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Today's News

  • Low voter turnout meets expectations

    Voter turnout in Hardin County on Tuesday was agreed by many to be low, but not as bad as it could have been.

    The county saw a 28.14 percent turnout, with 18,752 out of the 66,644 registered voters in the county going to the polls.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the county’s turnout was a little higher than the 25 percent Kentucky’s secretary of state office had predicted but lower than the 35 percent the county rallied during a similar election four years ago.

  • Democrats embrace success, Republicans look to future

    There were many easy smiles and cheerful greetings among local Democrats who watched election returns Tuesday night at Las Margaritas in Radcliff.

    Democratic candidates were showing promise in the races statewide.

    Democrats led the way in Hardin County in the governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor of public accounts races.

    Former State Rep. Mike Weaver thought positive messages in Democratic campaigns played a large role in their success.
    He had no doubt of that success.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Despite success, Bulldogs' offense is a work in progress (11/09)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs started the season with an offensive explosion. They piled up 558 yards of offense as they rolled to a 56-6 victory over Lexington Henry Clay in Don Franklin Bowl at Lindsey Wilson College.

    John Hardin backed up that performance with a 484-yard outburst against Lexington Catholic in a 47-37 shootout win in the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl.

  • PREP GOLF: North sweeps Player of the Year honors (11/09)

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm has some more accolades coming her way.

    Gumm, the four-time Miss Golf, was named the Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association Girls’ 3rd Region Player of the Year.

    “That’s a big honor,” Gumm said Tuesday afternoon. “To be named the Region Player of the Year is a great feeling. We’ve got some great players in this region.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Line has paved the way for Trojans' offense (11/09)

    North Hardin’s newest – and youngest – offensive line member has had no trouble fitting in among his elder peers.

  • Gov. Beshear sweeps to re-election

    Gov. Steve Beshear's resounding re-election was reflected in the Hardin County returns but the top overall vote-getter locally was a Republican.

    Beshear and his new running mate, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, led a Democratic ticket that dominated most of Tuesday's statewide results. In Hardin County, the governor received 10,722 votes to 6,885 for Senate President David Williams and 937 for Gatewood Galbraith.

    The governor's margin of victory in Hardin County was 57.8 percent - better than his 55 percent tally statewide.

  • Holiday Marketplace set for 30th event

    The Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club’s Holiday Marketplace has become so popular as it heads into its 30th year this weekend that there is a waiting list for vendors wanting a piece of the action.

    Organization treasurer Leanna Milby said about 75 vendors will fill Pritchard Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. Others are ready to move in should a vendor opt out.

    “We have a lot of the vendors who have been here and we have a few new ones,’’ Milby said. “All of Pritchard is full.’’

  • Under Construction: Goodwill Industries

    What is it? Goodwill Industries
    Location: Ring Road near First Citizens Bank
    Square footage: 10,056
    Services: Donation and retail center
    Employees: Between 10 and 12

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

     

  • New American celebrates first trip to polls

    Born in Belize, Eleanor Guerrero vividly remembers the date she immigrated to the United States. It was June 6, 1968 — the same day was day presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Los Angeles.

    She established a new milestone date Tuesday. She will remember Nov. 8, 2011, as the day she cast her first vote.

    Guerrero, 72, was active in her community even as a child. Her mother served as mayor in her hometown and her father was a district representative.

  • Nationwide Emergency Alert System test scheduled for today

    The first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System will be conducted at 2 p.m. today across all time zones.

    The system is designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the public. The three-minute test runs concurrently on all radio and TV band stations, according a FEMA news release.