Today's News

  • New mayors take reins in hand

    Life for Tim Walker, J.J. Duvall and Blake Proffitt was different Monday. They spent their first days as mayors in the towns they grew up in.
    The men spent years as members of their respective city councils, but now, leading the cities rests on their shoulders.
    Here’s a glimpse of their first day as mayors.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker didn’t have time to ease into his first day in office.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central, North meet in key 17th District game (01/04)

    After losing four of their first seven games, the North Hardin Trojans began to turn things around. They’ve won four of their last five entering tonight’s showdown at Central Hardin.

    The Trojans (7-6 overall) played seven games during the Christmas break. They went 2-2 in the Whitaker Bank/Fort Harrod Holiday Classic at Mercer County and 2-1 in the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Classic at Campbellsville High School.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town faces Fort Knox tonight (01/04)

    James Haire planned Elizabethtown’s holiday schedule with a purpose.

    With such a young team, the Panthers’ head coach decided he’d give them a long Christmas break lay-off for a reason.

    They needed time to gel.

    Since they have only one returning starter (senior Mitchell Henry) from last year and a new starting nucleus, he decided he’d find a way for players to bond.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hart beats Central; LaRue wins eighth straight (01/04)

    Central Hardin senior guard Jordan Daniel scored a career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Lady Bruins fell to 5th Region rival Hart County, 79-71 on Monday night.

    Senior forward Kristina Krupinski added 19 points, while senior guard Alysse Bishop had nine.

    Daniel’s previous career best was 31 points against 17th District rival John Hardin on Dec. 13.


  • Rineyville woman recaptured after leaving prison

    An escapee from a state prison was captured Sunday in Hart County.
    Laura A. Chase, 38, of Rineyville was apprehended by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot outside Dairy Queen in Munfordville, according to the sheriff’s office.
    Chase reportedly walked away from the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Minimum Security Unit in Pewee Valley late Friday night and had been reported missing at 2:55 a.m. Saturday.

  • Local events to mark Civil War’s 150th anniversary

    While this area of central Kentucky doesn’t have battlefields on the scale of Gettysburg or Chickamauga, it did play a significant role in the Civil War.

    The Union leader was born in Hodgenville, after all. And Elizabethtown is trying to raise awareness of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid on the town.  

    Several local events are planned this year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in April 1861.

  • CHHS’ Ortiz has new role

    A familiar face will be in a new role in Hardin County Schools this week.
    Ron Ortiz will return to Hardin County Schools on Wednesday as principal of Brown Street Alternative Education Center in Vine Grove, and as district dropout prevention administrator, a newly created position.

  • State Theater moving (ahead with) West

    With the departure of former Executive Director Dana Beth Lyddan, the board of directors for the Historic State Theater had the opportunity to go in a new direction. They chose West.
    Elizabethtown native Emily West is the new executive director for the State Theater. West began her new position Monday. Lyddan married and moved to Indiana.

  • Photo: Disassembling Christmas displays
  • BCS is a mess

    OUR VIEW: Needs some revamping

    When the Bowl Championship Series for college football came into play in 1998, one of its purposes was to create a buzz around the game.
    Consider the mission a success — but too often for the wrong reasons.
    Take this year for example.
    There is no question Auburn and Oregon have earned the right to play for the national championship next week. Both have gone undefeated and found ways to win games.