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Today's News

  • Simpsons celebrate 50th anniversary

    Johnny and Kelta Jane Simpson of Elizabethtown celebrated their 50th anniversary with family Jan. 21, 2012, at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale.

    They were married Jan. 19, 1962.

    Mr. Simpson is a barber and co-owner of Hair Tech in Elizabethtown.

    They have three children, Sherri Gardner, Natalie Puckett and Jon Simpson; and four grandchildren.

  • Patient Financial Services honors veterans with Christmas tree

    The Patient Financial Services Department of Hardin Memorial Hospital decorated a Christmas tree in honor of the military, specifically the 233D, and to remember and honor family and friends past and present who are serving or have served in the military. Pictures and memento’s from family and friends surround the tree, which was decorated in yellow ribbons for the soldiers still to return home.

  • Local home sales decline after strong 2010

    After a significant boost from the Base Realignment and Closure initiative in 2010, residential home sales in the Hardin County area declined slightly in 2011.

    According to numbers from the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, the number of residential sales in its area fell from 2,207 in 2010 to 1,643 in 2011.

  • University to host information session Tuesday

    Mid-Continent University in Mayfield is hosting a free information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way in Radcliff.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Representatives plan to help potential students join classes and apply for the Kentucky Tuition Grant.

    The school offers classes locally on Tuesdays at Colvin Community Center.
     

  • Four from Hardin indicted by LaRue County grand jury

    Landmark News Service

    Ten people were indicted earlier this month, including four from Hardin County, by a LaRue County grand jury on charges varying from auto theft to cold checks.
    They include:

  • LaRue businessman to run for Congress

    A LaRue County businessman is planning a run for Congress.
    Craig Astor, a real estate professional, aircraft mechanic and co-owner of Wrolen Pin Café, will run on the Libertarian ticket.
    Astor resigned as chairman of LaRue County’s Republican Party last month after making the decision to run in the primary election.
    “I was very disappointed in the two-party system,” Astor said. “I think they’ve failed the American people.”
    He’d like to be part of the solution.

  • Local bank doubles its dividend

    After experiencing its most profitable year to date in 2011, Hardin County-based Kentucky Neighborhood Bank announced to shareholders it will double its dividend.

    The bank will double its dividend from 50 cents to $1, it announced to shareholders last week in a letter.

    “I give credit to the customers we’ve got and the great employees,” said President and CEO Ronnie Pence, who called the bank’s successful year “humbling.”

  • MOWW recognizes student achievements

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) met Dec. 13 at its clubhouse on Fort Knox.

  • Excellence in education begins at early age

    The education of the youngest students in Hardin County Schools was celebrated Thursday.

    Joan Hill of New Highland Elementary School and Maryjane Boes of Heartland Elementary School were honored for being named Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education. Both schools held ceremonies for their respective teachers and a KDE representative was on hand to recognize them.

  • Will you be the tortoise or the hare?

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming back to town and is holding auditions from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The roles in “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race” are for children in first through eighth grades. There is no guarantee all who audition will be cast for the play. Approximately 50 students will be chosen.