Today's News

  • Elizabethtown man arrested on sexual assault charges

    An Elizabethtown man on the Sex Offender Registry was arrested Saturday on further sexual assault charges.

    Kelly Charles Ferguson, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry in the first degree. The registry listed a Kentucky Drive address for him.
    He was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Senior life: Who has one big, happy family?

    Ever heard the expression “one big happy family,” and then wonder whose family?
    The answer to the question about this old cliché is no family lives this perfect scenario. Unfortunately, difficult times test even the best families and can leave relationships strained or broken.

  • Human remains found in Meade County

    Human remains were discovered Sunday on the banks of the Ohio River in Meade County.

    Boaters found the remains early in the afternoon, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. The remains will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for possible identification.

    Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, Indiana conservation officers, Meade County Fire Department and the Meade County Coroner assisted Kentucky State Police at the scene.

  • Clark hired as Lakewood principal

    Lakewood Elementary School has one of its own taking the helm this school year.

    Shelee Clark has taken the job of principal after serving as assistant principal at the school for a little more than a year.

    Clark replaces Kerry Reeves, who retired in August. Clark has held a variety of positions in the Hardin County Schools district and taught at Lakewood for five years.

    Clark worked closely with Reeves during her time as assistant principal, she said. Reeves believed all administrators should know what principal duties entail, she said.

  • Unification supporters to approach more organizations

    More residents and civic organizations will be asked to support a proposal to form a commission that would draft a plan for a unified county government.

    Hardin County United on Friday announced its first formal support from a community organization for forming a unification review commission. The Hardin County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday calling for its establishment.

    If formed, the commission would develop a plan for a unified government to be presented to voters in November 2012.

  • If passed, local options would mean mixed drink results

    If voters say yes Oct. 4 to expanded alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, alcohol provisions for the three cities will differ based on each city’s classification.

    A yes vote in Radcliff, Hardin County’s only second-class city, would give the city all of the privileges of wet status, including bars, but fourth-class cities Elizabethtown and Vine Grove still would be limited in alcohol sales, said Steve Humphress, general counsel for the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • Statistics may be important but humor counts too

    Let’s begin with a quiz.

    Based on the 2010 Census, what incorporated Hardin County community had the largest percentage increase in population?

    While you think about your answer, I’ll take a minute to point out a special four-week contest based on your knowledge of Hardin County history and trivia.

    Coming off the extraordinary response to the newspaper’s Bingo Fever contest in June, the circulation staff was looking to try another fun, engaging way to interact with readers.

  • Civil War ghosts appear for downtown visitors

    The streets of Elizabethtown were walked Friday night by visions from the past, all sent from a time when the city was caught in the War Between the States.

    The second run of the Civil War Ghosts and Legends Drama took place downtown. Groups walked through scenes of the past that included Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky Gov. John Helm and Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

    Many participating actors have been part of the Charlie Logsdon Downtown Walking Tour as well, including Steve and Lisa Lindsey, who portrayed Gov. and Mrs. Helm.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin knows nothing will come easy now (08/14)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins are in an unfamiliar position entering the season, but one they don’t mind.

    After reaching the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament the previous six seasons, the Lady Bruins finally broke through last season, winning the region title and reaching the state tournament quarterfinals. It was Central Hardin’s first region championship since 2000.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: John Hardin wants to show last year was no fluke (08/14)

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs accomplished a rare feat last season and now they’re out to show they can do it again.

    The Lady Bulldogs reached the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament for the first time since 2003 when they fell in the championship to Elizabethtown. Now, they want to make this an annual trip.