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Today's News

  • 2011 Spring Fling Poker Run
  • Four-car crash blocks traffic Saturday

    A four-vehicle car crash at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown blocked traffic at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

    The crash began when a driver, whose name wasn’t available Saturday afternoon, ran a red light traveling east onto Mulberry Street in his white Ford Edge SUV, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    His truck collided with cars in both lanes traveling south on 31W, a tan Honda Accord and a red Chevrolet pickup truck, according to police.

  • Radcliff Police called to NHHS after gun rumors surface

    Radcliff police were called to North Hardin High School on Thursday after a student reported rumors of a potential shooting at the time of school dismissal.

    A student told a teacher Thursday afternoon about hearing that someone was bringing a gun to the school, said John Wright, community relations director for Hardin County Schools. The story said the alleged person with a weapon planned to wait in the parking lot for students to be dismissed.

  • Saturday fire damages Red Mill Farms

    A home-based small business suffered thousands of dollars of loss when an outbuilding caught on fire for unknown reasons at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
    About 25 firefighters and four trucks responded from Central Hardin and Valley Creek fire departments to douse the fire at 1442 Red Mill Road outside of Elizabethtown.
    The property is the site of Red Mill Farms, which offers attractions such as a pumpkin patch, hay rides and animals.
    The building that burned was used as a small store. It was a total loss, fire officials on the scene said.

  • PREP TENNIS: Meade teams off to hot start at region tourney

    Meade County tennis coaches Michele Miller and Mark Zweifel think they have the program rolling ahead at last.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Weather delay doesn't hamper E'town's Gabhart (05/15)

    Jessica Gabhart didn’t get the win she wanted Saturday, but she did pick up one win at the North Hardin Invitational at the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex.

    An Elizabethtown junior, Gabhart won the pole vault by one foot over Erlanger St. Henry senior Jackie Brockman. She won with a height of 8 feet, 6 inches.

  • State railway grants to assist bridge construction

    Hardin County will benefit from some of about $3.1 million in state grants being distributed this year to go to improvements of short line railroads in 12 counties.

    Improvements include replacement and rehabilitation of rails, rail beds and railroad crossings.

    Two of the grants being given to the Paducah & Louisville Railroad include $1 million for a bridge replacement at Muldraugh, $39,150 to rehabilitate a railroad crossing on Ky. 1646 in Elizabethtown and $34,740 to rehabilitate a crossing on Ky. 920 in Leitchfield.

  • In gathering of legends, Ron Bevars receives honor

    With Kentucky basketball royalty in attendance, a local coach took center stage just a few thousand yards from the gym where he first learned to dribble.

    As a prelude to the Legends of Kentucky Basketball benefit golf scramble, Charlie and Claudia Thurman hosted a shrimp boil Thursday night for a couple dozen roundball notables, including North Hardin head coach Ron Bevars.

  • Store owner explains reasons behind gasoline price jumps

    By STEPHANIE HORNBACK
    Landmark News Service

    For most of those buying gas at American pumps, sticker shock is a common symptom. Although gas station operators get a lot of the blame, it’s not their fault, said Laura Blair, public relations manager at Newcomb Oil, which owns and operates Five Star stations.

    “Contrary to popular belief, retail margins on gasoline are very thin,” Blair said.

  • HCS board approves new positions

    With an eye on improving instruction, Hardin County Schools changed some of the makeup of its Central Office staff. The HCS board voted Thursday to establish two new positions during a special meeting at Central Hardin High School.

    The new positions are a program/data consultant and an instructional consultant. The program/data consultant will analyze programs used in the district for effectiveness as well data from assessments taken throughout the year. The instructional consultant will help implement programs in schools and assist with teacher training.