Today's News

  • Armor's last blast

    The clock stopped Friday morning for the Armor School at Fort Knox as the final graduating class took the stage at Olive Theater for a final rite in their baptism into the world of tankers.

    It took 15 weeks of rigorous exercises and back-breaking ordeals, but 143 soldiers became a part of history as members of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment.

    “It will be the (very) last class after 71 years to sweat and bleed on Kentucky soil,” noted Capt. Thane Keller, company commander.

  • Father charged with murder after crash

    A Louisville man faces charges including murder following a fatal traffic wreck Friday that killed his 2-year-old daughter.

    Arturo Rodriguez, 22, lost control of the 2000 Cadillac Escalade he was driving southbound on Interstate 65 and entered the median, Kentucky State Police said.

    The vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes where it overturned, police said.

    Officers responded at 5:33 p.m. to the wreck near the 86 mile marker.

    Sidolena Martinez, 2, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

  • Life lessons are taught by example, not by words

    Stooped from ailments of old age such as arthritis and the impact of years walking rooflines as a carpenter, Uncle Shelby moved with head bowed seemingly in a constant state of contemplation or perhaps even prayer.
    Growing up, we lived next door to one of my grandfather’s older brothers. Each summer, he tended a successful vegetable garden in the unforgiving red clay so common in Hardin County.

  • O captain, new captain

    The issue: New police chief

    Our view: A chance to build on a strong foundation

  • White Mills Community News

    By Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY. Lakewood Elementary School will host their open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The students’ first day of school will be Aug. 3. Look for upcoming information on the second annual Sunflower Festival which will be Sept. 10 and which is hosted by Lakewood Elementary P.T.T.

    GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Saundra Powers, David Johnson, Wesley Cardin, Bonnie Ward, Freda Bragg, Ricky Perry, Floyd Wilkerson and Mary Agnes Cross.

  • Howevalley Community News

    By Andrea Sherrard, 735-7845

    HOT AND HOTTER. The month is about over and ending with more high heat indexes and high temperatures in the high 90s. One more week of school summer break left. Enjoy it.

  • South Hardin Community News

    By Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    SCHOOL DAYS. School starts soon. It is time to “school shop.” I hope everyone finds great deals!

  • Cecilia Community News

    By Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    WEATHER. I read in the paper Sunday where someone said to keep our gardens watered as though it was dry there. I believe it was Daphne who said it. Mother Nature has kept ours watered very well. Guess the rain must not be general. Apparently the heat must be according to the weatherman’s reports. With the needed moisture, the crops in this area are really growing beautifully. We have started having some tomatoes to enjoy and only one hill of yellow squash, which is more than supplying our needs.

  • Rineyville Community News

    Rineyville News

    By Gail Pike


    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Michelle Blair, Jesse Brangers, David Dowdell, Michael Taylor, Megan Nall, Katye Oldham, Zach Taylor, Monica Pate, Lana Mitchell, Randy Hart, Mark Williams, Macy Jent, Mark Nall, Andrew Terry, Lelia Williams, Jeffrey Jones, Debby Duda, Barbara Taylor, Alan Laslie, Melissa Paul and Sophie Higdon.

    SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS, Brandon Bewley celebrated his 30th birthday on July 16 and Emily Sweat will celebrate her 16th birthday on Monday.

  • Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Christopher Garret Phillips (1984). Theft by unlawful taking. Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $239.

    Eber Dale Youngblood (1961). Probation violation. Total $184.

    Brandon L. Farvour (1985). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.