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Today's News

  • Potential federal shutdown could be felt locally

    The impact of a possible government shutdown could have an affect locally, but most regionally-located national institutions aren’t sure what those effects will be.

    The National Park System would close for the time being in the event of a shutdown, according to a statement from NPS spokesman David Barna. That would affect the Lincoln Birthplace park in Hodgenville and Mammoth Cave in Cave City.

    That could impact spring break plans, but it could have a ripple effect beyond the parks.

  • Teaching a community to fish

    The issue: United Way instructional forums
    Our view: Valuable resource for agencies

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Central's Krupinski nearly perfect (04/07)

    Senior Kristina Krupinski was a walk and an error away from a perfect game as she led the Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 13-0 win over North Bullitt on Wednesday.

    Krupinski (6-1) struck out six and only allowed the two base runners in the four-inning game.

    Junior Abbi Goedde doubled and drove in two runs, while Krupinski had two triples, a single and an RBI. Senior Ashley Hughes had a single and two RBIs, an senior Jordan Daniel singled twice and drove in a run.

    Freshman April Pence added a single and three RBIs.

  • PREP TENNIS: Practice at premium for Elizabethtown for DecoTurf Team Championships (4/06)

    While most of her teammates are relaxing on sandy beaches and soaking up the sun, AnnLauren Fiepke has caught spring break rays another way.

  • HCS board to conduct special meeting Friday

    A special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board is 8 a.m. Friday at the Central Office building.

    Items on the agenda include discussing construction bids for the renovation of Vine Grove Elementary School and selecting members for a district facility committee.

  • Dero Downing's impact felt well beyond WKU

    Dero Downing touched not only Bowling Green, where he served as president of Western Kentucky University for 10 years, but a number of cities along a long stretch of Interstate 65.

    He was raised in Horse Cave. He received his education specialist degree in Nashville. And his family expanded beyond Bowling Green to include Elizabethtown.

    Downing died Monday at age 89. Downing’s daughter, Kathryn Smith, and her husband, Elvin, live in Elizabethtown.

  • Tribute organizers seek money from tourism

    Organizers of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute believe the memorial will emerge as a premier tourist attraction in Elizabethtown and requested a $100,000 donation from the local tourism commission.

    Gary Broadway, Rich Griendling and Rik Hawkins approached the commission on Wednesday asking for $100,000 to fund the tribute, which will be placed in a proposed Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • Lincoln’s death to be remembered

    Flags will fly at half staff April 14 and 15 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville and at Hodgenville City Hall. The act will commemorate the 146th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

    Lincoln was shot April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., and died the next morning in a boarding house across the street.

  • Library pinches pennies for patrons

    Hardin County Public Library has had steady funding the past several years.

    Library Director Rene Hutcheson said she appreciates Hardin Fiscal Court maintaining its support of the library during tough economic times.

    The library only received 90 percent its expected state funding and public support has helped fill the gap she said.

  • Photo: Preparing to resurface French Street