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Today's News

  • Water tower could ease water leak increase

    Infrastructure issues caused Vine Grove to see more leaks than usual in July.

    The new water tower is expected to improve matters when it is back online.

    The city’s Public Works Department responded to 17 water leaks in July, according to a department report released Monday during the monthly Vine Grove City Council meeting.

    There were four leaks recorded during the previous month.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said the leaks have resulted from old pipes, and getting the water tower on Ky. 1500 will help.

  • KSP Post 4 plans Citizens Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 will offer a 10-week Citizens Police Academy beginning Sept. 13.

    The classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with graduation scheduled for Nov. 22.

    The location will be announced at a later date.  Police related topics to be covered include criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

    Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have no felony convictions.

  • Hungry children need our help

    TOPIC: Backpack Program
    OUR VIEW: Don't let our county's children go without

    School begins today around Hardin County.

    That means some children will bounce into school with excitement, others with apprehension and tears.

    Others — too many children — will finish the short school week not knowing if they will have enough food to sustain themselves until school next week.

  • Veterans memorial coming to Sonora

    Sonora residents want to show how much they appreciate veterans’ sacrifices.

    Part of a private residence in the city is planned to become a memorial park honoring veterans in the Sonora, Upton and Glendale area who have died.

    There are 65 known veterans from the area who have died, said Carol Rogers, who owns Carol’s Flowers and Antiques on Main Street in Sonora and has helped organize the effort.

  • Area restaurants add variety to local cuisine

    With two new restaurants set to open this month, area residents have even more choices when it comes to dining out.

    Caroline’s Alpine Haus, a German restaurant, and 2 B Thai are set to open. Caroline’s Alpine Haus on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff had a soft opening Monday and 2 B Thai on Ring Road in Elizabethtown hopes to open by the end of August.

  • 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.