Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Garrett Hinton has strong showing at OVC Championship (04/27)

    Garrett Hinton, an Eastern Kentucky University freshman and former Elizabethtown standout, shot a 1-over 73 during the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Monday at GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

    Following two delays Tuesday, Hinton was in a four-way tie for 25th and was 4 over through 15 holes.

    On Monday night, Hinton was one of five freshmen chosen for the OVC’s All-Newcomer team.

  • OPINION: District baseball race has grown more intriguing (4/27)

    The 17th District baseball race has gotten much more interesting after last week’s games. It would be nice to see what this week’s games would bring, but Mother Nature obviously doesn’t feel the same.

    Central Hardin is the only team in control of its own destiny. The Bruins are 5-0 with road games remaining at John Hardin, Fort Knox and Elizabethtown. A win in two of the three games would guarantee the Bruins the top spot in the district tournament.

  • Evening storms prompt warnings, cause damage

    A storm front passed through the region Tuesday evening dropping heavy rain and hail. Reports of scattered damage include structures at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    The weather supercell held together for three hours as it moved from the area near Rough River State Resort Park in western Grayson County across Hardin County crossing the Western Kentucky Parkway and Interstate 65 and on to Roanoke in LaRue County.

  • Berry: Budget is 'structurally balanced'

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry calls the proposed $29 million spending plan  a “structurally balanced” budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 

    Berry presented the budget proposal, which closely mirrors the county's current budget, at Tuesday's meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court. It will add only an additional $161,000 in expenses — the second-lowest budget in eight years.

  • West Point flood crest prediction pushed to Thursday



    A cardboard sign on the front of an Elm Street house in West Point reads “House for sale. Great view of river. Must do a quick close. 502-555-SWIM.”

    The edge of the flooded Ohio River had reached the back and sides of the house by Tuesday afternoon.

    In the background, many houses that were beginning to be encircled by water Sunday were a third or more under water.

  • Vine Grove holds Spring Fling, car show today

    This year’s Spring Fling is working with the philosophy that two events are better than one.

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Spring Fling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.

    This year’s event is partnering with the Knights of Columbus Annual Car & Bike Show, which event coordinator Donna Broadway said seems to be a successful match so far.

  • Burke trial set for Sept. 7

    The fifth attempt at a trial by jury for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law Karen Comer September of 2007 in Rineyville.

    The fourth trial ended in a mistrial April 4 after a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict.

  • Ticket sales for Foreigner off to hot start

    Opening tickets sales for next month’s Foreigner concert have been brisk. In fact, the 400 VIP tickets available to the public were sold out by early Tuesday morning, said Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis.

    “I feel like the way things are going so far, we will be sold out prior to the concert,’’ Lewis said. The May 27 concert at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown has a capacity for 5,000 fans.

  • Coca-Cola Museum says goodbye

    The world’s largest private collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia is returning to the open market.

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia closed its doors Tuesday at 109 Buffalo Creek Drive in Elizabethtown and the Schmidt family plans to place its immense collection of rare Coca-Cola artifacts on public auction starting in September.

    The collection, which is estimated at around 80,000 items, is valued at more than $10 million.