Today's News

  • GPS tracks down car, theft suspect

    Modern technology played a major role Thursday in tracking down a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the local State Transportation Cabinet office on South Dixie Avenue.

    Mark Vera, 32, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle more than $500 when he was found sitting in the stolen SUV in Shelbyville.

    A GPS tracking device in the Ford Escape led authorities to the exact location of the vehicle. Authorities not only were able to find the car, but the man who stole it, they say.

  • LaRue man charged for meth, marijuana

    A Magnolia man was arrested Thursday on charges of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Willis A. Richardson, 39, was taken to the LaRue County Jail after Kentucky State Police assisted with a welfare check on children at a residence on Cruse Road, according to a KSP news release. Police said they found a marijuana plant and evidence of meth labs at the site.

  • HCS names new instruction directors

    An elementary school principal is moving to Hardin County Schools’ Central Office as its new director of elementary curriculum and instruction.

    Teresa Morgan, principal at Woodland Elementary School, begins the new job the first on next month.

    Tammy Stephens also recently began a similar job for secondary schools.

    Directors assist schools with issues such as testing and implementing standards for curriculum, among other things.


    While it may seem like only a distant memory to some, the blue ribbons and champion honors presented at the 2011 Hardin County Fair will live forever in the hearts of many Hardin County Youth. 4-Hers exhibited everything from plants, bird houses, peanut butter cookies, pictures, rabbits, goats, dogs, cattle, sheep and much, much more.

    I cannot say enough about the support from local volunteers who help make all of this possible. 4-H volunteers take time from their already busy schedules to share their knowledge and help put a smile on many Hardin County youth.

  • Sonora United Methodist Church members support Warm Blessings

  • Commerce Department says this community is tops

    The issue: Personal income growth
    Our view: News will bring more prosperity.

    We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

    Feels good to say that, don’t you think?

    The statistics bear it out. The local Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hardin and LaRue counties, holds the No. 1 spot in personal income growth from 2009 to 2010.

    In fact, the Elizabethtown MSA was the only region in the country to experience double-digit growth at 10.1 percent.

  • Library board supports forming unified government commission

    A county board has expressed support for a proposal to develop a unified government in Hardin County.

    The Hardin County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a resolution calling for the establishment of the unification review commission to develop a plan for a unified government.

    If formed, the commission will develop a plan for a unified government to be presented to voters. November 2012 is the target date for a vote.

    The library board is the first community organization to openly support the moving to the next step of the process.

  • CrossWay celebrates 10th anniversary

    It took Maureen Wilcox a long time to move on after having an abortion at age 19.
    “I never thought about the baby as a baby, and the first time I thought of my baby as a baby, I thought of myself as a murderer,” she said.
    Wilcox, a Vine Grove resident, turned to alcohol to escape the feeling. She said that led to bad choices, including a failed marriage.
    “I wanted something to take away the pain,” she said. “It didn’t work.”

  • Hoadley graduates from Army ROTC training course

    HOADLEY. Kody W. Hoadley has graduated from the Army ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash. A 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, he attends Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He is the son of Kathy Hoadley of Elizabethtown.

  • Guthrie and P’Pool to speak at HCRWC meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Nolin RECC. Guthrie was elected congressman for Kentucky’s Second District in November 2008. He is in his first term in Congress, and serves on the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Additionally, he is the ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education.