Today's News

  • Disaster recovery center opens

    HARDIN COUNTY — The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Hardin County beginning at 1 p.m. today to help people affected by recent storms, tornadoes and flooding.

    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • Civil War ghosts needed for anniversary program

    Organizers of a new costumed walking tour are calling all actors to bring to life Elizabethtown‘s Civil War history.

    The Civil War Ghosts and Legends Historical Drama, a program designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, draw attention to some of the area’s lesser-known historical figures and provide entertainment in downtown Elizabethtown, will feature at least a dozen scenes throughout downtown, said Twylane Van Lahr, executive director of the Brown-Pusey House.

  • Wet and wild Water Ball

    Warning: you might get wet watching this event, Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said of Water Ball.

    The event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during Heartland Music Festival events at Freeman Lake Park.

    Three-member teams of firemen are on identical water lines. A cable is stretched on telephone poles with a ball on the cable. The goal is to use the water to push the ball in the other direction. It’s like tug of war except with high pressure water hoses.

  • Williamson speaks to Radcliff Woman’s Club members

    Cathy Williamson, branch manager of the Lincoln Trail Area Better Business Bureau, was the speaker at the Radcliff Woman’s Club meeting May 9. Although Williamson’s duties are 50 percent educating the public and 50 percent getting new members, the former is now her primary focus. She spoke of the numerous scams bombarding the community. She stressed that members check closely their credit card, cell phone, bank statement and all financial transactions carefully for unauthorized use.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman's Club members help with Easter egg hunt

    Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club members helped Radcliff Optimist Club with its annual Easter egg hunt. Due to inclement weather, the event was held in North Hardin High School. Pictured are Bev Rickey, Jessie Lee, the Easter Bunny, JoAnn Winkenhofer and Portia Petties.

  • Local church, Boy Scouts clean up Buffalo Lake

    The local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with members of GreenSpace and Boy Scout Troop 668, spent May 21 cleaning up litter, clearing pathways and preparing a scout camping area at Buffalo Lake.

    Around 70 people, church members, scouts and community leaders, helped in the effort. Roughly 225 hours of service were donated.

  • Kendell earns title of Artist of the Month

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild named Wes Kendell of Louisville Artist of the Month at the May meeting. Kendell’s oil painting, “Pap’s Treasure” was a rendition of the side of a friends barn and items attached to it. The Central Kentucky Art Guild meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Visitors are welcome.

  • Area man visits Joplin, helps those in need

    Joel Hatfield’s first impression Monday as he drove into Joplin, Mo., a place he called home for nine years, was that the streets he used to drive — and the homes and businesses that once were familiar — now are scattered everywhere.

    Trees stand snapped, two-level homes are flattened and vehicles sit after being tossed around like rag dolls.

  • Dash of Class: Cherry cheese tarts and other great summer recipes

    This month I haven’t had as many requests for recipes as usual, but Debbie Williams did ask that I reprint my recipe for small cheesecakes. May has been grill out month, and I have a great recipe for grilled vegetables. We love to do our vegetables that way.

    I know we are all looking for a way to cut calories and make the food we eat healthier. The pork tenderloin recipe helps you burn calories. Because pork is chewier than other meat cuts, you actually burn more calories while you chew. Hey, every bit helps. That is exactly what the magazine article said.

  • Arghhh...the pirates are back.

    Jack Sparrow, sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow, is back pirating the Caribbean for the fourth time in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” This time the trip is a bit different.

    There are only three major returning characters from the first three films, and a monkey. Sparrow’s beloved Black Pearl is also missing from this adventure.