Today's News

  • Studying the vote totals in search of insight

    Elections teach us about ourselves.

    The local option elections in three communities asked a simple question. In addition to answering yes by 3-to-2 margins in each town, other deeper insight is possible – or at least deeper speculation.

    After the vote, many folks who I encountered remarked with surprise about the margin of victory, particularly in Vine Grove.

    Because Vine Grove’s a smaller community, we often view it as quaint and perhaps parochial in its ways. Consider, however, the nature of this community.

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Stephensburg community news


    Betty Pullen, 862-4844


     Hello, Stephensburg hope everyone is doing well. Once again I would love to thank everyone for the phone calls and Facebook feedback I have got. Early in the week, I spoke with Helen Love and she was just so excited Stephensburg has a column. Helen as always was very kind and I enjoyed talking with her. My sisters and I always talked with her when she worked outside the home, Helen told me now she can keep with us (my sisters and I), now that we have this column.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    I am still waiting for those cooler temperatures to get here and stay. I have missed my boots and sweaters.
       I have noticed all the ghosts and goblins in many yards around the county. Halloween is a little more than two weeks away. This will be the first year that I do not have any kids to take trick or treating. Although I am a bit sad about it, I am looking forward to seeing the costumes that the neighborhood kids will wear.

  • Food Service Inspections

    Inspections are conducted on food service establishments by the Hardin County Health Center at least once every six months and retail food markets once annually to determine compliance with the law.Published rating scores ranging from 0 to 100 are sanitation ratings only. Ratings from 85 to 100 with no critical violations are considered satisfactory.


  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    The autumn colors are beginning to ripen to their height of beauty, and the weather has been outstanding. We still are picking ripe tomatoes from our garden. I can’t remember ever being able to do that this late in the season before.

    ORGANIZATION NEWS. Saturday evening, Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star met for a delicious potluck meal, earlier than usual as this was to be a busy night being the installation of officers evening, along with other necessary business.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

    FALL. The weather is getting nicer every day since the season of fall is here. Have you got your pumpkins ready for decorating?

    RECEPTION. A wedding shower reception was held for Cory and I on Oct. 8 at Round Top Baptist Church. Approximately 40 family members and friends attended. We received many nice gifts.

    CHHS. The Central Hardin School Marching Band will compete Saturday in another KMEA Contest. Good luck Bruins.

  • Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: my grandson Bryce Brown, Jason Taylor, Clay Oller, Cherie Chapman, Judy Skillman, Caleb Holeman, Sabrina Mau, Bill Dennison, Delaina Yates, Meredith Blessette, Ethan Pawley, Kevin Filburn, Angie Thompson, Hannah Kaelin, Greg Kasey, Amanda Johnson, Joanna Shelton, Barbara Givan, Paula Pyles, Kristopher Whelan, Nate Yates, Lois Burba, Tessa Wilkinson, Ann Haraway, Mike Crofts and Joe Carter.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    REUNION. On Oct. 9, the Pawley reunion was held in the White Mills Christian Life Center. There were 28 family members present. Elmer Pawley was able to attend and they celebrated his 93rd birthday.

    NEW ARRIVALS. The Flint Hill Grocery has its honey and molasses for sale. Also it now has an EBT machine.

    OUT AND ABOUT. Elnoah and Kathy Gragson recently enjoyed visiting the Louisville Zoo.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.