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Today's News

  • Job outlook bleak for Quasimodo

    Modern technology has simplified the job of church bell ringing. But it also has taken away some of the amusement.

    For instance, the Rev. Chuck Walker said beginning monks at the seminary he attended were tasked with ringing the bells – a stressful job, because they’d get into trouble with the abbot if they didn’t toll the variously toned chimes in exactly the right way at the right time of day.

    The monks, though, talked about what fun it was to swing on the ropes, said Walker, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Upton company promotes native grass

    Very few Kentucky lawns are coated with the types of grass that grew in the state when settlers came.

    Consumers hauling major name-brand bags of grass seed home aren’t sowing those native grasses, either.

    Bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass and even Bluegrass came along with new settlers to suit their European lawn tastes.

    The prairie codgrass, switchgrass and other native grasses that sprang up in the state since time beyond memory was replaced or grazed by cattle down to dusty, barren fields.

    An Upton company wants to change that.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin wins, LaRue County falls in Florida openers (04/04)

    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 15 of the 26 Lexington Catholic batters she faced Sunday as North Hardin stunned the 21st-ranked Lady Knights, 7-0, in the Trojans’ first game in the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.

    Whelan allowed four hits – all singles – and walked three against an offense that entered Sunday scoring more than eight runs per game.

  • Girl Scouts kicking off 100th anniversary celebration

    Some Girl Scout foundations, such as survival skills and being prepared, are nearly 100 years old. Others are designed to keep up with the times.

    The Girl Scouts national organization is kicking off a five-year celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary. Members will celebrate the anniversary next year on March 12, founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday.

  • Silver lining
  • West Point voters to decide alcohol sales issue Tuesday

    West Point is gearing up for a vote that will determine whether restaurants in the northern Hardin County city can serve alcohol with food.

    If the measure passes Tuesday, restaurants that offer alcohol must generate at least 70 percent of sales from food to maintain a liquor license and alcohol only could be sold with food rather than at a separate bar.

    Opinions in West Point differ regarding whether the measure should pass.

  • Brad Richardson capable of meeting chamber's challenges

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is on a roll.
    Last summer the leadership bodies of the chambers of commerce of Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point announced a collective goal to unite their individual organizations. Considerable time was invested following that announcement by Heartland Chambers Alliance in determining foundational details on how each group would merge into a unified body. Their work built up to a vote of approval on the merger by members of the individual chambers.

  • First graduates complete North Hardin AVID program

    A college prep program at North Hardin High School was put to the test and it’s clear the staff is AVID about it.

    North Hardin is about to send off the first graduates of its Advancement Via Individual Determination — AVID — program.

    Students in AVID have the opportunity to take a class every year that will help them  prepare  for college by focusing on organizational and study skills and familiarizing them with the college application process.

  • Howevalley community news

    Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard 735-7544

    IS IT SPRING YET? MotherNature fooled us into thinking it might be with temperatures reaching the 80s and then surprised us with more rain, snow and a little bit of ice on our vehicles last Sunday morning.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 873-3223

    Spring break is here. I hope everyone has the opportunity to spend time with the kids this week. There are many trips planned to the zoo or museum. I wish everyone a great week full of fun.