Today's News

  • Dec. 19, 2010 editorial: ECTC proactive in enrollment growth

    That Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is in a growth spurt is something we have known for quite some time.
    But now the steady growth is being recognized on a national scale and that is quite impressive.
    The small school on the hill is growing, so much that ECTC is one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in the country.

  • A stubborn child and his Christmas mule

    The holidays are a time to visit and enjoy the company of old friends.
    One close acquaintance comes to mind each Christmas season. He’s always ready for a good time and displays a constant, warm grin beneath smiling blue eyes and chubby cheeks.
    Our first meeting was uneventful, not much more than a passing glance. Who would have thought that weeks later, he would come to live in my house. I don’t remember all the circumstances because I was not quite 4. My parents shared the details as one of those oft-repeated family tales.

  • End of an era

    Those who have worked with Elizabethtown Mayor David Willmoth over the years say he has little need for fanfare.
    “David has never been one that looked for someone to sing his praises,” said Councilman Ron Thomas, a lifelong friend and colleague for more than 20 years.
    Often, Willmoth faced the exact opposite reaction from residents, specifically in recent years concerning controversial topics such as the Elizabethtown Sports Park and implementation of a restaurant tax.

  • Mission accomplished: North JROTC delivers to those in need

    Members of North Hardin High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps had an important mission Friday — to make Christmas a little more special for families in the community.
    Despite icy conditions that closed school for the day, North Hardin JROTC and members of the Kentucky National Guard delivered 50 boxes of food to needy families in the Radcliff area.
    This is the 18th year the JROTC program has distributed boxes of food. Retired Sgt. Maj. Paul Gray and volunteer Esta Pigg started the effort.

  • Chamber unification decision comes Tuesday

    Members of the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday will decide the fate of a proposed merger of Hardin County’s four chambers.
    The other three — Elizabethtown, Vine Grove and West Point — already have opted to unify into a single group, tentatively called the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.
    The executive committees of each chamber have approved the plan.

  • Knights deliver food, toys on morning rounds

    As the sun rose behind a cloudy sky Saturday, pickup trucks filled the ice-covered parking lot outside the Knights of Columbus Hall in Vine Grove. Inside the hall, Knights and other volunteers gathered around tables covered with boxes filled with food waiting to be delivered to families who could use it in the Vine Grove, Radcliff, Rineyville and Flaherty area.
    “We are delivering 124 baskets this year,” said David Micke, chairman and coordinator of the effort.

  • PREP WRESTLING RESULTS: Knox goes 3-2 at Louisville Central (12/19)


    LOUISVILLE — Results from Saturday’s Rumble in the Hive at Central High School:

    Fort Knox (3-2)

    Lost to North Oldham, 47-24

    Lost to Louisville Holy Cross, 42-37

    Def. Louisville Western, 45-18

    Def. Jeffersontown, 48-30

    Def. DeSales, 48-24

    Individual Results

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers cruise in Lexington (12/19)

    Junior guard Kaylyn Cecil scored 16 points and senior post Adelaide Luckett had a double-double as the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers cruised past Hebron Conner, 66-38 on Saturday in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

    Cecil hit four 3-pointers and had four rebounds, four steals and one block, while Luckett had 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Junior guard Tara Gilpin chipped in with eight points, three rebounds and two steals. Senior forward Kymbur Berrow and sophomore forward Deanna Downs each scored six points.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins win Tennessee opener (12/19)

    Senior guard Matt Nichols was two rebounds shy of a triple-double Saturday afternoon as the Central Hardin Bruins knocked of Maryville (Tenn.) Heritage, 68-53 in the first round of the Smoky Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    Nichols had 12 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Bruins (4-3), while sophomore forward Alex Crowder had 13 points and five rebounds.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin holds off North (12/19)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are still perfect this season and they have the play of their bench to thank for it.

    The Bulldogs led most of the first half by double digits before the North Hardin Trojans pulled even in the fourth quarter, but John Hardin made got key contributions from Patrick Crowe, Jeff Richard and Landon Savoy down the stretch to help the Bulldogs hold on for an 87-78 victory in a key early season 17th District game at the Dawg Pound.