Today's News

  • Rik Hawkins stepping down from chamber

    Looking back on his 14-month stint as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Rik Hawkins called the time an “emotional rollercoaster.”
    This month, the ride ends as Hawkins plans to exit the role of executive director of the Elizabethtown chamber and interim leader of the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Hawkins’ last day with the chamber is March 15.

  • Bridge modification approved for sports park

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission on Wednesday approved a small redesign on the Elizabethtown Sports Park. Planning Director Ed Poppe said the change should help lower the potential of flooding around a bridge and roadway in the park.

    The redesign entails restructuring of one of the bridges running through the middle portion of the park, which will change the overall cost of construction.

    Poppe said the bridge, if constructed as designed, could serve as a barrier, acting more like a dam and backing water up into area subdivisions.

  • Reading a ton for work and for fun

    To show students the places they could go, and the importance of reading in that journey, Bluegrass Middle School had volunteers discuss the places they have been with the help of literacy.

    Schools in Hardin County participated Wednesday in Read Across America day, which is an initiative from the National Education Association that falls on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Volunteers read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss in honor of the day.

  • Give me an ‘E’ — for Elmore

    T.K. Stone Middle School usually focuses on the three Rs, but posters displayed Wednesday were bearing the three Es — E’town, ExCEL, Elmore.

    Thad Elmore, a social studies teacher at the school, was honored Wednesday at the annual ExCEL ceremony for Elizabethtown Independent Schools. Elmore’s ability to be a friend to all was noted by his colleagues and students at an afternoon ceremony at the school.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Panthers try to keep making impression (3/03)

    Now that the Elizabethtown Panthers have rocked their way into 5th Region tournament play, color coach James Haire a little astounded.

    He’s guided the Panthers since 1995. But this year’s squad, which features nearly a completely new starting lineup and roster, has made one of the largest leaps in his book.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Tigers take bite out of Bulldogs (03/03)


    GREENSBURG — Eight seconds is the goal of any bull rider, but Wednesday night, the same amount of time bucked the John Hardin Bulldogs out of the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament.

    After taking a 51-50 lead with 3:10 remaining, the Bulldogs saw the game change in a matter of seconds. John Hardin fouled Bardstown junior Anthony Myrks, who made the first free throw but missed the second with 2:10 left. Senior Chance Grundy gathered the rebound and flipped to junior Cody Ramos, who made a shot and was fouled.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Marion stops LaRue (03/03)

    GREENSBURG Josh Brockman wasn’t shooting like a team’s leading scorer should, but when Marion County needed him the most Wednesday night, he came up huge.

    The Knights senior guard scored with 17 seconds left and the 20th District Tournament runner-ups outlasted three missed field goals by the LaRue County Hawks in the final 9 seconds as Marion County held off the 18th District champions, 55-53 in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament’s opening quarterfinal at Green County.

  • KCTCS' Super Sunday is important emphasis

    THE ISSUE: Super Sunday
    OUR VIEW: A great idea

  • Marion nips LaRue; Bardstown edges John Hardin

    Marion County's Josh Brockman hit a short jumper in the lane as the Knights slipped by LaRue County 55-53 as theBoys' 5th Region Basketball Tournament opened Wednesday night at Green County High School.

    In Wednesday's second quarterfinal, Bardstown slipped by John Hardin, 62-57. The Tigers took control in an 8-second span, turning a one-point deficit into a 55-51 lead with 2:10 remaining.

    Bardstown and Marion County will meet in Monday's first semifinal game.

  • David Williams wants to refocus economic development efforts

    With a boost from technology, Senate President David Williams was able to keep his appointment Tuesday night in Elizabethtown without missing a key committee meeting in Frankfort.
    The Republican gubernatorial candidate appeared on screen at Nolin RECC and was able to interact and field questions from the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.
    Many of Williams’ remarks dealt with job creation as he drew contrasts with Gov. Steve Beshear, who is seeking re-election.