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Today's News

  • Library reference materials moving online

    Many library reference materials are set for cyberspace.

    Hardin County Public Library system officials plan to gradually replace print reference books in both branches with online versions often produced by publishers of those books.

    The library began last week offering Chilton Auto Repair manuals through an online database. Other new databases are the Testing and Education Reference Center and Career Transitions.

  • Girl's struggle inspires generosity

    Alison Kimble said everyone at Meadowview Elementary School in Radcliff knows Kiersten Washington.

    “It’s not because she’s in a wheelchair,” the teacher said. “It’s because she’s laughing all the time.”

    A short roll through the school’s halls proves the point. Students and teachers smile at the fourth-grader and stop to chat with and hug her.

  • En garde: CHHS student to fence at Notre Dame

    While many local students will be moving on to play sports in college, Catherine Lee is likely one of the few whose sport involves a weapon.

    Lee, a senior at Central Hardin High School, will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall and be a member of the university’s fencing team, which has seven national championship titles. Lee will attend the school on scholarship through Air Force ROTC.

  • Working for the weekend

    More than 20 women arrived hammer ready Saturday morning at the corner of Haycraft and East Poplar streets in Elizabethtown for Habitat for Humanity’s nation-wide Women Build Day.

    Habitat volunteers already have built several homes in that area of Elizabethtown. On Saturday, 28 women helped build a shed and put siding on what will be Elizabethtown resident Patricia Crandall’s home.

  • Local WKU campus holds first graduation

    When Kristi Grant’s father was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, she decided it was time to go to college and earn her four-year degree.

    Sunday, nearly four years later, Grant walked across stage at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center to accept her diploma for a Bachelor’s of Science degree in middle grades education from Western Kentucky University. Her father was watching in the crowd.

    “I feel wonderful,” said Grant, 41, of Hodgenville. “I feel like I’m finally doing something with my life.”

  • Sundowning and Alzheimer’s

    Have you ever taken an afternoon nap and slept so hard that when you awoke it took a few minutes to clear your head? The sleep was so deep it left you confused as to what time and day it was.

    Or have you ever noticed how low your physical and mental energy levels become as day turns into late afternoon and early evening? Or when it is dreary or cloudy outside?

  • PREP BASEBALL: Starting them young (05/14)

    North Hardin coach Ace Adcock believes a youth movement is on the horizon for high school baseball. It might be already here considering the number of young players contributing this season.

  • Photo: Hanging on
  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope to spend the day with my mom and the rest of the family. It is such a blessing to still have my mother with me. I wish everyone a happy day whether it be spent with your mother or just with her memory.
       The rain we received the other night was wonderful for our gardens. This week in the Turpin household is lots of yard work.

  • Buckles – Thomas

    Brenda and John Thomas of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Zach Thomas of Elizabethtown, to Angela Buckles of Sonora, daughter of Mary and Randy Buckles of Sonora.

    The bride-to be, a 2004 graduate of Murray State University, is employed at Heartland Primary Care.

    The prospective groom, a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky, is employed at LG & E.