Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: When it comes to Miss Softball, why not Whelan? (04/25)

    Sixteen Miss Softball winners have come and gone and none have been from Hardin, LaRue or Meade counties.

    Not that the area hasn’t produced some fine players. Former Elizabethtown standout Whitney Valentine and ex-North Hardin star Jennifer Young both pitched on the NCAA Division-I level and Valentine still holds many of the KHSAA’s state pitching records. Former Central Hardin standout Kylie Brady is arguably one of the best hitters the 5th Region has produced.

  • Rain, flooding put soccer season on hold

    The rain, the rain, it’s not going away. So the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association has decided its games and practices will come another day.

    In a mass email sent at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, the EYSA board wrote “Dear Parents and Coaches, All of EYSA practice and game facilities are closed until further notice. There will be absolutely no practices or games for all programs: This includes U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U19 and AFFC until further notice.”

    That notice doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.

  • ECTC promotes tsunami awareness, support

    Ryoko Myers of Elizabethtown and Tomoko Lynch of Big Clifty haven’t seen much lately on the news about the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, where they still have family and friends.

    It seems to them that coverage after the disaster quickly turned to concern about an unstable nuclear reactor and then faded away altogether.

  • Sorting through mental health myths and realities

    “We need to get away from labels. Every one of us at some point has a problem with our body and our mind – no matter who you are or what age you are. You can’t see a disability in some people.”
    — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    Throughout history and even today, mental illness carries negative labels and ugly stigma. These barriers often prevent sufferers from reaching out for help and can lead to despair and isolation.

  • Weather warnings issued in region; river pours into West Point

    Waters are climbing and already are overflowing roads and homes along the banks of the Ohio River at West Point.

    Residents are moving their belongings to higher ground and other locations to prevent water damage.

    West Point Elementary School will be closed Monday.

    Officials say the water will continue climbing until Tuesday, even if no more rain falls. And that's not happening, according to forecasters.

    The current line of rain and storms is stalling out over the area. Another 1 to 2 inches could fall before dawn, forecasters predict.

  • High water prompts road closure

    South Wilson Road in Radcliff has been shut down from Fairmont Lane to Shelton Road because of high water.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Real Good Brownies

    Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville has shared several wonderful recipes with us in the past. Remember the Corn Flake Candies, the Dump Chili and the Dump Spaghetti Sauce? This recipe for Real Good Brownies is another keeper.

    Barbara has twin daughters, Linda Riggs, a teacher at Creekside Elementary School who used to write for the Bonnieville newspaper, and Brenda Lynch who is a nurse at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Puckett-Ernst

    Sharon Richardson of Elizabethtown and Eric Puckett of Leitchfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla E. Puckett, to Caleb M. Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst of Buffalo.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. She is an English major at Western Kentucky University.

    The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in English.

    The wedding is June 11, 2011.

  • Rebecca Hinkle, a junior at EHS, aces the ACT

    It wasn’t a perfect 10 or a perfect 100, but it was definitely a perfect 36.

    Rebecca Hinkle, a 16-year-old junior at Elizabethtown High School, scored a 36 on the ACT test she took this year during the statewide assessment of juniors. The score is the highest one can achieve on the test.

    The ACT is a college preparatory test students take as part of the admissions process for college. It’s a multiple choice test that covers English, math, reading and science.

  • Berry proposes ‘lean’ county budget

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said his proposed $29 million county budget for 2011-12 is the second lowest in eight years.

    The budget does not require changes to the tax rate, which Berry said is the lowest in 20 years.

    He plans to present the budget to Hardin Fiscal Court at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Courthouse.

    By law, Berry must submit his proposed budget to fiscal court by May 1. Fiscal court must approve a budget by June 30. Berry said the county usually approves a budget in May.