Today's News

  • Concert to honor holiday, Civil War

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host the 150th year commemoration of the Civil War and celebrate Independence Day on Monday.

    The park honors the day with period and patriotic music by Saxton’s Coronet Band from 11 a.m. until noon at Sinking Spring Farm, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The band, which was organized in 1989, is named for an ensemble that performed in Kentucky for more than 60 years, from before the Civil War into the early 20th Century.

  • Hardin County receives recycling, hazardous waste grants

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Government has once again received a pair of grants to help sustain two pillars in its environmental efforts.
    The Kentucky Pride Fund has awarded the county a recycling grant at $16,204.45 to benefit its recycling program and a household hazardous waste grant at $32,800. Both grants require a 25 percent match from the county in labor or money. Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said the county typically honors the match with available labor used for both programs.

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  • Major decisions made in dog mauling, incest cases

    Amid high-profile murder cases against Erik Buggeland and Brent Burke, two significant Hardin County court cases were resolved earlier this month.

    Howard and Linda Miller, a White Mills couple accused of owning a dog that mauled Karen Gillespie to death in November 2009, pleaded guilty June 15 in district court to harboring a vicious animal.

    Gillespie, 53, a retired librarian with the Grayson County Public Library, died from wounds sustained in the attack. The Millers previously claimed the dog that attacked Gillespie was a stray.

  • Rescue a dog and watch them crawl right into your heart



    I am by no means an animal activist. I enjoy eating a big old chunk of cow in burger or steak form. I set out traps for mice for their destruction, not the catch and release method.

    I try to teach my dogs they are not humans and I am in charge, a lesson they have yet to learn.

  • HMH approves fiscal business plan

    Hardin Memorial Hospital on Tuesday rolled out a budget considerably larger than last year’s offering, but officials said the year will be challenging as expenses have increased along with revenues.

    “I think what we’ve come up with is a very conservative budget,” said Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elmer Cummings.

    The budget, which was approved unanimously, documents a surge in patient revenues to $212.8 million, a sizable jump over the projected $199.6 million for the current year.

  • Responsibility urged in face of fireworks law

    With Independence Day on the horizon, the availability of fireworks has spread considerably and a state law has allowed a broader sale and use of larger fireworks once illegal.

    But local fire officials and vendors said the freedom to purchase a full range of consumer fireworks — aerial devices such as bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles included — creates a greater sense of responsibility.

  • GOLF: Putting puts Haynes in elite amateur invite

    A month ago, Mason Haynes couldn’t catch a break.

    He’d teeter on the edge of qualifying for amateur tournaments but miss out by only a few strokes.

  • Joining chorus of praise for Saunders Springs expansion

    Expansion of the Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is a wonderful opportunity for Radcliff, Fort Knox and the entire area.

    The park off Wilson Road was described quite explicitly by Col. Rick Schwartz, the Fort Knox garrison commander during last week’s announcement of a no-cost lease allowing Radcliff access to 73 acres adjacent to the present park. Schwartz said the post-community partnership will provide additional “soft comfortable places for families to come and to enjoy the weather and the terrain.”

  • Swope Toyota contributes to area health clinic

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