Today's News

  • A historic promotion: First black woman named major general

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson might never have gotten involved with the U.S. Army if she hadn’t needed a science credit at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    She was wandering through a gym considering booths advertising classes when she saw one for military science. She asked the man attending the booth whether the class counted as a science credit. It did.

    About 30 years later, Anderson stood in front of soldiers, political officials and area residents and was promoted as the first black woman to become a major general in the Army.

  • E’town man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday evening on North Mulberry Street near Denny’s Restaurant.

    According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, James M. Duffy, 61, and passenger Karen W. Marinko, 57, were traveling westbound on Mulberry on a motorcycle while Daniel Cook, 68, was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound. All motorists involved are Elizabethtown residents.

  • Amateur radio group to participate in national emergency drill


    Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications will participate in the nationwide Simulated Emergency Test Saturday and Sunday.

    The local group is comprised of volunteer amateur radio operators who provide "trained, licensed and equipped radio operators as needed in time of national and local emergencies," according to a statement.

    The annual Simulated Emergency Test allows local amateur operators to train for emergency situations.

  • Annual animal blessing set for Saturday

    The Rev. Dennis Cousens likely will have to speak above the excited barks of members of his 10 a.m. congregation Saturday.

    He will preside over the annual Blessing of the Animals service in the back parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    “So far, we’ve never had bad weather and had to go inside,” he said. “I’m not sure what I’d do.”

    The annual blessing will follow the typical style that it has since it began taking place at the church eight years ago.

  • Area residents participate in Kentucky Baptist Chorales and Wind Orchestra

    Local residents had the unique opportunity to hear the Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s Chorales and Wind Orchestra in a combined concert of more than 75 voices on Sept. 24 at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    The chorales are composed of approximately 75 percent professional musicians from throughout the state. They are ministers of music in Baptist churches in Kentucky, professors of music in universities, and teachers of music at various school levels. The additional 25 percent are lay musicians who enjoy singing praises to God.

  • Lincoln Days celebrates birthplace of the 16th president

    This weekend kicks off the 36th annual Lincoln Days, Hodgenville’s two-day celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

    The event attracts thousands and boasts activities that “really are unique to Lincoln Days,” said Jeff Hughes, president of Lincoln Days Celebration Inc. The unique events include contests such as Lincoln look-alikes and professional rail splitting.

    This year’s festival features no new events but plenty of old favorites, he said.

  • Radcliff Presbyterian teens participate in Cardboard Nation

    Radcliff Presbyterian Teens (the “RPC Angels”) recently participated in Cardboard Nation, a fundraiser for Warm Blessings Ministry.

    The teens, their facilitators and a parent spent the night in cardboard boxes/shelters to experience what it feels like to be homeless. The “RPC Angels,” along with other participants, helped to raise more than $16,300 for the ministry. “RPC Angels” is the teen ministry of the church. The teen facilitators are Linda Norris and Nancy Staton. 

  • Cub Scouts participate in Radcliff Days Parade


    Cub Scout Pack 488, sponsored by Radcliff Presbyterian Church, recently participated in the Radcliff Days Parade. From left, Nick Sanderson, Sebastian McCoy, Gabriel Ramirez, Declan Rutledge, Isiah Culbreath, Bakari Walker, Nobel Rudder, Aaron Scott, Ashton Hensley, Caleb Cupp and Cubmaster Nobel Tackett.

  • Airplane drops crop cover in Hardin County

    An Owensboro commercial pilot was sowing crop cover for Cecilia Farm Services via airplane over Hardin County crops this week.

    Flying a yellow Grumman Ag Cat, pilot Rick Houston sowed crop cover in Cecilia on Wednesday, and Thursday he could be seen in eastern Hardin County near Boston, said Greg Thomas, manager of Cecilia Farm Services.

    Houston said he’s been a crop duster for 37 years and works with a lot of different farm services in Kentucky.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: North looks to slow down J'town's Jackson (09/30)

    David Hickman doesn’t think Jeffersontown senior quarterback DeMichael Jackson will run around the North Hardin football team like he’s done to nearly all his other opponents.