Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade's Thomas Wilson signs with Navy (2/2)

    Attending a game with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was more than enough to convince Thomas Wilson that the U.S. Naval Academy was the right place for him.

    While on an official visit, the Meade County senior quarterback went to the Air Force-Navy game Oct. 1 and realized Navy was where he wanted to be.

  • Toddler killed in one-car crash

    A toddler was killed Wednesday morning in a car crash on Ky. 434.

    Taylor B. French, 21 months, was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital after the car she was in struck a tree, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Amy French, 29, of Elizabethtown, was traveling on Ky. 434 when her 1994 Toyota pickup dropped off the side of the road, according to the news release. French overcorrected and lost control of the truck. She entered the other lane, crossed the left side of the road and hit a tree, police said.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin's Holloway and Harness sign with Murray (2/2)

    John Hardin seniors Jeremy Harness and Hunter Holloway found their comfort zones on visits to Murray State, so it was only natural both of them choose to play for the Racers on Wednesday afternoon.

    Harness, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound wideout, and Holloway, a 6-5, 265-pound defensive lineman, both signed national letters of intent in front of a small gathering in the John Hardin High School commons area.

  • Cheddar's forced to delay opening

    Cheddar’s Casual Café opened a little later than usual Wednesday.

    The Elizabethtown Fire Department was called to the restaurant, located on North Dixie Avenue next to Kohl's, on a fire alarm Wednesday morning, but Elizabethtown Fire investigator Rusty Todd said firefighters found the kitchen hood suppression system had been inadvertently activated, which required a technician to reset it before the restaurant could open for business.

    “It’s a safety feature in all commercial kitchens,” Todd said.

  • St. Clair again sentenced to death in Hardin County

    Special Judge Thomas O. Castlen sentenced convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair to death on capital kidnapping charges Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court just minutes after St. Clair proclaimed his latest trial unjust.

    The death sentence was in response to a Hardin County jury finding St. Clair guilty in late January of charges related to the 1991 kidnap and execution style killing of Francis "Frank" Brady, a Bardstown distillery worker who was abducted from a Sonora truck stop.

  • Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club prepares for upcoming year

    As the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club is gearing up for an exciting year, officers and some committee members recently met to plan programs and activities for the year. Several current elected officials and potential candidates will be speakers at the upcoming meetings.

    The first meeting of the year is at 6 p.m. Feb. 6, at the Nolin RECC meeting room. The speaker will be Hardin County Circuit Clerk Loretta Crady.

    For information, contact President Debbie Donnelly at 765-5613.

  • Friends and family hold vigil for Kori Skaggs
  • I-65 widening has support of governor

    ISSUE: Interstate 65 improvements
    OUR VIEW: Governor deserves our thanks

    Kentucky's four-lane stretch of Interstate 65 — soon to only venture into Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties — has many local residents intimidated.

    The funnel effect of six lanes from Louisville south and six lanes from Tennessee north puts the squeeze on traffic and frightens many motorists. Repeatedly in 2011, bad things occurred on that stretch, including repeated fatalities in the Glendale area.

  • Young and Shufelt speak at club meeting

    Pictured from left, Mary Cooper Young, Mae Knight, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, Richard Shufelt and Anthony Conder, programs chair for the Optimist Club of Radcliff. Young and Shufelt spoke to the club about the Youth Theatre of Hardin County. Youth Theatre of Hardin County is the oldest youth theater program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, continually operating for 41 years. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education in the performing arts for middle and high school students around Hardin County.

  • ‘Empty Bowls’ event is Feb. 11