Today's News

  • 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.

  • Students create Holocaust exhibition

    In order to prepare for the sights they would see at a museum in the nation’s capital, students at St. James School made their own exhibits.

    St. James eighth-graders opened a Holocaust “museum” Tuesday night in the school’s Batcheldor Hall to prepare for a trip to the real Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. next week.

    Students set up presentations throughout the gym. Visitors were given tours through the displays while they listened to information about each from the students.

  • E'town couple wins trip to 'Idol'

    Millie and Todd Alexander of Elizabethtown are going to Hollywood to be at the “American Idol” finale, and they owe it all to their English bulldog, Mazie.

    The dog was selected over four other pets by a panel of judges as part of WDRB-TV’s “Fox in the Morning” Pet to Idolize contest.

    The contest finals took place during a taped episode of the show that was planned to air this morning.

    It originally was scheduled to air Wednesday morning but was delayed because of storm coverage.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with Meade County for recycling services

    Hardin Fiscal Courthas approved an interlocal agreement with Meade County’s recycling center that will help sustain the county’s recycling program into the future.

    Under the guidelines of the agreement, Hardin County government will receive 80 percent of proceeds from the sale of recyclables collected in Hardin County and recycled by Meade County. The remaining 20 percent will be retained by Meade County for operational costs.

  • Strike up the Army Band

    The issue: 113th Army Band's concert series
    Our view: Great Family Entertainment
    The 113th Army Band (Dragoons) at Fort Knox will host its first summer concert of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Knox Eastman Amphitheater. The concert is free and open to military families and members of local communities.

  • EHS graduation set for May 27

    ElizabethtownHigh Schoolhas set its graduation for 8 p.m. May 27 in the school's main gym.
    Graduations for Hardin County high schools are scheduled from June 2 through June 4.

  • Hardin County youth meet new friends at summer camp

    With the school year almost over, Hardin County youth will be heading for West KY 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs the week of June 21 through 24. 
    With this year’s theme “Win it in a 4-H Minute” Hardin County youth will join others from Breckinridge, Caldwell, Lyon and Trigg counties for some of the best days of their entire summer. 

  • Cockriel celebrates 75th birthday

    Virginia Cockriel of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 75th birthday, today, April 27, 2011.

    She was born on April 27, 1936, in Petersburg, Ind.

    She raised her children with her husband of nearly 60 years, Hubert Cockriel, in Hardin County. 

    She has six children, Gary Cockriel of Elizabethtown, Sharon Vertrees and Brenda Hannas, both of Louisville, Debbie Vance of Elizabethtown and Cathy Morgan and Lynn Butler, both of Rineyville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.