Today's News

  • Hardin Countians accept roles in state GOP staff

    Kyle Pence and Iris Wilbur, both natives of Hardin County, recently have been named to the Victory staff at the Republican Party of Kentucky.

    Pence and Wilbur will assist in the party’s grassroots and turnout efforts toward the election of all Republican candidates appearing on the ballot this fall.

    Pence, who also will assist the party with legal issues that might arise, will work primarily out of the Republican Party’s Lexington office. Wilbur is stationed in the party’s Louisville office.

  • Markham: Radcliff Village will change city’s dynamic

    Joe Markham’s vision to revamp the Radcliff Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards is not simply a business deal designed to bottle the successes of Fort Knox’s transformation. It also could be described as a labor of love to give Radcliff a competitive edge in the region.

    Markham, a Utah-based real estate developer and North Hardin High School graduate, shared this vision Tuesday night with Radcliff City Council and a chamber full of interested residents eager to hear the details of the plan at Radcliff City Hall.

  • Bringing history to life on the sidewalks

    Local pioneer Samuel Haycraft Jr., Gen. George Armstrong Custer, President James Buchanan and other historic figures walk the streets of Elizabethtown each Thursday night.

    Haycraft led the way last week for about 40 guests touring Elizabethtown history during one of the summer’s Downtown Charlie Logsdon Walking Tours that have taken place for the past 24 years.

  • Vine Grove places restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

    Vine Grove City Council replaced the city’s ordinance regarding sexually oriented businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstores during its meeting Monday.

    Although alcohol sales are not legal in the city and it has no sexually oriented shops, the new ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses.

  • Life or Something Like It: Summer foods

    One of the best things about summer is eating.

    At farmers markets, in grocery stores and in our own gardens, there are piles of big-leafed Swiss chard, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers and lots and lots of zucchini.

    And summer will really start, of course, when we pick the first ripe tomato from the garden or the pots on the porch (and if you’ve already done that, I’m envious).

  • Hardin's reapportionment goes quickly, smoothly

    The issue: Legislative districts
    Our view: Hardin County got it right

    Legislative boundaries are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts detected by the latest U.S. Census. The constitutional requirement assures balanced representation.

    It also creates periodic political infighting because some districts are enlarged and others shrink to obtain a balanced number of constituents. It should be noted, however, that Hardin County completed the process in record time without any public bickering.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central removes interim tag from Goodman (7/20)

    When Jamie Goodman was promoted to interim head coach in the final week of the regular season, he never viewed it as an audition for the job.

    Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer didn’t either, but it sure didn’t hurt. Goodman guided the Lady Bruins to 17th District and 5th Region tournament championships and a berth in the state tournament, where they went 2-2.

  • Elizabethtown nonprofit receives funding from Kentucky Arts Council

    The Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning recently received more than $2,000 in operational support from the Kentucky Arts Council.
    “We really needed it, and it came just at the right time,” Director Victor Collins said.
    The Elizabethtown center, which provides music and arts programs for children, will use the $2,681 it received to purchase new instruments for the orchestra as well as to pay for classes for 10 scholarship students, Collins said.

  • E’town police arrest suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    Two Radcliff men have been arrested in connection to the June 27 robbery of Boost Mobile in Elizabethtown and investigators expect more arrests will be made.

    Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Anthony Carter, 26, on July 13, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Carter is  charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

    Willoughby said police did not reveal Carter’s connection because they were searching for Terrell Boyd, 18, who allegedly robbed Boost Mobile, at 600 N. Miles St., with Carter.

  • HMH partners with Studer Group

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Hardin Memorial Hospital is looking to enhance a patient’s view of its services and has recruited help to do so.
    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said Tuesday the hospital is partnering with The Studer Group, which specializes in improving clinical outcomes such as service and patient satisfaction.