Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin faces 'daunting' task vs. Henry Clay (8/18)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have been good at getting the season off on the right foot. The Bulldogs are 9-1 in season openers, winning nine consecutive after falling in the inaugural season.

    So it’s understandable the Bulldogs want to get this season started after going 13-1 last season and reaching the Class 5-A state semifinals.

    “I’m real hungry to get started,” John Hardin senior Jeremy Harness said. “I’m ready. I’m anxious. I wish it would hurry up and get here.”

    The Bulldogs better be ready.

  • GOP candidate promises to fight corruption

    Before about four dozen party loyalists, the Republican nominee for attorney general promised to establish an active and independent public corruption unit if elected.

    Todd P’Pool of Madisonville told the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club and guests Tuesday that he would "shine the light of truth on corruption in government, regardless of party."

    The county attorney of Hopkins County, P’Pool said, "I’m not in the Frankfort clique."

  • Girl Scouts offering more volunteer opportunities

    Finding volunteers always has been challenging for the Girl Scouts.

    Organization leaders are looking for options to make volunteering with Girl Scout more flexible for people who want to help but don’t want to make ongoing commitments, such as being troop leaders.

    One way they’re doing that is by more heavily promoting short-term jobs and volunteer opportunities that don’t require heavy time commitments.

    Some troops already have mastered the trick of getting a lot of parents involved in small roles, such as handling money.

  • Julia Richardson: Teacher, actress and lifelong resident of Summit

    Julia Richardson has devoted a lifetime to her community, remembering her mother’s words “a community not worth working for is not worth living in.”

    “I’ve spent all my life here in Hardin County, as a matter of fact, all of it in Summit,” Julia Richardson said.

    But Richardson, 84, might be known more for her portrayal of others, which stemmed from her beginnings as a teacher.

  • Event to honor women throughout area is Sunday

    A yearly celebration of gender equality on Sunday will recognize two servicewomen among those honored.

    It will be the first time in the four years that Women’s Equality Day has taken place that Fort Knox women have been recognized.

    The event begins at 4 p.m. at All Nations Worship Ministries on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff.

    It is meant to recognize women who have made great strides and accomplishments in their careers and the community, said Gloria Fite, pastor of All Nations Worship Ministries and co-host of the event.

  • Elizabethtown Tourism supports Heartland Music Festival

    Elizabethtown Tourism chairman Jim Long pre-sents a $10,000 check to Brad Richardson, president of the Hardin County Chamber. The funds were used to assist in advertising for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival the first weekend in June. The 2-day event brought in thou-sands.

  • Cruising the Heartland donates to Warm Blessings

    During the recent Cruising The Heartland event, Mark Ward, right, district manager of the Jewelry and Bridal Store in Elizabethtown, organized a drawing in which proceeds benefitted Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Receiving the donation is Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk.

  • Jeffries speaks to Elizabethtown Rotary Club members

    James Jeffries, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Aug. 9. He discussed the water districts success in delivering quality water and the challenges of planning for future growth. Pictured from the left, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley, Jeffries and Lea Ona Sims, also from the water district office.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Headquarters open

    The grand opening of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Headquarters was Aug. 4 at 663 Dixie Highway in Radcliff.

  • Program to teach teens about farming

    Some elementary students in Hardin County don’t know that cheese comes from cows.

    That’s what Sarah Woods, district coordinator for the Hardin County Conservation District, discovered when she began going into area schools to talk to students about where their food comes from.

    “I realized at that point there is a problem,” she said.