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Today's News

  • War hero's tale becomes part of county's heritage

    The Hardin County History Museum immortalized a local war hero Saturday and placed the first U.S. Air Force exhibit in its ranks for public view.

    The museum honored Air Force Capt. Vanley Johnson by putting his uniform and dog tags on display, which was unveiled by members of Johnson’s family. A photo of Johnson and a plaque bearing his name accompanied the uniform.

  • Kids Cafe seeks new quarters

    Nelle Thomas is looking for a Christmas miracle — a glimmer of hope in a time when the loving hand of a Good Samaritan or two is needed.

    Thomas, director of Kids Café, a local community outreach program, said the program has grown beyond its current space and needs a new home.

    Kids Café has called New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown home for about four years. Starting modestly, the program initially served about 20 children and was designed as a Bible study until volunteers realized the children were hungry, Thomas said.

  • Christmas goes to the dogs

    One Elizabethtown family this year has replaced Christmas giving to each other  with providing for homeless animals in Hardin County.

    Kelly Hammontree and her immediate and extended family are putting their Christmas money toward buying new toys, beds, treats, blankets, cleaning supplies and other gifts for the animals housed in Hardin County’s Animal Control facility.

    “Everybody’s just giving a little bit of everything,” she said.

  • SOCCER: John Hardin's Alex Higdon takes his game to the national level (12/19)

    Having already made a name for himself on the area, regional and state soccer scenes, Alex Higdon recently took his game to the next level.

    The national one.

    A John Hardin High School junior, Higdon helped the 18-player Region II team win the 1995 boys age group at the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys’ NCAA Interregional, which was held Dec. 9-11 at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala. The ODP Interregional is held in conjunction with the Men’s NCAA College Cup.

  • Senior Life: The reverse gift list

    Making lists of things to do often is helpful, especially now as the busy holiday season is under way. Lists remind us of gifts to buy, cards to mail and last-minute errands to run. Lists can help us accomplish important tasks in what seems to be a short amount of time.

  • RPD investigating two-vehicle crash

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday evening at the intersection of Ky. 313 and Wiselyn Drive that sent one person to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

  • A Christmas concert for Chuck

    Charles “Chuck” Campbell was not leading the Heartland Winds’ annual winter concert Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, but he was clapping away in heaven, his wife said.

    The Heartland Winds dedicated  its “Winter Reflections” concert to the memory of the founder and former leader, who succumbed to cancer in July.

    Campbell also served 31 years as a public school band director, directing bands at East and North Hardin High Schools as well as George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.

  • Hodgenville man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville man was airlifted to Louisville and another was treated at the scene Sunday after an early morning crash in LaRue County.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Jeremy Bush Goodman, 37, and Janell Marie Goodman, 37, both of Elizabethtown. Married 13 years.

    Jeremy Ryan Loeffler, 30, and Julia Ann Leoffler, 27, both of Vine Grove. Married nine years.

  • Shaw will not seek re-election as commonwealth's attorney

    Once he completes his second term Dec. 31, 2012, Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw will step out of the office and a new lead prosecutor will take his place.

    In a letter, Shaw announced he will not seek re-election in November. He is in his second six-year term as commonwealth’s attorney.

    First taking office in 2001, Shaw earned his second term after defeating local attorney Bob Bishop in the 2006 election.