Today's News

  • Diabetes sufferers should protect their eyesight

    By Mechelle Coble

    All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for developing diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. All can cause severe vision loss and even blindness, but early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage and future vision loss.

  • The List: Helping military families

    Many in the community give generously to support deployed soldiers, collecting supplies and goodies to mail overseas. But the families on the home front need support, too. Michelle Cuthrall, a writer, mother and military wife who has been through deployments, offers the following suggestions. For a more detailed list, check out her website, www.behindthebluestarbanner.com.

  • Banquet bolsters the mother-daughter bond

    It’s all about mothers, daughters and their special bonds.

    The third annual Mother and Daughter Banquet, themed “A Mother’s Love,” will celebrate and nurture the mother-daughter relationship, said Gail Phoenix of GMP Services, a Vine Grove training and consulting firm that advocates for woman and children. GMP Services is hosting the event.

    The event is from noon to 3 p.m. May 7 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Line of storms could trigger tornadoes tonight

    A tornado watch has been issued for Hardin and all neighboring counties until 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service today says another series of soaking storms will continue through the night. A chance of severe storms with heavy rainfall is significant, according to forecasters.

    The area remains under a flood warning. Tuesday night's hazardous storm system and the overnight deluge have increased the danger around rivers and streams. All low-lying areas are subject to flooding.

  • Cockriel celebrates 75th birthday


    Virginia Cockriel of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 75th birthday, today, April 27, 2011.

    She was born on April 27, 1936, in Petersburg, Ind.

    She raised her children with her husband of nearly 60 years, Hubert Cockriel, in Hardin County. 

    She has six children, Gary Cockriel of Elizabethtown, Sharon Vertrees and Brenda Hannas, both of Louisville, Debbie Vance of Elizabethtown and Cathy Morgan and Lynn Butler, both of Rineyville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

  • COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Garrett Hinton has strong showing at OVC Championship (04/27)

    Garrett Hinton, an Eastern Kentucky University freshman and former Elizabethtown standout, shot a 1-over 73 during the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Monday at GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

    Following two delays Tuesday, Hinton was in a four-way tie for 25th and was 4 over through 15 holes.

    On Monday night, Hinton was one of five freshmen chosen for the OVC’s All-Newcomer team.

  • OPINION: District baseball race has grown more intriguing (4/27)

    The 17th District baseball race has gotten much more interesting after last week’s games. It would be nice to see what this week’s games would bring, but Mother Nature obviously doesn’t feel the same.

    Central Hardin is the only team in control of its own destiny. The Bruins are 5-0 with road games remaining at John Hardin, Fort Knox and Elizabethtown. A win in two of the three games would guarantee the Bruins the top spot in the district tournament.

  • Evening storms prompt warnings, cause damage

    A storm front passed through the region Tuesday evening dropping heavy rain and hail. Reports of scattered damage include structures at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    The weather supercell held together for three hours as it moved from the area near Rough River State Resort Park in western Grayson County across Hardin County crossing the Western Kentucky Parkway and Interstate 65 and on to Roanoke in LaRue County.

  • Berry: Budget is 'structurally balanced'

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry calls the proposed $29 million spending plan  a “structurally balanced” budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 

    Berry presented the budget proposal, which closely mirrors the county's current budget, at Tuesday's meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court. It will add only an additional $161,000 in expenses — the second-lowest budget in eight years.

  • West Point flood crest prediction pushed to Thursday



    A cardboard sign on the front of an Elm Street house in West Point reads “House for sale. Great view of river. Must do a quick close. 502-555-SWIM.”

    The edge of the flooded Ohio River had reached the back and sides of the house by Tuesday afternoon.

    In the background, many houses that were beginning to be encircled by water Sunday were a third or more under water.