Today's News

  • Non-academic results show mix of improvements and declines

    While school success usually is measured in results tied to subjects such as reading and math, educators look to other factors as well.

    Non-academic indicators for the 2009-2010 school year, which include rates for attendance, dropouts, retention and successful transition to adult life, show mostly improvement for the LaRue County and Elizabethtown Independent districts, but more of a mixed bag for Hardin County Schools.

  • Radcliff, businesses support fight against cancer

    Jacqueline Bates made the change permanent when she found an opportunity to decorate her business with purple to promote cancer awareness and Radcliff’s Relay for Life.

    Some businesses and city departments hung ribbons and inflated purple balloons to participate in Radcliff’s Paint the Town Purple, which encouraged residents to decorate buildings and everything else they could with purple.

  • Heartland again provides high-energy, fun weekend

    The 2011 Heartland Music Festival was a success for our community. Even with changes to the date and name and reworking the venue, it was a success.
    Hats off to the festival committee for doing an outstanding job in anticipating potential hurdles and handling issues in advance.
    Or as Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brad Richardson said at Monday’s meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council: “Everybody did their job and more. It was great.”

  • Radcliff budget presented to city council

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said it’s time to tackle maintenance and beautification projects that have been put off for years.

    City Council members heard the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year of July 1 through June 30, 2012, on Thursday during a first reading. The proposed budget is based on more than $10.6 million available in the city’s general fund and more than $1.1 million in a storm water utility fund.

    The proposal includes updating old signs and blacktopping some roads.

  • Blue Knights host Poker Run for charity

    Most poker players sit comfortably at a card table when they play.

    But those participating Sunday in the Blue Knights KY II annual Poker Run won’t be sitting at a table. They will be riding motorcycles.

    “It’s a good way to raise money and have fun on your motorcycle,” said Detective Terry Netherland, a Blue Knights member. “Nobody loses that way.”

    The Blue Knights, a motorcycle only organization for police officers, has hosted the poker run for about 15 years, Netherland said. It usually draws 200-300 participants.

  • Annual Nolin RECC Co-op meeting is tonight

    Musical performances, speakers and informative programs will be a big part of the Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. 2011 co-op annual meeting at 5 p.m. today at John Hardin High School.   

    For musical entertainment, Kentucky native and rising Nashville star Clay Underwood will perform. At 6 p.m., artist and singer Rick Arnold takes the stage.

    For children, there are free balloon fun houses and slides behind the school. Caricaturist Denny Whalen will be back.

  • YOUTH TENNIS: Elizabethtown Tennis Commimission Tennis Tournament begins Saturday (6/10)

    The Elizabethtown Tennis Commission’s Youth Tennis Tournament begins Saturday at the University Park Drive Tennis Courts.

  • YOUTH SWIMMING: Summer Classic runs through Sunday at ESFC (06/10)

    The Elizabethtown Summer Classic kicks off what will be an action-packed summer for the Elizabethtown-based Dolphin Swim Team.

    The Summer Classic starts at 5 p.m. today and concludes Sunday evening at the E’town Swim & Fitness Center.

    In all, nearly 500 swimmers will be in town this weekend competing in the three-day event. The Dolphins are expected to have 70 swimmers – 42 girls and 28 boys – competing. Louisville-based Cardinal Aquatics is bringing 87 – 60 girls and 27 boys.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin needs to get defensive about Game 2 at State (06/10)

    OWENSBORO The Central Hardin Lady Bruins have been successful this year because of their experienced and high-scoring offense, solid pitching and usually sure-handed defense.

    The former two were great Thursday evening, but the latter wasn’t up to par in the No. 11 Lady Bruins’ 10-2 win over the No. 13 North Laurel Lady Jaguars in the first round of the KHSAA Softball State Tournament at Jack Fisher Park.

  • GOLF: Grant Hinton finishes 33rd at State Am (06/10)

    Former Elizabethtown High School golfer Grant Hinton ended the Appalachian Wireless Kentucky State Amateur with his best round Thursday afternoon.

    Hinton carded a 1-over par 73 in the final round at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington. He finished in a five-way tie for 33rd with a three-day total of 223.

    Garrett Hinton, meanwhile, finished in a 10-way tie for 43rd after a 73. He finished two shots behind Grant.