Today's News

  • Democratic Woman’s Club has April meeting

    The Hardin County Democratic Woman’s club met April 5 with President Diane Nall presiding.

    The meeting was an opportunity for Democratic candidates for jailer and county attorney to speak to the group about their backgrounds and qualifications.

    Speaking to the group were Danny Allen, Joseph M. Heady and Alan New; followed by Jenny Pitts and Larry Ashlock.

    Door prizes were won by Kristen Parrett, Alan Francis and Sherry Kelley. A gift basket was auctioned by Danny Allen donated by New, with proceeds going to the club.

  • Warm weather takes away key element of wardrobe

     A week ago, we awoke to an uncommonly cool spring morning. That's really not so unusual here in Hardin County where the whims of weather are well known.

    Being greeted with a chill brought a smile to my face last Sunday. It meant I could reach back in the closet for one last chance to pull out a sweater vest.

    It occurred to me over the winter that sweater vests may be the ideal accompaniment for the slightly unkempt dresser. I have been known to fall into that category.

  • Tourism Commission donates to State Theater

    Elizabethtown Tourism Commission Chairman Jim Long presents a $1,000 sponsorship check to Historic State Theater Chairperson Laura Couch for the theater’s upcoming Chubby Checker performance

  • April 18 South Hardin news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin 872-3223

    Once again the weather has been wonderful this week.  I have enjoyed laying in the sun and watching the boys play in the pool.  I also went to the tattoo shop this week.  It was an experience, thanks Kenny.

    Summer will be upon us before we know it.  It’s time to get that summer wardrobe ready.

  • Advocacy & Support Center receives support for festival

    On April 5, Brandenburg Telecom showed its support for the Advocacy & Support Center’s annual fundraiser, Via Colori, a street painting festival, by becoming a major sponsors for the event. From left, Tom Hewlett, Shelley Adkins , Advocacy & Support Center director, Sarah Mraz, Vicki Spink and Don McMahan. 

  • Skillman-Smith


    Kasey Skillman of Elizabethtown and Mark Smith announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Darlene Skillman of Elizabethtown. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is a registered nurse at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The prospective groom is the son of Rick and Debbie Smith of Brandenburg. He is also a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is an insurance agent for Kentucky Farm Bureau of Louisville.

  • Local legislative trio discuss budget impasse



    Failing to fulfill the constitutional requirement of passing a balanced two-year budget, three local members of the General Assembly confronted public concern and polite criticism Saturday morning in Radcliff.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, who has seen three legislative sessions end without a budget during his 18 years of service, said placing fault is not difficult.

    “There’s a great deal of blame to go around,” the Elizabethtown Democrat said.

  • April 18 Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Leona Cowden, Eli Cecil, Eddy Skaggs, Tom Fohl, Jake Stith, Rita Vessels, Ben Curtis, Will Cowden, Shea Youravich, Jimmy Ray, Steve Jones, Tony Jones, Martha Baughman, Dino Meyers, Aaron Vance, Lilly Padgett, Larry Marcum, Tom Riney, Brittany Wise, Esta Pigg, Tony Yates, Gale Hardy and Allison Scherer.

  • Parents welcome Keaton Ellis


    Clayton and Tara Ellis of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Keaton Ellis, on Aug. 8, 2009, in Elizabethtown. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kara Nesbit of Elizabethtown and David Samples of Vine Grove.

    Paternal grandparents are Terri Sharp and Rick Ellis, both of Elizabethtown.


  • Decorated war hero dies



    FORT KNOX — A decorated World War II veteran with Fort Knox ties has died.

    Ret. Col. James “Jimmie” Leach, 87, died Thursday near his home in Beaufort, S.C., after he lost consciousness while driving.

    Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen told The Beaufort Gazette a heart attack appeared to be the cause of death rather than injuries from the crash.

    Ret. Col. J.W. Thurman, an Elizabethtown resident, said it was a loss for the Army community as a whole.