Today's News

  • Railroad crossing work planned

    Repairs to a railroad crossing on Ky. 52 in LaRue County will close the highway from Wednesday through Friday, approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Ky. 583.
    A signed detour will be in place using Ky. 583, U.S. 62 and Ky. 52.
    The date and duration of the work may be adjusted in case of bad weather or other unforeseen delays.  Dial 511 or go to 5111.ky.gov for the latest Kentucky traffic and travel information.

  • Parents welcome Ginny Dean

    Richard and Carol Butler announce the birth of a daughter, Ginny Dean Butler, on Oct. 21, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Lois Holman of Elizabethtown and Jimmy and Ruth Gail Butler of Guston.
    Ginny was named after her great-grandmother, Virginia Claycomb of Guston.

  • Sharp promoted to captain in USAF

    SHARP. Heidi Rebecca Sharp of the U.S. Air Force attained the rank of captain on Sept. 20, 2010, at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah.

    She is now stationed at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, N.Y.; and is deployed to Joint Base in Balad, Iraq.

    She is the daughter of Doug and Vonda Sharp of Glendale.

  • Hodgenville to hold Christmas celebration


    Hodgenville will celebrate Christmas on Lincoln Square, kicking off the holiday season on Dec. 4.

    Story telling begins at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Museum. There will be two sessions, giving children an opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of storytelling while they wait to greet Santa Claus.

    At 5:45 p.m. there will be a pre-light up concert on the square featuring the Christmas Brass directed by Larry Davis and the Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church, directed by Misty Smith.

  • Taste of Radcliff to fill tummies and coffers

    When a Taste of Radcliff is held Monday night, more than bellies will be filled.
    The third annual event not only showcases food from around the area, but showcases the Radcliff Woman’s Club and its motivation for helping others.

  • When expectations change, unexpected joy can result


    Expectations are strange things.

    Something can meet your expectations, in which case you’re generally satisfied; exceed your expectations, in which case you’re generally happy; or fall short of your expectations, in which case you’re generally disappointed.

    But sometimes something can so completely conflict with your expectations yet not be a source of disappointment and, in fact, bring a lot of unexpected joy.

  • OPINION: Basketball season has a tough act to follow (11/29)

    The 2010 high school football season concluded Friday night. And what a season it was.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs reached the Class 5-A state semifinals for a third consecutive season. It was another stellar season as the Bulldogs went 13-1. The Central Hardin Bruins set a school record for wins, won a playoff game for the first time since 1997 and ended up 9-3. The North Hardin Trojans were back in the playoffs, while the Elizabethtown Panthers made a late charge.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Hoops season starts tonight (11/29)

    Area high school basketball coaches have had six weeks to get their teams ready for the 2010-11 season and now they’ll get to see the fruits of their labor.

    The high school season gets under way with four games tonight and four more Tuesday night. Tonight’s slate includes two girls’ games – Elizabethtown at Meade County at 7:30 and North Hardin at Hart County at 8 – and a Fort Knox-Caverna girl/boy doubleheader.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North's Ruttley out for the season with injury (11/29)

    The season isn’t beginning the way the defending 5th Region champion North Hardin Trojans envisioned.

    The Trojans, who finished last season 27-5, were one of the preseason favorites to win the region, but they were dealt a major loss Saturday night when junior point guard Jermaine Ruttley went down with possibly a season-ending injury.

    “That’s a pretty big blow to take,” North Hardin coach Ron Bevars said.

  • White Mills lights up the holidays

    The small town of White Mills on Sunday night kicked off the Christmas season on the banks of the Nolin River with a bridge lighting, parade and chili supper.
    “The kids have a blast every time they come down here,” said area resident Nancy Linder, who watched the parade with her grandchildren. She also gets to see people she hasn’t seen in a while.
    “It’s a good time,” said Tim Dennis, a Civic League organizer.