Today's News

  • Water District No. 2 nabs another best tasting water nod

    Judges can’t get enough of Hardin County Water District No. 2.  

    The water utility once again nabbed first-place honors for best tasting water during the annual Water Professionals Conference, held July 24-27 in Covington, by the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of the American Water Works Association.

  • Mayors: Questions linger about unification

    Local mayors say they are open minded concerning a proposal to unify local governments, but informational gaps need to be filled before city government can  weigh the idea seriously.

    “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions,” Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said.

  • Colton’s mixes family atmosphere with steak house dining experience

    The parking lot of Colton’s Steak House & Grill in Radcliff consisted Monday of packed dirt and rocks.

    The inside of the restaurant on Dixie Avenue was a construction zone with drills buzzing in the background as employees swept up dust from the construction work.

    After five months of construction, the restaurant is scheduled to open for business on Aug. 15. Tentative hours of operation are set from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

  • Morning in the Grove
  • Smokin' hot is in eye of beholder

    “Lord, I want to thank you for my smoking’ hot wife…”

    No, I didn’t say it! (My wife warned me if I prayed that publicly it might be my last prayer.)

    Those are the words of the Rev. Joe Nelms, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Tenn., praying at NASCAR’s Federated 300 Nationwide Series Race in Nashville recently. Pastor Nelms became an instant star on the internet with comments about his prayer ranging from “the greatest prayer ever” to “blasphemous.” 

    It is neither.

  • Districts chock full of building blocks

    While students get updated haircuts and clothes to give themselves a new look for the first day of school, many school buildings are getting new looks of their own.

    Several schools are undergoing structural changes — or being built — during the upcoming school year, and staff and students at some will share space with construction workers Wednesday when classes begin.

  • Summer of sweat and how students deal with it

    School’s not even in session, but fall sports and other activities already are heating up, quite literally.

    Most athletic teams and bands have had to cancel, alter or reschedule practices because of frequent heat advisories this summer. According to Mark Adams of the National Weather Service, July had only two days when the high was below 85.

    Although he doesn’t record heat indexes regularly, he has noted several days with heat indexes above 100 degrees and has seen it as high as 115 degrees.

  • Radon: Lack of knowledge could kill

    As the adage goes, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us.” According to local, state and national authorities on radon, lack of knowledge on the subject could, in fact, be killing us.

    “It’s astonishing, frankly,” said Professional Learning Institute Dean Steve Keeney, “but there’s nobody out there explaining the risk to the public.”

  • PREP SPORTS: North Hardin to honor two Hall of Fame classes (08/01)

    North Hardin High School will honor its 2007 and 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame induction classes Sept. 9-10.

    Both classes will be introduced during the Trojans’ home football game Sept. 9 against Louisville Fairdale. The next day, an induction ceremony and dinner will be held at the school.

  • PHOTOS: DeAndre Liggins stops by Towne Mall (08/01)