Today's Features

  • Radcliff Rotary Club recently hosted the Rotary Regional Speech Contest. The contest was open to all high school students, who gave an eight- to 10-minute speech without notes on the annual Rotary theme. This year’s theme was “Peace through service.” Beginning at their local club level, winning contestants move on to sectional, regional and district levels with cash prizes for first- through third-place winners. The winner of all four levels will accumulate $2,200.

  • Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation joined the U.S. Senate in recognizing April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. The Senate passed a resolution honoring line workers for their efforts in keeping power flowing.

    Approximately one-half of Nolin’s 97 employees work in the field restoring power during outages and maintaining distribution lines and equipment. Across the nation, more than 19,000 men and women maintain 2.5 million miles of line for electric co-ops, public power districts and public utility districts.

  • Lowe's in Elizabethtown sponsored a Women Framing Workshop on April 27 to help get ready for 2013 Hardin Habitat Women Build Day on May 11. Amy Warren and Clint Lewis, Lowe's employees, led the workshop and covered use of basic tools including skill saws, safety on the job site and how to frame a house. The group of 14 women volunteers then framed using the tools and skills they learned. Lowe's is the sponsor of Habitat Women Build Day. This is the event's sixth year in Hardin County.

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club recently learned the residents of North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation were in need of a subscription to a daily newspaper, to obtain regional and national news. Club members got into action and voted to provide the facility with a year’s subscription to The News-Enterprise.

  • On April 6, the Webelos/Arrow of Light Cub Scout Den Pack 130, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, spread more than 5,000 pounds of gravel on hiking trails at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve in Radcliff as a community service project.

  • Elizabethtown High School Spanish Club recently hosted a Pennies for PAWS campaign. Maria Barcenilla, Spanish club sponsor, Jesse Jiles, president of the Spanish Club and Bonnie Young, school-community liaison, presented $2,600 to PAWS Shelter Foundation volunteers Diane Shoffner and Carol Hubbard. The money will be used for the new Hardin County Animal Shelter.  

  • A steady hand is important for a surgeon, but it's important for an oil painter, too.

    Rob Wilson knows this because he is both.

    "There's definitely some overlap in precision and detail that attracts me to painting," Wilson said.

    The 34-year-old Elizabethtown otolaryngologist — commonly referred to as an ear, nose and throat doctor — said in the past year or two he renewed an old interest in art. Just more a month ago he sold his first painting on Etsy.com, an arts and crafts website.


    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Samantha Marie McClain, 26, and Ajdin Ramadani, 19, both of Radcliff.

    Ebony LaFrance Jackson, 25, Hayward, Calif., and Rodolfo Alberto Kemp, 28, Fort Knox.

    Angela Jill LaFollette, 45, Lebanon Junction, and Randall Wayne Jackson, 41, Elizabethtown.

    Samantha Semon Morris, 22, and Malcom Jermiah Calloway, 22, both of Radcliff.

    Adama Imoinda Abramson, 27, and Jason Robert Eskritt, 35, both of Fort Knox.

  • Bobbie and Janet Jones of Rineyville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Contessa Jones, to Chris Vick, son of Wayne and Kelly Vick of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of John Hardin High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders at Eastern Kentucky University.

    The prospective groom also is a 2008 graduate of John Hardin High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance.