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Today's News

  • Renewing the argument for a statewide smoke-free law

    By Shawn Jones

    What will it take to reverse generations of damage from chronic exposure to secondhand smoke? For many years, Kentucky has had the dubious distinction of leading the nation in early death and disease from breathing in toxic tobacco smoke both voluntarily and involuntarily.

    I see the tragic results of our collective inaction in my practice as a physician every day. As a society we must act to address this issue, and we must do so for three reasons.

  • Rangers train at Fort Knox to prepare for deployment

    Fort Knox relinquished the U.S. Army Armor School to Fort Benning, Ga., and the available range space created by the vacancy benefited Army Rangers assigned to the Georgia installation.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers rout Knox; Lady Eagles win (04/17)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers erupted for season bests in runs and hits Tuesday as they rolled past 17th District rival Fort Knox, 24-0 in five innings.

    Freshman Mathew Coolidge, sophomore Jack Wilson, junior Jesse Morris and seniors Connor Kauffeld, Preston Patterson and Jon Tarrence combined for 12 of Elizabethtown’s 22 hits.

    Coolidge singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times, while Patterson had two doubles and two RBIs. Morris and Tarrence each added two singles and two RBIs for the Panthers (9-4, 3-1 district).

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.

  • PREP TENNIS: No major upsets on first day of conference (4/17)

    In their bid to repeat as Lincoln Heritage Conference champions, the Central Hardin Bruins got off to a strong start Wednesday.

    The Bruins got victories from fourth-seeded senior Joel Nason and sophomore Jacob Kerr in singles play and their newly formed doubles team of seniors Kevin Britt and Kyle Compton in the first round at Freeman Lake Park. The three entries combined to drop just one set.

  • Fire destroys Hodgenville home

    Firefighters fought in vain Wednesday in an attempt to save a fellow firefighter’s home at 220 E. Main St. in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Stadler said the firefighter who lives in the house was in training Tuesday night at the station when the original call came in.

  • Photo: Celebrating closure
  • First inmate graduates from digital GED program

    Eric Sassaman walked into the Hardin County Detention Center with the feeling that advancement was out of reach because of his background.

    But he will walk out of the jail this weekend with an education.

    Sassaman, 31, of Wolfe County, is the first inmate at the detention center to earn a GED through the jail’s new digital testing system.

    Justin Hall, information technology director at the jail, said the detention center is certified to administer the GED test in a computerized format as the state moves away from paper tests.

  • Smith joins Radcliff Police Department

    Judge Kimberely W. Shumate, left, and Capt. William Wells and Chief Jeffrey A. Cross, right, swear in Officer Clennon M. Smith, second from left, as Radcliff Police Department’s newest officer on March 28.

  • E'town named "greenest" small city

    The Elizabethtown metropolitan area has embraced the benefits of Energy Star and was rewarded for diligence in conserving energy.

    The Environmental Protection Agency named the area the “greenest” small city in the U.S. with 53 certified Energy Star facilities in 2013.

    The total size of the buildings accounted for nearly 2.4 million square feet and created a cost savings in energy use of $1.95 million, according to the EPA.