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Today's News

  • Get outside, 'chik'

    Barren River Lake State Resort Park is hosting “Chiks in the Stiks” weekend March 18-20 for women who want to know more about the great outdoors.

    There will be lessons on fishing, archery, fire building, complete with s’mores, hiking, and even a golf clinic with the park’s PGA professional, Carmello Benassi, according to a news release.

    Organizers tout the weekend of activities as a great opportunity for a girlfriend outing.

  • Departments expect impact from fuel price increase

    All Hardin County residents are feeling the sting of increased prices at the pumps. The people who regularly roll around in fire trucks, ambulances and other government vehicles are facing added challenges.

    Hardin County Emergency and Medical Services will have to budget during the next fiscal year about 20 percent more for diesel than the organization set aside this year, said David Underwood, administrator for the organization and the Emergency Management Department in Hardin County.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin ranking No. 9 in KHSBCA poll (03/16)

    The Central Hardin High School baseball team is coming off its best season and begins this year with its best ranking in the program’s history.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Adcock continues to shine for Royals (03/16)

    Nathan Adcock’s already solid spring continued Tuesday when he made his first start for the Kansas City Royals.

    In Surprise, Ariz., Adcock pitched three innings of shutout ball – extending his scoreless inning streak to eight – as the Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad, 4-3.

    The former North Hardin standout allowed just three hits and threw 26 of his 37 pitches for strikes.

  • Exhibit to feature regional cancer survivors

    Hardin County residents will come face-to-face with cancer this summer.

    An exhibit will feature 12 photographs of cancer survivors throughout the region June 5 at Pritchard Community Center and from June 6-17 in the lobby of Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    The 16-by-20-inch photographs are of 13 cancer survivors from the eight-county Lincoln Trail District, including a husband and wife in one image. Each image is accompanied by an 8-by-10-inch story about the survivor’s experience.

  • ECA to host former U of L band member

    A recent college graduate featured in national publications and television programs will be in Elizabethtown next week.

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy will be hosting Patrick Henry Hughes, a former University of Louisville band member who performed in a wheelchair, for its annual fundraiser. Hughes and his father will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the main auditorium of the school, said Bobby Thompson, business director of the school.

    Thompson said Hughes’ story speaks to obstacles that everyone faces and how they can be overcome.

  • At unity celebration, governor introduced message of discord

    The issue: Mixing politics into speech
    Our view: Not the best venue

    Using a nautical theme, the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce launched into a new era March 10 with the maiden voyage of its consolidated monthly luncheon. The venue chosen to christen the beginning of the Hardin County Chamber was Severns Valley Baptist Church. As expected the facility was packed with the who’s who of the business community.

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  • Design on Haycraft Street repairs progressing

    Plans to repair a culvert in the Haycraft Street area are in motion.

    Robert Bush, director of Elizabethtown’s stormwater department, presented a proposal this week from Vector Engineering to proceed on the design work for the culvert, which could cost up to $16,400.

    Vector’s fee is $10,900 and Bush recommended the allowance of up to $5,500 for geotechnical work depending on the site’s conditions. If the site is favorable, the geotechnical work could cost as little as $600, Bush told the Elizabethtown City Council Monday.

  • Elizabethtown to offer aid to damaged sister city

    The News-Enterprise
    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said city government has made contact with its sister city, Koori Machi, Japan, and confirmed there were no reported deaths there after an earthquake and tsunami besieged the nation last week, killing thousands.
    Koori Machi, which lies north of Fukushima and is home to about 15,000 residents, was heavily affected. Walker said several homes were destroyed and a school was damaged.
    Elizabethtown plans to identify ways in which it can provide aid in response to the disaster, Walker added.