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Today's News

  • Students compete in Hardin County spelling bee

    Noah Vo learned Wednesday about the buzz one can get from the bee.
    The Hardin County area spelling bee took place Wednesday at Hardin County Schools’ central office. Nineteen elementary and middle school students participated, from 16 HCS schools, St. James School and North Hardin Christian School.

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health identifies inefficiencies in emergency preparedness

    While administrators and staff at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System hope never to stare down the eye of a tornado, they placed themselves in the shoes of disaster victims Wednesday to locate areas in which they can improve preparedness.
    Radcliff Fire Department held a table-top disaster exercise at the medical facility, walking step by step through an F5 tornado scenario that, if real, could have wiped out a portion of the building and potentially killed 65 people or more.

  • Photo: On the inside looking out
  • Honoring the sacrifice, heritage of black leaders

    It’s the month George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born. The month we wait for a weather-predicting rodent, watch the Super Bowl and celebrate love through Valentine’s Day.

    February is many things, including an annual opportunity to focus on black history. Calling special attention to a cause or component of ourselves allows for education and overall improved awareness and understanding of each other.

  • Several county districts closed today; EIS on one-hour delay

    Hardin County and LaRue County Schools have canceled classes for Thursday because of the snowfall, subfreezing temperatures and resulting poor road conditions. Elizabethtown and West Point independent districts will operate on a one-hour delay this morning.

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy announced that it will operate on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College canceled early classes and will open at 10 a.m. today. Western Kentucky University campuses in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Fort Knox open at 1 p.m. today.

  • Meadow View teacher receives national recognition for 'Revolutionary' lesson

    Students playing computer games in class might look as if a teacher is shirking his or her duties, but that’s exactly what happened in Laureen Laumeyer’s class, and she’s being recognized for her efforts.
    Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View Elementary School, has been named National Mission US Educator of the Year. The award is given to a teacher who has uses the Mission US online game, “For Crown or Colony,” in an effective way in the classroom. Mission US is an interactive history learning game.

  • Club members appreciate community support

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown would like to thank all Kroger shoppers who participated in the “Shop and Share” program on Feb. 5.
    With SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter being in Elizabethtown, shoppers chose items from the list of the center’s needs and Woman’s Club members delivered the supplies directly to the shelter.
    We want to give our thanks to the staff at both Kroger locations for being so supportive and helpful on a very snowy, blustery day.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club members welcome Cameron Graca

    The Elizabethtown Lion's Club welcomed John Hardin High School Student of the Month for January Cameron Graca.  Cameron is the son of Mark and Tiffany Graca and is ranked fifth in his class with a 4.0 grade-point average. Cameron is on the All A honor roll. He also is involved in choir, the academic team, show chior and Hardin County Youth Leadership.  Pictured are Lion Travis Langdon, Cameron Graca, his mother, Tiffany Graca, and his girlfriend, Jordan.

  • Woman’s Club participates in “Shop and Share” program

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown participated in the “Shop and Share” program Feb. 5 at both of the Kroger locations in Elizabethtown. “Shop & Share” began three years ago as a project from First Lady Brashear’s office. The Kentucky Federated Women’s Club was asked to volunteer at the Kroger stores in their area and ask for specific items needed for the Domestic Violence Centers lo-cated in Kentucky.

  • Ask the Expert: Home organization

    Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of meaning. This week, we saw kids get excited about giving the “just right” valentine cards for the girls and the boys. Teenage sweethearts got a thrill selecting a huge, gaudy stuffed animal for their sweetie. Folks in “mature” relationships crowded the greeting card aisles on February 14.

    All this talk about love set a thought rolling in my mind. Why do we love our stuff so that it controls the way we live in our homes, relate to other people and spend our money?