Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Who has the right formula to win region this season?



    Searching for the perfect recipe to win the 5th Region Baseball Tournament is not an exact science. There are many factors to consider, but when trying to pick a favorite most coaches start in the 17th District.

    “Year in, year out, you have to consider the 17th District first,” North Hardin coach Greg Gumm said.

  • Photo: Looming lookouts
  • March 22, 2010, obituaries

    George Allen Boehnlein and Scott Joseph Boehnlein II

    George Allen Boehnlein and Scott Joseph Boehnlein II passed away  Saturday, March 20, 2010.

    They were the loving infant twin sons of Scott Joseph and Elizabeth VanMetre Boehnlein.

    Survivors also include grandparents George “Dutch” and Diane Boehnlein of Louisville, and Roger and Judy VanMetre of Elizabethtown; a great-grandfather, Earl Gausepohl; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  • Reform has far-reaching implications

         By MARTY FINLEY and



    Celebrating with a hail of cheers and applause late Sunday night, Democrats within the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a comprehensive health bill, 219-212, they said is aimed at lowering federal deficits and correcting gaps in the country’s health care system.

    The bill previously had passed the U.S. Senate.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The John Hardin Bulldogs



    John Hardin coach Adam Lindsey has never felt this way entering a season in his four years with the baseball program.

    Lindsey can’t contain his excitement when he discusses the Bulldogs, who return six starters from last year’s 13-13 squad.

    “These kids have played together for four years and some of these kids have started two or three years,” Lindsey said. “They are a close-knit group, closer than we’ve had since I’ve been here.

  • Defense class raises cane



    Fwhoosh! Fwhoosh!

    Swipes cut through the air producing a sound similar to a bat being swung. But the batter up is not a baseball player, and he’s not swinging for the back fence.

    Victory Martial Arts owner J.D. Shipp demonstrated how to use a cane for self-defense, bringing the wood tool down and across the area in front of him with hard, fast swings. Cane classes have gained popularity as senior citizen defense courses but also for self-defense in general.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The LaRue County Hawks



    LaRue County doesn’t go through rebuilding years often, but the Hawks could be in for one this season.

    The Hawks, who went 15-15 last season and won their ninth consecutive 18th District title, have plenty of holes, including nearly their entire pitching staff, and they will be relying on a number of underclassmen to fill those positions.

  • E'town teen shot during marijuana buy, police say



    A confrontation just before 10 p.m. Sunday revolving around marijuana left an Elizabethtown teenager critically injured and two Brandenburg teens in custody on felony assault charges.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, the incident began after dark Sunday when a teenage girl from Radcliff met two Brandenburg teens at Helmwood Plaza Shopping Center to buy two ounces of marijuana.

  • Community Leadership Class participates in I love to Read program

    The community Leadership Program Class of 1999 recently participated in the “I Love to Read” program.

    Pictured are kindergartners from New Highland Elementary School with their teacher Mrs. Drake who is dressed up as the Cat in the Hat as well as Karen McCord who read a Dr. Seuss book in honor of Dr. Seuss week.


  • Military briefs

    BROWN. Army National Guard Sgt. Jason D. Brown has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. He is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond. Brown, a motor transport operator, has more than seven years of military service. A 1996 graduate of Defiance High School, he resides in Elizabethtown and is the son of Douglas L. Brown of Defiance, Ohio.