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Today's News

  • Unification talk raises issue about county’s role

    It’s good to consider new ways of doing business. Rather than accept things as they are, let’s consider how they could be — or even how they should be.

    An extensive study of consolidated government in other cities and a year’s worth of research, interviews and consideration has led Hardin County United to recommend that unification of government be considered locally.

  • Focus on Finance: Beneficiary bewilderment

    Question: Does your beneficiary automatically change if you get remarried?

    Answer: Do you want to disinherit your loved ones? Then simply name the wrong person on your beneficiary forms. That sounds too simple, yes, but everyday individuals die leaving their financial assets to the wrong person.

  • HMH partnership aids improvement

    ISSUE: Hospital seeks to improve service and perception
    OUR VIEW: Partnership can help increase hospital value

  • Music man Chuck Campbell dies at 70

    Hardin County lost a beloved educator Saturday who inspired thousands through his love and passion for music and was remembered by those who knew him as a warm and humble soul.

    Charles “Chuck” Campbell, founder and conductor of The Heartland Winds ensemble and former band instructor at North and East Hardin high schools, died at 3:40 a.m. CST Saturday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was 70.

  • Photos: Snagging school supplies
  • Jiminy Cricket it's hot

    Supposedly, you can estimate the outside Fahrenheit temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and adding 37.

    The bugs these days must be performing an allegro.

    If they could somehow scrape out a number about the humidity, their wings might catch fire.

    The heat index in Hardin County recently reached 115 degrees, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station.

    Also, the dew point – which measures the amount of moisture in the air –  topped 80 degrees.

  • Hardinopolis? HCU recommends local governments unify

    Hardin County United recommends local residents pursue a unified form of government that would offer the six incorporated cities a chance to merge with Hardin County government under statutes established in 2006 by the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Should consolidation of government services occur, the area would emerge as the state’s third-largest city in population behind Lexington and Louisville.

  • Helping Hand of Hope announces grant from First Citizens Bank

    David Dozer, Executive Director of Helping Hand of Hope, recently announced the receipt of a grant from First Citizens Bank to be used in its Helping Hand to Work program. This program trains clients in life and job skills that will enable them to find and keep meaningful employment.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma attends convention

    Several Mu Chapter members of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority attended the Southeast Regional Convention in Louisville recently.

  • Mills sworn in as new EPD officer

    Officer Travis Mills, center, was sworn in as an Elizabethtown police officer on May 20, 2011. Mayor Tim Walker is to his left and Chief Ruben Gardner in to his right.