Today's News

  • Rebecca Hinkle, a junior at EHS, aces the ACT

    It wasn’t a perfect 10 or a perfect 100, but it was definitely a perfect 36.

    Rebecca Hinkle, a 16-year-old junior at Elizabethtown High School, scored a 36 on the ACT test she took this year during the statewide assessment of juniors. The score is the highest one can achieve on the test.

    The ACT is a college preparatory test students take as part of the admissions process for college. It’s a multiple choice test that covers English, math, reading and science.

  • Berry proposes ‘lean’ county budget

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said his proposed $29 million county budget for 2011-12 is the second lowest in eight years.

    The budget does not require changes to the tax rate, which Berry said is the lowest in 20 years.

    He plans to present the budget to Hardin Fiscal Court at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Courthouse.

    By law, Berry must submit his proposed budget to fiscal court by May 1. Fiscal court must approve a budget by June 30. Berry said the county usually approves a budget in May.

  • Interesting details occur beyond the spotlight

    When everyone’s facing forward watching the action at center stage, some aspects of the performance go unnoticed.

    When the governor arrives in town with businessmen from India and 250 new jobs to announce, it’s a lot like that. With all attention on the speaker’s platform, some things slip by. Here are a couple observations about two guests at the Uflex plant announcement April 13 in Elizabethtown.

    Arriving early provided a few minutes to talk privately with Larry Hayes, the state economic development director.

  • COLLEGE GOLF ROUNDUP: Akin, Cross, Clements lead teams to runner-up finishes (04/24)

    A trio of former area high school golf standouts – Karisa Akin, Morgan Cross and Karsten Clements – recently led their NCAA Division-I teams to conference tournament finishes.

    AKIN. A Middle Tennessee State junior and an ex-Central Hardin star, Akin carded a final-round one-under 71 to end the event tied for the lead at the Sun Belt Championship, which was held Monday-Wednesday at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: No. 16 Meade County goes 3-1 in Bowling Green tourney (04/24)

    BOWLING GREEN — The 16th-ranked Meade County Lady Waves went 3-1 over the weekend in the Greenwood Border Battle.

    The Lady Waves (14-4) beat Portland, Tenn., 10-0 and lost to Hopkins County Central, 1-0 on Saturday. They beat No. 21 Calloway County, 4-1 and Muhlenberg County, 6-0 on Friday.

    n Hopkins County Central knocked off Meade County on the international tiebreaker. Time ran out on the Lady Waves in the bottom of the seventh.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Panthers, Trojans pleased with showings at Central's track meet (04/24)

    After what some track and field enthusiasts would think was a slow start, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers are starting to wake up.

    The Lady Panthers, ranked third behind Fort Thomas Highlands and Louisville Central in Class 2-A by KYTrackXC.com, won the Central Hardin Invitational championship in convincing fashion Thursday night.

    Elizabethtown won seven individual events en route to 145 points, 33 more than runner-up Bardstown and 77 ahead of third-place Central Hardin.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

    EASTER WISHES. Happy Easter to everyone.

    CHURCH NEWS. White Mills Baptist Church will have its homecoming May1. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. Worship will be at 11 a.m., featuring the Childress Family Gospel Group. There will be a potluck after the morning service. For information, call Pastor Bruce Underhill, 369-6173.

    Unity Baptist Church will hold a spring revival at 7 p.m. May 1 through May 4. Brother Arnold Moon will speak. Brother Don Flanigan is the church pastor.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard,735-7544    

    EASTER. Today is Easter. Many families celebrate by getting together for dinner, egg hunts, attending church and getting all dressed up. Happy Easter.

    CHURCH. FranklinCrossroads Baptist Churchwill have Easter worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. today at the Cecilia campus. Everyone is welcome.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Happy Easter. I hope everyone has the chance to hunt eggs with their children or grandchildren today. I hope the weather was nice for all the sunrise services as well. Spring is here and summer is close behind it. We have had some beautiful days lately. The temperatures seem to be rising quickly again this year. Some people may be missing the snow before long.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    One day it is hot the next day it is cold, but I guess that is typical of spring. I guess this is “Dogwood winter” They are in full bloom at this time. I know as I grew up there were always a series of so called winters, before the weather usually settled to a more regular temperature, following Easter.