Today's News

  • Nichols-Montgomery

    Steve and Ellen Montgomery of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Stephen M. Montgomery of Nashville, Tenn., to Cheryl A. Nichols of Nashville.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of G. Buddy and Patsy J. Nichols of Searcy, Ark. She is a 1999 graduate of Jonesboro High School in Arkansas, a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt University and a 2006 graduate of University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. She is an attorney with Shuttleworth Williams PLLC.

  • Auker-Walters

    Kaylee Ann Auker and Shawn Michael Walters announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She is the daughter of Joby Auker of Elizabethtown and Donna Auker of Cecilia.

    The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2008 graduate of Berea College with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He is the son of Tammy Walters of Elizabethtown and Glen Walters of Irvington.

  • Lewises celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    Harold and Aline Lewis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently with their children in Savannah, Ga.

    They were married Aug. 2, 1946, at Cecilia Methodist Parsonage where they still attend church.

    Mr. Lewis operates Cecilia Tractor Service.

    Mrs. Lewis is retired from Fort Knox.

    They have three children, Janet Heit, Linda Pence and Marshall Lewis; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

  • Hardin County Senior Republican Women present scholarship

    The Hardin County Senior Republican Women's Forum (HCSRWF) met July 31 at Ryan's Steakhouse in Elizabethtown. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a $500 scholarship to Meghan De Amaral, a graduate of Fort Knox High School who plans to attend Texas A&M University this fall, majoring in political science and pre-law. After the scholarship presentation, a business meeting was held.  The next meeting is at 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at Ryan's Steakhouse in Elizabethtown.  For more information, call Alice Pelkey at 769-1464. 

  • Parents welcome Oliver Chase

    Jason and Bethanie Sadler of Magnolia announce the birth of a son, Oliver Chase, on July 1, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jo Mather and Bobby O’Daniel, all of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Walter and Earnie Sadler of Hodgenville.

  • Parents welcome Jonathan Scott

    Nathan Musiak and Stephanie Kennedy of Parker, Colo., announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Scott Musiak, on June 30, 2011, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.

    Siblings are Haylea and Elyzabeth Musiak.

    Maternal grandparents are Harold and Nancy Goetz of New Underwood, S.D. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Sharon Musiak of Radcliff.

  • LaRue records second-lowest jobless rate in state for June

    Ninety six Kentucky counties saw a drop in unemployment rates from June 2010 to June 2011 with LaRue County holding the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to a report issued by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate in the state for June at 7.4 percent but was trailed closely by LaRue County at 7.5 percent.

  • Christ Episcopal’s rector moving on to new church

    “Where do you intervene? Where do you start?” asks Alice Nichols, outgoing rector at Elizabethtown’s Christ Episcopal Church. “I think the answer is everybody.”
    With a reputation for being ecumenical, Nichols has spent much of her life reaching out to “everybody” through her career as a social worker in the mental health field and most recently as a rector.
    After four years at Christ Episcopal Church, Nichols is relocating to Hopkinsville to serve at a church where she interned five years ago, she said.

  • Katlyn Wolford has a new best friend, service dog Apollo

    When school starts this week, Central Hardin High School will have a new student: the furry kind.

    Katlyn Wolford, 16, and her black Labrador, Apollo, 2, will go to school together this term. Apollo is the first Canine Assistants-trained dog to ride a school bus in Hardin County.

    Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization in Alpharetta, Ga. The organization trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of people with physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.

  • Cruisin' returns with more muscle

    Six-shooters and speed demons sat arm-in-arm Saturday in Elizabethtown without a single shootout or showdown to speak of. 

    The nicknames emblazoned on the sides of cars conjured images of Wild West saloons and white-knuckled demolition derbies, but more accurately, it was a classic car showcase known as Cruisin’ the Heartland.