Today's News

  • Paul, Guthrie visit county for speeches and community service

    Kentucky politicians from local, state and federal levels converged upon Hardin County on Wednesday during a Lincoln Trail Area Development District meeting.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, both Republicans, each explained their political beliefs and actions when called to make speeches.

    Away from the microphone, the two said the visit gave them a chance to connect with the constituents they represent.

  • Photos: Performance with a purpose
  • April's student editor

    Savanna Bolin is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior at Central Hardin High School, Savanna enjoys listening to music and attending concerts. She is a loyal Justin Bieber fan.

    Her future career interests include music and journalism.

    As editor for the April issue of Rising Voices, Savanna led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain experience, knowledge of journalism techniques and new friends.

  • Knights of Columbus has Easter egg hunt

    The Vine Grove Knights of Columbus Council 3379 held its annual community Easter egg hunt on Palm Sunday, April 17. The event was open to  children from pre-school through sixth grade. The winners received gift certificates from Mr. Gatti’s and McDonald’s. Pictured from left, Camden Parrish pre-school; Asia Humphrey, fourth grade; Rachelle Asher, fourth grade; Casey Richards, third grade; Macy Jent, third grade; and Erin Riney, pre-school.

  • Sheriff Williams is guest at Radcliff Rotary Club meeting

    A recent guest at the Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams. Williams outlined the four constitutional duties of the Sheriff’s Office: law enforcement, service to the courts, tax collection and supervision of elections; as well as the many other tasks performed. Williams is a Hardin County native and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. He is pictured with club President Neil Atcher and Rotarian Dr. Bill Perks.

  • Marr speaks to Elizabethtown Rotary Club members

    Laurie Marr of Rumple Recycling was the guest speaker
    at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 19. She spoke on the many changes in recycling over the years. 
    Pictured are Laurie Marr and Rotarian Ken Collord.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Are e-readers bad? Yes

    By Autumn Sandlin

  • Lakewood Elementary gets a greenhouse

    Lakewood Elementary School second-grade teacher Ruthie Miller bought herself a small greenhouse kit for Christmas, and from it has grown a grand greenhouse for the school.

    Miller is director of the school’s TECH Project, Technology Enhanced Challenges for Heroes, a program paid for by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.

    The TECH Project is a before- and after-school program to improve student achievement and social and emotional skills through enrichment classes in STEM areas – science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Are e-readers bad? No

    By Savanna Bolin


    The way we communicate, the way we dress, how we listen to music, even the ways in which we travel - it's all evolving. Though many changes are inevitable, some aren’t embraced with open arms.

  • College application is your chance to shine

    By Kerry Skiff

    Colleges and universities want to know who you are and who you will be in college. Applications are the tools they use to hand-pick the students they want. So as a student, you need to use the application to convince colleges they want you.

    When you start the application process, know the colleges you'd like to attend. Review the schools' websites to see if you meet the qualifications for incoming freshman. If you do, look at the application.