Today's News

  • Commission recommends alcohol zoning standards

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday night to recommend the allowance of package liquor stores in four of the city’s five commercial zones as well as a planned neighborhood commercial zone with limited residential use.

    The recommendation for changes to the city’s zoning ordinance move to the Elizabethtown City Council as it works to iron out new alcohol regulations by early December.

  • Tami Delaney works to feed soul and body

    Tami Delaney helps nourish the soul and body.

    Through a Louisville church group she provides prison ministry at a women’s correctional center; as development director for Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, she helps feed the needy.

    “I feel that everybody in the world was put here for a purpose,” Delaney said.

    The Elizabethtown native said she couldn’t see sitting around while there was a “whole vast world of need” beyond her own.

  • Got to be Real: Thrift shopping lets you be a diva on a dime


    I have been dressing up ever since I can remember.

    I think my mother is the cause of me loving clothes the way I do. It all started with the Bo-Peep Shoppe, Spalding’s and Dobbs Family Shoe Store in Bardstown. I would walk by their windows every day after school and admire all the outfits on display. I was a pretty-plus child, so all my clothes were expensive because of my size. As time went on and I was able to buy my own clothes, I would get fashion ideas from magazines, TV and just watching people.

  • Listen before sharing your own beliefs

    We had just left the Hindu temple when I noticed the red dot on my mother’s forehead. It was the “tilaki,” the third eye or mind's eye, associated with many Hindu gods, also symbolizing the idea of meditation and spiritual enlightenment. 

    I, a recent graduate of a high school education, feeding on my scholastic possibilities, feeling strong in my evangelical superiority, upbraided my mother: “You let them mark you! And, that’s a false religion.”

    My mother was neither intimidated or perturbed by her 19-year-old son.

  • PRO BASKETBALL: Stallworth drafted by NBDL's Tulsa franchise (11/09)

    Maze Stallworth was pleased to get into collegiate basketball coaching at a young age, but that thrill wasn’t enough to subdue the urge of being back on the court.

    After spending a season as a graduate assistant at alma mater Morehead State, the former John Hardin High School standout sharpshooter left the Eagles’ bench to sign a free-agent contract last month with the NBA Development League.

  • Criticism bounces off Gov. Beshear, sticks to Williams

    ISSUE: Williams’ remarks concerning Hindu ceremony
    OUR VIEW: A poor political tactic that backfired

    Sen. David Williams certainly received considerable attention across the state during the waning days of the campaign for governor, perhaps even across the nation in some circles.

  • Low voter turnout meets expectations

    Voter turnout in Hardin County on Tuesday was agreed by many to be low, but not as bad as it could have been.

    The county saw a 28.14 percent turnout, with 18,752 out of the 66,644 registered voters in the county going to the polls.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the county’s turnout was a little higher than the 25 percent Kentucky’s secretary of state office had predicted but lower than the 35 percent the county rallied during a similar election four years ago.

  • Democrats embrace success, Republicans look to future

    There were many easy smiles and cheerful greetings among local Democrats who watched election returns Tuesday night at Las Margaritas in Radcliff.

    Democratic candidates were showing promise in the races statewide.

    Democrats led the way in Hardin County in the governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor of public accounts races.

    Former State Rep. Mike Weaver thought positive messages in Democratic campaigns played a large role in their success.
    He had no doubt of that success.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Despite success, Bulldogs' offense is a work in progress (11/09)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs started the season with an offensive explosion. They piled up 558 yards of offense as they rolled to a 56-6 victory over Lexington Henry Clay in Don Franklin Bowl at Lindsey Wilson College.

    John Hardin backed up that performance with a 484-yard outburst against Lexington Catholic in a 47-37 shootout win in the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl.

  • PREP GOLF: North sweeps Player of the Year honors (11/09)

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm has some more accolades coming her way.

    Gumm, the four-time Miss Golf, was named the Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association Girls’ 3rd Region Player of the Year.

    “That’s a big honor,” Gumm said Tuesday afternoon. “To be named the Region Player of the Year is a great feeling. We’ve got some great players in this region.”