Today's News

  • Hardin County Historical Society has program on J.D. Shacklette

    The Hardin County Historical Society held its last quarterly meeting of the year Oct. 24 at the State Theater gallery. The speaker was James Caufield, who gave an in-depth look at J. D Shacklette.  The title of his program complete with Civil War memorabilia was “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”  Shacklette’s wife was Rachel Wimp whose family line includes John and Margaret Fickel Wimp. The Society was told of the many connections to Hardin County.

  • St. Clair again sentenced to death

    Associated Press

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — A convicted murderer received a death sentence on Wednesday for the third time in the 1991 shooting death of a Kentucky distillery worker during a multistate crime spree.

  • E’town officials say purchase of golf course unlikely

    If the owners of Pine Valley Country Club are forced to sell, Elizabethtown city government is not likely to make an offer, according to city officials.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is stretched too thin to purchase a golf course at the moment. That’s a message he said he conveyed to one of the course’s owners, Jack Ridge.

  • Bank renews foreclosure suit against Pine Valley

    Homeowners near Pine Valley Golf Resort hope to save the golf course as its owners, Pine Valley Country Club Inc., again are locked into foreclosure proceedings.

    South Central Bank of Hardin County renewed its foreclosure suit against Pine Valley Country Club Inc. in an effort to collect money it argues it is owed. The suit describes two loans in default of nearly $3 million taken out by the company in 2002 and a third loan in 2003 by Club Pro Products for $700,000.

  • Cookies for a cause


    The Bluegrass Junior Optimist Octagonal Club is baking cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. For JOOI’s major annual fundraiser, the club is selling gourmet cookies by the dozen or half dozen.

  • Is social media is a good thing?



    It's safe to say we're living in a world dominated by social media. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter becoming a staple in teens' lives, there's always the question of whether or not it's good.

  • Magnolia man seeks reduced sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of his former stepdaughter has requested another court hearing.

    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was a victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records.

    If his request is granted by LaRue Circuit Court, he could be eligible to serve only 20 percent of his sentence.

  • Forecasters say be on alert today

    Heavy rain fell across much of Kentucky this morning as the entire region was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch.

    In addition to widespread showers, the storm front carrries embedded thunderstorms. Gusty winds, frequent lightning strikes, torrential rain and small hail have been reported to the National Weather Service.

    The entire region has a 100 percent chance of rain today. The Kentucky Mesonet weather reporting station for Hardin County recorded 1.26 inches of rain Tuesday and measured another three-fourths of an inch by noon today.

  • HMH 'not alarmed' by slight first quarter shortfall

    Hardin Memorial Hospital faces a small revenue shortfall for the first four months of the fiscal year, but HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the shortfall is a minor bump rather than a cause for a concern.

    The $300,000 shortfall briefly was discussed Tuesday morning during a monthly financial report given by Johnson during the HMH Board of Trustees meeting, in which Johnson said volume fluctuations common to many hospitals have led to the revenue lull.

  • Turkey gobbling up more cash

    Turkey prices are expected to increase a little nationwide, along with other foods for traditional Thanksgiving meals.
    The cost is not expected to affect Hardin County as much as other areas.

    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 26th annual price survey of such items listed an increase of about 13 percent for the cost of a classic Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and trimmings.