Today's News

  • Hardin County Wonder Pets: hamsters and the hedgehog

    Similar to Linny the Guinea Pig on television's “Wonder Pets,” Hardin County has a few small fuzzy pets living in classrooms.

    Franklin the panda hamster came to Casey Olive’s fourth-grade science class at Lakewood Elementary  School in Elizabethtown in March. His visit was initiated by a biology unit. The class used Franklin when studying mammals, nocturnal and endothermic animals and life cycles.

  • Hangin' with the morning crew

    Before most begin daily duties, a group of farmers meet at Cecilia Farm Service for coffee and conversation.

    Some come in before starting. Others already have done a morning’s work.

    They are the regulars, the coffee club or morning crew. They have their normal seats, the same ones every day. If a chair is not available, bags of deer corn will do.

    Farmers often start trickling in before 7 a.m. and a second shift arrives around 8 a.m. The store opens earlier than most farm stores this time of year to cater to the early morning crowd.

  • HCU not swayed by recent opposition

    Proponents of an idea to study unified local government said they are not discouraged by initial opposition to consolidation.

    Hardin County United officials described talk of rejecting ordinances to establish a unification review commission as “premature” and “shortsighted.” 

  • Water District No. 1 receives awards

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 recently received three awards for excellence in operations and for its Pirtle Spring Water Treatment Plant.

    The awards were presented to representatives from Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Veolia Water on July 26 at the annual Water Professionals Conference in Covington.

  • Laurel man sentenced in crash that killed E'town man

    Landmark News Service

    A Laurel County man will spend a year in jail for actions leading to a crash that killed an Elizabethtown man.

    Stephen Sizemore, 55, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of second-degree manslaughter in a criminal mediation in Taylor County, according to the Springfield Sun.

    Sizemore was driving a 1999 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on July 23, 2010, on U.S. 150 just outside  Springfield when he reportedly fell asleep and struck three vehicles, killing the driver of one of the vehicles — Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

  • Owner asks Vine Grove to annex property

    A possible annexation and rezoning could mean a new day care facility in Vine Grove.

    The Vine Grove City Council heard first readings during a called meeting on Tuesday of an ordinance to annex property  at 495 Knox Ave. and another ordinance rezoning the property.

    Being annexed would allow the property owners access to city services.

    The property is zoned as Hardin County agricultural. The rezoning ordinance, if passed, would rezone the property as Vine Grove commercial and amend the city’s zoning map to include the changes.

  • 'Kentucky Life' to film in Elizabethtown

    Kentucky Educational Television program ”Kentucky Life” plans to capture an intimate portrait of Elizabethtown in September.

    The show, in its 16th season, will shoot footage in Elizabethtown on Thursday and Sept. 8 as part of a series looking at main streets in Kentucky cities, said Tom Bickel, a producer and director with KET.

  • Mitzi Lynch was born for the performing arts

    Mitzi Yvonne Lynch had a link to music and the performing arts from the time she was born.

    “I was named after Mitzi Gaynor,” Lynch said, explaining her father was a fan of the noted dancer of stage and screen.

    Her middle name is a nod to actress Yvonne DeCarlo.

    Lynch’s father played trombone and saxophone.

    “They both could sing,” she said of her parents.

    So it might not come as a surprise that Lynch became the music minister of Immanuel Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • The List: Last-minute summer outings

    Labor Day weekend, the symbolic end of summer for many, is a great time for an outing. Kentucky is packed with opportunities for weekend entertainment and exploring. Here’s a list of not-so-far-away recommendations for summer fun from the Kentucky Department of Travel.

  • The Art of Performance: Christian Lopez did the right thing

    Most people do not recognize the name Christian Lopez. Most people recognize the name Derek Jeter, the iconic shortstop for the New York Yankees. Their names now are linked forever.

    On July 9, Derek Jeter joined a very elite baseball group when he completed his 3,000th hit. All the hits came while playing for one team, the New York Yankees. That July day was amazing because Jeter had five hits in five at bats. That is a challenge. But more amazing was that his second hit of the day was a home run which was his 3000th hit.