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Today's News

  • HCS wise to pass on food program

    Hardin County Schools has decided to say no to the Community Eligibility Option, part of President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The federal government program set into motion in December 2010 would have provided a free lunch to all students at qualifying schools in the district.

  • HCU consultant explains unification review process

    Hardin County’s citizens have a unique opportunity. Hardin County has the opportunity to unify its existing good local government and become one of the largest and most progressive communities in Kentucky.

    However, before the citizens will be able to consider and vote on whether or not the community should unify, a specific plan first must be developed. Under Kentucky law, this plan only can be developed by what is called the unification review commission.

    Let’s be clear: Only the voters of Hardin County can consider and approve unified government.

  • Hardin Countians celebrate Labor Day with a Civil War skirmish

    Wisps of gun smoke flowed through the air. Mark Twain, clad in a white suit, walked on a hilltop nearby. A row of men in navy uniforms faced a group of Confederates. When a rifle on one side fired, a bang from the other soon followed.

    Suddenly, the firing stopped and a Union soldier began to shout to a Confederate. As the two approached each other in the middle of the battlefield, an actor explained to the Fort Duffield onlookers that it was common during the Civil War for friends, relatives and even siblings to find each other in opposition.

  • MLB: Mariners call up former Central star Delabar (09/06)

    Stevie Delabar was planning on leaving Tacoma, Wash., today and flying in to Louisville so he could arrive home in Hardin County tonight.

    Since he’s no longer coming home, his family is coming to see him.

    Delabar, a 28-year-old former Central Hardin High School star pitcher playing for the Tacoma Rainiers – the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate – was called into his manager’s office Monday night and informed the Mariners wanted him to pitch in the big leagues.

  • MLB: Royals' Adcock to pitch in fall league (09/06)

    Unless they make the American League playoffs, the Major League Baseball season ends Sept. 28  for the Kansas City Royals.

    That won’t be the last date this year Nate Adcock takes the mound.

    The rookie pitcher from North Hardin High School is 1-of-6 Royals prospects who will play for the Surprise Saguaros of the six-team Arizona Fall League.

  • FOOTBALL: Thurman hosting Legends Night shrimp boil in Sonora on Thursday (09/06)

    Mixing basketball and shrimp has been a good recipe for success for Sonora’s Charlie Thurman. Now he’s going to find out if throwing football into the mix spoils the stew.

    Thurman, who has hosted many area and state basketball legends for nights of reminiscing over Cajun shrimp boils at Claudia’s Tea Room, is hosting his first football legends night Thursday.

    “We already have a full house. We’re up to capacity,” Thurman said Sunday night. “We’ve had a huge response. We’re up over 60 people now.”

  • Photo: Turkeys take rural stroll
  • Louisville man charged with DUI, assault in Hardin County

    A Louisville man is charged with DUI, third-degree assault and wanton endangerment after a collision with a Kentucky State Police vehicle Sunday on Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.

    According to a KSP news release, KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown received multiple calls regarding a vehicle traveling eastbound in the parkway’s westbound lanes.

    Troopers found the driver, Thomas Coleman III, 70, near the 134 mile marker, police said.

  • Tuesday ceremony to observe 9/11 anniversary and honor area first responders

    To observe the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, local first responders will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday at Elizabethtown Fire Department’s Fire Station 1.

    “We feel we need to remember the ones who sacrificed their lives,” Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said.

    The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will honor all area firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, according to a news release.

  • Rose to be featured on two national 9/11 anniversary shows

    Elizabethtown resident Tony Rose has a different perspective than most on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on America.

    On that ill-fated Tuesday morning as he and many co-workers planned a retirement party for a fellow employee at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., American Airlines Flight 77, at a speed of 500 miles an hour, smashed into the Pentagon.

    About 200 people were killed at the Pentagon that day, including friends and co-workers of Rose’s, who then served as a U.S. Army sergeant major.