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Today's News

  • Life as a bus driver is a family affair for Pence

    The black T-shirt Sherry Pence wore Monday had a yellow school bus on it with the words, “This is how I roll.” The words sum up the past three-plus decades of her life.

    Sherry Pence will reach her 35th year driving a bus for Hardin County Schools in September and she has no plans to stop anytime soon. Perhaps it runs in the family.

  • Forbes tells world what we already knew

    Dow Corning and Gates Rubber have known it for more than a generation. WL Plastics, UPS Supply Chain Solutions and soon Uflex Industries are proving that it’s still true. Sun Tan City and iPay Technologies were born here because of the truth of what Forbes magazine is sharing with the world.
    This area is a great place to do business.
    That applies to retailers, restaurants and real estate professionals as well as the manufacturing community.

  • EPD to hire six new patrolmen by early 2012

    The Elizabethtown Police Department will hire six new police officers by early 2012, and according to an EPD official, the department hasn’t hired this many officers at once in nearly 20 years.

    “Over the last several years, our history has been one or two people a year at most that we’ve hired,” said Jack Harris, former deputy chief of administrative services who retired effective July 31. “The last time we hired this many people at one time was back in the early ‘90s.”

  • Back to school safety: Motorists be aware of school zones

    Though the heavy summer heat still looms over Hardin County, students must trudge back to school on Wednesday, and for parents and motorists, this means refamiliarizing ourselves with school zones and looking out for students crossing streets.

    “We strongly encourage parents to obey all traffic signs, traffic lights and speed limits for the safety of the children,” said Gary French, superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent schools.

  • PREP SPORTS OPINION: High school sports are back (08/02)

    It seems like only a couple of weeks ago the 2010-11 high school sports season ended with the Central Hardin baseball team celebrating its first state championship at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    But here it is the first week of August and another high school sports season is upon us. The offseason seems to get shorter and shorter as I get older. It doesn’t quite seem fair.

    The high school golf season started Monday with volleyball, soccer, football and cross country to follow.

  • GOLF: Area players ready for Kentucky Open (08/02)

    Karsten Clements stepped away from professional golf and became a bit of a homebody in July.

    With this week’s PowerBilt Kentucky Open practically in his new backyard, the former John Hardin High School and University of Louisville standout is hoping a solid showing in the 156-player event at Louisville’s Persimmon Ridge Golf Club gives him some motivation for the rest of the NGA Hooters Tour season.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (08/02)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    MONDAY’S EVENTS

    DAVIESS COUNTY INVITATIONAL

    OWENSBORO Results from Monday’s 15-team Daviess County Invitational at the par-71 Ben Hawes State Park Golf Course:

    2. Meade County (322)

  • Water District No. 2 nabs another best tasting water nod

    Judges can’t get enough of Hardin County Water District No. 2.  

    The water utility once again nabbed first-place honors for best tasting water during the annual Water Professionals Conference, held July 24-27 in Covington, by the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of the American Water Works Association.

  • Mayors: Questions linger about unification

    Local mayors say they are open minded concerning a proposal to unify local governments, but informational gaps need to be filled before city government can  weigh the idea seriously.

    “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions,” Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said.

  • Colton’s mixes family atmosphere with steak house dining experience

    The parking lot of Colton’s Steak House & Grill in Radcliff consisted Monday of packed dirt and rocks.

    The inside of the restaurant on Dixie Avenue was a construction zone with drills buzzing in the background as employees swept up dust from the construction work.

    After five months of construction, the restaurant is scheduled to open for business on Aug. 15. Tentative hours of operation are set from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.