Today's News

  • Photos: Charter bus catches fire
  • Ag Village wins national award

    The Hardin County Farm Bureau recently received a national recognition for its work with the 2010 Kentucky Heartland Festival Ag Village.
    The American Farm Bureau Federation picked the project as a winner in its County Activities of Excellence program.
    The village showed the public how agriculture has changed since the Vietnam War — how farmers produce more with fewer inputs, county Farm Bureau President Ray Allan Mackey said. The festival at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown was themed Thank You From the Heartland: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: LaRue County 77, Hart County 43 (01/15)

    The homestanding LaRue County Hawks ran their winning streak to seven as they overwhelmed the short-handed Hart County Raiders, 77-43 in an 18th District game Friday night.

    The Hawks used a 21-0 run over the second and third quarters to build a 51-20 lead. Junior Kyle Meredith sparked the run with seven points and six players scored during the spurt.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bishop, Central Hardin make short work of Fort Knox (01/16)

    Don’t look now, but Alysse Bishop and the rest of the Central Hardin Lady Bruins are starting to get their swagger back.

    The senior guard scored 10 of her 16 points in an early flurry and the suddenly surging Lady Bruins won a 17th District game for the second straight night Friday by routing the visiting Fort Knox Lady Eagles, 78-27.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin gets in a zone against Fort Knox 60 (01/16)

    Once Central Hardin got in a zone Friday night, it was out of its deficit against the visiting Fort Knox Eagles.

    The host Bruins, who trailed by eight points in the first quarter and were still down two with less than 4 minutes left in the third period, switched to their 2-2-1 zone defense and frustrated the Eagles, allowing them to rally for a 69-60 victory over their 17th District foe.

    “We made the switch to our zone, which got us some easy layups and a couple of steals,” said Central Hardin junior guard Jared Cromartie.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Whitlock twins lead LaRue County past Hart County (01/16)

    Knowing what was on the line Friday night, LaRue County twin seniors Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock weren’t about to let the visiting Hart County Lady Raiders beat them for the second time this season.

    Trailing by 10 points midway through the third quarter, the Lady Hawks rallied behind the play of their team’s only seniors to pick up a 53-50 win in a critical 18th District game.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town's night against North fit for a queen (01/16)

    Adelaide Luckett thinks Elizabethtown is making progress.

    The Lady Panthers’ defense surely did in Friday night’s physical 17th District game.

  • PSC allows rate hike for electric co-ops

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted East Kentucky Power Cooperative a $43 million rate increase Friday that will influence rates locally.

    The PSC approved both a settlement and the resulting pass-through rates to be charged by Nolin RECC and the 15 other electric distribution cooperatives that own and purchase power from EKPC.

    The new rates take effect immediately. Customers will see electric rates increase anywhere from $3.94 a month to a high of $5.85 monthly.

  • Serving dinner country style in White Mills

    In October 2010, a refreshing sight came to the community of White Mills. A restaurant called Haymakers opened with country style — coveralls and tractors welcomed.
    The community of White Mills is located about 15 miles southwest of Elizabethtown. There were two other restaurants in the area, Lee’s Landing and The Willow, but they have been closed for more than 10 years.

  • Thank you from the Perkins Brothers

    We would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who made our Elvis Birthday Bash show Saturday night, Jan. 8, at Pritchard Community Center, a huge success.

    Thank you to the staff at Pritchard Community Center. They were helpful, friendly and kind.

    Thanks to all our sponsors for all their help. They’re always there for us when we need help.

    A big thank you to WBRT Radio in Bardstown, for promoting our show all week. That meant a lot to us and helped tremendously.