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Today's News

  • Alcohol businesses cautious about competition

    As the group Yes for Economic Success — Y.E.S. — gathers the number of signatures required to put expanded alcohol sales on ballots in three Hardin County cities, backers stress the need to recover money being funneled to alcohol sales in establishments outside the county.
    But some business owners  outside Hardin County say package liquor sales are unlikely to create an economic oasis and would hurt neighboring counties.

  • 72-unit apartment complex could impact downtown E'town

    A new apartment complex proposed for Elizabethtown could add an additional weapon to the city’s arsenal as it takes larger strides to revitalize downtown, said State Farm insurance agent T.J. Rhoades, one of the developers of the property.
    Rhoades unveiled a plan Friday to develop a 72-unit apartment complex near Glendale Hill subdivision off Skyline Drive and Vaughn Lane.

  • You're holding a valuable teaching tool right now

    As editor, you would expect me to promote the value of newspapers. But consider this perspective from childhood.
    While a third grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, part of most Wednesdays involved exploring the previous Monday’s editions of The Courier-Journal and the Chicago Tribune. More than four decades later, I don’t remember many specific stories or headlines but I do remember some of the principles and lessons taught through the living textbook of a newspaper page.

  • First Gulf War now part of the Sands of Time

    Operation Desert Storm/Shield: Aug. 2, 1990 – Feb. 28, 1991

    Area veterans of the first Gulf War remember a lot about their experiences and sacrifices.
    On Monday, the nation joined them in remembering the end of the war.
    In July 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded and occupied neighboring Kuwait. A coalition of nations set out to liberate the tiny nation.
    One of the first things awaiting deployed troops was the climate.

  • The dying barn

    The barns of America slowly are dying. Once a standard building on family farms that spread across the land, many were built from lumber harvested on the land where they stood. Intricate craftsmanship went into the design and construction of the great barn. Sizes varied as to the needs of the farmer and family’s style.
    When a farmer said he was going to work, he walked out the backdoor and headed for the barn an hour before daylight. He left an hour after sunset, no matter the season.

  • E'town man indicted on three child porn charges

    An Elizabethtown man has been charged by a Hardin County grand jury with possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Craig T. Skaggs, 46, was arrested on a porn possession charge after members of the state Office of the Attorney General’s Cybercrimes Unit searched his property at 5787 S. Wilson Road last April and reportedly discovered 622 child porn images and one video on his computer, according to Shelley Johnson, spokeswoman for the OAG.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates “Food Check-Out Day” in Frankfort

    Phyllis Amyx, Chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, made a trip to Frankfort on Feb. 24 to present Rep. Tim Moore, Sen. Dennis Parrett and Rep. C.B. Embry with a basket of Kentucky products in recognition of the annual “Food Check-Out Day.” Kentucky Farm Bureau holds the event each year in mid-February to mark the date when the average American has earned enough income to meet his or her annual cost of food–about 10 percent of a person’s disposable income, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Machelle Ranee Booker, 44, and Vias Edward Williams, 53, both of Elizabethtown.

    Ketzalyn Yassary Hart, 25, and Tykethian Markquez Horn, 26, both of Cedar Creek, Texas.

    Maria Ines Olivares Canete, 59, and Alejandro Fernando Arancibia, 63, both of Radcliff.

    Maria-Joelle Marchal, 31, and James Wallace Morris, 42, both of Vine Grove.

    Katia Esmeralda Gonzalez Pena, 30, and Donald Joseph Elliott II, 29, both of Seymour, Ind.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital receives program accreditation

    Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown recently received program re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    To receive a five-year re-accreditation, a sleep center must met or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involved detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training. Hardin Memorial Hospital is directed by Dr. Elisa B. Garcia and is located at 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

  • Parents welcome Dylan Floyd

    Aaron and Vikki Booker of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Dylan Floyd Booker, on July 9, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.75 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Anna Booker and Donnie and Sharon Walters, all of Elizabethtown.

    Great-grandmothers are Katherine Booker of Eastview and Nadine Williams of Cecilia; and great-great-grandmothers are Kathleen Booker of Sonora and Evelyn Floyd of Eastview.