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Today's News

  • LaRue woman set to compete in Mrs. America competition

    By CANDIS CARPENTER AND LINDA IRELAND
    Landmark News Service

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.

    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for a benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.

  • Might as well make Haycraft while the sun shines
  • Hosparus hopes to raised $20,000 from today's tea

    One of Hosparus of Central Kentucky’s premier fundraisers returns to Elizabethtown this weekend. Hosparus is hosting its annual tea and auction at Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is titled “Arts and Humaniteas.”

    Lisa Sanford, director of advancement and community relations at Hosparus, said Wednesday that only two tables and a handful of tickets still were available for the event at a cost of $30.

  • Work on I-65 bridge requires lane closure

    As interstate rehabilitation through Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties continues, crews are scheduled to begin bridge work in north and southbound directions at mile-point 88.3  Sunday in Hardin County.

    Placement of temporary barrier walls will begin at 8 p.m. EDT and will require closure of the outside lane in each direction. By the end of the week, work will shift to the inner lane each direction as traffic is switched to the outer lane each direction. Work on the Rhudes Creek twin bridges should be completed by mid-morning March 31.

  • Betty Hughes-Gillespie, nearly five decades of style

    For 44 years, Betty Hughes-Gillespie, has served her community and the clients of Coiffures by Betty Hughes, a salon on North Wilson Road.

    In December, Hughes-Gillespie retired after almost 50 years as a hairdresser. 

    She’s originally from Metcalfe County and knew she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was a little girl. She would sit on her dad’s knees and work on his hair. He would always tell her she was going to be a teacher, but she was determined to be a hairdresser.

  • Veterans Tribute: Sailor sculpture comes to life

    Rich Griendling is never at a loss for work.

    The Elizabethtown sculptor on Tuesday unveiled the second clay mold for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at his studio, which depicts a black U.S. Navy sailor in a contemporary uniform.

    Griendling said the iconic “Cracker Jack” image has remained for the Navy uniform over the years, so he stayed true to authentic apparel.

  • Get outside, 'chik'

    Barren River Lake State Resort Park is hosting “Chiks in the Stiks” weekend March 18-20 for women who want to know more about the great outdoors.

    There will be lessons on fishing, archery, fire building, complete with s’mores, hiking, and even a golf clinic with the park’s PGA professional, Carmello Benassi, according to a news release.

    Organizers tout the weekend of activities as a great opportunity for a girlfriend outing.

  • Departments expect impact from fuel price increase

    All Hardin County residents are feeling the sting of increased prices at the pumps. The people who regularly roll around in fire trucks, ambulances and other government vehicles are facing added challenges.

    Hardin County Emergency and Medical Services will have to budget during the next fiscal year about 20 percent more for diesel than the organization set aside this year, said David Underwood, administrator for the organization and the Emergency Management Department in Hardin County.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin ranking No. 9 in KHSBCA poll (03/16)

    The Central Hardin High School baseball team is coming off its best season and begins this year with its best ranking in the program’s history.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Adcock continues to shine for Royals (03/16)

    Nathan Adcock’s already solid spring continued Tuesday when he made his first start for the Kansas City Royals.

    In Surprise, Ariz., Adcock pitched three innings of shutout ball – extending his scoreless inning streak to eight – as the Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad, 4-3.

    The former North Hardin standout allowed just three hits and threw 26 of his 37 pitches for strikes.