Today's News

  • Tuula Poikonen: One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    Today's "One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks" came across the Atlantic Ocean to America. Tuula Poikonen’s journey began in Finland, the Scandinavian country of 190,000 lakes.

    Upon graduation from high school, she studied in Michigan, where she met her husband, Allan. After college graduation, Allan flew to Finland and married Tuula.

  • Wesley Hilltop seniors gather for Rook tournament

    The Wesley Hilltop Seniors gather to play Rook each Thursday, but on a recent Thursday, they held a Rook Tournament. Winners were Jessie Mudd, left, and Distie Miller. Runners-up were Rose Lineberry, left, and Virginia Parrett.

  • Noon Rotary welcomes CHHS Students of the Month

    The Noon Rotary Club’s Central Hardin High School Students of the Month for October were Natalie Smith and Noah Wiersema.

  • Mayor Walker is guest speaker at Lions Club meeting


  • 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.