Today's News

  • HCS alumni honorees include 1st Lt. Eric Yates

    Some of the most influential graduates of Hardin County Schools were recognized Thursday for their achievements.
    HCS honored eight district alumni in a Distinguished Alumni ceremony at the Historic State Theater.

    Alumni honored included doctors, business leaders and military members, including 1st. Lt. Eric Yates, who was killed in combat in 2010 in Afghanistan.

    Yates was a 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School, the first John Hardin graduate honored as a distinguished alumnus. His parents accepted the award.

  • Building a better backstop
  • Radcliff man arrested on robbery charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree robbery and wanton endangerment relating to an incident that occurred earlier this month.

    Samuel F. Gerald is accused of directing a driver, Andrew Josey, to a residence on the 1200 block of Bramblett Boulevard in Radcliff on Aug. 15 to meet Joel Brown, according to the arrest warrant.

    After requesting Brown to enter the vehicle, Gerald allegedly took his backoack, which contained marijuana, and then ordered Brown to exit the vehicle at gunpoint, police said.

  • CASA comes together
  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club members welcome student guests

    Rebecca Hinkle and Reza Haider, seniors at Elizabethtown High School, were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Aug. 23.

  • Parade of Homes set for two weekends this month

    The Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association held a kickoff banquet Wednesday to honor builders, lenders, sponsors and other participants in its annual Parade of Homes.

    New houses will be on display around the community Sept. 10-11 and again Sept. 17-18.

    The admission fee for the entire tour is $5 per person.

  • Thank you from Radcliff/Fort Knox and Elizabethtown Tourism

    The Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention and Tourism Commission and Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau would like to say thank you to the volunteers that staffed the Hardin County Tourism booth at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 18-28. The two tourism commissions sponsored and coordinated the exhibit, which showcased the arts and culture in Hardin County.

  • 4-Hers are back in the saddle

    Throughout the year I have been working with a number of parent volunteers from 18 counties in the District (5) region to prepare youth enrolled in the 4-H horse program for the State 4-H Horse Show  held July 2-9 at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center in Louisville.

  • Rain needed for crops, fire safety

    Hardin County finished well below average rainfall for August.

    More precipitation is needed to avoid fire hazards and help area crops.

    Only one day of rain was recorded from Aug. 15 through Wednesday at the Fort Knox Weather Station. Even the day it rained offered very little precipitation, said Tim Deely, a meteorological technician at the station.

    The station recorded 0.73 inches of rain last month, compared to 3.1 inches averaged during August over the past 25 years.

  • Project PASS loses federal funding

    Just nine months after it began, funding has been pulled from the Project PASS program in Hardin County Schools.

    Project PASS, a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education, brought the Junior Leadership Corps to six districts in the country, including HCS. The program was implemented at North and J.T. Alton middle schools.

    The district recently learned federal money for the program is no longer available and it will lose the director of community involvement position held by Rudy Garcia.