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Today's News

  • Jiminy Cricket it's hot

    Supposedly, you can estimate the outside Fahrenheit temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and adding 37.

    The bugs these days must be performing an allegro.

    If they could somehow scrape out a number about the humidity, their wings might catch fire.

    The heat index in Hardin County recently reached 115 degrees, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station.

    Also, the dew point – which measures the amount of moisture in the air –  topped 80 degrees.

  • Hardinopolis? HCU recommends local governments unify

    Hardin County United recommends local residents pursue a unified form of government that would offer the six incorporated cities a chance to merge with Hardin County government under statutes established in 2006 by the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Should consolidation of government services occur, the area would emerge as the state’s third-largest city in population behind Lexington and Louisville.

  • Helping Hand of Hope announces grant from First Citizens Bank

    David Dozer, Executive Director of Helping Hand of Hope, recently announced the receipt of a grant from First Citizens Bank to be used in its Helping Hand to Work program. This program trains clients in life and job skills that will enable them to find and keep meaningful employment.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma attends convention

    Several Mu Chapter members of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority attended the Southeast Regional Convention in Louisville recently.

  • Mills sworn in as new EPD officer

    Officer Travis Mills, center, was sworn in as an Elizabethtown police officer on May 20, 2011. Mayor Tim Walker is to his left and Chief Ruben Gardner in to his right.

  • American Legion Auxiliary awards scholarships

    The American Legion Auxiliary, Hardin Unit 113, annually awards one $750 scholarship to a deserving senior at each area high school. This year the recipients are Katarina Gimborys, Central Hardin High School; Richard Rowland, Elizabethtown High School, Trevino Coney, North Hardin High School; Bria Hays, John Hardin High School; and Adrian Franqui, Fort Knox High School.

  • Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch celebrates 36 years reaching Kentucky’s youth

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch celebrated 36 years of reaching Kentucky’s youth this year.
    The nonprofit organization serves youth through a summer camping program designed to build self-esteem while teaching the youth to have respect for themselves, others and law enforcement professionals. The camp is free to the campers, thanks to the dedication and support of the sheriffs, members and contributors.

  • Role of Adjutant General changes hands

    Fort Knox bore witness Thursday to an investiture and change of command ceremony for one of the oldest positions in the U.S. Army.

    Col. Jason Evans assumed the role of 65th Adjutant General from Brig. Gen. Richard Mustion during a morning ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex, where the adjutant general performs his duties.

    In addition to commanding the Adjutant General Directorate, Evans assumes the role of executive director of the Military Postal Service Agency and commander of the Army Physical Disability Agency.

  • Adding ballast
  • Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    University of Louisville Hospital v. Perry L. Moore, Hill Street, Radcliff. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $85,628.63 plus interest.