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Today's News

  • Stories from the Heartland: Writer details historic diamond hoax

    Ron Elliot hated his history classes in school.

    He didn’t like memorizing names, facts and dates.

    That’s why the Bardstown author of 10 nonfiction books about historical people and events tries to help his readers relate to the things he writes about.

    His latest book, “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” examines the life of slick operator Phillip Arnold, a Hardin County native who briefly pulled off a gem of a con.

  • Justice Place entering final phase of renovation

    Roxann Smalley’s deep desire to own a restaurant has proven painstaking, but the payoff is nearing.

    Smalley, an Elizabethtown attorney, is entering the final legs of renovation to the nearly 11,000-square-foot space at 114 E. Dixie Ave. beside the Hardin County Justice Center, which she has restored with a modern flourish and dubbed Justice Place, an airy attraction with a legal appeal for downtown clientele.

  • Blome hopes to grow McKendree

    The new director of the local McKendree University campus is seeking a partnership between the institution and community.

    Christian Blome, executive director of the Radcliff campus of McKendree University, hopes to grow the campus to reflect the educational needs of the surrounding area.

  • Traffic fatalities up in 2012 in Hardin County

    The number of people who died on Hardin County roadways increased in 2012 following a significant decrease the previous year.

    Eighteen fatal collisions occurred in the county in 2012, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 in Elizabethtown. In those collisions, 18 people were killed.

    Those numbers increased from 2011 during which there were 10 fatal collisions and 13 deaths, according to the cabinet. There were 18 fatalities in 2010.

  • GIRLS' PREP SWIMMING: Miller serves as Lady Panthers' anchor (01/14)

    Natalie Miller is Elizabethtown’s anchor.

    Emotionally and literally.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Holtsclaw runs to prestigious honor (01/14)

    All Wade Holtsclaw wanted was one more carry.

    After recording just one rushing attempt in the first half of Saturday’s National Guard Border Bowl, the frustrated John Hardin senior made a plea to the Kentucky All-Stars coaching staff during halftime.

    “I told the coaches if they just put me in one more time, I could show them,” Holtsclaw said. “I told the coaches at half if they’d give me an opportunity in the second half, I could show them what I could do and they did. The first series I started heating up.”

  • Guthrie, Parrett not interested in challenging McConnell in 2014

    A Kentucky-based Super Political Action Committee intent on ousting Republican Mitch McConnell from the U.S. Senate next year has launched more than two dozen draft petitions for Kentuckians who could pose a challenge.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, have both been mentioned as potential opponents, but both men said they have no interest in the Senate race.

  • Photo: Shopping in the rain
  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    We still have not seen a measureable snow. The kids and I are disappointed but still hopeful.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Danica Rose, Jacob Claybaugh, Martha Farmer, Bill Buckles, Adam Higgason, Allen Couch, Brenda Morrison, John Hamm, Mike Woodrum, Dorothy Crewz, Mary Sipes, Justin Crewz, Patricia Wood, McKay Payton and Noah Payton.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    We still have not seen a measureable snow. The kids and I are disappointed but still hopeful.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Danica Rose, Jacob Claybaugh, Martha Farmer, Bill Buckles, Adam Higgason, Allen Couch, Brenda Morrison, John Hamm, Mike Woodrum, Dorothy Crewz, Mary Sipes, Justin Crewz, Patricia Wood, McKay Payton and Noah Payton.