Today's News

  • Hawkins-Deaton

    Jennifer Hawkins and Eric Deaton, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rose Simpson of Elizabethtown. She is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She is a CMA/CNA at Woodland Terrace Nursing Home and is a hospitalman in the Navy Reserves.

  • Batteries Plus teams up with USA Cares

     Recent studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics find that the jobless rate of veterans is 15.6 percent - far exceeding the national average of nine percent. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest growing battery franchise, was shocked by this gap and decided to create a campaign called, “Time to Care”, to help bridge it.

    Batteries Plus, with more than 450 stores nationwide, has teamed up with USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families with basic financial needs.

  • 5-29 Business Calendar







    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • WBRT becomes member of BBB

     Cathy Williamson, Branch Manager for the Better Business Bureau presents an Accreditation plaque to Roth Stratton of WBRT Radio, Bardstown. WBRT Radio recently qualified to be an Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. In order to be an Accredited member of the BBB, business must meet the 15 Standards for Membership established by the Better Business Bureau. To see if your company qualifies for accreditation with the Better Business Bureau contact them at 982-1289.

  • Bookends and More opens

     The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening on May 20 for one of its newest members, Bookends and More, 809 N. Wilson Road, Radcliff. In attendance at the ceremony were Klaus Brock and Donna Bray of Bookends, Chamber BoardChairman Tom Hewlett, Chamber President Brad Richardson, employees, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors. 

  • Rineyville community news

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Mary Riney, Delphine French, Jerry Davis, Becky Miller, Phillip Taylor, Jo Ella Nall, Shorty Brown, Pam Read, Tony Purdon, Norbie Thompson, Karen Lucio, Sharon Bessette, Winona Skees, Amy Allen Stephanie Meredith, Rene Prather, Parker Duvall, Kristen Hall, Wayne Farmer, Jimmy Jones, Jamie Cecil, Jim Muse, Marion Crutcher, and Donna Nall.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central's Morse named region's top player

    The Central Hardin Bruins continued their winning ways – only it was a different victory.

    The Bruins placed five players on the All-Region baseball team selected by 5th Region coaches. Seniors Russ Morse, Ryan Squires and Austin Walters made the first team, while sophomores Drew Harrington and Troy Squires were selected to the second team.

    Five other Bruins – seniors Levi McCamish, Matt Nichols, Dylan Shoffner and Taylor Wilson and junior Cannon Ray – were honorable mention selections.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Central meets Nelson; E'town faces Washington (5/29)

    On first glance, the bottom half of the 5th Region Baseball Tournament bracket appears to be loaded.

    Three of the four teams with winning records in the tournament, which will be held at Central Hardin, are in bottom half of the bracket. All three teams have 24 or more victories.

    “The bottom of the bracket is a little tough,” Taylor County coach Jeff Gumm said. “But the bottom line is when you get to region, you need to play good to win.”

  • STATE TRACK & FIELD: Jump for joy (05/29)

    LOUISVILLE Being the two-time defending Class 3-A triple jump state champion, a lot of pressure was riding on the shoulders of Halie Holloway.

    The John Hardin senior didn’t seemed fazed by it as she won her third straight championship in the event Saturday at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    Holloway won with a jump of 36 feet, 4 inches to beat Lexington Paul Dunbar sophomore Kierra Mohammed by 3.25 inches.

  • Focus on finance: 17 reasons IRAs are different

    Question: What counts as “compensation” that you can contribute to an IRA?