Today's News

  • E’town nature park design wrapping up

    Design of the Elizabethtown Nature Park is being finalized and Planning Director Ed Poppe expects a projected cost will be given to the council in time for budget talks next month.

    Poppe said the city is likely to include money for the park in the next budget cycle, which begins July 1. If so, he said it is possible the city could take the project to bid by fall or spring of next year.

    The city hired CMW Inc. of Lexington in September to conduct the design work at just under $100,000.

  • Photo: One hay bale of a bunny
  • Every 'powerhouse' needs to have balance

    The concept of a “powerhouse entity” to coordinate all aspects of local economic and community development surfaced more than a year ago by way of the Hardin County Vision Project, a federally financed goal-setting survey of local leaders.

    Despite its ominous label, the concept basically is establishment of a one-stop clearinghouse for all things aimed at development.

  • Council approves utility relocation for E2RC

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will reimburse Elizabethtown up to $74,996 to relocate utilities as part of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector. City Council approved the amount during its meeting Monday.

    Council also approved a bid by S&R Excavation for the work at $66,958.60. City Engineer Scott Reynolds said seven bids were received on the project.

  • HCS administrator takes principal post at Brown Street

    A Hardin County Schools administrator is following his passion back into school-level management.

    Robert King, associate superintendent for instructional services, has been hired as principal at Brown Street Alternative Education Center. King will leave his associate superintendent position, which he’s held since 2007, to start as principal July 1.

    King said his biggest interest lies in working with at-risk students and helping them succeed, but that was only one aspect of his current job.

  • Police: Road rage fueled shooting

    A dispute that left a Tennessee man in critical condition from a bullet in his upper body started just minutes earlier, police say, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65.
    Police said the shooting, which took place Sunday at a Five Star Food Mart near Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown, stemmed from road rage. Police were called to the scene at 9:52 p.m.
    “We don’t exactly know what led to this, other than some problems on the interstate,” Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (04/20)





    Results from Monday’s match af Fort Knox:


    Chrys Castro (NH) def. Scott Willis (FK), 6-0, 6-0

    Cesar Castro (NH) def. Dakota Stokes (FK), 6-0, 6-0


    Braden Proffitt/Cody Hughes (NH) def. Brandon Whitaker/Josh Padlin (FK), 6-0, 6-4

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Whelan strikes out 10, goes 4-for-4 as Trojans blank Knox (04/19)

    Senior Andrea Whelan went 4-for-4 with three doubles, four RBIs and two runs and picked up the win as the visiting North Hardin Trojans cruised past 17th District rival Fort Knox, 15-0 in four innings Monday.

    Whelan (7-10) struck out 10 and was a walk and hit a way from a perfect game.

    Freshman Ashley Vasquez and sixth-grader Aubree Muse each had a single and two RBIs, while senior Jeanie Carpenter and sophomores Brittanie Mahanna and Leah Shartzer each had a single and an RBI.

    Fort Knox lost its third straight.


  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown's Greenwell makes All-Stars (04/20)

    Natalie Greenwell was still in bed and yet to start getting ready for school Monday morning when her cell phone began to rumble.

    The buzzing nuisance was a text message from Christian Stefanopoulos, her soon-to-be assistant coach at Morehead State University.

    “She was like, ‘Congratulations,’” said Greenwell, who signed with Morehead State last week. “I was still asleep pretty much and I said, ‘For what?’”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: LaRue County tops John Hardin, 13-6 (04/19)

    For the second time in a span of five days, John Hardin senior pitcher Olivia Greenwell had a tough outing.

    And for the second time in that same span, the opposing team took full advantage.

    The homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks exploded for 12 runs in the first three innings and finished with 14 hits en route to a 13-6 win Monday night.