Today's News

  • P&L will spend $9 million to replace rail bridge

    One of two railway bridges that have stood near Muldraugh since the late 1800s will be replaced, even though no federal money was approved for the project.
    The bridge, which is at railway mile marker J23.3, is near the end of its lifespan, said Paducah & Louisville Railway President Tom Garrett during a news conference Monday at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau visitors center.
    A nearby bridge at railway mile marker J23.7 will be at that point within the next several years, he said.

  • Jimmie Lee to receive national honor

    A longstanding Elizabethtown legislator will receive a national award this week for his work to advance mental health services.
    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, has been named the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Award for public service this year. Lee will receive the award Wednesday morning during a ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Frankfort.
    Lee was selected by the American Psychiatric Association from a pool of candidates nominated nationwide. The award is named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York.

  • GIRLS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Johnson's buzzer beater lifts Meade past Hancock (02/22)

    CLOVERPORT — Raley Johnson has never hit a bigger shot than the one she hit Monday night in the 11th District Tournament semifinals.

    Scarlett Powers and Morgan Turner and the rest of the Meade County Lady Waves knew they were in good hands.

    With the game tied at 55, Meade County got the ball back with 3.8 seconds left after a Hancock County turnover. Meade County coach Josh Hurt called a timeout and called a play to get Johnson the ball.

  • GIRLS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Hawks earn first tip to region tourney since '04

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks have their first 18th District Tournament semifinal victory in coach Travis Wooton’s six-year tenure.

    Senior twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock will finally have their chance at their first district title.

    But it took them a half to rid themselves of some nerves before they returned to their bread-and-butter inside game. Then, they dominated low to continue their record-setting season.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Surprise – E’town’s Greenwell verbals to Morehead (02/22)

    Since she first stepped on the floor as a middle schooler, Elizabethtown senior point guard Natalie Greenwell has been a model of consistency for the powerhouse Lady Panthers.

    Still, she found a way to pull a fast one on her teammates and even her family last week.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: It's anybody guess who will walk away with title (2/22)

    The Boys’ 17th District coaches have been talking about the parity in this district for the last few years, but this season it might be as balanced as ever. The line between winning and losing is razor thin.

    Look at what has happened this season. The fourth-seeded Central Hardin Bruins beat the third-seeded Elizabethtown Panthers. The Panthers knocked off the top-seeded John Hardin Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are the only team to beat the second-seeded North Hardin Trojans.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: John Hardin pulls away from Fort Knox (02/22)

    Just when it looked as if the Fort Knox was going to hang around long enough to make a game out of it for once, Michelle Montgomery and John Hardin pushed the pedal to the metal and sped away.

    Montgomery, a sophomore center, scored six of her game-high 24 points in a 14-2 run to close the first half as the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs finally pulled away from the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles, 70-41 on Monday night in the 17th District Tournament’s lone quarterfinal at Elizabethtown’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • Local author holds book signing

    Kanetha Dorsey has been telling her niece Jasmine Davis, a seventh-grader at North Middle School, stories for years.
    The Radcliff native, who was Kanetha Smith when she graduated from North Hardin High School in 1999, began writing stories in elementary school and poetry after that. Then, she started telling her niece stories she made up, such as a tale about two brothers who loved each other and told each other stories.

  • Penny Edwards: Giving shelter to the voiceless

    Penny Edwards remembers being 4 when she first watched “The Wizard of Oz” and saw the Wicked Witch kick Toto.

    “I screamed bloody murder,” Edwards said. “It took my mom forever to calm me down.”

    That would not be the last time Edwards spoke up for an animal.

    Today, Edwards is on the verge of reaching 19 years as an employee of Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove where she is shelter manager. She volunteered there for a few years before becoming an employee.

  • ECTC's Super Sunday designed to increase diversity

    While the fall semester is months away, the local community college is getting a head start on recruitment with a new event for the community.
    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a Super Sunday event, an information fair for minority students held throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The event is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.