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Today's News

  • HCS board to conduct special meeting Friday

    A special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board is 8 a.m. Friday at the Central Office building.

    Items on the agenda include discussing construction bids for the renovation of Vine Grove Elementary School and selecting members for a district facility committee.

  • Dero Downing's impact felt well beyond WKU

    Dero Downing touched not only Bowling Green, where he served as president of Western Kentucky University for 10 years, but a number of cities along a long stretch of Interstate 65.

    He was raised in Horse Cave. He received his education specialist degree in Nashville. And his family expanded beyond Bowling Green to include Elizabethtown.

    Downing died Monday at age 89. Downing’s daughter, Kathryn Smith, and her husband, Elvin, live in Elizabethtown.

  • Tribute organizers seek money from tourism

    Organizers of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute believe the memorial will emerge as a premier tourist attraction in Elizabethtown and requested a $100,000 donation from the local tourism commission.

    Gary Broadway, Rich Griendling and Rik Hawkins approached the commission on Wednesday asking for $100,000 to fund the tribute, which will be placed in a proposed Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • Lincoln’s death to be remembered

    Flags will fly at half staff April 14 and 15 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville and at Hodgenville City Hall. The act will commemorate the 146th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

    Lincoln was shot April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., and died the next morning in a boarding house across the street.

  • Library pinches pennies for patrons

    Hardin County Public Library has had steady funding the past several years.

    Library Director Rene Hutcheson said she appreciates Hardin Fiscal Court maintaining its support of the library during tough economic times.

    The library only received 90 percent its expected state funding and public support has helped fill the gap she said.

  • Photo: Preparing to resurface French Street
  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    Local legislators will engage their constituents over a hearty morning meal this weekend.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club brings more cards to Friendship House

    Because of the abundance of card fronts donated by area readers and club members, Radcliff Woman’s Club member Florence Mason made her second trip in six months to drop the cards off at Friendship House in Louisville on Feb. 18. Mae Ramisher, receptionist at Friendship House, expressed her thanks for she stated that the cards are greatly needed for their numerous craft projects.

    Recycling cards in one of the many projects undertaken by the conservation committee of the Radcliff Woman’s Club.

  • CKAG names Worthem March artist of the month

    Grace Worthem of Bardstown was voted “Artist of the Month” at the March meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild (CKAG). Votes are from members and guests attending the meeting. Worthem’s painting was in oil and was titled “Down the Road.” She states her inspiration came from just viewing local areas and photographs. Congratulations to you Grace.

    The CKAG meets at 6:30 p.m., every third Monday of the month at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Dugginses celebrate 69th wedding anniversary

    Robert and Mary Duggins will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on April 7, 2011.

    They were married April 7, 1942, at the home of the Rev. Bowles in Sonora.

    They have two children, Ann Duggins Schell and Robert Shelby Duggins, both of Louisville; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.