Today's News

  • Strike up the Army Band

    The issue: 113th Army Band's concert series
    Our view: Great Family Entertainment
    The 113th Army Band (Dragoons) at Fort Knox will host its first summer concert of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Knox Eastman Amphitheater. The concert is free and open to military families and members of local communities.

  • EHS graduation set for May 27

    ElizabethtownHigh Schoolhas set its graduation for 8 p.m. May 27 in the school's main gym.
    Graduations for Hardin County high schools are scheduled from June 2 through June 4.

  • Hardin County youth meet new friends at summer camp

    With the school year almost over, Hardin County youth will be heading for West KY 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs the week of June 21 through 24. 
    With this year’s theme “Win it in a 4-H Minute” Hardin County youth will join others from Breckinridge, Caldwell, Lyon and Trigg counties for some of the best days of their entire summer. 

  • Cockriel celebrates 75th birthday

    Virginia Cockriel of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 75th birthday, today, April 27, 2011.

    She was born on April 27, 1936, in Petersburg, Ind.

    She raised her children with her husband of nearly 60 years, Hubert Cockriel, in Hardin County. 

    She has six children, Gary Cockriel of Elizabethtown, Sharon Vertrees and Brenda Hannas, both of Louisville, Debbie Vance of Elizabethtown and Cathy Morgan and Lynn Butler, both of Rineyville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

  • A Notable Life: Mamapreneur Joanna Black shares her passion for music

    Faith, family, music and children are key components of Joanna Black’s life.

    As the mother of a 4-year-old girl, Kindermusik instructor, cello teacher and supervisor of developmental book sales, among other things, Joanna is a mamapreneur who has found a way to incorporate the things she loves into her work.

    “I come from a musical family,” Joanna said. “My dad was a traditional vocalist.”

  • Have babies, will travel ... if you’ll have us

    Coordination has never been my strong suit. If a couch is near, I’ll stub my toe on it. If a table is there, my thigh will find a corner. Door frames leap out and ram into my shoulders and hands as I walk through. I’ve hit my head on so many cabinets it’s a wonder I don’t have a permanent knot on top of my noggin. I am continually covered in bruises from an indeterminate origin, just because I run into things so often I forget which bruise went with which piece of furniture.

  • Diabetes sufferers should protect their eyesight

    By Mechelle Coble

    All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for developing diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. All can cause severe vision loss and even blindness, but early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage and future vision loss.

  • The List: Helping military families

    Many in the community give generously to support deployed soldiers, collecting supplies and goodies to mail overseas. But the families on the home front need support, too. Michelle Cuthrall, a writer, mother and military wife who has been through deployments, offers the following suggestions. For a more detailed list, check out her website, www.behindthebluestarbanner.com.

  • Banquet bolsters the mother-daughter bond

    It’s all about mothers, daughters and their special bonds.

    The third annual Mother and Daughter Banquet, themed “A Mother’s Love,” will celebrate and nurture the mother-daughter relationship, said Gail Phoenix of GMP Services, a Vine Grove training and consulting firm that advocates for woman and children. GMP Services is hosting the event.

    The event is from noon to 3 p.m. May 7 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Line of storms could trigger tornadoes tonight

    A tornado watch has been issued for Hardin and all neighboring counties until 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service today says another series of soaking storms will continue through the night. A chance of severe storms with heavy rainfall is significant, according to forecasters.

    The area remains under a flood warning. Tuesday night's hazardous storm system and the overnight deluge have increased the danger around rivers and streams. All low-lying areas are subject to flooding.