Today's News

  • 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.

  • PREP BASEBALL: The Year of the Hitter (4/26)

    The batter’s box has become a much safer place in the last few years. Area standouts like Nathan Adcock, Sean Bouthilette, Joe Nash, Aaron Mayfield and others have moved on.

    But this season area hitters have become downright comfortable in the batter’s box. Batting averages are soaring and earned run averages are taking the brunt of it.

  • Flood shelter open in Radcliff

    The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Colvin Community Center at 230 Freedom Way in Radcliff. The shelter is available to anyone in need of a safe place in the event of severe weather or for anyone who has been displaced by flooding.

    For more information, call (502) 523-1866.

  • Photo: Good day for fishing
  • Free concerts offered tonight at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a concert at 7 tonight in the Morrison Gallery at ECTC.

    First on the program will be the ECTC concert band, directed by Kevin Shank. The band will perform a variety of marches and classics.

  • Local pet could send couple to Idol finale

    Two Elizabethtown residents will appear on television Wednesday morning to compete for a trip to attend the American Idol finale next month in Hollywood.

    Mazie, an English bulldog from a Sonora breeder, and her owner, Todd Alexander will be on WDRB-TV’s “Fox in the Morning” as part of the station’s Pet to Idolize contest competition.
    Alexander said the picture of Mazie in her plain, brown collar stood out among thousands of pictures of pets dressed in costumes, sportswear and other clothes.

  • April rainfall totals nearly a foot

    If April showers really do bring May flowers, then allergy sufferers could be on overdrive in a few weeks.

    As of noon Monday, nearly 11 inches of rain had hit Hardin County over the first 25 days of the month, and more rain was in the forecast for this week. Monday, residents were greeted by a torrential rain by late afternoon.