Today's News

  • Tabb: Voter turnout hard to gauge

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said every wet-dry election he has overseen has drawn at least 50 percent voter turnout, but Tuesday’s three special option elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove may kick the trend.

    Tabb thinks the prevalence of alcohol in Elizabethtown and Radcliff restaurants may lead to a reduction in voter interest, though he said it will be impossible to tell until the polls close Tuesday night.

    “You don’t know for sure,” he said.

  • Parents, families cope with loss at infant remembrance service

    With the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background, the Armstrong family stood in front of a crowd Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Holding a candle, Pam Armstrong explained through tears that her son, Wesley Armstrong, would have turned 12 Sunday.

    “How tall would you be?” she asked. “What interests would you have?”

  • $5 million airport project begins

    A $5 million renovation project for Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field is one step closer to landing a commuter airline service.

    Overlay work on the runway temporarily will close the airport beginning today. Airport Manager Roger Lawson said the airport will be closed to flights for no more than 30 days, should everything run on schedule with weather conditions.

    The overlay work will range from about 5 1/2’’ deep to 10-14’’ deep in some places on the 6,000-foot runway, Lawson said.

  • Family fall harvest based on variety

    Wade Wilmoth smoothly glided up to the front of his house driving a Gator with newly harvested pumpkins in the bed of the vehicle.

    The third-grader at Hodgenville Elementary School turned off the vehicle in which he and his grandfather rode with their latest haul and leaned back in the seat.

    From there, he and his family can look out over a golden-brown patch in the front yard of the property that is part of the 41 acres on which they grow pumpkins, squash gourds and other items.

  • Senior life: October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month

    Home is such a profound word. Its very meaning and sound can conjure up warm memories, a sense of belonging and a longing to return. It means being connected to a place and knowing you belong there.

    October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month. Its theme,  “Welcome Home — Creating Connections Between Residents and the Community,” was selected by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to call attention to the fact that residents of long-term care facilities are an important and valuable asset to communities.

  • Lined up for life

    Teandra Parker, Right to Life Kentucky Heartland board member, speaks from experience — an experience she wishes no other woman has to have.

    “God forgives me, but I would not want anybody else to walk in the same steps I’ve walked in,” Parker said of having an abortion, as she participated Sunday in the local Life Chain event in Elizabethtown.

    Parker, now a mother of six children, two of them adopted, explained she wants to share the information that “it (abortion) hurt me.”

  • ‘Deathtrap’ provides a story of twists and turns

    The Hardin County Playhouse presents “Deathtrap” this weekend. It’s a murder mystery with a bit of fun.

    “There are bits of comedy and lightness, but for the most part it's an intense thriller,” play director Josh Logsdon said.

  • Bush named manager at First Federal

    First Federal Savings Bank has named Tina Bush as retail/small business manager in charge of First Federal’s Retail and Small Business Lending Operations.

    Bush previously served as Banking Center Manager for First Federal’s Munfordville location and has several years experience in small business lending at the bank.

  • Waddell’s Auto & Scrap sponsor comedian

    Waddell’s Auto & Scrap Metal Recycling of Bardstown will be sponsoring comedian Etta May at the Historic State Theater on Nov. 12. Pictured are Kaelin Waddell, Brandon Waddell and Colby Gibson of Waddell’s Auto Recycling, along with Emily West, director at the State Theater.

  • N Touch Massage holds ribbon cutting

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Sept. 23 for one of its members. N Touch Massage and Wellness Center, which also underwent a name change, is at Suite 104, 1201 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, which is in Magnet Business Park. The business can be contacted at 982-1221. Pictured are Brad Richardson, Chamber president/CEO, staff, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.