Today's News

  • Thank you from the American Red Cross

    The “Open Up!” fundraiser on March 18 at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. The free concert showcased excellent entertainers and was an opportunity for the community to “open up” to local performers as well as to “open up” their hearts to the Red Cross relief in Haiti.

    We thank the State Theater for donating the use of facility for the event to the performers and those “behind the scenes” who donated their times and talents and to those who generously donated to the cause.

  • Phillips Receives award at Lincoln Day Dinner

    A large number of GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials gathered at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown on March 26 for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Hardin County Republican Party. Hardin County GOP Chairman Bill Betson welcomed  those in attendance and noted the large number of candidates present who are running for elected office in 2010.


    Five generations of Loretta Abell’s family recently gathered. Standing, mother Karah Milliner Carroll, grandfather Doug Milliner, great-grandmother Sue Milliner and seated great-great-grandmother Loretta Abell holding Jayley Addison Carroll.


  • Carroll-Smith


    Reed and Angela Smith of Upton, Kelly and Trisha Carroll of Beatty, Nev., and Craig and Quintalyn True of Pahrump, Nev., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kali Marie Carroll and Brandon Reed Smith.

    The bride-to-be is a native of Beatty and is a 2008 graduate of Beatty High School. She is employed by AGI Polymatrix in Elizabethtown. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Patricia Carroll of Elizabethtown and Berny and Carolyn Whitlock of Hodgenville and the late Sue Whitlock.

  • 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.