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Today's News

  • More Coca-Cola museum auction dates set

    The next set of auction dates have been set at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and will feature some of the museum’s largest items up for public bid. The auctions are March 24 and 25 at the Elizabethtown museum and follow up on the first set of auctions that collected more than $3 million for around 650 Coke-related items.

    Some items were sold for more than $100,000, according to Museum President Larry Schmidt.

  • Kentucky First Lady visits HMH, packs care packages for 233rd Trans. Co. 3d Sustainment Command

    Kentucky First lady Jane Beshear joined members of the Hardin Memorial Hospital staff Dec. 6, to pack care packages for members of the 233rd Transportation Company.

    Beshear participated in the event as part of her initiative with the Military Spouse Task Force for Kentucky, which highlights issues facing military spouses.

  • Beer here: Stores begin sales

    Residents won’t have to wait until the New Year to purchase beer in Hardin County.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more than two dozen retail beer licenses last week to local vendors. Several more beer licenses are pending.

    Sales started as applicants secured licenses and contacted distributors to bring shipments.

    Laura Blair, spokeswoman for Bardstown-based Newcomb Oil Co., said the seven Five Star Food Marts in Elizabethtown now are licensed to sell beer, four of which have started sales.

  • Police cracking down on impaired holiday driving

    As Hardin Countians prepare to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, area law enforcement are reminding the community of the dangers of impaired driving.

    During December 2009, 753 people were killed in wrecks that involved impaired drivers or cyclists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over the next couple weeks, area law enforcement will be cracking down on drugged and drunken driving to ensure the Hardin County community has a safe holiday season.

  • KSP Post 4 collects more than 3,500 pounds of food

    In the cold Friday morning, students at North Hardin Christian School lugged cardboard boxes and green tubs stacked high with cans and boxes of donated food and stuffed them inside Kentucky State Police vehicles.

    With the help of the students and community members, KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown collected more than 3,500 pounds of donated food items for its second annual Cram the Cruiser, according to a KSP news release. Last year, Post 4 collected 415 pounds.

  • Camp Knox Masonic Lodge participates in Louisville Veterans Day parade

    Participating in the Veterans Day Parade in Louisville on Nov. 11 were Donald Cobb (center left) and Radcliff City Councilman Don Shaw (carrying the colors of Camp Knox Masonic Lodge). They represented Camp Knox Masonic Lodge No. 919 and carried its American flag and lodge banner. Cobb is a World War II and Korean War veteran and Shaw is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

  • HCS students advance to state tech competition

    Local students in March can show off their technology skills and leadership abilities on a statewide level.

    Four groups from Hardin County Schools advanced to the state competition of the Student Technology Leadership Program. The students, along with several other groups, competed at a recent regional competition at Western Kentucky University where they displayed projects that outlined their use of technology in making an impact on their schools.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the city of Elizabethtown Planning and Development Office. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • Local vets react to end of Iraq War

    The U.S. this week closed a chapter in its War on Terror, officially ending its mission in Iraq after nearly nine years of combat.

    The pullout of U.S. troops from the embattled country drew mixed opinions among Hardin County veterans, some of whom have been directly affected by the conflict.

  • Anthony Merriman: Home-grown patrol

    Anthony Merriman has known he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement since he was 4 years old. Today, he’s 21, and after five years in Elizabethtown Police Department’s cadet program, he’s poised to complete his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University before entering the U.S. Navy.

    “When I turned 16, (the cadet program) was a great way to figure out what law enforcement really is rather than just watching TV or something,” Merriman said. “I’ve learned a lot, even besides police skills.