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Today's News

  • LaRue businessman to run for Congress

    A LaRue County businessman is planning a run for Congress.
    Craig Astor, a real estate professional, aircraft mechanic and co-owner of Wrolen Pin Café, will run on the Libertarian ticket.
    Astor resigned as chairman of LaRue County’s Republican Party last month after making the decision to run in the primary election.
    “I was very disappointed in the two-party system,” Astor said. “I think they’ve failed the American people.”
    He’d like to be part of the solution.

  • Local bank doubles its dividend

    After experiencing its most profitable year to date in 2011, Hardin County-based Kentucky Neighborhood Bank announced to shareholders it will double its dividend.

    The bank will double its dividend from 50 cents to $1, it announced to shareholders last week in a letter.

    “I give credit to the customers we’ve got and the great employees,” said President and CEO Ronnie Pence, who called the bank’s successful year “humbling.”

  • MOWW recognizes student achievements

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) met Dec. 13 at its clubhouse on Fort Knox.

  • Excellence in education begins at early age

    The education of the youngest students in Hardin County Schools was celebrated Thursday.

    Joan Hill of New Highland Elementary School and Maryjane Boes of Heartland Elementary School were honored for being named Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education. Both schools held ceremonies for their respective teachers and a KDE representative was on hand to recognize them.

  • Will you be the tortoise or the hare?

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming back to town and is holding auditions from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The roles in “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race” are for children in first through eighth grades. There is no guarantee all who audition will be cast for the play. Approximately 50 students will be chosen.

  • Fly away with Hardin County Playhouse

    The Hardin County Playhouse will hold auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

    The play is based on the 1962 novel written by Ken Kesey. The original Broadway production starred Kirk Douglas and Gene Wilder.

  • Canvases include jewelry, faces for Radcliff artist

    Need a caricature artist? Want to learn to make jewelry? Considering a face painter for an event?

    Stefanie Meade to the rescue.

    The Radcliff woman does all those things and more.

    “I’ve been drawing since I was 2,” Stefanie said.

    When she was 16, her family encouraged her to show her artwork. She’s had exhibits and has sold artwork in Europe and the United States since then.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • Redistricting process does not make a pretty picture

    ISSUE: Legislative redistricting
    OUR VIEW: Independent draft needed

    Having seen the process up close, first-term state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, does not think legislators should be in charge of redrawing boundaries for House and Senate seats.

    He wants to see an independent process designed to best apportion the 100 House members and 38 senators among Kentucky’s population.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown can clinch share of district title with win (01/20)

    After spending most of the early part of their schedule on the road, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers are preparing to get comfortable at home.

    The 11th-ranked Lady Panthers (13-2 overall, 5-0 17th District) entertain the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs (14-4, 3-2) at 7:30 tonight at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium, where they haven’t lost to a district team since suffering a 75-63 setback to North Hardin on Dec. 4, 2006.