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Today's News

  • Wreaths Across America returns to honor fallen vets

    Fallen veterans once again will be honored this Christmas season in Hardin County.

    The Wreaths Across America program returns with a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 10 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, said Donna Betson, the organizer of the program locally and founder of the Kentucky Patriots. Betson said 2,000 wreaths will be laid as part of the ceremony this year.

    It is yet another increase for the program, now in its third year. About 1,000 wreaths were laid at the cemetery the first year and 1,500 were placed last year.

  • HMH nabs national consumer choice award

    Hardin Memorial Hospital was one of three hospitals in Kentucky to receive a consumer choice award for top-notch healthcare based on a consumer survey issued by the National Research Corp.

    It is the second year HMH has nabbed the honor, joining The Medical Center in Bowling Green and Baptist Hospital East of Louisville on the list of Kentucky hospitals chosen this year.

    “This is indicative of the thought and seriousness we place on the care of the patients,” said Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

  • Heartland Dulcimer Club hosts Traditional Music Festival

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club presents its 17th Traditional Music Festival Friday night and again today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Each year the event draws 100 to 150 music enthusiast to learn new skills, improve techniques and listen to accomplished artists in their craft.

  • PAC holds auditions to populate 'Our Town'

    Actors and actresses are being sought to populate “Our Town” as the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center hosts auditions for the pro-am production Friday.

    Written by Thornton Wilder, “Our Town” offers a glimpse into some of the lives of residents of a small New Hampshire town.

    Auditions are 5 to 9 p.m. at the PAC at John Hardin High School. Those auditioning will read from the script, and materials are available in advance at the PAC office.

    All 15 roles, children and adults, are available.

  • Coat drive to become annual event

    The Radcliff Rotary Club’s second winter coat drive is expected to continue annually to provide coats to those in need.

    The community service project is sponsored by the Radcliff club with the help of the other two rotary clubs in the county and Helping Hand of Hope.

    Radcliff Rotary Club members decided after collecting more than 400 coats last year to make the collection a yearly event to meet community need. They hope to make the project larger next year, club member Jeff Peden said.

  • Bands, sports teams make community proud

    TOPIC: Students excelling
    OUR VIEW: Success comes in bunches

    Whether it was on a field of play in a band competition or on a gymnasium floor, this area has had plenty to stand up and cheer about in the last few weeks from high school students.

    It is a slim percentage of high school students who can claim they are state champions, but the LaRue County High School marching band is in that rare company.

  • Photo: Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning
  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area teams set for region meets (11/04)

    Having never qualified for the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships, the Central Hardin Bruins are one confident bunch.

    Led by junior and reigning conference champion Josh Price, eighth-grader Christian Wright and senior Hunter Hood, the Bruins feel this is their year to be one of the teams moving on after Saturday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 meet at Bowling Green’s Kereiakes Park.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue draws tough first-round opponent (11/04)

    Longtime LaRue County Hawks coach Rodney Armes thinks the Wayne County Cardinals are one of the toughest three seeds in the state playoffs.

    The Cardinals are 8-2, but lost district games to top-ranked Bell County and No. 11 Corbin. LaRue County (6-4) hosts Wayne County in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs at 7:30 tonight in Hodgenville.

    The Hawks have gone 4-1 at home this season – their only setback was a 35-14 loss to No. 2 Louisville Central on Oct. 21 – and Armes hopes that bodes well for his team tonight.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown and Radcliff Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    David Hodapp, 116 Astaire Drive, Cecilia. Use: roof.

    Greg Brownfield, 51 Habersham Drive, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Thompson Clifford, lot 0 James Duvall Lane, county. Use: single-wide foundation.