Today's News

  • Senior Life: Medicare Prescription Drug Program changes for upcoming coverage

    Every year, open enrollment for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D) offers interesting changes and benefits for eligible senior citizens. This year is no different. Not only is the enrollment time frame changing, but there are changes occurring with drug discounts and the now familiar, but dreaded, “donut hole.”

    The changing time frame is one of the biggest adjustments. For the first time since its implementation, the enrollment period starts and ends earlier. Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Coverage begins Jan. 1.

  • Second Saturday celebrates Halloween

    Downtown parking lots received a Halloween-themed makeover this weekend.

    Parking meters in Elizabethtown were decked out both ghoulishly and playfully Saturday evening as part of the monthly Second Saturdays. The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting different events downtown on the second Saturdays of the month. To celebrate October, community members were invited to decorate the parking meters throughout downtown in costumes, as well as paint pumpkins, grab some popcorn and check out the shops, which stayed open late.

  • After multiple heart attacks, Brian Davis faces his trials with faith, humor

    At age 32, Brian Davis experienced a heart attack.

    In the years since, he’s had 16 more plus two pin strokes, 22 heart catheterizations, eight angioplasties, six stint placements and three open heart surgeries. His first surgery was a seven-vessel bypass with complications.

    He is 45 now, living in Hodgenville and a single father of five with his youngest three children still at home.

  • Fire Department hosts 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest

    Chili added heat to a local fire safety event this weekend.

    Central Hardin Fire Department hosted 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. The fundraiser supported Crusade for Children through admission and contest entry fees.

    Along with inflatables and games for children, the inaugural event offered a chili cook-off contest and two movies during the day — “Firehouse Dog” and “Fireproof.”

  • Trails being added in Elizabethtown

    A new walking and biking trail in Elizabethtown is expected to be fully accessible in the spring and another trail is planned to be extended soon.

    Greenspace members have been working on the trails as part of the organization’s original mission of preserving green spaces in the city and making places accessible by foot or bicycle, Greenspace President Aaron Rucker said.

    The trails also help fill a need for paths to use for fitness activities, which are being used increasingly by community members, he said.

  • Decisive vote should be met with decisive enforcement

    By a decisive margin, voters in Hardin County’s three largest communities have authorized the expanded sale of alcoholic beverages.

    The local option election Tuesday left no question about the intent and desire of most residents. A 3-to-2 margin held true in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove with every precinct favoring wet over dry.

  • I've met a lot of friendly smokers and a very creative dentist

    Growing up locally, I never could have forseen a day when most any Hardin County retailer would welcome a customer wanting a drink but turn away someone carrying a cigarette.

    Our view of vices has changed.

    The evils of tobacco, which once drove much of the local economy, now have led to smoking bans in most every business and public building.

    I’m convinced that smokers are the friendliest people in the world. You never see non-smokers gathered outside a workplace saying hello to everyone.

  • Stephensburg community news


    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello to all the readers of the Stephensburg column, I am so happy to have so many of you email or Facebook me to let me know how you enjoyed the news. I want to thank Mr. Sheroan and his staff for all their help with this. It has been so long for me writing anything, the help is greatly appreciated.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    Congratulations to Brother Tim and Suzanne Dennis and family on celebrating their 25th anniversary with White Mills Christian Church.

    REUNION. The Knight family reunion was held Oct. 2 at White Mills Christian Camp. A large crowd attended the annual event.

    ANNIVERSARY WISH. Happy anniversary last week to Steve and Renee Nannery.

    BIRTHDAY WISH. Happy birthday last week to Betty Harned

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Another allergy season has started. I am suffering along with many of you. I hope everyone endures.
       The Crossing Festival is on Saturday. I can’t wait. I hope to see everyone out there having fun.