Today's News

  • Thinking about chamber unification

    There is a basic economic principle that states, “The best economies are achieved by the maximum utilization of scarce resources”. This is the goal of uniting Hardin County’s Chambers of Commerce: Maximum utilization of scarce resources.
    Every organization, company, and individual must deal with the economic reality of scarce resources — the challenge to do the best we can with what we have. And what we have are successful chambers with a desire to accomplish more – together.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2010 All-Area Team (11/26)

    North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart has dominated the area cross country scene for the last three years.

    In that same time frame, he’s also dominated the voting for Runner of the Year on the All-Area Boys’ Cross Country Team.

    Stewart once again was a unanimous pick for the award, garnering all six possible first-place votes for the maximum 30 points. Stewart was a unanimous selection for the third straight year.

  • GIRLS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2010 All-Area Team (11/26)

    Between swimming practice and dance rehearsals, Hannah Godfrey found a way to fix cross country into her already busy schedule this fall.

    “She’s somebody who’s got a lot of activities between swimming and cross country and dance,” second-year Elizabethtown coach Jack Breunig said. “She jumped from one practice to the other.”

    While balancing her three activities, the Elizabethtown freshman transformed into one of the area’s best runners – and it showed over the final month of the season.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Christian County could be just as athletic as John Hardin (11/26)

    Most games when the John Hardin Bulldogs step on the field, they are going to be more athletic than their opponent, but that certainly won’t be the case tonight.

    The Bulldogs (13-0) host the Christian County Colonels (11-2) at 7:30 tonight in the Class 5-A state semifinals at Bulldog Stadium. The game might resemble a track meet more than a football as both teams are blessed with a number of athletes.

    “They have speed, speed and more speed,” John Hardin coach Mark Brown said. “They will be the best team we’ve played all year.

  • GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: T.K. Stone to play Saturday at Rupp Arena (11/26)

    By the time last weekend ended, the T.K. Stone eighth-grade girls’ basketball team was a tired pack of Lady Panthers.

    Based on the results, that was just fine with them.

    After beating Meade County’s Stuart Pepper Middle School in the Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament final on Nov. 18, the Lady Panthers headed to Lexington for the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s eighth-grade girls’ state tournament.

  • United Way gives reasons to be thankful


    As many sit around the dinner table today, passing around turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie, others are thankful just to have basic necessities: a warm, safe place to sleep, clothes to wear, a job, transportation and food for one more day.

    This Thanksgiving, some Hardin County residents are giving thanks for the services they’ve received from agencies funded in part by United Way of Central Kentucky.

  • Gift programs bring holiday cheer


    Hardin County gift donation efforts are seeing an increased need this Christmas season.

    More than 1,100 children have registered for the Angel Tree program and there still are a lot of angels left on the trees, said local Salvation Army Director Lt. Marie Inmon.

    A similar program operated by Helping Hand of the Heartland signed up 150 to 200 more families than last year, said David Dozer, director of Helping Hand of the Heartland and North Hardin HOPE.

  • Bulk of park construction up for bid


    Elizabethtown is soliciting bids for a phase of the Elizabethtown Sports Park that Planning Director Ed Poppe said contains the greatest volume of work.

    Bid phase five includes 30 bid packages involving projects ranging from electrical work to sports fields, lighting and bleachers, according to a memo issued by Elizabethtown Planning and Development.

    Poppe said the majority of construction work is wrapped up in the fifth phase and estimated another phase will remain once phase five’s projects are approved.

  • All the world is Center Stage

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is a tradition that goes back to 1924, and it has become a tradition of sorts for Center Stage Dance Studio in Elizabethtown.
    “This is our ninth year of invitation,” studio owner and instructor Yvonne Groves said.

  • Thanksgiving, fact and fowl


    Thanksgiving is a cultural ritual Americans partake in every year. We prepare meals, watch a parade, eat, watch football, eat again, go shopping and eat some more.
    But how much do we really know about this holiday? Do we stick to the stories we were told in grade school or have we ever thought there’s more to the story — a story more intense than can be told to 8-year-olds?
    Before I delve into the difficult stuff, let’s start with some fun facts.