Today's News

  • MOAA holds February meeting

    Fort Knox Chapter meeting host Retired Lt. Col. Bob Kilmer presented Better Business Bureau district director Kathy Williamson with the token chapter etched tumbler for her outstanding and informative presentation.

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held its monthly meeting on Feb. 17 at the MOAA Clubhouse, Building 297, on Fort Knox.

  • April 4 Services

    Janice Rusher, 58, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. The funeral is at 7 p.m. Monday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

  • Democratic Woman’s Club has March meeting

    The Hardin County Democratic Woman’s club met March 5 with President Diane Nall presiding.

    This meeting was a chili cook-off between the Democratic candidates for magistrate, with some bringing sandwiches and desserts. The votes were one cent each to determine the best chili, sandwich and dessert.

  • For EHS students, LOL is not funny business



    The health room at Elizabethtown High School looks like one would expect, vaguely resembling a doctor’s office. But last week it more closely resembled a hair salon.

    The Beta Club at the school hosted a Locks of Love drive Thursday. Several students had their hair cut and donated to the organization, which makes wigs for cancer patients.

  • Controlled burns cause mysterious haze




    A mysterious and unnaturally thick haze of smoke blanketed counties throughout north central Kentucky on Thursday afternoon, raising curiosity and causing at least three fire departments to respond to places in Hardin County where people feared wildfires had sparked.

  • April 2, 2010: Obituaries

    Margaret L. Bennett, 87

    Orpha Opal Lee Camp, 90

    Russell Layman Hicks, 93

    Johann Nenning, 77

    Janice Rusher, 58

    Margaret L. Bennett

    Margaret L. Bennett, 87, of Louisville, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Hill Creek Manor in Louisville.

    Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Bennett.

    Services will be private.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.

    Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

  • Bunnies may bring benefits



    Afraid that chocolate bunny might wreck your diet? Shunning those chocolate Easter eggs because you heard chocolate isn’t good for you?

    Take heart.

    Eating chocolate, in the right dose, preferably dark chocolate, might actually help your health, according to a new study.

  • Photo: Walking under blooming signs of spring
  • 2010 Vision Project: The 24 strategic goals


    Develop “leading edge” educational platform in the community, beginning with kindergarten and extending through post-secondary education

    Facilitate the development and implementation of the “leading edge” platform plan by North Central Education Foundation

    Develop area technology center

    Merge Elizabethtown Independent Schools, West Point Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools into a single, unified district

    Develop full four-year university

  • Three vision goals call for unification


    Consolidation and unification serve as a recurring theme in ideas posed by a vision research project designed to focus Hardin County’s growth.

    The analysis released last week recommends a community dialog and consideration of merged school districts, a single countywide government, and creation of an umbrella organization to direct industrial recruitment, retail growth, tourism and all related development issues.