Today's News

  • Dec. 4 Editorial: Know what your kids are doing

    You probably didn’t think it could happen here in Hardin County.

    Jesse Logan’s parents probably didn’t think it could happen to their daughter, either.

    But sexting — sending sexually explicit texts and pictures from cell phones — can happen here, our little grown up slice of Mayberry.

    If you don’t know who Jesse Logan is, you should. Her story, should you be a parent, will scare you into action.

  • Dec. 4, 2009: Services

    John Ashley, 86, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vine Grove United Methodist Church in Vine Grove with burial in Vine Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

    Dennis Lee Forrester, 62, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.  The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Dec. 6 Services


  • Red, Black and very Blue



    Bowling Green — John Hardin fan Qutey Anderson stood solemnly Friday night, wrapped in an orange blanket, as she battled temperatures in the mid 20s at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. There, the Fort Thomas Highland Bluebirds were leading 35-7 over the Bulldogs in the KHSAA Class 5-A Championship game.

  • Judge to hear evidence in home invasion case



    ELIZABETHTOWN – Dockets show a judge will hear evidence Monday about last month’s pre-dawn home invasion and attack of an Elizabethtown man, resulting in one alleged attacker’s fatal stabbing.

    Meanwhile, on Friday the alleged target of the home invasion  provided his account of the wild series of events that left him badly beaten and labeled a killer.

  • Radcliff celebrates season with a bang



    RADCLIFF — Some ring in Christmas with bells.

    This town on Friday night did it with booms.

    Fireworks blazed in the night sky during Radcliff Community Holiday Festival, which included a parade, a tree lighting and music.

    Crowds first gathered along Lincoln Trail Boulevard to watch the parade. It featured floats from local businesses and groups, such as Relay for Life.

  • Federal complaint describes brutal beating of inmate




    LOUISVILLE – A former Hardin County Detention Center inmate now jailed at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange wants Hardin County government, its jail and two former guards to pay $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages for what he describes as a brutal beating he received in May.

  • Guest column: A Thanksgiving message


    Guest Columnist

    As I reflect on the many things for which I am thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: I’m thankful for special things, like the love of a great family, wonderful old friends, my health and the fact that I’ve got a job. But this year I’m also thankful for some new and unexpected friends I made during the year, and for what they helped me understand about the place where I grew up.

  • Dec 6, 2009: Our readers write

    Light Up Old Towne a great event

    I want to extend great gratitude and applause for the support of community development, the arts and bringing holiday cheer to the heart of Hardin County in downtown Elizabethtown. The Light Up Old Towne/Art Walk Celebration, on-going through Dec. 19, has brought great spirit to downtown Elizabethtown and we have our community to thank.

  • Vine Grove celebrates retro Christmas



    VINE GROVE — Scrooge would have hated it here the past few days.

    This town celebrated a Dickens of a Christmas with activities that included caroling, a visit from Santa and other holiday cheer.

    Festivities started Thursday with a chili supper and auction, which raised $7,100 to buy presents for low-income children, said Donna Broadway, the city’s event coordinator.