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Today's News

  • Empty Bowls event nets $12,000 for Warm Blessings

    Warm Blessings had raised about $12,000 by Tuesday morning through the organization’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday.

    Donations continued to trickle in after the event, pushing the total higher than the estimated $10,500 at the fundraiser.

    Donations are meant to go to paying principle on the mortgage of Warm Blessings’ building on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, where people in need can get food, take showers and wash their clothes.

  • Agreement officially names Elizabethtown airport

    An agreement was struck this week to place an official name on Elizabethtown's airport.

    Kevin Addington, representing the Addington families, signed an agreement with the airport's board of directors to name it Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport.

    Mayor Tim Walker signed the agreement affirming it, according to a news release issued by the airport. The purpose is to ensure the Addington family name will remain in the airport's official title, according to the release.

  • Photo: Just hangin' out
  • HCS seeking opinions on career center through survey

    Community members interested in sharing opinions on the possibility of Hardin County Schools opening a College and Career Center have an opportunity through a survey being offered on the district’s website.

    The survey was created through the student advisory council for Superintendent Nannette Johnston. Chris Mudd, a senior at John Hardin High School, suggested the survey after Johnston asked the 12-member board to gather opinions from students and parents.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin holds off Marion (2/15)

    The scoreboard said it was a John Hardin victory, but the Bulldogs understood they dodged a bullet Tuesday night.

    John Hardin watched a nine-point lead with 1:14 remaining dwindle to one in 32 seconds, but the Bulldogs made two free throws and senior guard Jeremy Harness came up with a key steal to knock off the Marion County Knights, 71-66 at the Dawg Pound.

  • NHHS choir to receive 'Glee' check

    The choir at North Hardin High School will be presented with a check of $10,000 today from the “Glee” Give-A-Note campaign, sponsored by the Fox television show and the National Association for Music Education.

    The choral program, along with about 500 others from across the country, submitted a video about why they needed a grant, and were one of 60 schools selected for a second-place prize of $10,000.

  • As a longtime volunteer for North Hardin High School basketball, Rick Skeeters moved ... from court to keeper

    Volunteering to keep the books and stats for North Hardin High School boy’s basketball team is a natural fit for Rick Skeeters.

    Head coach Ron Bevars coached Skeeters when he was a student at NHHS.

    “I played on Ron’s very first team,” Skeeters said.

    “We go back,” Bevars said, explaining Skeeters was on his team in 1971 when Bevars arrived at NHHS.
    Skeeters has been watching NHHS basketball teams since 1968-69, he said.

    By Skeeters’ senior year, Bevars was head coach.

  • Empty Bowls fills coffers

    ISSUE: Warm Blessings fundraiser
    OUR VIEW: Unique effort worth being annual

    Creativity and compassion combined recently at Warm Blessings’ Empty Bowls event.

    For a gift of $15, participants received a ceramic bowl, handmade by the organization’s volunteers, and a meal. It was a reminder that some people have empty bowls. Further, bowls made by community leaders were auctioned to raise more money.

    About 160 diners attended and the project has raised more than $12,000 with more donations expected.

  • Army sets new trial date for Burke

    The general court-martial of accused killer Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2 at Fort Campbell.

    The court-martial originally was set for earlier this month, but a military judge approved a continuance agreed upon by government and defense counsel, according to a news release.

    The U.S. Army has charged Burke with murder, burglary and conduct unbecoming.

    The sergeant is accused in the September 2007 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother in law, Karen Comer, at Comer’s Rineyville home.

  • Radcliff/Fort Knox Tourism supports the PAC

    On Feb. 6, the Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission donated $1,000 to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. The monies are to assist with on-going programs at the center. From left, Margo Kampe, president, Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission, Kelly Barron, executive director, Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission and Bart Lovins, director, Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.