Today's News

  • Pilot uses experience to teach local students

    Fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School can easily figure out the local landing time of a four-hour flight from Louisville to Los Angeles.
    They can use visual clues in photographs to identify the city pictured.
    When they recited on Friday the flight miles they tracked flown by Southwest Airlines pilot Donald Cox – 2,601, 2,467, 2,191, 2,119 and 2,367 – he laughed.
    “That’s a lot,” he said. “I’m not sure I want to know this.”

  • PREP TENNIS: Monday's Roundup (03/29)







    Dylan Parr (LC) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Jeremy Contreras (LC), 6-2, 6-0

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Micheal Huff (LC), 8-4


  • PREP BASEBALL: District schedule gets under way today

    The 17th District baseball race begins today with a pair of games, but coaches are quick to point out it’s not the start that counts as much as the finish.

    “I always tell the boys the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said.

    Central Hardin has heeded Thompson’s words in the past quite well. The Bruins have won the last two district tournament championships and they’ve appeared in four consecutive title games and five of the last six.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Meade's Sipes races to fifth in Toronto (03/29)

    You’d have to think Ryan Sipes had a pretty successful Saturday across the states’ northern border, eh?

    Racing in front of more than 45,000 fans in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, the Ekron native finished fifth in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class. With 115 points, Sipes is third in the season standings behind Georgia’s Justin Barcia (138 points) and California’s Dean Wilson (122). Wilson won the Toronto race and Barcia was second.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Creamer strikes out 19 as Bulldogs beat Nelson County, 3-0 (03/29)

    John Hardin coach Adam Lindsey could barely find the words to describe the outing Cody Creamer had Monday afternoon.

    Lindsey said he had never watched a performance like this, and probably won’t anytime soon.

    A senior right-hander, Creamer struck out a whopping 19 batters and was a walk away from perfection to lead the homestanding Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over 5th Region rival Nelson County.

  • Would-be motorcyclists can train at ECTC

    Motorists looking to hit the open road “Easy Rider” style can receive training they need at the local community college.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a class for beginning motorcyclists at the end of April that will run through October. The class assists those looking to get their license and need some training to do so.

  • Photos: Can you dig it?
  • Business owners have chance to chart future

    People often evaluate their personal fitness level and chart an exercise plan to improve it. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board wants to help business owners do the same for their companies and organizations.

    From April 7 through May 5, the LTWIB will offer five weekly Business Fitness Workouts, where Innovative Productivity Inc.’s Bill Thompson will serve as a personal business fitness trainer for participants.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers fall to Grayson; John Hardin rolls (03/29)

    The homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers fell behind 6-0 after three innings and couldn’t recover en route to an 11-0 loss to Grayson County on Monday.

    The Lady Cougars won their second straight, while Elizabethtown lost its fifth straight.

    Senior Brittany Daniel had a double and single for Elizabethtown, which was held to four hits and committed five errors.


  • Fire chief asks for restrictions on firework vendors

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey urged the Elizabethtown City Council to consider placing restrictions on locations for fireworks vendors.

    The request Monday comes in the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear signing a bill into law allowing the sale of consumer fireworks, such as firecrackers and bottle rockets, in the state.

    Hulsey said the new law allows municipalities to inspect fireworks vendors, although he expects the city will be unable to regulate chain and big box stores.