Today's News

  • Working together for safety in agriculture

    Bonnie Jolly
    County Extension Agent for 4-H/Youth Development

  • Wreaths Across America to adorn graves of 3,000 vets

    Volunteers plan to place 3,000 wreaths on the graves of veterans this holiday season in Radcliff.

    The Kentucky Patriots are collecting donations for Wreaths Across America — a nonprofit founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

    This year will mark the fifth ceremony held at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. The program is set for Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Police seize 900 pounds of marijuana from Taylorsville home

    Area police seized nearly a half ton of marijuana and more than $11,000 in cash Monday night when officers busted a “stash house” in Taylorsville near the Nelson-Spencer county line.

    Hector M. Serrano, 25, and Gabael S. Suarez, 22, each face a charge of trafficking in marijuana more than 5 pounds in connection to the bust. Police believe they entered the country illegally.

  • Best of both worlds: Farm-City Day features town tour

    The annual Farm-City Day serves as a bridge between two worlds in Hardin County. Former Hardin County Sheriff Martha Thomas has attended for years, and does what she can to promote the event, she said.

    “It helps foster good relationships between the city and the county,” she said.

    Tuesday’s annual Farm-City Day began with glimpses of Elizabethtown facilities and ended with recognizing Thomas for her work in the county. Participants also heard from a supporter of a local food movement.

  • Town & Country space to gain new tenant

    A club specializing in the sale of natural, locally grown food is relocating to the site of a former downtown staple.

    The Heartland Whole Life Buying Club is leasing the former Town & Country clothing store building on Public Square in Elizabethtown and will open Nov. 30 in its new home on, said Serena Erizer, a club founder.

  • Speakers with Spark: Being grateful for all things

    One of my favorite holidays is near, Thanksgiving, the time when family and friends get together without obligation and share gratitude. It’s a time to reflect on the year and tally up the bounty of blessings.

    Last month I was giving a talk in Delaware and a lady came up afterward to tell me it sounded good but she had nothing to be thankful for. As she rattled off her woes and all the things that had happened to her, I just had the urge to hug her. And I did.

  • Extension of Towne Drive to open in time for holidays

    A new access point to Towne Mall will be open to shoppers in time for the busy holiday season rush.

    Robert Bush, director of stormwater management for Elizabethtown, has announced the city will release newly extended Towne Drive to traffic next week once final paving and striping wraps.

    Bush said the final layers of asphalt should be placed Thursday and Friday with the city allowing the roadway to cool over the weekend.

  • Al Rider leaps into a new role

    ISSUE: Al Rider steps down as foundation leader
    A passionate voice for philanthropy, education

    “Sometimes you have to leap without knowing where you’re going to land.”

    In a January 2012 interview with this newspaper, Al Rider reflected on that statement as the wisest advice he ever received. Before a room filled with business and community leaders early last Friday morning, it appeared as if Rider will be acting upon this advice once again, taking a new leap in the coming months.

  • Leslie Santos takes on brand new mission for a brand new self

    Leslie Santos, 38, is half the woman she used to be, but more complete than ever. What she’s lost physically, she has gained in spiritual and emotional strength.

    Two years ago, Santos began her weight loss journey that has surpased a physical transformation and led her to spiritual, mental and emotional health, she said.

    She’s always struggled with her weight but when her marriage ended it became more than that, she said.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin understands the stakes as playoffs begin Friday (11/6)

    When the high school football playoffs roll around, it brings an undeniable sense of urgency. A team’s playoff life rests with a single game. Things become heightened and even more sensitized.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs, who are making their 11th consecutive playoff appearance, know that better than most. They understand what’s at stake and what it takes to make a deep postseason run.