Today's News

  • WOMEN'S HOOPS: Schimmel says life has been a whirlwhind (04/24)

    Schoni Schimmel was on the go Wednesday night, but the former Louisville women’s basketball star and pro rookie wouldn’t have it any other way.

    The eighth overall pick by the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA draft earlier this month made a bit of history by becoming the first women’s athlete to sign autographs at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Baker fans 10 to lead North Hardin over John Hardin (4/24)

    In the midst of three 17th District games in three days, the North Hardin Trojans needed a big effort from their starting pitcher – especially considering they used four pitchers Tuesday.

    Lance Baker delivered for them Wednesday against the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs.

    One day after throwing 11 pitches and 2/3 of an inning, Baker was masterful in striking out 10 in a complete game to lead the Trojans to a 4-1 win at James R. Aldridge Field.

  • Swope family serves community

    ISSUE: Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Commitment is a Swope family endeavor

    At the annual Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner this week, Bob Swope and Carl Swope received the 2014 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award. It is the same award their father, Bill Swope, received in 2003 as the first such honoree of the Lincoln Heritage Council-Boy Scouts of America.

  • Radcliff officials gain insight on Fort Knox housing

    Officials from Radcliff city government and Fort Knox met Tuesday at Radcliff City Hall to begin a dialogue addressing concerns about Fort Knox’s housing market.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Radcliff City Councilwoman Barbara Baker and Councilman Edward Palmer, Hardin County Property Valuation Administrator Danny Hutcherson met with Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. T.J. Edwards, Fort Knox Housing Chief J.R. Cardin and Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus.

    “I know there’s concern in the public’s eye,” Duvall said.

  • Former teacher sentenced to 10 years for sex crimes

    A former middle school teacher convicted on multiple sex crimes involving a student formally was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Anthony Durrant, 47, was found guilty on 19 of 29 charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was the jury’s recommendation.

    Durrant received a 10-year sentence for 14 of the counts and a one-year sentence for the other five. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time, for a total of 10 years. He also will have to register as a sex offender upon his release for the rest of his life.

  • Swope brothers honored for service by Boy Scouts

    The Swope family name has become synonymous with success in the Elizabethtown and Louisville area through the exploits of brothers Bill and Sam Swope in the automobile industry.

    Bill’s sons, Bob and Carl, claimed the spotlight Monday night as they were named Distinguished Citizens of the Year during the Friends of Scouting Dinner at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. Bob said the best decision they have ever made in life was choosing Bill and Betty Swope as their parents, which drew laughter.

  • County pursuing work ready certification

    A state certification indicating the healthiness of a local workforce is now being pursued in Hardin County.

    A letter of intent has been issued by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation to obtain standing in the Kentucky Work Ready Communities Program. The program is administered by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Judge refuses request to recant guilty plea

    A convicted sex offender scheduled for sentencing in two other sex cases — one involving a minor — attempted to withdraw his guilty plea Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Eric Bates, attorney for Jimmie Sturgill, 66, began the sentencing hearing with a motion to withdraw the former West Point man’s guilty plea from Feb. 26. Bates said the motion is being made against his advice.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Baumgardner pitches Bulldogs past Eagles; Panthers win (04/23)

    Sophomore Jason Baumgardner struck out eight to earn his fourth win of the season as the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs cruised to a 12-2 win in six innings Tuesday over 17th District foe Fort Knox.

    Baumgardner (4-2) scattered four hits, two walks and two earned runs as the Bulldogs (11-10, 2-3) won their third straight.

    John Hardin led 5-2 after three innings before pulling away with seven runs in the final three innings.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town's Blackstone no-hits John Hardin (04/23)

    With the way her team was swinging the bats, freshman Nicole Blackstone was able to relax and take care of business inside the circle for the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    The host Lady Panthers had 11 hits in the final three innings and Blackstone threw her first career no-hitter Tuesday as Elizabethtown knocked off its 17th District rival, 15-0 in four innings.

    Blackstone struck out five and was a second-inning walk away from a perfect game.