Today's News

  • 5th Region Softball Tourney starts Monday

    BARDSTOWN — Saturday morning’s 5th Region Softball Tournament draw at first-time host Nelson County.

    The defending champions will take the field first as the 18th District Tournament runner-up Green County Lady Dragons (21-9) take on the 20th District champion Taylor County Lady Cardinals (29-9) at 11 a.m. Monday. The teams met May 8 in Campbellsville with Green County eking out a 1-0 victory.

  • Bardstown officer shot

    A Bardstown Police officer, Jason Scott Ellis, 33, of Chaplin, was shot and killed sometime before 2:40 Saturday morning as he was on his way home from work.

    Kentucky State Police officers are investigating the shooting, which happened on the Exit 34 ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway at the Ky. 55 section of Bloomfield Road. Ellis, a K-9 officer, was in uniform and was found lying outside the police car he was driving. His dog was not with him.

  • Lady Hawks are District Champs

    HORSE CAVE— Emillee Cundiff could have gotten down on herself and allowed things to snowball in Thursday’s 18th District Softball Tournament final at Caverna.

    After giving up a three-run home run to Green County senior Madison Sidebottom with two outs in the bottom of the first, things could have gotten worse for the LaRue County sophomore.

    But they didn’t.

  • Lady Hawks wait another day for final (05/23)

    Another day turned into yet another rain delay for the 18th District Softball Tournament.

    The championship game, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday night at Caverna, was pushed back again – this time to a 1 p.m. start today between top-seeded Green County and second-seeded LaRue County – after heavy rain and storms moved through the region Wednesday afternoon.

    Lady Hawks coach Aaron Howell is plenty tired of Mother Nature intervening.

  • Milby, Dragons end LaRue's streak

    HORSE CAVE With a matchup looming against the pitcher who struck them out 18 times earlier this season, the LaRue County Hawks were primed for another chance.

    They got the opportunity they’ve been waiting for against Green County ace Brennen Milby, but they may have been a little too excited.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: LaRue, Green meet in 18th finals (05/22)

    Mother Nature wins again.

    The 18th District baseball and softball tournament championship games between LaRue County and Green County were rained out Tuesday and rescheduled for 6 tonight at Caverna – that is, if Mother Nature allows it.

    More rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for today, meaning both games could get pushed back to Thursday. Because LaRue County and Green County have graduation Friday night, Lady Hawks coach Aaron Howell hopes Plan ‘A’ works out.

  • Fundrai$ers – May 22

    Hosparus Thrift Shoppe Fashion Show
    The Thrift Shoppe will host a fashion show fundraiser 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6 in the Family Life Center at Grace Heartland Church, 801 Pear Orchard Road, Elizabethtown. The $10 admission includes lunch and door prize giveaways. Call 270-737-6300 to RSVP by May 31. Proceeds will benefit local Hosparus patients and their families. For information, contact Moira Taylor, Thrift Shoppe coordinator, at 270-769-0569 or mtaylor@hosparus.org.
    Breakfast at Upton Masonic Lodge # 749

  • COLUMN: American Byway signs line 31-E

    By now you may have noticed the American Byways signs placed along route Highway U.S. 31-E through our community. These signs designate the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Highway, a 72-mile stretch of U.S. 31-E and U.S. 150.  
    The nationally recognized roadway travels through six communities as it winds its way through the knobs of Kentucky. The corridor passes through Hodgenville, New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Sunday hail damages vehicles

    A hailstorm hit Hodgenville and outlying areas Sunday afternoon, damaging a few cars and plants.
    Some described the largest hail as “ping-pong ball size,” while reports of “baseball-size hail” were also given but have not been substantiated by emergency service workers.
    The Ovesen Heights area received a 20-minute shower of marble-sized hail – with a few “shooters” spotted.

  • City's sewer lines smokin' clean

    Workers with Insituform Technologies, LLC, have hit the streets in Hodgenville, as part of the city’s stormwater/sewer rehabilitation project.
    Some streets have been blocked or limited to one lane while workers steam and clean lines. After the lines are cleared, a blue sealer is inserted to prevent stormwater from entering cracks in the pipes.