Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin, Elizabethtown both have momentum entering showdown (01/11)

    After his team lost a game he thought it should have won Friday night, veteran Elizabethtown coach James Haire wondered how his Panthers would rebound Saturday when they hit the road to take on a Daviess County squad that started 11-0.

    Closer to home Saturday, longtime North Hardin coach Ron Bevars was looking for his Trojans to stay competitive in the 17th District race with a visit to Fort Knox.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin up next for unbeaten John Hardin (01/11)

    Unlike more than 250 teams in the state, the John Hardin Bulldogs’ record is still perfect, even though two upperclassmen and second-year coach Mark Wells note that their on-court play has been anything but perfect.

    “I knew that we could be good, but I didn’t know that we could be this good,” said junior guard Jeremy Harness, whose 15th-ranked Bulldogs (12-0 overall, 3-0 district) are one of only two unbeaten teams left in Kentucky. “I knew that if everyone came in and played together, we could be good.”

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Nichols leads Bruins past Marion (01/11)

    Senior guard Matt Nichols converted a three-point play and the homestanding Central Hardin Bruins came up with two steals in the final 12 seconds to hold on for a 52-51 Monday night win over 5th Region rival Marion County.

    Trailing 51-50 after the Knights took the lead with about 25 seconds left, Nichols (16 points) hit a jump shot and free throw to put the Bruins (6-6) ahead.

    Senior forward Austin Barnett chipped in with 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while junior forward Andrew Kinney had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.

  • Icy waves
  • French Street closure drags on

    A portion of French Street between North Mulberry Street and Pawnee Drive remains closed after months of repair work and Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds said Monday he is unsure when the road will reopen to traffic.
    The project, which launched last fall, was projected to last about 90 days and focused on drainage and curb repairs on the street.
    Reynolds said a delay in construction pushed the project behind schedule and the frigid weather has kept crews from pouring asphalt.

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  • Deaf students are phoning home

    New Highland Elementary School has opened a new communication avenue for its deaf students.
    New Highland had a videophone installed in its deaf education class Monday, which will enable students to make phone calls on their own.
    The videophone was provided and installed by Sorenson Communications and the service is paid by for the Federal Communications Commission. As long as the phone can be hooked up to high-speed Internet, any deaf or hard-of-hearing person can have one for free, said Melissa Parrish, a sign language interpreter at New Highland.

  • CASA looking for votes in grant contest

    A local agency that advocates for abused and neglected youths in the family court system is trying to drum up votes to win a $50,000 grant.
    As of Monday, CASA of the Heartland had the 144th highest vote tally in the national Pepsi Challenge Grant Opportunity.
    The top 10 grant ideas for January in that category will receive a payout — and the top 100 will get another chance next month.

  • Goodwill seeks second location in E'town

    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky hopes to build on its donor base in Elizabethtown.
    The organization has submitted a development plan and architectural drawings to the Elizabethtown Planning Commission for a new donation and retail center at 3032 Ring Road. Goodwill representatives are scheduled to present the proposal to the commission tonight during a called meeting.

  • Eating healthy in the new year


    Another of my resolutions for 2011 was to give you healthier recipes no matter what your weight. You may want to lose or gain weight. Refer to last week’s column, if you want to lose weight. Today I am going to concentrate on recipes to help you eat healthier. There are a few steps to help you get started before giving you any recipes.