Today's News

  • Flood warning issued as rain total exceeds 2 inches

    A series of storms has brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours creating high-water situations and complicating river flooding issues.

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties in Kentucky including Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Grayson, Meade, Nelson, Bullitt and Breckinridge. It lasts until 2:15 p.m. today. Also, a flood warning is in effect along area rivers until further notice.

  • Bowling to be added by HCS high schools next school year

    Hardin County Schools hopes its newest sport will strike up some interest among students.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the addition of bowling as a competitive sport for high schools at its Thursday meeting. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will sanction the sport next school year and will allow teams to compete for a state championship.

    With the board’s approval, a boys’ team and a girls’ team will be offered to students at Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin high schools.

  • Probable cause found in Hines case

    In a court hearing Friday, Kentucky State Police revealed a few details of the murder investigation following the death of Toni M. Ballard earlier this month.

    Commonwealth’s attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with murder, said Hardin District Judge John Simcoe. Because Hines remains in jail, prosecutors have 60 days to obtain a grand jury indictment, Simcoe said following a court hearing at the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • Storm passing north of area

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Meade County, Bullitt County and the Louisville area.

    The National Weather Service says heavy rain and lightning could create hazardous. The warning area, which is passing through southern Indiana, will continue to the east. This warning will last until 7 tonight.

    Hardin County is not included in the warning but some scattered showers and developing storms are passing the area. Residents should be aware of changing conditions late this afternoon.

  • 'Ease on Down the Road' with Michael in movie

    Diana Ross and Michael Jackson will be easing their way to the Historic State Theater in “The Wiz” this weekend.

    The film has been in the news lately since the death of its director, Sidney Lument, on April 9.

    Lument has been nominated for five Academy Awards and is the director behind such classics as “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” and “Network.”

  • Getting involved, making friends improves college experience

    Many graduating seniors soon will be freshmen at college, leaving behind those days of trying to fit in and make new friends, right?


    College freshmen have a similar task and it might be a little more daunting since college students might be living away from home for the first time.

    University of Kentucky freshman Desirae Duncan said she couldn’t stress enough how important it is for incoming freshmen to get involved in campus activities and meet others.

  • Stations of the Cross Contemplative Art Exhibit
  • Retired teacher sculpts retail enterprise

    Janet Gream is quick to point out her downtown Elizabethtown buisness is called Kentucky Art Lady, not “the” Kentucky Art Lady.

    Gream didn’t want the name of her gallery to focus on her or have her name in it. The name of her shop doesn’t refer to anyone in specific.

    “My daughter came up with it,” she said of the name.

    The work of local and regional artists fills the business. Baskets, paintings, drawings, pottery, soaps and even socks are some of the handmade arts and craft items in her store.

  • FCC's FamJam moved to church

    A First Christian Church community event planned for Saturday has been moved to the church's location at 401 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown. The congregation rents space at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

    FamJam will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature games, a hunt for 10,000 Easter eggs, crafts and various other activities. Picnic lunches also are available.

    For more information, call 765-4994.

  • Judge finds probable cause in Hines' murder case

    District Judge John Simcoe said Commonwealth attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference Friday for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with shooting and killing his neighbor, Toni Ballard.

    That gives the prosecutors 60 days to indict Hines because he is in custody, Simcoe said after evidence was presented to him at about 9:15 a.m. today at the Hardin County Justice Center.