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Today's News

  • E'town in running for basketball hall of fame

     Kentuckians love high school basketball and a group focused on honoring “the essence of the game” could make Elizabethtown the focal point of that affection.

  • SUV driver involved in fatal crash had suspended license, police say

    Kentucky State Police have discovered that the woman who said she was driving the SUV involved in a deadly crash Wednesday actually was not behind the wheel.
    Traveling home from a family wedding in Florida, three passengers died after being ejected when their Nissan Pathfinder flipped along Interstate 65 north of Glendale.
    Victor A. Chacon, the new groom, was one of the three killed in the predawn wreck. The 26-year-old reportedly had agreed to leave his new bride briefly in Florida to help his family drive home to the Chicago area.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks, Lady Hawks win district tournament

     The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks won the 18th District Basketball Tournament Friday night.

    The Ladies defeated Hart County's Lady Raiders 49-43.

     

    Later that night, the Hawks defeated Caverna 57-39.

    Both proceed to the Regional Tournament.

    Check out the online slideshow and read game details in Wednesday's print issue.

  • Elizabethtown Community Choir to perform

    Campbellsville University's Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, is helping the Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir in its 10th season program with performances March 5 and 6.

    The theme for this year's performance is "Melodious Milestones" and is free and open to the public.

    The first choir performance will be Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. The second performance is Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • BIRTH: Grimes family welcomes Aydan Paul

    Chris and Laura Grimes of Buffalo announce the birth of a son, Aydan Paul Grimes.

    Aydan Paul was born at 5:19 p.m. Dec. 28, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 19-inches long and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces.

    He has three siblings: Christopher, 22; Chelsey, 20; and Aeryn, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Carl and Carol Whitman Jr. of Sonora. Paternal grandparents are Gene and Libby Grimes of Hodgenville.

  • LaRue shows strong economy

    The economy may be recovering weakly in most of the nation, but figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce show significant improvement for Hardin and LaRue counties.

    The department's Bureau of Economic Analysis showed a gross domestic product gain of about $142 million in 2009 over 2008 numbers.

    The figures represent total gross domestic products for industries across the Elizabethtown metropolitan statistical area, which includes Hardin and LaRue counties.

  • New Haven mayor swinging at his first term

    In the winter months, Bobby Johnson hangs out at Extreme Swing in Bardstown. He works there unpaid, just to have something to do.

    When warmer weather arrives, Johnson stays busy outside, tending to his lawn and rental property, golfing - or attempting to, he said - or just enjoying nature. But this year, he'll have something else to keep him busy.

  • BARNYARD TALES: Two streams and an old barn

    BARNYARD TALES

    JOHN POTEET

    There is a farm at the end of Enlow Road where Wayne, Joe and Carol Enlow spent part of their childhood. The old barn on that property, just off Dangerfield Road, provides many memories to them.

    Carol remembers nailing a bicycle rim to the front of the barn for a basketball goal. They played baseball in the barn loft and played in the hay in the loft. Their favorite spot was the confluence of two small streams behind the barn.

  • David Cruse joins Delta Epsilon Iota

    David Cruse has been selected for membership into Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Kentucky.

    Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 academic hours while maintaining a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or scholastic ranking in the top 15 percent in their class.

    Cruse is the son of Mike and Anita Cruse of Hodgenville. He is majoring in chemical engineering.

  • Interstate 65 construction work continues

    As part of an asphalt rehabilitation project, Interstate 65 is undergoing right-of-way tree trimming and clearing along north and southbound lanes from mile points 64.1 near Munfordville to 90.5 near Elizabethtown.