Today's News

  • July 26, 2010: Our readers write

    And so it goes ...

    Have you heard that racism is rampant? Because Jesus was the only perfect person, everyone else is racist to some extent. While some are forward racists, some are reverse racists; some are sidewise racists (“I’m neutral”), and some are upside down racists (“It’s them, not me”). So, welcome to the human race and let’s get on with living.

    J.B. Armstrong


    Futbol is fantastic

  • Lions Club supports 4-H

    Elizabethtown Lions Club President Travis Langdon presents a donation from the club to Bonnie Jolly of the Hardin County 4-H Council. The donation will be used for camp scholarships.

  • July 23, 2010: Services

    Mazie Decker, 96, of Louisville, formerly of Hardin County, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • July 25, 2010: Our readers write

    The word furlough

  • A farewell to an Army man



    Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin was remembered as a courageous and good man Friday at his funeral in Radcliff.

    Garvin, 20, was laid to rest in Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery – Central. His funeral was at Stithton Baptist Church.

    Garvin, formerly of Radcliff, died July 12 while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He served as an armament, electrical and avionics systems repairer.

  • Focus on Finance: Deciding on a retirement age

    Question: I am 62 and it used to be that everyone planned to retire at the “magic age” of 65. It just doesn’t seem to be like that anymore. So what do I need to consider when deciding when to retire?

    Answer: You are at the stage where you could retire if you wanted. A recent study has found five trade-off circumstances that affect an employee’s decision to retire. Let’s review the findings of these effects:

  • Photos: Back-to-school bash signals end of play days

    Immanuel Baptist Church held a back-to-school bash Saturday at Pine Crest Apartments in Elizabethtown. Youths from the church participated in a home mission trip this past week doing activities from trash pick-up to yardwork and a backyard Bible club one day at the apartment complex, said youth minister Michael Coogle. The motto for the mission was "To love is to serve." School supplies and haircuts were available for children as part of the fun.


  • Agents nab alleged Rx fraud ring



    A prescription fraud case against two Elizabethtown men and a Bardstown woman is in the hands of a grand jury for review for possible indictment.

    Elizabethtown residents Jesse Ray Beville, 27, and Michael David Bayne Jr., 28, and Bardstown resident Heather Hollister Beatty, 31, are accused of duping pharmacists into filling numerous bogus prescriptions for the painkiller Lortab.

  • Age is what our mind makes of it


    Our first born is now 30.

    Sitting in her Lexington home last weekend, I had to wonder where the time had gone.

    It seems as if a blink ago, I was reaching the big 3-0. But there have been lots of blinks in more than 22 years since eclipsing that aging milestone.

    She’s handling the transition much better than her father did. As the calendar approached my 30th birthday, I was like a grouchy bear disturbed during hibernation season.

  • July 20, 2010 Editorial: Her dedication brought focus to local history

    Hardin County lost one of its greatest historians and storytellers last week. Family and friends laid Mary Jo Jones to rest last Friday afternoon following her funeral at Memorial United Methodist Church, her home church of more than 75 years. She was 86. Best known locally for her tireless and passionate work as a founder of the Hardin County History Museum, Mary Jo was described by