Today's News

  • Unification supporters to approach more organizations

    More residents and civic organizations will be asked to support a proposal to form a commission that would draft a plan for a unified county government.

    Hardin County United on Friday announced its first formal support from a community organization for forming a unification review commission. The Hardin County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday calling for its establishment.

    If formed, the commission would develop a plan for a unified government to be presented to voters in November 2012.

  • If passed, local options would mean mixed drink results

    If voters say yes Oct. 4 to expanded alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, alcohol provisions for the three cities will differ based on each city’s classification.

    A yes vote in Radcliff, Hardin County’s only second-class city, would give the city all of the privileges of wet status, including bars, but fourth-class cities Elizabethtown and Vine Grove still would be limited in alcohol sales, said Steve Humphress, general counsel for the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • Statistics may be important but humor counts too

    Let’s begin with a quiz.

    Based on the 2010 Census, what incorporated Hardin County community had the largest percentage increase in population?

    While you think about your answer, I’ll take a minute to point out a special four-week contest based on your knowledge of Hardin County history and trivia.

    Coming off the extraordinary response to the newspaper’s Bingo Fever contest in June, the circulation staff was looking to try another fun, engaging way to interact with readers.

  • Civil War ghosts appear for downtown visitors

    The streets of Elizabethtown were walked Friday night by visions from the past, all sent from a time when the city was caught in the War Between the States.

    The second run of the Civil War Ghosts and Legends Drama took place downtown. Groups walked through scenes of the past that included Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky Gov. John Helm and Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

    Many participating actors have been part of the Charlie Logsdon Downtown Walking Tour as well, including Steve and Lisa Lindsey, who portrayed Gov. and Mrs. Helm.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin knows nothing will come easy now (08/14)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins are in an unfamiliar position entering the season, but one they don’t mind.

    After reaching the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament the previous six seasons, the Lady Bruins finally broke through last season, winning the region title and reaching the state tournament quarterfinals. It was Central Hardin’s first region championship since 2000.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: John Hardin wants to show last year was no fluke (08/14)

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs accomplished a rare feat last season and now they’re out to show they can do it again.

    The Lady Bulldogs reached the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament for the first time since 2003 when they fell in the championship to Elizabethtown. Now, they want to make this an annual trip.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: John Hardin a team in transition (08/14)

    John Hardin boys’ soccer coach Alex Shearer knew last season was going to be one of transition. The thought was take one step back to go two steps forward.

    But last season went better than expected. The Bulldogs went 15-5-3 and took the Central Hardin Bruins, who went on to win the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments, to penalty kicks in the district semifinals.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Can Central Hardin carry over from last year? (08/14)

    After Central Hardin’s run to the state tournament’s final four last year, Bruins coach Mike Wiersema is hoping his team can bottle up some of that magic for this season.

    The Bruins won a school-record 20 games and the program’s first region tournament title in three finals appearances last season. But Central Hardin graduated nearly half of its roster, leaving some big holes to fill this year.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Elizabethtown out to make amends (08/14)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have reeled off 11 consecutive winning seasons, went unbeaten last year against district competition in the regular season and spent part of 2010 ranked in the coaches’ top 20.

    But they still look at the season as a failure because of a shocking 1-0 loss to John Hardin in the 10th District Tournament semifinals at Fort Knox that ended their year at 13-6-3.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: LaRue County motivated for better year (08/14)

    Give Becky Hawkins this – the LaRue County Lady Hawks’ coach is honest almost to a fault.

    The Lady Hawks went 6-7-4 last season, getting outscored 54-26 and going winless (0-6-2) against 9th District teams.

    “Last year our main goal was not to get mercy ruled. That’s how low of a skill level we had,” Hawkins said. “Now our goal is to play a good game and work hard as best we can. Hopefully that hard work will pay off.”