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Today's News

  • Student enjoys job environment of movies, music

    Finding a summer job really comes down to one thing for many high school students: money.
    That was the reason cited by 17-year-old Zach Meredith.
    The Elizabethtown High School senior already is driving and needs to be able to pay for gas. He soon will be paying for automobile insurance, too.
    That led him to apply and ultimately snag a summer job at f.y.e. in Towne Mall. The store sells movies, music and entertainment-related products.

  • Hardin County's NAACP to hold annual banquet this month

    The Hardin County Branch NAACP is gearing up for its 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled at the end of the month.

    Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, the  event is one of the branch’s two major fundraisers, said Patricia King, treasurer and program chairwoman She expects 100-150 to attend.

    This year’s theme is “Moving forward uniting our community: What is your assignment?” King said.

  • The motormouth education of Abraham Lincoln

    Parents who last week sent kids back to school with backpacks full of recent purchases may appreciate the simplicity of young Abraham Lincoln’s supply list.

    This is a boy who once scrounged up two pieces of paper and sewed them into a notebook so he could do his math problems.

    In fact, while attending a one-room school with a dirt floor near Hodgenville, he didn’t even need to jot things down. He blabbed them.
    He and older sister Sarah attended what was called a “blab school.”

  • Warm Blessings organizing Cardboard Nation

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event for Sept. 16 at the Fire Training Station at ECTC campus to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness. This is the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Ransdell to be inducted into UK Hall of Fame (08/08)

    Former Elizabethtown High School and University of Kentucky standout quarterback Bill Ransdell will be one of six new inductees into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Chew on this - Gumm is new Bulldogs' coach (08/08)

    When he resigned in May 2010 as the longtime baseball coach at North Hardin High School, Greg Gumm said he was willing to return to coaching.

  • Singing for SpringHaven
  • Gray's jury trial moved to November

    The jury trial of former Central Hardin High School teacher and coach Steven Gray was pushed back one month at a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Gray is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for engaging in sexual activity with two students, both of whom were under 18 at the time of the alleged events. He was arrested in December, one week after he was fired following an anonymous phone tip to Hardin County Schools.

  • Dad reporting for duty

    Jasmine, Destiny and Trinity Karch went home with their dad from school Friday. It was no ordinary parent pick-up.

    Jayson Karch returned Thursday evening to Rineyville on leave in the midst of his deployment to Korea. Friday morning, he and his wife, Genie, went from room to room surprising their three daughters at Rineyville Elementary School.

  • Shared experiences define us

    We all are a product of experiences. I was reminded of that this week on Facebook.

    Message after message have been posted describing kindly school janitors, inspiring teachers, shopping experiences and cruising parking lots as teenagers. The sharing continues today as folks fondly recall bygone days.

    Between Tuesday night and the completion of this column Saturday afternoon, 8,340 posts have been filed under a heading called “You’re so Hardin County if...”