Today's News

  • Nationally known conservative speaks on P'Pool's behalf

    One of the lead lawyers in a court battle to block implementation of federal health reform visited Elizabethtown in hopes of helping elect an ally in his efforts.

    Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia, encouraged about three dozen people at a backyard gathering Thursday to support Todd P’Pool’s candidacy for Kentucky attorney general.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown helps Allegro residents garden

    Members of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown helped residents of Allegro Senior Living in Elizabethtown plant seasonal flowers for their individual apartments on Sept. 23. All participants were treated to sandwiches, fruit salad and cookies. The next Garden Club meeting is Oct. 6 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. For more information call Andrea at 360-1233.

  • Dash of Class: One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    It is the first Tuesday of the month and time to honor “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks.”
    Since I began this series, I have honored many women, men, couples and even an outstanding cook still in high school. But as I was getting nominations and searching for someone worthy of being honored, I forgot to look in one very obvious place, my own home. My husband, Mike, is an excellent cook and I am not talking about a grilled main course that he did all by himself. I am talking about full course meals.

  • Two Hardin County schools receive donations from Windstream

    Two Hardin County elementary schools received donations this week through the Windstream Foundation’s SchoolsWIN campaign.

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and Lincoln Trail Elementary School each received $1,000 checks presented to them by representatives from the Windstream Classroom Caravan, a mobile program traveling across the country this fall to award schools with donations, said Brooke Cochran, a representative who presented a check to Lincoln Trail.

  • A historic promotion: First black woman named major general

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson might never have gotten involved with the U.S. Army if she hadn’t needed a science credit at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    She was wandering through a gym considering booths advertising classes when she saw one for military science. She asked the man attending the booth whether the class counted as a science credit. It did.

    About 30 years later, Anderson stood in front of soldiers, political officials and area residents and was promoted as the first black woman to become a major general in the Army.

  • E’town man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday evening on North Mulberry Street near Denny’s Restaurant.

    According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, James M. Duffy, 61, and passenger Karen W. Marinko, 57, were traveling westbound on Mulberry on a motorcycle while Daniel Cook, 68, was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound. All motorists involved are Elizabethtown residents.

  • Amateur radio group to participate in national emergency drill


    Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications will participate in the nationwide Simulated Emergency Test Saturday and Sunday.

    The local group is comprised of volunteer amateur radio operators who provide "trained, licensed and equipped radio operators as needed in time of national and local emergencies," according to a statement.

    The annual Simulated Emergency Test allows local amateur operators to train for emergency situations.

  • Annual animal blessing set for Saturday

    The Rev. Dennis Cousens likely will have to speak above the excited barks of members of his 10 a.m. congregation Saturday.

    He will preside over the annual Blessing of the Animals service in the back parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    “So far, we’ve never had bad weather and had to go inside,” he said. “I’m not sure what I’d do.”

    The annual blessing will follow the typical style that it has since it began taking place at the church eight years ago.

  • Area residents participate in Kentucky Baptist Chorales and Wind Orchestra

    Local residents had the unique opportunity to hear the Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s Chorales and Wind Orchestra in a combined concert of more than 75 voices on Sept. 24 at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    The chorales are composed of approximately 75 percent professional musicians from throughout the state. They are ministers of music in Baptist churches in Kentucky, professors of music in universities, and teachers of music at various school levels. The additional 25 percent are lay musicians who enjoy singing praises to God.

  • Lincoln Days celebrates birthplace of the 16th president

    This weekend kicks off the 36th annual Lincoln Days, Hodgenville’s two-day celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

    The event attracts thousands and boasts activities that “really are unique to Lincoln Days,” said Jeff Hughes, president of Lincoln Days Celebration Inc. The unique events include contests such as Lincoln look-alikes and professional rail splitting.

    This year’s festival features no new events but plenty of old favorites, he said.