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Today's News

  • Head-on collision on 31W sends four to HMH

    A Kentucky State Police trooper said rain played a factor in a wreck Wednesday that sent four people to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The wreck occurred around 3:06 p.m. on U.S. 31W just north of Sonora, said Nita Franklin, Kentucky State Police dispatcher.

    A purple Pontiac Bonneville traveling north lost traction because of the rain and went into the southbound lane where it struck a red Chevrolet Blazer in a head-on collision, Trooper Ryan Johnson said.

  • Celebrate the local employment picture

    The issue: Local employment
    Our view: Cheer about the report

    Often, the community bemoans bad news but seldom does it celebrate good news.

    It must be human nature. We dwell on problems and take successes for granted.

    Before last week's headlines become this week's recycling, let's pause to shout hooray about the latest unemployment figure and what it says about Hardin County. Still hampered by national economic doldrums, the local community continues to outperform this region, the state and nation.

  • Soldier’s early return surprises his children

    Haley and Michael Edmondson of Vine Grove grinned widely and darted toward their crouching father Thursday when he picked them up from day care.

    Staff Sgt. Justin Edmondson was sporting the uniform he has been wearing for the past six months during a tour of duty in Afghanistan as he folded his children into his arms.

    Stationed at Fort Knox, Edmondson departed with the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division for his fourth tour to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Lions Club has installation dinner

  • Walking Horse Show results released

    The following are results from Grayson County Walking Horse Show held June 25 at Grayson County Ag. and Rec. Park in Leitchfield.
    Class 1 — Stick Horse: Michael Dunn, Maggie Dunn, Madison Dunn, Mackenzie Stillwell, Robby Stannard, Riley Shartzer, Jacob Shartzer all received first-place trophies donated by Dr. and Mrs. Victor Duvall.
    Class 2 — Lead Line: first, Mackenzie Sillwell, Elizabethtown.
    Class 4 — Youth Walking Specialty: first, Preston Hicks, Paducah; and second, Emily Graves, Bell Buckle, Tenn.

  • Judge Shumate receives Law Related Education Award

    Hardin County Dis-trict Court Judge Kimberly W. Shumate received a 2011 Law Related Education Award at the annual Law Day ceremony May 2 at the state Capitol in Frankfort.

  • EIS rounds up reading skills over summer break

    By Kelly Graham
    EIS instructional coordinator

    Time for instruction, is it really important? It is essential to students’ learning. Summer break, is it necessary? Absolutely. But, perhaps both can go hand in hand when accomplishing the task of boosting reading levels and revving up enthusiasm and passion for reading.

  • Investigation of Brandenburg strip mall fire continues

    Every inch of the Brandenburg shopping center at 2320 Bypass Road is charred, blackened and crumpling to the ground except for abandoned shopping carts being used to hold up yellow police tape.
    While investigators have determined where Saturday’s fire started, they continue to search for what caused the blaze that claimed the shopping center, which opened in 1969.

  • Committee seeks donations for 9/11 memorial

    Area residents have an opportunity to contribute to a memorial honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The 9/11 memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff is a private endeavor directed by a local committee. I

    t will rely on donations of money, labor and services. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York was delivered Wednesday to the cemetery.

  • Indiana man dies from injuries sustained in wreck

    A 19-year-old Indiana man died from injuries sustained in a single-car wreck on Ky. 79, about one-half mile north of the Meade County-Breckinridge County line.

    A 1991 Acura Integra was traveling north at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right shoulder, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The car overturned several times, ejecting its occupants.

    Nicholas Holden Decker, 19, and Christina Kennon, 18, both of Corydon, Ind., were airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.