Today's News

  • Mountain Workshops collection complete

    Hardin County residents soon will be able to hold a piece of local history in their hands.

    Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops has completed its work on a black-and-white coffee table book titled

    “At Home in the Heartland” that chronicles the lives of local residents through the lenses and pens of photojournalists.

  • Vine Grove pushes forward with commercial sewers along Ky. 313

    Vine Grove city officials intend to submit plans and specifications by Dec. 15 to the Kentucky Division of Water for an expansion of the city’s sewer system to the commercial corridor opening along a stretch of Ky. 313.

    The project likely will go out to be bid upon after final approval is given for all plans, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “Hopefully, in the spring, as soon as the weather breaks, we’ll be getting it under way,” he said.

  • EIF endorses creation of unification review commission

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation Board of Directors has approved a resolution supporting the creation of a unification review commission to study the potential benefits of unifying local governments.

  • Hardin County fills its weekend with holiday-themed events

    The holiday season is upon Hardin County, and this Saturday brings with it several holiday-themed events throughout the county.

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown is having its annual Christmas Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater. Finger food made by club members are served.

    Member Betty Sue French said the club has been hosting the Christmas Tea for more than 10 years.

  • Acoustic Guitar Masters series concert to be held at PAC

    Antsy McClain and the Trailerpark Troubadours take the stage Saturday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is part of The Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 12.

    Tickets for the Antsy McClain and the Trailerpark Troubadours concert, presented by Trinity Music Productions, are $15 and are available by calling (270) 325-3958.

    McClain stages his shows from a fictional trailer park called Pine View Heights, which is based on his childhood experiences.

  • Heart of Kentucky Men's Chorus presents Christmas concert

    The Heart of Kentucky Men’s chorus sings in the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Severns Valley Baptist Church with “A Christmas Jubilee.” 

    This is the group’s sixth Christmas show and it’s grown every year. It started with about 300 in attendance at the Historic State Theater.

    By 2007, the audience had grown and had to move to Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road to accommodate, group member Brian Simpson said.

  • Christmas events abundant in county

    TOPIC: Holiday happenings
    OUR VIEW: Christmas spirit alive and well

    Whether it’s a horse-drawn carriage ride on a chilly night, sitting on a sidewalk watching a Christmas parade down a city street, bidding on a cake or watching lights twinkle on a community Christmas tree, Hardin County has something for everyone this time of year.

    And the events are spread throughout the county. Rarely can you find a destination in the county and not see a holiday festivity of some sort.

  • KSP Post 4 collecting food items for 'Cram the Cruiser'

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is collecting donated food items for KSP’s second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive.

    State police posts across the commonwealth are each working to fill a cruiser with canned and nonperishable food. In 2010, KSP collected 21,586 pounds of food, according to a KSP news release.

    Post 4 will be accepting donations through Dec. 12. Suggested food items include macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, brownie or cake mix, coffee, powdered milk, juices and canned fruit, vegetables, meat, soup, chili or spaghetti sauce.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.

    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

    Soldiers, the largest number of combat veterans coming home to Fort Knox since 1942, began returning from Afghanistan last month.

  • Triple dog duty