Today's News

  • Q & A with A Lion Named Roar

    A Lion Named Roar is an up-and-coming band with Hardin County connections.

    The band, based in Louisville, is made up of Chris Jackson (lead vocals, acoustic), Tyler Anderson (guitar, vocals), Andy Meyers (drums, vocals), Billy Grubbs (guitar), Michael Brown (bass) and Josh Brown (keys, brass).

  • Reflecting on childhood superheroes

    Heroes, we can’t help but like them. They can do things that go beyond human expectations.

    The onslaught of comic book hero movies hitting theaters this summer makes me wonder why we like these characters and, for that matter, who was my favorite superhero growing up.

  • Birds, bats, bugs, butterflies and beyond

    Elizabethtown residents Lacy and Brenda Thomas are homebuilders, and their house hunters are birds, bats, bugs and butterflies, not to mention gnomes and fairies.

    “I make fairy furniture, too,” Lacy said.

    The whimsical homes for the mythological creatures are made from fallen limbs, branches and other wood pieces.

    “He’s a big recycler,” Brenda said.

  • Catch the inspiring wave of 'Soul Surfer'

    Films in the Christian genre have grown in popularity recently. “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” have had surprising success, but I have been disappointed with the overall quality of the films.

    The small budgets and inexperienced filmmakers have something to do with that, but as a critic, I struggle through films like these and “Letters to God” because the overall film quality is so poor.

    These films have inspiring messages and good stories, but the acting and filmmaking have been lacking.

  • Joy Bale Boone Poetry prize winners named

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review” announced the winners of the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.

    This year, editor Mick Kennedy received 68 submissions from around the country. Annually, “The Heartland Review” receives submissions from as far away from Italy, Japan and Canada as well.

    The 2011 winners are:

  • Note to Congress: Don't play with military pay

    The issue: Government shutdown
    Our view: Military pay should be off limits

    As a budget stalemate created the threat of a shutdown last week, the federal government’s overriding influence in modern American life became all too obvious.
    The conflict in Congress threatened home loans and education, health care and law enforcement, tourist attractions and most everything in between.

    The most startling aspect: A country at war would be unable to pay its fighting men and women.

    That is unacceptable.

  • Tourism opportunities touted at Chamber meeting

    Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting was about new leadership and new opportunities.

    Marcheta Sparrow, secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage, spoke at the luncheon meeting for the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, which also served as the first for new Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town has 21 hits, rolls past Lady Bulldogs (04/14)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers aren’t the same team that began the season with five losses in their first six games.

    Olivia Greenwell and the homestanding John Hardin Lady Bulldogs found that out Wednesday night.

    Elizabethtown took advantage of an erratic Greenwell from the start, pounding out 21 hits en route to a 15-6 win in a 17th District game.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Wednesday's Results (04/14)





    Results from Wednesday’s match at North Hardin:


    Chrys Castro (NH) def. Mackenzie Milby (C), 6-0, 6-0

    Cesar Castro (NH) def. Zach Settle (C), 6-0, 6-0

    Cody Hughes (NH) def. Jackson Hunt (C), 8-0


  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Central Hardin blanks Marion (04/14)

    Senior Kristina Krupinski belted a solo home run to jumpstart Central Hardin’s offense Wednesday and junior Abbi Goedde hit two doubles and drove in two runs as the Lady Bruins shut out Marion County, 5-0.

    Senior Ashley Hughes had three singles, scored twice and stole two bases. Senior Jordan Daniel added three hits and eighth-grader Kelsey McGuffin doubled, singled, drove in two and stole a base for the Lady Bruins (10-3).

    Freshman April Pence (2-2) struck out eight and scattered six singles without walking a batter.