Today's News

  • Rain slows spring planting

    Rain for nearly all of April did not help area farmers, but it could have been worse.

    Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office, said in mid-April the beginning of planting season traditionally has been April 15. It marks the halfway point between the earliest experts advise planting, April 1, and the latest day advised, May 1.

    Then, the rain continued and experts predicted more rain to come, which could present a problem if it continues much longer, Adams said.

  • Pair of sports park packages approved

    The Elizabethtown City Council approved two more Elizabethtown Sports Park packages on Monday, bringing the total for construction to nearly $24 million.

    The council approved a bid by Atlas Metal Products for building specialties, such as bathroom partitions and fire extinguisher cabinets, at $83,898 as well as a bid from Toadvine Enterprises Inc. for the grandstands, press box and bleachers at $359,138.

    The two packages push construction to about $23.9 million.

  • Farm Services on the move

    Agricultural agencies have a new home in Hardin County.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Service Center in Elizabethtown has moved to a newly built location at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Sportsman Lake Road. The USDA center houses the Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency, the office of Rural Development, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Resource Conservation and Development program.

    Services began to reopen Monday after the move.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: North goes 2-2 in Frankfort (05/03)

    The North Hardin Trojans went 2-2 over the weekend in the Frankfort Western Hills Invitational Softball Tournament.

    North Hardin (11-12) finished second in its pool and fell to Winchester George Rogers Clark, 3-2 in eight innings in the semifinals. The Trojans beat Bracken County, 6-1 and Western Hills, 4-0 and lost to Louisville Sacred Heart, 2-0 in pool play.

  • NOTEBOOK: Seattle Mariners assign Delabar to High Desert (05/03)

    Stevie Delabar is driving to the desert.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS NOTEBOOK: E'town's Gabhart no longer top 300-meter hurdler in Class 2-A (05/03)

    Jessica Gabhart is no longer ranked No. 1 in the 300-meter hurdles in Class 2-A.

    West Jessamine sophomore Abby Wiggins won the 300 hurdles in 46.90 seconds Friday at the Boyle County Invitational, taking the top spot from Gabhart – whose season-best time is 48.13 recorded at the Central Hardin Invitational on April 21.

    With the state meet just a few weeks away, the news came as a bit of a “reality check” to the Elizabethtown junior.

  • COLLEGE GOLF NOTEBOOK: Hinton family members shine in golf tourneys (05/03)

    Former Elizabethtown High School golfers Clay, Grant and Garrett Hinton each guided their college teams to top-two tournament finishes.
    Even more impressively, one of them helped his team record a fifth straight conference title, advance to the NCAA Division III championship meet and earn himself Freshman of the Year honors, while another will be competing in the NCAA-Division II championship meet.  

  • Locals react to Osama bin Laden's death

    On Sept. 11, 2001, Tony Rose of Elizabethtown was watching the result of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center at the Pentagon.

    He felt an earthquake as he was walking to his desk 20 feet away from the television he had just been watching.

    It was 45 minutes later before he saw the nose cone of the 747 that had crashed into the building, killing 29 soldiers and civilian personnel.

    Now retired from the U.S. Army, Rose said he was probably angrier than he has ever been in his life when Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Driver's truck stuck in water
  • Club Members Welcome Mallory Chaney