Today's News

  • Rotary puts money, effort where kids’ mouths are

    A program to keep students’ teeth in good shape puts smiles on the faces of volunteers as well.

    The Rotary Smiles! program is in the process of screening all third-graders across Hardin County for possible oral health issues. Dentists, dental hygienists and other volunteers have been going to local elementary schools to check teeth and gums and refer students for further treatment, if necessary.

    This is the fourth year of the program, which is patterned after a similar one in Jefferson County, coordinator Carol Belcher said.

  • Richardson resigns as head of North Hardin Economic Development Authority

    Brad Richardson will be juggling one less job title come October.

    Richardson, executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and One Knox, has resigned as executive director of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority. The resignation is effective Sept. 30 and was confirmed by Richardson and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall. Duvall said the authority’s  board will take the lead in finding Richardson’s replacement.

  • ABC to give a-b-c’s of alcohol sales tonight

    Voters have a chance to learn more about the wet-dry election’s potential impact tonight before they head to the polls next week.

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove officials have arranged an informational forum at 7 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the cities wanted to arrange one forum for all three cities and the State Theater was a sizable venue that had the capacity needed.

  • Spinning brings crafters together over yarns

    A sidewalk alongside Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown recently was interrupted by a scene from the 1800s.

    A handful of local women fed fistfuls of dyed wool into waist-high wooden spinning wheels that hummed smoothly as they wound the fibers into tight lines of yarn.

    They planned to use the wool they spun on the side of the road to create blankets, scarves and other items.

    With feet that were bare except for socks they had knit themselves, a couple women pressed pedals that kept the spinning wheels rolling and flashing in the afternoon sunshine.

  • This Digital Life: Google Docs improves file access

    By Forrest Berkshire

    Technology tends to make our lives easier.

    But at times, it can just make it complicated.

    I write for a living. This doesn’t sound too complicated, but I tend to write when I’m feeling inspired. Unfortunately, I’m not always in front of the same computer when I find my muse.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Region golf tourney up in the air (09/26)

    Handicapping the Boys’ 5th Region Golf Tournament is like trying to pick the winning Powerball numbers.

    Both the team and individual championships are up in the air heading into today’s tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville. The phrase most used by area coaches was wide open.

  • BASEBALL: Velocity coming to The Players' Dugout (09/26)

    Central Hardin junior Drew Harrington wants to make himself a more lethal high school pitcher.

    After helping lead the Bruins’ baseball team to its first KHSAA State championship this past spring, Harrington still thinks his fastball could use a little more oomph.

  • Retirement: The golden years?

    Even though I am many, many years from retirement, I think about it from time to time. I sometimes allow myself to daydream about the luxury of time. I dream about the places I will go and things I will do once I retire.
    The excitement of approaching retirement, for many workers, is a hard thing to contain. The plans and dreams of how it will turn out, however, may not be what the reality of retirement brings.

  • Grace Heartland, John Hardin High School serious about service

    Grace Heartland Church and John Hardin High School had similar ideas Saturday as they dedicated the day to the service of others.

    Hundreds of volunteers from both locations split into teams and tackled numerous projects, from landscaping and cleaning to building wheelchair ramps.

    The day started at the church for members of Grace Heartland, but organizers made it clear that “the church has left the building.”

    Daryl Pepper, associate pastor, said he was floored at the response to “Grace Unleashed.”

  • Burke's Outlet Store coming to Towne Mall in November

    Just in time for the holiday shopping season, consumers will find a new anchor store at Towne Mall.

    Brandenton, Fla.-based Burke’s Outlet is expected to open by Thanksgiving at the site of the former Dawahares at the front of the mall.

    “We are happy to have all our anchor stores occupied,’’ said Theresa Steinemann, business development and marketing manager at Towne Mall. “This is great for our guests, the mall as well as our community, through additional jobs that will become available with their store opening.’’