Today's News

  • Thunderstorm warning in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a series of severe thunderstorm warnings this afternoon as a storm front pushed through the region. The most recent alerts impact parts of Hardin County.

    The storms could produce quarter-size hail and winds as high as 60 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said. It is moving to the northwest at 25 mph.

    The storms have been moving toward the east. The lastest warning covers southern Hardin and Hart counties. Grayson and Breckinridge counties were part of alerts that ended at 5:45 p.m.

  • Black History Gallery co-founder dies



    Those who knew Charles Connor understood his passion for history.

    “He was just a walking history book,’’ said longtime friend Portia Petties. “He loved history and if you talked to him, you knew he had really experienced life.’’

    Connor, who co-founded the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown with his late wife, Emma, died Monday at his home. He was 93.

  • April 30 editorial: Roundabout roundup

    As a solution to rush-hour traffic tie-ups in Rineyville, the Department of Highways recommends driving in a circle.

    Following Ky. 1600 to and from Elizabethtown or as a back way to Fort Knox has become an increasing popular means of avoiding even heavier traffic loads on U.S. 31W. But as Rineyville and all of northern Hardin County has seen steady residential growth, the short cut has become a bottleneck at the intersection with Ky. 220, which is known locally as Rineyville-Big Spring Road.

  • April 25, 2010: Our readers write

    Round and roundabout

    I was appalled to read the plans to build a complete roundabout at the intersection of Ky. 1600 and Ky. 220. I travel that intersection quite often and certainly agree that something needs to be done to properly control traffic there and expedite movement. However, the plans are much more than are needed and far too expensive.

  • Mongiardo taking on elites



    Running as an anti-establishment candidate isn’t just for Republicans these days.

    U.S. Senate candidate Dan Mongiardo, a Democrat who stumped Friday night in Elizabethtown, sounded somewhat like his potential general election opponent — Tea Party favorite Rand Paul.

    “People are sick and tired of politics as usual,” Lt. Gov. Mongiardo said.

  • April 23, 2010 Editorial: ECTC celebrates campus development

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical Center has more than a new building. Completion of the second phase of the Regional Postsecondary Center gives the campus a new heart. The 80,000-square-foot structure dedicated Thursday is more than classroom space. It’s an architectural and aesthetically pleasing centerpiece that physically links two ends of the campus. From the front or b

  • Relay walkers fight back against cancer



    The first leg of this year’s Hardin County Relay for Life raised more than $130,000 for cancer treatment and research.

    Starting Friday evening, hundreds of participants walked around the track at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, under an arch of purple balloons and past paper luminary bags. They not only were helping fight the disease, but also honoring those who have battled it.

  • April 22, 2010: Our readers write

    ‘1984’ could come soon

  • April 27, 2010, editorial: Welcome back, engineers

    Kentucky is known for horses, but in this week before the Derby, it’s sea horses that have captured our attention.

    On Saturday, nearly 500 members of the 19th Engineers Battalion, known as the Sea Horse Battalion, crossed the finish line of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. The rest of the unit is expected to return later this year.

  • April 18, 2010: Our readers write

    Upholding Constitution not a ‘waste of money’

    I have contacted Attorney General Jack Conway on at least three occasions asking him to defend our constitutional rights by joining lawsuits seeking to find health care reform unconstitutional. The first occasion brought a response that Conway was “monitoring” the situation. I don’t think that response was very truthful given what I heard him say later. My other two attempts brought no reply at all.