Today's News

  • Work under way on some vision objectives



    Some of the 24 strategic goals identified by the Hardin County Vision project already are being discussed or are on the drawing board.

  • Vision Project: The Process

    The vision project for Hardin County developed from a grant provided by the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment as part of the base realignment impact at Fort Knox.

    L.B. Schmidt and Associates of Prospect began work in July after winning the contract awarded by Lincoln Trail Area Development District through a competitive bidding process.

    A 30-page survey was developed and mailed to 100 community leaders and "stakeholders." Schmidt compiled results and collected comments from the 70 surveys returned.

  • Faces and Places: Easter ... more than crosses and candy

    Churches around Hardin County have celebrated Easter this week with various Holy Week services, including those on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, community activities and Easter egg hunts.

  • April 4, 2010: Our readers write

    Whistle Stop on track

    Kentucky Living magazine, well-known to many area readers, is trying to make up for a king-sized mistake that hurt the community of Glendale and The Whistle Stop restaurant, which is very much open for business.

  • Five county comparison

    In addition to collecting and compiling the input of local leaders, the Hardin County vision project includes information about ideas and projects from five similar-sized counties.

    In his summary, consultant Luke Schmidt referred to the areas as "benchmark counties" and mentions examples of downtown redevelopment and unified strategies for growth.

  • Prescribed fires burn at Mammoth Cave



    Prescribed burns at Mammoth Cave National Park sparked intrigue, concern and more than 2,000 acres Thursday and Friday.

    Kentucky’s Division of Forestry and the U.S. Park Service coordinated multiple burns on both days that closed parts of the park and resulted in smoke drifting north before settling more than 30 miles away.

  • LaRue County mother gets 10 years for child abuse

    By LINDA IRELAND Landmark News Service Myra Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo who admitted to abusing her four children, was not granted probation at her sentencing. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In February, she admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the

  • April 2, 2010 Editorial: Surface changes don't address heart of issue

    A transportation planner reviewed traffic patterns on Dixie Avenue through the center of Elizabethtown, consulted with local leaders and planners and studied previous reports and recommendations. His findings: Less could mean more for the city’s core. Timothy Doron, director of transportation planning for Gewalt Hamilton Associates in Chicago, reinforced a 2006 Kentucky Transpo

  • Photo: Leavin'; on a jet plane
  • Bailiff saves teen from self-harm

    The News-Enterprise

    A teen inmate tried to hang himself Thursday morning in a Justice Center holding cell where he was awaiting return to Lincoln Village Detention Center after being denied his freedom by a judge.

    Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the teen pleaded with District Judge Kim Shumate for release from the juvenile detention center just before the attempted hanging occurred.

    Lowe said the unidentified teen is being prosecuted for an alleged burglary.