Today's News

  • July 20, 2010 Editorial: Her dedication brought focus to local history

    Hardin County lost one of its greatest historians and storytellers last week. Family and friends laid Mary Jo Jones to rest last Friday afternoon following her funeral at Memorial United Methodist Church, her home church of more than 75 years. She was 86. Best known locally for her tireless and passionate work as a founder of the Hardin County History Museum, Mary Jo was described by

  • Megino leaving Hilltop House for Feeding America



    Wesley Hilltop House has begun searching for a new executive director.

    Arnel Megino, executive director of Wesley Hilltop House, is the new director of operations for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. Tina Percell will serve as interim director until a permanent replacement has been chosen. They both begin their new roles Monday.

  • Engineers exhibit 'can' do aptitude


    The Turret

    If you know an engineer, you know that engineers as a group tend to be detail oriented, maybe even perfectionists. It probably comes from reading blueprints and building things in which the slightest deviation could mean a wall falls down or corners won’t be square.

    They also tend to take thorny situations as a challenge.

    Fort Knox’s 19th Engineer Battalion is no exception.

  • Faces and Places: Marching band
  • Branham returns as new EIS assistant superintendent



    Sometimes, you can come home again.

    Karen Branham, a former assistant principal at Elizabethtown High School, has returned to Elizabethtown Independent Schools as assistant superintendent for student learning. She stepped into the position at the beginning of the month.

    Branham spent the last three years as part of the Highly Skilled Educator program, and traveled to low-performing school districts around the state to improve programs and standardized test scores.

  • Bus crash documentary needs support


  • July 18, 2010, editorial: Garvin a hero for his sacrifice

    We live in a military community, so we know better than most that death is a part of war.

    Still, the news this week that a young local man, Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, was killed in Afghanistan is jolting. When a war death hits at home, it hits in a much different way.

    He was one of us: A Hardin Countian, just 20 years of age.

    Garvin was a former student at John Hardin High School. The Army says he died from injuries received in a non-combat incident at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar, just two days before his birthday.

  • July 22 Editorial: Tennis again means something here

    If you had trouble finding an open tennis court a few weekends ago in the Elizabethtown area, you can blame Bo O’Brien and other local tennis enthusiasts.

    They have made tennis as popular as its ever been in Hardin County.

    When the 17th annual Elizabethtown Tennis Commission/Central Kentucky Tennis Series State Farm E-town Open was held the field in 20 divisions was at 204 players. The players came from various states to take part in this event.

  • July 23, 2010: Obituaries

     Joseph Raymond Atcher

    Joseph Raymond Atcher, 98, formerly of West Point, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

    He was a retired petroleum distributor for DX/Sun Oil and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Vine Grove Council and West Point American Legion. He was formerly a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and of Our Lady of Hope Chapel at Franciscan Health Care.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn.

  • FSBO - for sale but how much work?


    Selling your own home might sound like a good idea at first, but many sellers quickly realize they have gotten in over their heads or may have sold their home for much less than they would have had they worked with a Realtor.