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Today's News

  • Swope brothers named Distinguished Citizens

    When it comes to serving the community, it’s all in the family for this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.

    Bob and Carl Swope, both owners of car dealerships in Elizabethtown, said service was instilled in them by their grandfather, father and mother.

    “I didn’t know I had a choice,” Carl said, laughing. “Of course, we had a choice, but it was instilled by example early on.”

  • Football hero shares experience with mental illness

    When football legend Herschel Walker walked onto a stage Thursday at Fort Knox, his sheer presence garnered the attention of the audience.

    What kept their attention was Walker’s humor and charisma as he shared football stories and anecdotes about movies, his faith and his personal struggles, including battling a multiple personality disorder.

    After his football career ended, Walker – the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, pro football star and Olympian – recounted a time when an associate repeatedly missed appointments.

  • Road plan includes money to extend Ring Road

    With legislative approval for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, Ring Road’s western end likely could be extended to link with Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W possibly sometime in 2017.

    “I never thought about it being that soon,” Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger said. “That would be awesome.”

    Since last September, Ring Road has been open to the Western Kentucky Parkway. That intersection is only eight-tenths of a mile across fields to Interstate 65.

  • 100-acre fire ruled an accident

    A southern Hardin County wildfire that burned 100 or more acres of property Sunday has been ruled an accident.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters said the investigation has been closed and no signs of tampering were detected.

    “We didn’t find any evidence of foul play or anything,” he said.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips and New Glendale roads, but Peters said no ignition materials were discovered.

  • North Hardin junior invited to two military academy summer programs

    A North Hardin High School student will get a glimpse of how he wants his future to look when he attends two prestigious summer military academies.

    Hunter Maxwell is one of 1,000 invited to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience in June and one of approximately 2,550 students invited to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    The high school junior said it is the next step to fulfilling his future goals.

  • HCS school lunches will go up a dime next school year

    Hardin County Schools had food issues to resolve Thursday on the board’s meeting agenda.

    School lunch prices again will be increased by a dime next school year. Full-price meals for students will cost $2.40, up from $2.30 this year. A federal regulation that was part of the 2011 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids establishes a formula for meal prices and requires the district to implement annual 10-cent increases.

    Based on family income, many students in the district qualify for free lunches or reduced-price meals, which are set next year at 40 cents per day.

  • Hundreds attend annual job fair in Elizabethtown

    Hundreds of job seekers made Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown their destination Thursday as the Regional Job and Career Fair provided employment opportunities.

    Employers ranging from law enforcement agencies to medical facilities, from insurance companies to trucking companies, attracted visitors at the five-hour event.

  • Radcliff, Fort Knox officials to discuss housing

    Officials from Fort Knox and Radcliff city government have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss area housing issues.

    According to Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, the meeting will include representatives from Fort Knox’s garrison command, two council members and himself. Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus also confirmed the meeting. Neither were sure if Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs would attend.

  • PHOTO: Completing the connector
  • Tomodachi homestay program returning to Elizabethtown

    A cultural homestay program is returning to Elizabethtown this summer for the third time, exposing more than a dozen Japanese students to Kentucky’s history and heritage.