Today's News

  • Tabb hopes county defies projected low voter turnout

    Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker has projected a 25 to 28 percent voter turnout Tuesday to determine the state’s top elected offices, but Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb hopes local voters defy those odds.

    Tabb said about 35 percent of registered voters in Hardin County voted in the last governor’s race four years ago, but a dismal 10 percent of voters made it to the polls for the May primary, indicating what he says is a disturbing trend.

    “I really hope we get more,” Tabb said Friday.

  • Public turns out for Fort Duffield's 150th anniversary

    West Point’s Fort Duffield honored the men who made the fort possible 150 years ago with a Sunday program.

    Fort Duffield commemorated the 150th anniversary of the installation’s construction with skirmish re-enactments and historical programs. Attendees were able to watch re-enactments, listen to re-enactors expound on the role of Fort Duffield in the war and witness life on a Civil War fort.

  • NHHS Gamer's Club members embrace nerd status

    With titles such as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Empire instead of club president, the Gamer’s Club at North Hardin High School is admittedly a different sort of group.

    “We’re the biggest conglomeration of nerds in the school,” junior James Richason said.

  • Photo: A point divided
  • EPD search for person of interest in assault case

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a felony assault Sunday and are looking for a person of interest.

    A female victim at the 900 block of Mark Court was asleep in her home when she was awakened and beaten, according to an EPD news release. EPD arrived after 3 a.m.

    Justin Michael Smith is a person of interest in the assault. He is a 31-year-old white male, 5 ft. 7 in. in height and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with gray stripes or a blue flannel jacket and dark blue pants.

  • Teen injured in Sunday wreck

    A Rineyville teen was injured in a vehicle crash Sunday.

    Samantha Wheeler, 17, was traveling on New Salem Church Road when her tires dropped off the right side of the road. She overcorrected to the left and then right, causing her 1997 GMC Jimmy to overturn several times, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    She was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then to Jewish Hospital in Louisville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

  • Convenience stores plan to claim beer licenses

    Beer soon will be coming to a cooler in a convenience store near you.

    Store owners and managers around Hardin County said they plan to scoop up retail beer licenses to sell the beverages in their establishments once they become available, saying the sale of alcohol should improve revenue for their stores and help the county as a whole. Most said they already have filed for the licenses and placed the mandatory legal advertisements declaring intentions to obtain a license.

  • Professional basketball player to share skill, faith

    A former women’s professional basketball player plans to demonstrate her skills and faith Monday in Elizabethtown.

    South Dakota resident Tanya Creiver, who holds the world record of spinning basketballs — 10 — on her body at once, plans to give a free show at 6 p.m. in the gym of John Hardin High School on W.A. Jenkins Road. Tickets aren’t required.

  • Festival brings traditional musicians together

    Musicians from across the nation gathered in Hardin County for a festival of folk music.

    The 17th annual Traditional Music Festival took place at the Historic State Theater this weekend. Musicians traveled to Elizabethtown to teach, learn and perform a variety of instruments.

    The festival is sponsored by the Heartland Dulcimer Club and originally was started by Lorinda Jones. She invited an artist to spend time with the club because she wanted members to see a masterful dulcimer player.

  • Brother to Brother Academy starts back up this year

    A local program is working to stop a student population from falling behind its peers.

    The Brother to Brother Academy met Saturday to introduce new children and parents to the program at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. The academy focuses on enhancing the academics of black male middle and high school students along with their cultural and spiritual lives.