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Today's News

  • Blair family makes gift to Kosair

    During Addison Jo Blair’s fight against cancer, the community rallied around the child and her family.
    She died in May at the age of 3.

    Today her parents, Kelly and Wes Blair, will honor her life and spirit and rally around other children and parents with a $3 million gift to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    The gift, made through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, is from the Addison Jo Blair Foundation combined with an irrevocable estate intention from Kelly and Wes Blair.

  • Fort Knox soldier on first deployment killed in Afghanistan

    Fort Knox lost one of its own as the death toll of the decade-long war in Afghanistan rises.
    U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Elm died Friday in Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
    Elm graduated from high school in 2004 and was active in extracurricular activities at Greenway High School in Phoenix.
    The soldier started his military career less than three years ago. His first deployment as a soldier at Fort Knox was in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.

  • Former Hardin County resident publishes first novel

    A former Radcliff resident has published his first novel.

    Nescher Pyscher, who now lives in Ohio, published “Tales of the Fallen” through A-Argus Better Book Publishers.

    “Tales of the Fallen” is a fantasy novel and is available in paperback and ebook from www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

  • Tending to the Prince of Pomerania

    About this time last year our oldest dog, 16-year-old Pomeranian Nanook, had to be taken to the vet. He was given medication for his arthritis.

    The year before, about the same time of year, the vet had discovered extensive arthritis in Nanook’s back legs. He had quit using one of his hind legs and whimpered a lot. He got a cortisone shot and some medication. After a week or so he was much better, but he had medication to take as needed.

  • A year for the birds

    About halfway through the film “The Big Year” I asked myself “are birders really this competitive with their bird sightings?” A quick Google search gave me the answer. Yes.

    The quest to document sightings of the most species of birds really happens each year and sometimes it gets quite competitive. The film is based on a book by Mark Obmascik that shares the story of three individuals on the quest. As it says in the beginning, the film is based on a true story, only the facts were changed.

  • Celtic concert Sunday to benefit Hosparus

    An afternoon of music Sunday in Elizabethtown will benefit Hosparus and promote cancer awareness.

    The Chattering Magpies, a duo consisting of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, performs at the Historic State Theater at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning office at 790 N. Dixie Ave., No. 800, in Elizabethtown.

  • Radcliff approves generator bid for shelter

    Colvin Community Center will be ready if another disaster on the level of the 2009 ice storm strikes.

    Radcliff City Council on Tuesday night approved a bid from Skyler Construction at $83,430 to install a generator at Colvin, making it the only Red Cross-certified shelter in the county to have backup generation power, Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said. Skyler Construction is based in Hardin County and operated by Hardin County Magistrate Doug Goodman. The company offered the lowest of the two bids.

  • EIS among the state's best in college, career prep

    A local school district has been named one of the best in the state at preparing students for life after high school.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools was included in the top 10 districts with the highest rate of graduates who met qualifications of the College and Career Readiness indicator, another portion of yearly state accountability.
    Hardin County Schools also met its 2011 goal.

  • Red tape: The ties that bind

    ISSUE: Sense of federal overregulation
    OUR VIEW: Businesses deserve balance

    Their concerns varied in specifics related to the speaker's individual business interests. But sorting through the questions, one theme continually emerged among concerns expressed by operators of local businesses: Government over-regulation.

    Participating in a town hall meeting, a few dozen people spent a recent afternoon sharing concerns and inquiries with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, state Rep. Tim Moore and state Sen. Dennis Parrett.

  • New leadership class introduced

    The first Leadership Hardin County class will be introduced tonight at the fall Community Relations gathering at the Proffitt family farm in Vine Grove.

    The 10-month program coordinated by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is the first leadership program staged since the four local chambers chose to merge. It includes 24 participants from local banks,  businesses, schools and governmental entities.