Today's News

  • Hardin Countians chosen for WKU ad campaign

    Three Hardin Countians will be lending their faces to Western Kentucky University's advertising efforts this fall.

    Taylor Bennett of Vine Grove and Andrew Gott and Jacqui Powell of Elizabethtown were among the 15 Western students chosen to appear in television and print ads.

    Bennett had noticed ads featuring other Western students around campus and was eager to become involved when she learned of the opportunity to audition.

    Powell decided to go after a friend asked for company and went ahead with it after her friend could not attend.

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  • Accessions Command staying in business until January

    Deactivation of the U.S. Army Accessions Command now is scheduled to take place in January.

    Original estimates put the deactivation at this past summer and then the end of October. Officials say the change in expectations is the result of Accessions Command continuing to meet Army needs.

    The change came because the Army asked Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley to help complete the transfer of senior command functions at Fort Knox and help with the completion of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, said Anne Kucik, public affairs officer for Accessions Command.

  • KSP Post 4 to hold benefit auction for former trooper

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is accepting donations for a benefit auction and yard sale to raise money for a former state trooper.

    Trooper Glen Franklin was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot during an undercover operation in 1972, not long after he graduated from the state police academy, according to a KSP news release.

  • Shelbyville man arrested on Hardin County warrant

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Sunday when a Kentucky State Police trooper pulled him over for a routine traffic stop and discovered the man had a warrant against him in Hardin County.

    Charles P. Middendorf, 51, is charged with unlawful distribution of obscene matter, a Class B misdemeanor.
    Middendorf bonded out of the Shelby County Detention Center on a $500 bond.

  • Toy provides building blocks for education

    Red, yellow, blue, white and black plastic Lego pieces covered several cafeteria tables and even some of the floor at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown.

    Students, in small groups, consulted their Lego magazines as they built space stations and vehicles. They are part of a club that uses the toy building pieces with an eye to education.

  • Probable cause found in JC Penney arson case

    Police reportedly have a videotape confession from a Big Clifty woman charged with multiple counts of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, was arrested Oct. 31 and is accused of lighting four fires inside JC Penney at Towne Mall between July and October. She’s also accused of making bomb threats to the mall and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    At the time, Coolidge was a JC Penney employee and ECTC student.

  • Making a difference takes minutes today

    ISSUE: Voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: County's influence on the line

    Hardin County can gain the attention of the entire state today. It’s going to take cooperation from motivated individuals to make it happen.

    And you have to take action before 6 p.m.

    This is Election Day. Six statewide races are being conducted and, generally, the general election is being overlooked.

  • Restaurants show appreciation to veterans

    Veterans will be in line this week to receive free meals in honor of Veterans Day.

    Here are businesses with special offers:

    APPLEBEE’S: Applebee’s is offering a free meal Friday to veterans and active-duty service members. There are seven entrees from which to choose. Military ID or proof of service required.