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Today's News

  • Dixon named Heartland Music Festival Parade theme contest winner

    Bob Swope, sponsor of the Heartland Music Festival Parade announced the winner of the 2011 Parade Theme Contest at the April Hardin County Chamber luncheon. The winner is Ruth Dixon of Elizabethtown.

    The theme is “Education ExCELs in the Heartland.” Dixon, a retired teacher, said, “I chose this theme because ExCEL stands for Excellence in the Classroom and Education Leadership.” 

  • Tarver speaks to Rotary Club members

     

    Steven Tarver of the YMCA was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 12. He gave an update on the mission and programs of the YMCA. He was assisted by Christine Salak. Pictured from left, Nannette Johnston, Christine Salak and Steven Tarver.

  • Wesley Hilltop House names King and Queen

    Wesley Hilltop House seniors had a drawing Feb. 17 for King and Queen. Each member wrote down their own name and a drawing was held to pick a King and Queen. The King was Joe Warren and the Queen was Donna Means.

  • Hardin County Chamber, Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsor Legislative Breakfast

    The 2011 Hardin County Legislative Breakfast was April 9 at The Cecilian Bank, Hillcrest Banking Center.  Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored the breakfast.  Local FFA students served in hosting and all proceeds benefitted the club.  In attendance and pictured are Rep Dwight Butler, 18th District, Senator Dennis Parrett, 10th District, Ray Allen Mackey, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Brad Richardson, Chamber President/CEO, Rep Tim Moore, 26th District, and Rep Jimmie Lee, 25th District.

  • Skipper’s Pool and Spa Services holds ribbon cutting

     

    The Hardin County Chamber of commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8 for Skipper’s Pool and Spa Services at 1018 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. Pictured at the event are owners Skipper and Rita Hatfield, Chamber President Brad Richardson, family, friends, other chamber members and ambassadors.

  • Blair promoted at Wilson & Muir Bank

    Frank B. Wilson, president of Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co., recently announced that the Bank’s Board of Directors has promoted an officer from its and Hardin County market.

    Promoted to vice president in the Elizabethtown office, is Jeffrey T. Blair.

  • Moffett dislikes Obamacare, state spending habits

    Tea-Party backed gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett on Saturday vowed to join other states in a federal lawsuit against national health care reform and said he would lobby for an “Arizona-style” law that would tighten down on illegal immigrants by requiring employers and landlords in the state to verify citizenship.

  • A desperate decision: Need help?

    There’s more than one place to look for help if you or someone you know is depressed or contemplating suicide. Don’t be afraid to get help.

    COMMUNICARE CRISIS HOTLINE
    1-800-641-4673, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    LINCOLN TRAIL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
    1-800-274-7374, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Uflex brings new jobs, increased opportunities

    The issue: Uflex announcement
    Our view: New plant may be first of many

    Kentucky is entering into a new arena of job growth and Elizabethtown has been chosen to lead the way.

    The announcement that Uflex Ltd. plans to build a new manufacturing facility to produce polyester film packaging products is good news for the local employment picture. It initially will mean a $90 million investment and 125 jobs by December 2012 with both figures doubling by 2015.

    And there’s much more to celebrate.

  • A desperate decision: Suicide rates high among older adults

    The risk for suicide is not limited to teens and young adults.

    In fact, the suicide rate among older adults continues to be the highest among any age group in the U.S., said Karen Ross, home care coordinator at VNA Nazareth Home Health in Elizabethtown.

    Age groupings vary for suicide rates, but in Hardin County from 2001 to 2010, 38.7 percent of suicides were residents 50 or older. The oldest person to commit suicide in Hardin County in that time range was an 86-year-old man.