Today's News

  • Snow, rain and fire

    On the bright side, an Elizabethtown couple grew their best banana crop in two decades.

    The hot weather, though, along with flooding, a drought and now a cold snap rattled Hardin County in 2010. About the only typical weather event was a tornado — it happened in May, when twisters are expected.

    “Nothing is normal this year,” said Mark Adams, lead forecaster for the Fort Knox weather station.

    In-betweens were few and far between.

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hard to find fault when Louisville is shooting this well (12/28)

    LOUISVILLE Just in time for the annual showdown with rival Kentucky, Kyle Kuric finally found his stroke from the arc.

    Entering Monday’s game against Morgan State, the junior guard had hit 12-of-32 3s in nine games. He hit seven against the overmatched Bears, who fell to the Cardinals, 104-74 at the KFC Yum! Center.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown's Mudd gets 400th win; John Hardin wins tourney opener (12/28)

    Elizabethtown senior forward Adelaide Luckett recorded a double-double Monday afternoon to help her coach, Tim Mudd, achieve a milestone win.

    Luckett had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Panthers rolled past Louisville Central, 67-46 in the first round of the Kentucky Army National Guard Titan Christmas Clash at Mercer County, giving Mudd his 400th win at Elizabethtown.

    Mudd is 400-107 in 17 years as the Lady Panthers’ coach, and is ninth in the state on the career wins list among active coaches and 24th overall.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue County hosting eight-team tourney; John Hardin moves to 9-0 (12/28)

    Seven teams will travel to Hodgenville today to join the host Hawks in the LaRue County Army National Guard Holiday Classic.

    Barren County faces Louisville Waggener in the 3 p.m. quarterfinal, while Taylor County plays Paducah Lone Oak at 4:30 p.m.

    LaRue County takes on Louisville Atherton at 6:30 p.m. and Bullitt Central matches up with Washington County in the nightcap at 8.

    LaRue County will play Bullitt Central or Washington County at 4:30 p.m. (loser’s bracket semifinals) or 8 p.m. (winner’s bracket semifinals) Wednesday.

  • New mayors find strength in numbers

    Unity is not a buzzword for the new leaders of Hardin County’s three largest cities.

    In an overt symbol of support, incoming Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt have taken steps to build their relationships beyond the superficial — attending each other’s swearing-in ceremonies and communicating with each other in recent weeks on ways their cities can cooperate after they take office in January.

  • Radcliff woman found dead in Rineyville

    A Radcliff woman was found dead Sunday morning in Rineyville.

    Pamela A. Brown, 45, had left a party at a residence in the Lavista Estates subdivision on foot and hadn’t been seen for several hours, according to Kentucky State Police. Brown’s family attempted unsuccessfully to find her.

    Her body was discovered by the Rineyville Fire Department at about 9 a.m. Sunday, the day after Christmas, on the side of Rineyville School Road near its intersection with Fuller Road.

  • Photo: Cheerful signs for Parrett
  • Local charities serve thousands for Christmas


    Many local homes enjoyed a more merry Christmas thanks to the work of local charitable organizations. Helping Hand and North Hardin HOPE served thousands over the Christmas holiday.

    North Hardin HOPE distributed toys to 1,208 children in the Radcliff area, in partnership with Salvation Army and Toys for Tots, said David Dozer, executive director of North Hardin HOPE and Helping Hand.

    The two-day distribution went well, Dozer said.

  • January emergency drill changes focus


  • Khaliah Ali to discuss weight loss at HMH

    Khaliah Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will speak Jan. 8 in Elizabethtown about her struggles with weight loss and how she maintains a healthy lifestyle.

    Roughly 100 seats are available for the free program at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Registration is required and is available online at www.hmh.net or by call 737-4464.