Today's News

  • BGSG: Freeman Lake hosting wakeboard, water ski events (07/08)

    The waters of Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake will be anything but calm this weekend as the Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games contest wakeboarding and slalom water ski events for the first time.

    Admission is free both days and the public is invited to attend. For both water ski and wakeboarding, preliminaries are Saturday and finals are Sunday.

    Organizer Ed Sorace of Elizabethtown said 20 competitors had registered to water ski by Thursday afternoon, while Robynn Brown of McDaniels said more than 30 competitors had signed up to wakeboard.

  • GOLF: Gumm wins Junior Am (07/08)

    Lydia Gumm’s final round in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood course didn’t have the start she had planned, but it still had the desired result.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior opened with a bogey Thursday and finished with a 1-over 73 a day after shooting 68, but it mattered little as she actually extended her lead for a six-stroke win in the 37-player girls’ 16-18 division.

    She responded from the early bogey with consecutive birdies on the third and fourth holes.

  • Kentucky immunization requirements updated

    Between the trips to buy new clothes and school supplies, some parents should schedule a trip to the doctor’s office during their children’s back-to-school preparations.

    Immunization requirements changed July 1, so parents with children entering day care, Head Start programs, preschool, kindergarten or sixth-grade need to check with their medical providers to ensure that their child’s vaccination records are up to date for school.

  • Head-on collision on 31W sends four to HMH

    A Kentucky State Police trooper said rain played a factor in a wreck Wednesday that sent four people to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The wreck occurred around 3:06 p.m. on U.S. 31W just north of Sonora, said Nita Franklin, Kentucky State Police dispatcher.

    A purple Pontiac Bonneville traveling north lost traction because of the rain and went into the southbound lane where it struck a red Chevrolet Blazer in a head-on collision, Trooper Ryan Johnson said.

  • Celebrate the local employment picture

    The issue: Local employment
    Our view: Cheer about the report

    Often, the community bemoans bad news but seldom does it celebrate good news.

    It must be human nature. We dwell on problems and take successes for granted.

    Before last week's headlines become this week's recycling, let's pause to shout hooray about the latest unemployment figure and what it says about Hardin County. Still hampered by national economic doldrums, the local community continues to outperform this region, the state and nation.

  • Soldier’s early return surprises his children

    Haley and Michael Edmondson of Vine Grove grinned widely and darted toward their crouching father Thursday when he picked them up from day care.

    Staff Sgt. Justin Edmondson was sporting the uniform he has been wearing for the past six months during a tour of duty in Afghanistan as he folded his children into his arms.

    Stationed at Fort Knox, Edmondson departed with the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division for his fourth tour to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Lions Club has installation dinner

  • Walking Horse Show results released

    The following are results from Grayson County Walking Horse Show held June 25 at Grayson County Ag. and Rec. Park in Leitchfield.
    Class 1 — Stick Horse: Michael Dunn, Maggie Dunn, Madison Dunn, Mackenzie Stillwell, Robby Stannard, Riley Shartzer, Jacob Shartzer all received first-place trophies donated by Dr. and Mrs. Victor Duvall.
    Class 2 — Lead Line: first, Mackenzie Sillwell, Elizabethtown.
    Class 4 — Youth Walking Specialty: first, Preston Hicks, Paducah; and second, Emily Graves, Bell Buckle, Tenn.

  • Judge Shumate receives Law Related Education Award

    Hardin County Dis-trict Court Judge Kimberly W. Shumate received a 2011 Law Related Education Award at the annual Law Day ceremony May 2 at the state Capitol in Frankfort.

  • EIS rounds up reading skills over summer break

    By Kelly Graham
    EIS instructional coordinator

    Time for instruction, is it really important? It is essential to students’ learning. Summer break, is it necessary? Absolutely. But, perhaps both can go hand in hand when accomplishing the task of boosting reading levels and revving up enthusiasm and passion for reading.