Today's News

  • The List: Seasonal scam advice from the BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of several seasonal scams. Whether you or your loved ones are vacationing or working a summer job, here’s a list of scenarios that warrant caution, according to the bureau.

  • Employment opportunities sought for Fort Knox holdouts

    Changes at Fort Knox meant a lot of positions being added there as the post embraced its human resources mission.
    The changes also mean a number of people who used to work at Fort Knox are out of a job.

    Only 234 of the 834 workers whose jobs moved to Fort Benning, Ga., with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative’s plan to relocate to the U.S. Army Armor School and follow the jobs to Georgia.

    An information fair Tuesday at Fort Knox sought to connect those staying in the area with potential employers.

  • Judge waits to schedule competency hearing for man accused of murder

    Further prosecution is pending a competency hearing in the case against Joshua Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hines placed the 911 call and confessed to shooting Toni Ballard, 36, in her Bardstown Road residence April 7. The 24-year-old also told police the gun recovered from his home was the weapon used in the fatal shooting.

    At Hines’ probable cause hearing in April, District Judge John Simcoe approved a motion to evaluate Hines for competency and criminal responsibility.

  • Mother-daughter team wins Look-A-Like title

    When children are told they look or act like their parents, many can be put off by the comment. They may grimace at the thought of even looking just a little bit like their mother or father.

    For 18 competitors in the Hardin County Fair Parent/Child Look-A-Like contest on Monday, they were hoping just the opposite.

    Nine pairs of parents and children helped kick off the Hardin County Fair’s many contests for the week, with Sheila Crowe and Allyssah Clagg winning the title.

  • ECTC hosting parent orientation

    The local community college is hosting an event to soothe the nerves of possibly the most anxious group of people involved in college enrollment — the parents of incoming freshmen.
    An orientation for parents of incoming college students is at 7 p.m. July 28 at  Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Room 212 in the new Regional Postsecondary Education Center.
    The orientation is specifically aimed at parents of new students and questions they have, which can differ from those of students, said Chuck Spataro, one of the event’s organizers.

  • 2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Central Hardin takes 5-of-15 spots (07/13)

    Central Hardin had a record-setting season and the Lady Bruins were handsomely rewarded for their efforts on the annual All-Area Softball Team.

  • Vine Grove hopes to bring Mayberry to life

    Vine Grove residents will find themselves in the middle of a spring day in Mayberry next year.
    Officials are changing the traditional Spring Fling to Mayberry Days, based on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
    The event’s name might be tweaked, but plans for April 28 include placing checkerboards, tables and chairs along Main Street and asking residents to dress as Mayberry characters.

  • Red Cross opens cooling center in Pritchard

    With Hardin and LaRue counties under heat advisory Monday and Tuesday, the American Red Cross opened a cooling center in Pritchard Community Center.

    Red Cross volunteer Bobby Thompson said the organization will open a cooling center depending on orders from Hardin County's Emergency Management Department.

    "We let the people who are in charge tell us what to do," Thompson said. "If it's not really hot (Wednesday), we may not open."

  • Miss Hardin County Fair crowned

    After finishing as second runner-up last year and winning titles in other county fairs, Elizabethtown resident Brittany Beauchamp is now able to wear the Miss Hardin County Fair crown.

    Beauchamp won the 2011 Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant on Monday in the annual start to the fair. She beat first runner-up Alysha Benitez-White, and second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Candace Cox.

  • Hardin County remembers

    The topic: Hardin County's 9/11 Memorial
    Our view: It's a community monument

    Few American tragedies have been as chilling as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Now, nearly 10 years after thousands of lives were taken on American soil, we have an opportunity in Hardin County to always remember and honor those lives with a memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.