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Today's News

  • Grace Heartland reaches out with service day

    Members of an Elizabethtown church will answer their call to serve this weekend.

    Grace Heartland Church is hosting a community-wide service day, the first of its kind for the church, on Saturday. The event is called “Grace Unleashed” and involves more than 250 people going to 23 sites around Elizabethtown.

    The event starts at 8 a.m. and church members will meet at their Family Life Center before heading out, Associate Pastor Daryl Pepper said.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club has September meeting

    Mark A Kopp, associate superintendent of instructional services of Hardin County Schools,  was the speaker at the Radcliff Woman’s Club Sept. 12 meeting. 
    Kopp, who holds three degrees, was lured from the Frankfort Office of the Kentucky Department of Education because he was fascinated by the diverse community and was pleased with the direction county education was headed. Kopp stated that his three passions were education, family and Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Stallins receives Kentucky Colonel

    STALLINS RECEIVES KENTUCKY COLONEL

  • Chief Schiller visits Radcliff Rotary Club members

    Elizabethtown’s new Police Chief Tracy Schiller was the recent guest of the Radcliff Rotary Club. Schiller told the club a little about his background and career and presented his take on the values of policing. Those basic values guide the performance of police officers in everything they do. Prior to retiring from the Louisville Metro police in 2003, he was a nationally recognized police speaker and instructor and brings a wealth of experience to the community. He is pictured with club president Mike Enlow, left.

  • The ghosts of West Point

    A ghost walk to benefit next year’s River Days begins Saturday in West Point.

    During the outdoor walk, participants will visit homes on the National Historic Register that are connected to Kentucky history and haunted stories.

    Hot chocolate will be available at the end of the walk.

    The walk begins Saturday and continues Oct. 8, 15 and 22.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Star Café at 401 South St. in West Point, the walk will last two hours. Admission is $10.

  • Duke the fierce and grumpy

    Most of the time, most people find themselves cheering on the little guy.

    When David faced and defeated Goliath, everyone cheered, “Way to go, Dave.”

    When a small band of rebel forces took on the galactic empire in “Star Wars,” we all yelled, “Use the force, Luke.”

    When Rocky took on Apollo Creed, we joined the chant and yelled, “Rocky, Rocky, Rocky.”

    When the underdog defeats the No. 1 team in any sport, we all suddenly become fans.

  • Foundation organizes Pet Palooza Weekend

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. has organized a Pet Palooza this weekend, a series of pet-centric events to raise money for the new location of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    Diane Shoffner, who requested to be identified as human owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, said the palooza will start today with Elizabethtown restaurants Old Vault Deli and Cobbler’s Cafe donating a percentage of their sales to the foundation.

  • Photo: Katydid ready to ride
  • Fourth annual Senior Q hosted at Helmwood HealthCare Facility

    Wink’s Smokehouse recently held its fourth annual Senior Q at Helm-wood HealthCare Facility in Elizabethtown.
    The team fed residents, staff and all their families a barbecue meal consisting of barbecue pork and chicken. The meats, sauces, green beans and baked beans, rolls and trimmings all were donated by Wink’s Smoke-house and the men of the Presbyterian Church. The HHC facility provided coleslaw, desserts and drinks.

  • Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Keeping money circulating among local vendors is the central message of a buy local media campaign that begins Oct. 1.

    Introduced Wednesday at a meeting of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the program is based on a statewide effort used in Maine. It encourages consumers to select local businesses over out-of-town shopping trips and online options in order to “Help Keep Hardin County Strong.”