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Today's News

  • E'town donates more land to Habitat

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity on Monday added four more lots to use in its effort to revamp portions of Elizabethtown’s Haycraft neighborhood.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the donation of 218, 316 and 318 Haycraft St. and 325 E. Railroad Ave. to Habitat for Humanity at no cost for construction of low-interest, affordable housing.

  • PHOTOS: Striping the town
  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Baskett, No. 4 Central Hardin beat Fort Knox (04/22)

    Junior Morgan Baskett threw a one-hitter to pick up her first varsity win Monday, leading the fourth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 16-0 three-inning victory over 17th District rival Fort Knox.

    Baskett (1-0) limited the Lady Eagles to a double by freshman Taylor Stephenson.

    Senior April Pence went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs for Central Hardin (16-2-1, 5-0 district), which won its 10th straight.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (04/22)

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    MONDAY’S MATCHES

    ELIZABETHTOWN 4, LARUE COUNTY 1

    Results from Monday’s match at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown:

    Singles

    Faizan Movania (E) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Alex Best (LC), 6-0, 3-6, 10-8

    Ameer Haider (E) def. Cole Constant (LC), 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin surging after slow start to season (04/22)

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson has always described the high school baseball season as a marathon, not a sprint.

    It’s a good thing, because the Bruins wouldn’t have done well in a short-distance race. They started off the season 4-5, which included their first 17th District loss since 2010 and back-to-back losses in the Derby City Classic.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Five-run seventh sends LaRue County past North Hardin (04/22)

    While Bailey Blair wondered if she was done pitching this year, Courtney Johnson and the LaRue County Lady Hawks never stopped believing Monday night, even when things looked dire against a finally somewhat healthy Blair.

    Hitless in her three previous at-bats and having not gotten the ball out of the infield against North Hardin’s standout junior, Johnson came through with a tiebreaking two-run single with one out in the top of the seventh as the Lady Hawks rallied for a 6-2 win against Blair and the Trojans, who were playing at home for the first time this year.

  • Need more fencing? Choose supplies wisely

    The following recently appeared in the Ohio Beef Cattle Letter, and provides some valuable information on wood posts for those of you who may be getting ready to build new or replace fences damaged by this winter’s ice storm. Merri Collins, with McArthur Lumber and Post authored this article.

  • E’town woman indicted on arson charge

    An Elizabethtown woman was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree arson.

    A grand jury returned the indictment against Rolonda Linette Quamina, 33, who is scheduled to enter a guilty plea today in Hardin Circuit Court, according to court records.

    The indictment alleges Quamina started an apartment fire at 211 Terry Court in Elizabethtown on Dec. 3, 2013. It also alleges Quamina set the fire to collect insurance proceeds.

  • Lots of smoke but little fire, damage

    Thick black smoke lifting near the U.S. 31W Bypass on Monday morning was caused by a fire in a tar kettle at the construction site of Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center.

    HCS spokesman John Wright said the kettles are used to melt roofing tar and a kettle became too hot and caught fire. Wright said district officials do not believe there was any structural damage.

  • Escaped inmate found 90 minutes later

    Less than two hours of freedom could cost an Elizabethtown resident and Hardin County Detention Center inmate up to five more years in prison.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, escaped after climbing a 9-foot fence Sunday night at the Substance Abuse Program center on East Main Street.

    About 90 minutes later, he was found at a residence in the 100 block of East Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.