Today's News

  • Tourism bureau tours Patton Museum

    On June 6 members of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau and the Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention and Tourism Commission and guests enjoyed a guided tour of the General George Patton Museum on Fort Knox. The museum is the most visited tourist attraction in Hardin County.

  • KSP Officers honored at ceremony

    Four officers assigned to Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown received honors at the agency’s annual awards ceremony held in Frankfort on May 24. From left, Tprooper first class Norman Chaffins Jr. received a citation for meritorious service; Trooper Brad Riley was named trooper of the year for the post and Detective Jonathan Vaughn was named Detective of the Year for the post; and Trooper Seth Lee received a trooper’s medal award.

  • Area ministries getting children back-to-school ready

    Radcliff and Vine Grove spiritual leaders are trying to make a difference in the lives of families and the community.

    The Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association is hosting an event to get every child from kindergarten through eighth grade ready to go back to school for free.

    Bridging the Gap: Back to School Explosion is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 23 at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff.

  • 4-H member receives scholarship

    As a member of 2011 graduating class for Central Hardin High School, 4-H member Alex Skillman was presented a $500 scholarship by Hardin County 4-H Council President, Becky Miller. Alex has participated in the 4-H dog program for many years and has done several community service projects. She enjoys meeting new people and believes that the skills she has developed thru 4-H will continue to help her as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.

  • Hindman to participate in Scholarship and Recognition Program

    Meagan Hindman, daughter of Frank and Doris Hindman of Flaherty, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held on July 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Her sponsors include the Lusk Group Inc., G&L properties, Tony Brown Chevrolet and Blazer’s Fun Zone.

  • Comcast announces local service upgrade

    Comcast has announced plans to provide wideband digital technology customers in Elizabethtown and Hardin County beginning next month. 

    Promoted under the slogan “World of More,” the upgrade will provide ­­­­more than ­­­50 new high-definition channels, more than 10 new standard definition channels and additional Video On Demand choices.

    The upgrade also eventually will increase Internet access speeds up to 50 Mbps.

  • UK launches survey for black fathers

    On this Father's Day, researchers at the University of Kentucky's Department of Family Sciences announce a study about the parenting experiences of black fathers who live apart from their children.

    Black men living in Kentucky are eligible to participate in an online survey if they have children between age 2 and 17 and at least one of those children does not live at home with the father. 

    The deadline to participate is July 31. For information, contact Katrina Taylor Akande at (859) 544-9194 or Katrina.Akande@uky.edu.

  • EPD prepares to lose experienced officers

    The Elizabethtown Police Department not only is losing Chief Ruben Gardner at the end of July, but also two deputy chiefs and a patrolman.

    Also retiring are Deputy Chief Jack Harris, who has 29 years of service; Deputy Chief Carl Bee, a 21-year veteran, and Officer Mark Johnson, a member of the department for 20 years.

    Gardner said the loss of experience will have a tremendous impact on the department.

  • Closing a chapter, leaving the force

    After more than 40 years working at the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chief Ruben Gardner said the one thing that continues to baffle him is people’s inhumanity toward one another.

    “I’ve seen brothers kill brothers and a few hours later they’ll be asleep when we go get them,” Gardner said. “It’s really mind boggling to see that kind of behavior.”

  • Kentucky does away with Commonwealth Diploma

    An honor associated with high school graduation will disappear after the 2011-12 school year.

    The Kentucky Board of Education decided last week to repeal the state regulation that created the Commonwealth Diploma, which is a high school diploma awarded to students who complete a special course of study.

    The diploma opportunity continues into the next school year, as the state has money for it, and then there is the possibility of creating a different version of a special diploma to recognize students’ academic achievement.