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Today's News

  • Duke the fierce and grumpy

    Most of the time, most people find themselves cheering on the little guy.

    When David faced and defeated Goliath, everyone cheered, “Way to go, Dave.”

    When a small band of rebel forces took on the galactic empire in “Star Wars,” we all yelled, “Use the force, Luke.”

    When Rocky took on Apollo Creed, we joined the chant and yelled, “Rocky, Rocky, Rocky.”

    When the underdog defeats the No. 1 team in any sport, we all suddenly become fans.

  • Foundation organizes Pet Palooza Weekend

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. has organized a Pet Palooza this weekend, a series of pet-centric events to raise money for the new location of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    Diane Shoffner, who requested to be identified as human owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, said the palooza will start today with Elizabethtown restaurants Old Vault Deli and Cobbler’s Cafe donating a percentage of their sales to the foundation.

  • Photo: Katydid ready to ride
  • Fourth annual Senior Q hosted at Helmwood HealthCare Facility

    Wink’s Smokehouse recently held its fourth annual Senior Q at Helm-wood HealthCare Facility in Elizabethtown.
    The team fed residents, staff and all their families a barbecue meal consisting of barbecue pork and chicken. The meats, sauces, green beans and baked beans, rolls and trimmings all were donated by Wink’s Smoke-house and the men of the Presbyterian Church. The HHC facility provided coleslaw, desserts and drinks.

  • Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Keeping money circulating among local vendors is the central message of a buy local media campaign that begins Oct. 1.

    Introduced Wednesday at a meeting of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the program is based on a statewide effort used in Maine. It encourages consumers to select local businesses over out-of-town shopping trips and online options in order to “Help Keep Hardin County Strong.”

  • Former library employee sues county

    A former employee of the Hardin County Public Library has filed a civil suit against the county stemming from the library’s alleged discrimination against her disability.

    Mary Daugherty, 49, worked at the library for 13 years before resigning from her position in December while on medical leave, she said.

  • Knox Boxes could help Vine Grove emergency workers

    A proposed ordinance could require buildings constructed in the future and renovated at least 50 percent to include a measure that would allow emergency workers to enter without busting a door down.

    Knox Boxes are locked boxes of thick metal that are bolted to the inner wall of a house or structure and allow someone with a key to unlock the box from the outside.

    An ordinance that would require new construction and majorly renovated buildings to include a Knox Box is set to come before Vine Grove City Council.

  • Photo: Put that in your pipe and bury it
  • Fundraising event planned for 4-year-old with cancer

    Bill Bigelow went to buy a car. He found a personal hero and an opportunity to help.

    The Elizabethtown man is the primary booster and organizer of a day-long fundraising event Saturday for a 4-year-old struggling with leukemia.

  • ‘Dolphin Tale’ an inspirational family film

    In a market that doesn’t have many inspirational family films, “Dolphin Tale” is a refreshing change.

    It is a story based on a real life rescued dolphin named Winter who was found caught in a crab trap that damaged her tail. The tail had to be amputated and Winter now swims with the aid of a prosthetic tail.