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Today's News

  • Preservation work begins at two Lincoln sites

    A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md., will begin masonry preservation work today at the Sinking Spring site and Plaza Basin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The work is expected to take five to six weeks. Stairs leading to the Sinking Springs will be closed while the work is under way.
     

  • New cardiac monitors ‘will save lives’

    Hardin County EMS demonstrated the service’s new 12-lead EKG monitors Thursday. The monitors can wirelessly send a printout of a patient’s heart activity to emergency room physicians at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    The machine, connected via Bluetooth technology to the ambulance’s computer, sends a real- time printout for doctors to evaluate and prepare to give proper care when the patient arrives at HMH.
    The monitors are being placed on seven front-line ambulances. Two more are used for critical care transport to other hospitals.

  • Area students to perform a song with Foreigner

    Central Hardin High School students will have the chance to perform this summer alongside some jukebox heroes.

    The Central choir will perform May 27 with Foreigner at the Heartland Music Festival at Freeman Lake. They are to receive $1,000 for their program from the band.

    Foreigner has been asking for local school choirs to perform with them for about a year, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis said. The band asked Lewis to find one for them.

    “I told them I didn’t think that would be a problem at all,” he said.

  • Animal shelter looks for friendlier confines

    Hardin County Animal Control’s facility at 116 Nicholas St. in Elizabethtown feels a little cramped.

    With thousands of animals collected each year, dog warden Jerry Foley said the need for a new location is rapidly approaching.

    “We’re basically out of room,” he said.

    The facility was built decades ago and does not have adoption rooms in which prospective pet owners can spend time with animals before they take them home, he said.

  • Vine Grove residents’ land slip-sliding away

    A state agency has taken an interest in an issue that has concerned some Vine Grove residents for more than a decade.

    Larry Stutler remembers when he moved into his house on Rosecreek Drive in 1998 when his back yard and those of neighbors on his side of the street had a foot-deep indention through it.

    Since then, he has watched construction of Radcliff Middle School, North Hardin High School and new homes and businesses divert more water to storm drains that filter into his back yard.

  • At last, an outdoor celebration of spring

    Two events came together this weekend to make one joint festival, one of the first of the spring and summer seasons.

    Vine Grove Spring Fling and the Knights of Columbus annual Car and Bike Show enjoyed a hard-earned day of sunshine Saturday for the first-time mingling of the events. Craft and food booths easily shared Optimist Park with rows of shiny cars and motorcycles lined on both sides of the festival.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin goes 2-1 at Louisville PRP (05/01)

    John Hardin won two of its three games in the Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park Invitational and moved back up to the .500 mark.

    The Lady Bulldogs (10-10) knocked off Owen County, 6-1 in six innings and Middlesboro, 11-1 in five innings in pool play Friday night before losing to George Rogers Clark, 6-0 in six innings Saturday.

    n Senior Olivia Greenwell allowed just five hits and one run in John Hardin’s win over Owen County. She also issued one walk.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Central goes 3-0 in LIT (05/01)

    Not even an eight-day layoff was enough to slow the seventh-ranked Central Hardin Bruins down.

    The Bruins went 3-0 over the weekend in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, upsetting No. 2 Louisville St. Xavier along the way.

    Central Hardin (16-2) beat Louisville DuPont Manual, 11-0 in five innings and beat No. 13 Hopkinsville, 6-5 on Friday. The Bruins then proved their mettle by knocking off St. Xavier, 3-2 on Saturday.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    The rain just doesn’t seem to end. Many roads are flooded. I recently drove by Taylor Bend Park and it is terribly flooded. I have never seen some of the places flood that are currently flooded. I hope summer brings more pleasant weather.

  • Howevalley community news

    Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard, 735-7544

    RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY. And the rain kept coming and coming. Many areas are flooded, causing some to leave their homes. Spring has brought many storms along with hail, tornadoes, thunder and lightning. The storm sirens have been going off everywhere.

    EGG HUNT. Many children attended the egg hunt Easter celebration on April 23 at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church. They hunted more than 3,000 eggs and participated in games, crafts, face painting and enjoyed a movie and refreshments.