Today's News

  • Penn State situation should concern all adults

    ISSUE: Penn State scandal
    OUR VIEW: It wasn’t about Joe 

    Adults have a responsibility to provide for and protect children. The innocent depend on us to keep them fed, to keep them warm and, most of all, to keep them safe.

    As a society, the implication is broader. The community as a whole has a responsiblity for all children. It may be a cliché, but the undeniable truth is that our existence tomorrow lies within the children of today.

  • Defense wants to relocate trial of former Central Hardin teacher

    With a jury trial scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, defense attorneys for former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray filed several motions Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court, including requests for a change of venue and a new judge.

    Gray, 29, was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher engaged in sexual contact with more than one female student. He was arrested in December and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • ECTC auto-diesel program creates scholarship

    Automotive students at the local community college have another avenue to ease tuition costs thanks to a scholarship using money won in a national competition.

    The auto-diesel program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College received $2,500 for being named the top program in the southeast region in Tomorrow Technician’s School of the Year competition. The money came from WIX Filters.

    Jerry Clemons, an associate professor in the program, said there wasn’t an auto-diesel scholarship and instructors wanted a way to ease students’ costs.

  • Rotary Club members welcome students guests from ECTC

    Samantha Everhart and Shawna Hall of Elizabethtown Community & Technical College were student guests at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club.

  • Heartland, Lincoln Trail in running for Windstream grants

    Two Hardin County elementary schools are being considered in a national technology-funding competition.

    Heartland and Lincoln Trail elementary schools are two of 30 finalists for a competition sponsored by Windstream Communications. Schools submitted videos documenting their service projects, and the winning school receives $25,000 to spend on school upgrades.

    Voters can visit schools win.windstream.com/finalists to support their choices from the 30 finalists through Friday. Winners are expected to be announced in December.

  • Lincoln birthplace memorial celebrates centennial

    Rabbi Joseph Rapport opened a prayer by saying five score years ago the first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln was created.

    The structure loomed behind the man as he led a prayer beginning a ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park near Hodgenville.

  • The Best: Give the gift of food this holiday season

    Some of my favorite gifts for Christmas – to give and to receive – are gifts of food. They’re generally inexpensive, yet they’re very special because they’re made by hand, and gifts made with your hands really do come from the heart.

  • Vital information is just moments away

    ISSUE: Public notification system
    OUR VIEW: Service is important, affordable

    Information is critical to all important decisions.

    It’s absolutely vital in emergency situations.

    A new service offered by Hardin County Emergency Management will help dispense information rapidly and alert all residents to disaster response efforts and safety advice.

  • E'town nixes distance restrictions on liquor stores

    Elizabethtown city officials agreed Monday to stay away from location restrictions and distance requirements concerning package liquor stores.

    The Elizabethtown City Council reached the conclusion as it discussed last-minute changes to an ordinance outlining new alcohol regulations, which is set for a second and final reading on Nov. 21.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw once again discouraged the city from placing any location restrictions in the ordinance at the suggestion of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs know Jackson is dangerous (11/15)

    John Hardin coach Mark Brown doesn’t like facing a team twice in the same season. He wasn’t in favor of the playoff format when teams played within their own district in first two rounds. But sometimes it can’t be avoided.