Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs can't hold Colonels back (11/28)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs treaded water for most of the first three quarters Friday night.

    Despite a shaky start which saw John Hardin fall behind 6-0, the Bulldogs rallied to build a 14-6 halftime lead, and then managed to grab a 20-19 lead with 3:20 left in the third quarter after the Christian County Colonels reeled off 13 consecutive points to start the second half.

    But then the flood gates opened and John Hardin was swarmed under by a wave of big plays by the Colonels.

  • HCS adopts video conferencing tech at high schools

    A common way for college students to take courses has spread to a local public school district.
    Hardin County Schools has begun to implement video conferencing technology at its three high schools. One of the goals is to allow students to share a class that’s taught at any one of the schools.
    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she sees the technology as a chance to open doors for students.

  • Director at KDE to join HCS in 2011

    A state education employee will join a local school district after the new year begins.
    Deborah Hicks, director of the division of consolidated plans and audits at the Kentucky Department of Education, has been hired as director of Title I funds at Hardin County Schools. Hicks starts Jan. 3.

  • New York Life Insurance officially opens

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting for New York Life Insurance’s new location opening on Nov 18. In attendance and cutting the ribbon were Patricia Zeitz, NY Life agent and her husband, John, with Rik Hawkins, Chamber president/CEO, Tim Walker-mayor-elect, Tony Bishop-city councilman-elect, friends, family and Chamber ambassadors. The new office is located at 501 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Woosley retirement reception to be held


    Joan Drake Woosley is retiring after 32 years in the daycare business as a director and teacher.

    A reception is from 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 19, at Vine Grove City Hall. No gifts please, cards only.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Business Calendar

    Cash Express Toy and Coat Drive, Oct. 15-Dec. 15. Partnering with SpringHaven. Asking for new or gently used coats, un-opened toys and non-perishable food items. Drop off locations are Cash Express, 1805 N. Dixie Highway, E’town; Hidden Hollow, 1704 N. Dixie; Kroger on Dixie; First Federal Savings Bank, 325 W. Dixie Ave., E’town; Physical Therapy Association, 1222 Woodland Drive, E’town; Dr. Dennis Shoff, 1310 Woodland Drive; and Heartland Medical, 1234 Woodland Drive. POC: 735-1421.

  • Holding elected leaders accountable on priorities

    A lot of promises were made by candidates vying for your vote during the most recent campaign season. Some promises communicated a sincere desire to improve upon the status quo. Others, at least to us, seemed nothing more than disingenuous attempts to woo a vote. Some centered on issues that were within the scope of responsibilities for the office a candidate sought, while others related to issues over which they’d have little, if any, influence.
    For each candidate elected, however, at least a few promises hit the mark of importance with the majority of voters.

  • Photo: Quitting autumn cold turkey
  • Turkey Day dampens drought

    A soggy Thanksgiving followed by the first snowfall of the season brought much-needed moisture to the Hardin County area last week.
    The precipitation alleviated some concerns about the drought, said Ryan Sharp, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “We’re still below normal, but it definitely helped.”
    While some Black Friday shoppers had to brush snow off their cars before venturing out, a state police dispatcher said no snow-related wrecks were reported to the local post.

  • Photos: Snow flakes at night