Today's News

  • Residential resolutions: Hardin Countians can reach New Year’s goals at home

    As January begins, the annual negotiations and bargaining to change an aspect of one’s lifestyle is here. But New Year’s resolutions don’t have to end up being failures by February.

    There are resources in Hardin County that can help people meet some of the most common yearly resolutions, which are, according to usa.gov, losing weight, quitting smoking, getting a better education, volunteering, drinking less alcohol, eating healthy food, getting a better job, managing debt and stress, recycling, saving money and traveling.

  • Baby's early arrival in time for New Year

    With a due date of Feb. 9, Kelley Jo Walton and Billy Joe Schmidt never expected to have the first baby born in 2012 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    The Bardstown couple delivered Aylah Brey Schmidt at 9:12 p.m. on Jan 1, one of the latest New Year’s deliveries the Hardin Memorial Hospital staff could remember.
    A few days before, Walton was having some issues with her pregnancy and was worried she would deliver early. But she didn’t expect it to be this early.
    “It was definitely a shocker,” Walton said.

  • Woman arrested in connection to LaRue slaying

    Another woman has been arrested in connection to Friday night’s killing in LaRue County.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, surrendered to police at about 7 p.m. Sunday on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    KSP received a tip on Kolley’s location, and after making a phone call to that residence she agreed to surrender.

  • Johnson inspires from local museum

    ISSUE: Museum remembers Vanley Johnson
    OUR VIEW: Learn from our past in this new year

    Because of his death in 1954, the world never would know it, but Vanley Johnson did have the right stuff.

    Part of the greatest generation, he became a heroic pilot who served in two wars and was teaching other pilots when he died. Smoke suddenly appeared in the cockpit and despite their best efforts, the crew was unable to find its way to a nearby airport.

  • Cremations increase in recent years

    How the dead are laid to rest is among the financial and social changes brought about in the last decade.
    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee, who has to approve the cremation of anyone pronounced dead in the county, has seen a steady increase in the number of cremations during the past few years. He even mentioned the increase to county magistrates.
    By Friday afternoon there were182 cremations out of 490 cases. That’s up a little from 177 cremations out of 507 cases in 2010.

  • Central Kentucky Wheelman take to the streets
  • The cost of college: You might not have to break your piggy bank

    For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.
    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Train collection collects past and present

    Bob Kelly, 72, can remember being around model trains since he was about 4 years old.

    His father had a mass of the miniatures and gave some to Kelly and his three brothers.

    “I grew from there,” he said.

    Kelly, who lives near Elizabethtown, has wooden shelves lined with model trains that represent some of the most iconic brands in the history of model trains.

    Some of the pieces are more than 100 years old. Some are wind-up models, while others operate on battery power or electricity.

  • The passion of Bob Swope

    Bob Swope is known for his Ford dealership in Elizabethtown, but he also is passionate about making sure people have clean water to drink through a project in Guatemala.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin hopes to keep it rolling at Central Hardin (01/02)

    After his team tore it up in a pair of Christmas break tournaments, first-year North Hardin girls’ basketball coach Chris Corder knew his Lady Trojans were in dire need of some rest.

    They got it, getting a two-day practice reprieve Saturday and Sunday in preparation for tonight’s 17th District showdown in Cecilia with the homestanding Central Hardin Lady Bruins.