Today's News

  • County records mid-year surplus

    During a state of the county address earlier this month, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry promised county government once again would maintain a balanced budget without dipping into reserves at fiscal year’s end.
    On Tuesday, his prediction edged closer to reality.
    Berry presented a mid-year review of the county’s finances during Hardin Fiscal Court’s regular meeting, in which he revealed the county is riding a $3.4 million surplus into the second half of the budget cycle.

  • Effort under way to restore White Mills display

    The Nolin River once again will glow at Christmastime.
    White Mills residents are working to replace a bridge light display that was vandalized last month — and catch whoever did it. The town’s civic league is planning a fundraising dinner and is offering a $200 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the crime.
    Between 200 and 300 lights were stolen or broken the week of Christmas. The Rev. Tim Dennis, pastor of White Mills Christian Church and a civic league member, estimated the cost of the vandalism at $1,000.

  • Have knowledge, will travel

    On any given weekday, Dottye Moore can be found driving around Hardin County making the educational equivalent of a doctor’s house call.

    “I guess the three things you’d need for this job are a GPS, a hybrid car and a cell phone with good coverage,” Moore said.

    Moore is a homebound teacher for Hardin County Schools. In fact, she is the only full-time homebound teacher with the system. Other certified teachers work on a contractual basis.

  • Democratic Women’s Club has meeting at Corvette Café

    The district officers of the Democratic Women’s Club held a planning meeting at the Corvette Café in Bowling Green.
    The meeting discussed a 2-year planning calendar, the establishment of new clubs, and visitation and communication between clubs in the District.
    The Second District currently has nine Democratic Woman’s Clubs in eight counties, one club being reinstituted and four new clubs in the process of being formed.
    For information about the club, call JoAnn Winkenhofer at 737-6295.

  • Touching up downtown
  • West Park Road water main extension approved

    A long-planned project to tie two water mains in Elizabethtown together was authorized this week for a possible late spring finish.

    Elizabethtown City Council awarded the contract Monday for the West Park Road water main extension to Hudson-based Horsley Construction at $232,500.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the project will connect the water main at the industrial park on West Park Road to a water main on Ring Road.

    “It’s been in the planning stages for years,” to reinforce pressure, Reynolds said.

  • USPS to consider closing more post offices

    While thousands of post offices soon may find themselves on the chopping block, there are no plans to close any in the Hardin County area.

    But: “We’re looking at everything,” local U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Walton said.

    The Wall Street Journal on Monday said that starting in March, the USPS expects to begin closing up to 2,000 post offices — in addition to nearly 500 that started shuttering late last year.

    The agency also is reviewing another 16,000 offices that are operating at a deficit.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North, E'town know what's at stake tonight (01/25)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers have lost half a dozen times this season, but not many defeats sting quite as much as their 77-76 loss Jan. 13 to the visiting North Hardin Trojans. North Hardin posted its seventh consecutive victory over the Panthers thanks to a game-winning layup by Trevino Coney, its 5-foot-8 senior point guard, with 3.3 seconds left.

    As the teams renew their long rivalry at 7:30 tonight in Radcliff, both programs have plenty at stake.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Todd resigns as E'town's coach (01/25)

    Brad Todd said changes have to be made for the Elizabethtown High School football program.

    Those changes will be made without Todd in charge of the Panthers.

    After meeting with principal Steve Smallwood and athletic director Doug Barnes, Todd informed the team in its Monday afternoon weightlifting session that he was resigning.

    “It’s kind of shocking, but I guess things happen for a reason,” said junior running back/linebacker Tyler Brandenburg.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers top Nelson County (01/25)

    Senior post Adelaide Luckett scored 13 points and six teammates scored six or more points as the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers knocked off 5th Region rival Nelson County, 59-48 on Monday night.

    Luckett recorded a double-double with 17 rebounds, while senior guard Hannah Hart had 10 points, two steals and one assist.

    Junior guard Kaylyn Cecil added eight points, while senior guard Natalie Greenwell, sophomore guard Anna Bowling, junior post Taylor Bridges and junior guard Tara Gilpin each scored six points.