Today's News

  • Injured Hodgenville officer improving

    Landmark News Service
    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells, who was seriously injured Jan. 3 while directing school traffic, is improving.
    Wells, 55, was struck by a pickup truck as he directed morning traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School. He suffered a broken leg and hip and bleeding in the brain. He was flown to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
    Wells was transferred to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown where he began treatment Monday, according to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Plenty of snow, still dry

    This winter hasn’t been particularly wet so far, although it may seem like it with all the flakes flying.
    Because it has been so cold, when precipitation has fallen it has been more likely snow than rain. Usually it’s half and half this time of year, National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan said.
    About 2 inches of snow had fallen as of Tuesday afternoon during the latest round, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster with the Fort Knox weather station. He predicted up to an inch more would accumulate.

  • Club members discuss veterans tribute

    On Jan. 7, guest speakers for the Hardin County AM Rotary Club were Rich Griendling and Rik Hawkins. The topic discussed was the Hardin County Veterans Tribute that is expected to be completed by Veterans Day 2012 in Elizabethtown. Pictured are Committee Member Gary Broadway, President of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Rik Hawkins, Rotary Club President Christy Childers, Artist/Sculptor Rich Griendling and Committee Member Mary Smith. Pavers and brick are available for purchase to honor a loved one on the tribute. Call 319-1051 for information.

  • Duke Brigade visits Radcliff Rotary

    Three members of the “Duke Brigade” 3/1st Infantry were on hand at the Radcliff Rotary to express thanks for the club's contribution to the upgrade of their headquarters building and soldiers' memorial on Fort Knox. Major Smith thanked the club and the community for all the support the brigade has received. He pointed out just how important it was for deploying Soldiers to have peace of mind, knowing their families would be in a caring community.

  • Wendy Wilburn: Not kidding around

    Wendy Wilburn seems to do Everything 4 Kids.

    The business owner has two stores — named Everything 4 Kids, of course — in Radcliff and Elizabethtown. But the disabled veteran is more than a business owner. Wilburn helps moms, children and families by providing donations and resources.

    The origin of her business venture began in 2001 when she and her husband, Chris, were both active duty military. Wilburn began selling her son’s “gently used” items at a flea market in Elizabethtown.

  • Giving season doesn’t end

    For more information on how to donate, visit www.unitedwayck.org or call 737-6608.

  • Jan. 11 editorial: It's a big part-time job

    TOPIC: High school dropouts
    OUR VIEW: A lose lose situation

  • VFW picks Laumeyer for teacher award

    While most teachers are recognized for passing on the principles of the three Rs, Laureen Laumeyer was chosen for her mastery of a P – patriotism.
    Laumeyer has received Teacher of the Year awards from the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 and the 4th District VFW that includes Vine Grove.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin, Elizabethtown both have momentum entering showdown (01/11)

    After his team lost a game he thought it should have won Friday night, veteran Elizabethtown coach James Haire wondered how his Panthers would rebound Saturday when they hit the road to take on a Daviess County squad that started 11-0.

    Closer to home Saturday, longtime North Hardin coach Ron Bevars was looking for his Trojans to stay competitive in the 17th District race with a visit to Fort Knox.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin up next for unbeaten John Hardin (01/11)

    Unlike more than 250 teams in the state, the John Hardin Bulldogs’ record is still perfect, even though two upperclassmen and second-year coach Mark Wells note that their on-court play has been anything but perfect.

    “I knew that we could be good, but I didn’t know that we could be this good,” said junior guard Jeremy Harness, whose 15th-ranked Bulldogs (12-0 overall, 3-0 district) are one of only two unbeaten teams left in Kentucky. “I knew that if everyone came in and played together, we could be good.”