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Today's News

  • Democratic Woman’s Club features Kathy Groob as guest speaker

    The Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club will feature “Pink Politics” author Kathy Groob as guest speaker at the meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 21 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    Through her book “Pink Politics,” a practical guide for women who want to run for any political office, Groob shares her own experiences as a candidate and offers women a realistic assessment of what it takes to win.

    The public is invited to attend. For information, call Dottye Moore, 737-5545.

  • First Financial completes new leadership team

    First Financial Service Corp. completed a series of key additions to the leadership team of the company and its subsidiary, First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown.

    Frank Perez, a certified public accountant, joins the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is relocating from the Nashville, Tenn., area and brings more than 15 years of experience in capital markets.

  • Less SEEK, no raises for HCS in tentative budget

    Hardin County Schools faces less money in its general fund as administrators complete the second phase of the budgeting process.

    The HCS board approved the district’s tentative budget for the next fiscal year Tuesday at a special meeting. The second of three steps in the budget cycle, the tentative plan shows a nearly $5 million drop in the general fund from a previous budget draft.

    HCS plans on approximately $95.6 million in the general fund, compared to $100.7 million included in the draft budget approved in January.

  • A sweet day for Morningside Elementary

    Barbara Rowland discovered an effective way to teach math and reading to her students — just add chocolate.

    Rowland’s fifth-grade class at Morningside Elementary School has studied chocolate for the end of school year, a tradition that dates back 20 years. This year marked a first when Rowland and students prepared chocolate in class.

    The tradition began as a chocolate day, which originally was a chance for a sweet treat at  year’s end, Rowland said.

  • Columnist's saga is crunchy and creamy

    The Peanut Butter Saga.

    That’s what my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, named a recent and ongoing experience at our home.

  • Review: Let darkness fall on 'Shadows'

    “Dark Shadows”
    Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.
    Runtime:113 minutes
    Release date: May 11
    Rating: Not good.

    First reactions to “Dark Shadows” might be the same question you ask any time Tim Burton and Johnny Depp get together for a film: “Are these guys nuts?”

  • First Federal announces sale of Louisville branches

    The sale of four Jefferson County branches will help First Federal Savings Bank’s parent company meet financial assurances required by its consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the corporate president said.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity for the Elizabethtown-based bank, which has failed to record an annual profit since 2008.

  • Court martial conviction offers degree of closure

    ISSUE: Burke found guilty in court martial
    OUR VIEW: Justice and closure provided 

     The lifeless bodies of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, were discovered by law enforcement officers inside Comer’s Rineyville home in September 2007. An investigation revealed the women had been shot to death inside Comer’s  home near Rineyville while Burke’s young sons, just 4 and 9 year olds at the time, hid inside a bedroom closet after witnessing the grizzly scene.

  • Hodgenville moves closer to restaurant tax

    Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board.

    Since February, the group has pressured Hodgenville City Council to enact a restaurant tax to provide money for the park. Until Monday’s meeting, support was minimal at best.

    In a 4-2 vote, the council voted to proceed with an ordinance enacting a 2 percent tax on prepared food within city limits.

  • Dawley Park target of vandalism

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating two acts of vandalism at Dawley Park, which Mayor J.J. Duvall said resulted in roughly $5,000 worth of damage.

    Seven windows were shattered May 4 and glass was broken out of a screen door at a home on park property, said RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate. Duvall said the door also was pried open.

    Local athletic associations use the home as a makeshift clubhouse for meetings and to arrange signups, Duvall said. The park is fronted by Rogersville and Shelton roads.