Today's News

  • NARFE holds August potluck

  • Seymour speaks to Historical Society

  • Stitchers Quilt Guild donates lap quilts to veterans hospital

    Members of the Stitchers Quilt Guild show some of the lap quilts that will be donated to men and women staying at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville. Making veterans lap quilts was what the members choose as their charity project this year. The quilts will be on display at the annual Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show on Sept. 23 and 24 at Pritchard Community Center. Also on display will be the best of show quilt from the Hardin County Fair made by Sherman Smith. This was the first time Sherman entered a quilt in the fair.

  • Area police participate in anti drunken driving campaign

    Eight Kentucky motorists died in traffic crashes during the Labor Day holiday period in 2010, according to statistics from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

    Of the eight, two were alcohol-related traffic deaths.

    In a statewide campaign, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving.

    Multiple police agencies throughout Hardin County are participating in the effort, which began Friday and continues through Sept. 5.

  • HMH awards scholarships to local students

    Hardin Memorial Hospital recently awarded six $1,000 scholarships from the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Money was raised for the scholarship fund through Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sales and the annual Let Christmas Shine Program. The next $5 Jewelry Sale is Nov. 21 and 22 and lights for the Let Christmas Shine program will be sold during November.

  • 4-H Cloverbud members show goats

    Cloverbud 4-H members Jordan Price, MacKenzie Walters and Konner Walters are showing goats for the first time at the Hardin County Fair.

  • Woman to meet pen pal after 56 years

    One of Jane Link’s best and oldest friends lives nearly 4,000 miles away.

    A White Mills resident, Link has spoken to her friend on the telephone only one time since they met by mail in 1955. On Thursday, they will be in the same room for the first time.

    “I’m really excited, and she is, too” Link said, grinning. “We send letters back and forth, but it’s not like seeing her.”

  • Magistrates weigh in on unification concept

    Hardin Fiscal Court will be the first government body to meet with Hardin County United officials about creation of a unification review commission.

    Magistrates last week did not endorse the concept of unification, but many said they believe voters should have the right to choose.

    The review commission, which could be formed to draft a government charter, must have the county’s consent because state law requires at least one city to merge with a county to form a unified local government.

  • Renovations planned for Black History Gallery

    Those wanting to visit the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown have about two weeks left to do so before an extended break.

    The gallery will undergo a major renovation beginning Labor Day. The work will run through about Nov. 18, said Andrea Jackson, niece of the late Charles Connor, who opened the gallery in 1989.

    Jackson said the gallery is in need of several interiors repairs.

    “We just want it to look a little better inside than it does right now,’’ she said.

  • Addressing the tragedy of drunken driving

    I have been a prosecutor for the past 14 years, yet I’ve never become accustomed to the sorrow I feel when I’m involved in a case where someone has died because of alcohol-impaired driving.

    These crashes happen far too often: In 2009, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 32 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States. That means an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality happened every 48 minutes.