Today's News

  • Optimist Club of Radcliff has annual Christmas party

    The Optimist Club of Radcliff recently held its annual Chrismtas party. Savannah Haynes recited a poem and Skylar Johnson sang two songs. Pictured are Jackie Banks, Optimist Club of Radcliff president, Savannah Haynes, Skylar Johnson, and Frances Lee, board member and Christmas program chair.

  • Recognizing some of life's joys


    So the end of the world did not arrive last week as some might have feared.

    The thing about impending ends is they give many of us pause for thought.

    Whether it’s the end of the world or the end of the year, some of us began to evaluate what we’ve done, what we’ve left to do and what we’ve only dreamed about doing.

  • Business boom: Local fitness centers expect membership spike

    Area gyms and trainers are preparing for the new year, which annually brings in a slew of new members trying to lose holiday pounds and get started on New Year’s resolutions.

    A few new businesses in the county will be part of the local rush to the treadmills for the first time.

    VIP Fitness owner Randy Campbell said he dislikes when he hears some people in the fitness industry say they hate when people trying to keep new resolutions rush to the gym, only to stop coming soon after.

  • Former day care worker indicted for criminal abuse

    A former Elizabethtown day care employee was indicted in December by the Hardin County grand jury on a charge of criminal abuse involving a 6-year-old who was in her care.

    LaTasia N. Watts, 23, faces one count of first-degree criminal abuse, a Class C felony.

    According to an arrest warrant, Watts grabbed the child’s arm Sept. 6 and attempted to pull him out of a room at Jungle Zone Preschool and Child Care where she worked at the time.

  • West Point school part of winning grant proposal

    THE ISSUE: Race to the Top grant
    OUR VIEW: Good news keeps coming for West Point school

    Many business leaders believe performance depends on two keys things, competence and commitment.

    Concerning commitment, almost always, a person dedicated to their work gets better results. And understanding their role in a business objective and seeing their work has meaning feeds that commitment.

  • New ECTC scholarships offered through PNC

    Students attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this spring have another opportunity to receive financial assistance for their education.

    The college is offering one-time PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarships to students, as will several other colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

    The PNC Foundation gave KCTCS $120,000 to be distributed to communities where PNC Bank is located. ECTC is receiving $15,000 to be divided into $1,000 scholarships, according to a news release from ECTC.

  • Les Miserables on the big screen

    “Les Miserables”
    Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements
    Runtime 157 minutes
    Release date: December 25
    Rating: Exceptional emotional performances 

    Audiences have not seen a movie musical the size and scope of “Les Miserables” in years. As it hits the big screen, it’s my hope the large-scale epic movie musical makes a comeback.

  • PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hawks starting to play together (12/27)

    After a tumultuous start, the LaRue County Hawks seem to have started to put things together.

  • Traffic advisory issued for all area counties

    With temperatures expected to fall into the 20s overnight, the National Weather Service has issued a travelers' advisory for Hardin and all neighboring counties.

    Wednesday's rain and snow combined with the cold will make roads hazardous. Wet or untreated neighborhood roads likely will freeze, creating icy surfaces, the NWS statement said.

    If you have travel plans tonight, take extra care, reduce speeds and increase stopping distances. The road issues also will complicate Thursday morning's rush hour commute, the weather service said.

  • Grand jury indicts 26 in December

    The Hardin County grand jury issued 26 indictments this month with more than half of those involving theft- or fraud-related offenses.

    The grand jury indicted five in December for felony welfare fraud. One defendant faces unemployment fraud.