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Today's News

  • Celebrating 160 years: Christ Episcopal marks a milestone

    Christ Episcopal Church has been nestled at the corner of West Poplar and Mulberry streets for 160 years. Sunday, the congregation celebrates the anniversary with a special service.

    On April 2, 1851, Bishop Benjamin Smith consecrated Christ Church in Elizabethtown. Through a friendship with Elizabethtown judge A.H. Churchill, uncle of the founder of Churchill Downs, Smith came to Elizabethtown and established the church.

    Its design resembles churches speckled across the English countryside, the look the church’s designer was going for.

  • Tornado confirmed as cause of fairgrounds damage

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday night near Glendale, causing damage to several buildings at the Hardin County Fairgrounds and damaging the roof of a one-story house on U.S. 31W.

    Several trees also were snapped or uprooted by the tornado’s winds, which reached 105 mph. The NWS report shows the twister was on the ground for seven-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75-125 yards.

  • Army band offers free concert series

    When most people think of army bands, they picture a parade scene, said Spc. Christian Hansen, of the 113th Army Band at Fort Knox. But army music isn’t always marching.

    The band begins a free concert series Sunday, showcasing a variety of music and strengthening the connection between the band and communities on and off post.

    The concerts are set for the first Sunday of every month through Oct. 3, except for a show Monday, July 4.

  • PREP BOWLING: High schools bowled over (04/28)

    Just like in volleyball a few years back, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is about to be bowled over and struck down by the explosive growth of another sport.

    But unlike volleyball, area schools – and 5th Region schools for that matter – aren’t jumping in headfirst.

  • CHHS grad killed in Brandenburg crash

    A Central Hardin High School graduate with a “bubbly personality” died Tuesday night in a traffic crash in Brandenburg.

    Megan Kathleen Puckett, 21, of White Mills, was dead at the scene, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Puckett was a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She was a dental assistant at Denton Family Dental Care in Brandenburg.

  • WOMEN'S WEIGHTLIFTING: Elizabethtown's Gray figuring it out

    Jennie Gray has started to dazzle bodybuilding judges with her figure.

    After only two statewide competitions, the Elizabethtown resident is cleaning up.

  • PREP SPORTS: Games pushed back because of weather (04/28)

    Mother Nature must not be a fan of spring sports.

    Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms have wreaked havoc on the Bluegrass State, forcing the cancellation and postponement of several baseball and softball games – not to mention track meets and tennis matches – this week.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Weight changes coming in high school wrestling (04/28)

    The National Federation of High School Associations has changed the landscape of prep wrestling.

    In its meeting April 4-6 in Indianapolis, the NFHS wrestling rules committee voted on several changes.

    Among them is the first complete weight-class overhaul in 23 years. Beginning with the 2011-12 season, weight classes are 106 pounds, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.

    LaRue County coach Gary Canter said the weight classes are similar to what they were when he wrestled in high school in the 1970s.

  • Damage at fairgrounds won't stop July's events

    Surveyors from the National Weather Service in Louisville had not determined by Wednesday afternoon whether Tuesday night damage to the Hardin County Fairgrounds was caused by a tornado or strong winds.

  • Heavy rains reminder of unfinished business

    Robert Bush is proud of the strides Elizabethtown has taken to improve the efficiency and capacity available in its stormwater system, but this month’s torrential rains are a humbling reminder of how far the city is from an ideal system.

    Bush, Elizabethtown’s director of stormwater management, said his staff was staying busy Wednesday clearing ditches of debris, grass clippings and fallen trees that further choked a system battered by consecutive days of downpours.