion pieces opposing a proposal before the department that would allow limited harvest of the birds.