Today's News

  • EPD responds to criminal mischief complaints

    Elizabethtown police responded to several locations Thursday in regard to criminal mischief. Various vehicles had the back windshield broken or side windows destroyed by shots fired from BB guns or pellet guns, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

    By mid-afternoon Thursday, police had taken nine reports in the areas of Diecks Drive, North Mantle Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Willow Creek Drive.

  • Burke defense tries to sway jury toward other possible suspect

    Defense attorneys for Brent Burke spent Thursday attempting to poke holes in the prosecution’s murder case and to raise questions in jurors’ minds about another possible killer of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer.
    A neighborhood teenager who bragged about involvement on the day of the shooting deaths disavowed those statements while testifying in Hardin Circuit Court.
    DeShawn White, who was 14 at the time, attributed his 2007 statements to immaturity.

  • Classic rock group to make May 27 E'town appearance

    Being able to bring classic rock super group Foreigner to Elizabethtown after four years of trying left city councilman Kenny Lewis “ecstatic” Thursday.

    “This is a really big deal to get them,” he said. “They are riding a big wave right now and they are one of the hottest classic rock acts out there right now.”

  • Amateur Radio Hamfest returns to E'town

    Elizabethtown will be home Saturday to hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from states as far away as Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    The annual Amateur Radio Hamfest is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Fire Training School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club.

    “We have a lot of people who do the Hamfest circuit,’’ said Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club President Archie Mack. “This is their livelihood.’’

  • Donation made to Western Kentucky Veterans Center

    Military Heart Heartland Chapter 767 Senior Vice Commander Robert E. Hedrick and Finance Officer Benjamin L. Cooper presented a donation of $600 to Cathy Son, activity director, and residents James Knug and William Cavanah representing Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center organization in support of military veterans in Hanson.

  • Leather and Lace is style as much as band name

    Leather and Lace is not just the name of their band, it is their style, according to band members, including an Elizabethtown couple, Jimmy and Stacey Wells.

  • OPINION: For Adcocks, it's OK to cry when it comes to baseball

    If Jimmy Dugan, the character Tom Hanks portrayed in A League of Their Own, taught us one thing, there’s no crying in baseball. No crying.

    Well, that’s not necessarily the case.

    Case in point, Nathan Adcock and his family.

    When Adcock learned Sunday he had made the Kansas City Royals’ opening day roster, Adcock said it took everything he had not to tear up in manager Ned Yost’s office. Adcock, though, held it together until he could have a moment alone.

  • Radcliff is justified in census challenge

    One year ago, the legion of temporary government workers hired to count our heads was completing the 2010 census.
    When the totals were announced earlier this month, Hardin County saw what we expected: There are 12.1 percent more of us than a decade earlier.
    Population growth is a sign of economic prosperity. People like to live in areas where jobs are readily available and quality educational opportunities are plentiful.

  • Hardin ranked 14th, 19th in county health rankings

    Hardin County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.

    Hardin County was ranked 14th in health outcomes and 19th in health factors out of 120 Kentucky counties in a report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report ranks counties in Kentucky and almost every county in the country.

  • Cochran brings Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show to the PAC

    On Saturday, a Hardin County stage will be rockin’ with Bobby Cochran’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show.

    Trinity Music Productions presents Cochran’s show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Cochran, a guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced by his uncle, Eddie Cochran, who became popular in the 1950s.

    At 13, Cochran wanted to be a master guitarist and went on to work with Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Leon Russell.