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Today's News

  • Hardin County's Most Wanted

    Kentucky State Police seek help tracking two suspects wanted in connection to a burglary at a Radcliff school.

    On Sept. 7, an unidentified man and an out-of-state woman walked into North Hardin Christian School and took credit cards from a purse in an unoccupied classroom. According to a KSP news release, the burglary occurred at 12:38 p.m.

    Although the suspects were able to circumvent the school's security, police recovered surveillance footage of the suspects and the vehicle they were operating.

  • Teacher recognized for devotion to history

    A local retired teacher is being honored at local and state levels of the Daughters of the American Revolution for her community service and dedication to preserving and promoting local history.

    Carolyn Wimp of Cecilia is not a member of DAR.

    “Maybe someday if I have time,” she said with a laugh.

  • EPD swears in two new officers

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in two new officers Friday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department.
    Officers Daniel Powell, 40, and Rob Cote, 22, were hired Oct. 3 and two weeks later began Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 18-week academy in Richmond. They are the first of six officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took over leadership at the department last summer.

  • March Student Editor: April Winebarger

    April Winebarger is this month's student editor.

    April is a 17-year-old senior at Elizabethtown High School. She is involved with her school's academic team, SADD club, Beta Club, Tae Kwon Do and Y-Club.

    She enjoys reading and volunteers at school and church.

    April joined Rising Voices "because it rocks," and hopes to learn more about writing and the journalism experience.

    April plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

  • Point/Counterpoint Facebook is the Worst

    By Autumn Sandlin

    With 110 million users in the United States alone, Facebook is one of the biggest social networking sites out there right now. Teens have found solace in the site with their status updates, pictures and easy access with friends.

    Something about Facebook really just rubs me the wrong way, though. Having deleted my profile back in October, I can’t convince myself to go back.

  • Conservation group acquires 115 acres

    The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky recently sold 115.76 acres  along the Green River in Hart County to Southern Conservation Corps.

    Jeff Jones, executive director of SCC, said the upper Green River the organization plans to complement land protection work under way in the Green River watershed by The Nature Conservancy, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Wild Rivers program and others.

  • Central Hardin's Wiersema ready for the next level

    By Janelle Williams

    Unlike most seniors at Central Hardin High School, Noah Wiersema might not be dancing in a rented tux and singing off key to the latest hit song at prom this April.

    Instead, he might spend that evening sprinting in muddy cleats on a soccer field at a tournament in Michigan.

    “I’ve been playing soccer for pretty much forever.” said Wiersema, captain of the Bruins’ boys varsity soccer team. Quitting has never been an option, he said.

  • Teens and their friends

    By Kerry Skiff

    When teenagers hang out, the atmosphere can seem noisy and chaotic and one might wonder what the teens see in their friends besides a good time.

    Teenagers often appear to choose their friends based on appearances, but upon a closer look, it's clear that beneath the loud exterior lies a relationship filled with good things.

  • The Blurb

    Rising Voices' take on all things entertainment

  • Girl Scouts at the Capitol Day

    Girl Scout Troop 404 of Rineyville attended Girl Scouts at the Capitol Day in Frankfort recently, celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts. They had an extensive tour of the Capitol including the House of Representatives Chamber, the Senate Chamber and the Supreme Court Justice Courtroom.