Today's News

  • LaRue records second-lowest jobless rate in state for June

    Ninety six Kentucky counties saw a drop in unemployment rates from June 2010 to June 2011 with LaRue County holding the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to a report issued by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate in the state for June at 7.4 percent but was trailed closely by LaRue County at 7.5 percent.

  • Christ Episcopal’s rector moving on to new church

    “Where do you intervene? Where do you start?” asks Alice Nichols, outgoing rector at Elizabethtown’s Christ Episcopal Church. “I think the answer is everybody.”
    With a reputation for being ecumenical, Nichols has spent much of her life reaching out to “everybody” through her career as a social worker in the mental health field and most recently as a rector.
    After four years at Christ Episcopal Church, Nichols is relocating to Hopkinsville to serve at a church where she interned five years ago, she said.

  • Katlyn Wolford has a new best friend, service dog Apollo

    When school starts this week, Central Hardin High School will have a new student: the furry kind.

    Katlyn Wolford, 16, and her black Labrador, Apollo, 2, will go to school together this term. Apollo is the first Canine Assistants-trained dog to ride a school bus in Hardin County.

    Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization in Alpharetta, Ga. The organization trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of people with physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.

  • Cruisin' returns with more muscle

    Six-shooters and speed demons sat arm-in-arm Saturday in Elizabethtown without a single shootout or showdown to speak of. 

    The nicknames emblazoned on the sides of cars conjured images of Wild West saloons and white-knuckled demolition derbies, but more accurately, it was a classic car showcase known as Cruisin’ the Heartland.

  • Groundbreaking held for 9/11 Memorial

    Another step has been taken in the process of creating a local Sept. 11 memorial.

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the memorial, a testament to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to be erected at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    Members of organizations working to build the memorial lined up with shovels to show their commitment to bringing the memorial to the cemetery. The memorial will be centered around a piece of steel from the World Trade Center wreckage.

  • Lightning strike ignites house

    A mid-afternoon thunderstorm Saturday left one homeowner in Radcliff with a brief scare.

    Radcliff Fire Department responded to a house fire around 2 p.m. at 2503 Lake Road, where it appeared lightning struck the upper portion of the home during the storm, said Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    One of the homeowners, Carmen Davis, was in the house at the time of the strike, but no one was injured in the fire, Shumate said.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 735-7845

    HOT STILL. July is ending with still high temperatures. Don’t forget to protect your outdoor pets. Check on them often and give them fresh water. We received some much needed rain on July 24 but as always we got some thunder and lightning with it.

    SCHOOL’S BACK IN SESSION. Hardin County Schools are back in session this week. Have a great school year.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    The hot weather seems to be camping out in Kentucky. I am ready for Fall to get here. School will start in Hardin County on Wednesday. Many of the children are not ready for their summer to end, but the time has come regardless.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    We had one of the worst thunderstorms and some of the most rain I can ever remember Sunday evening. We had little damage, blew some of our corn over in the garden, which Floyd was able to straighten up, and blew our tomato vine over we had staked near the back garage door, Floyd started to go out the door and there it was across the doorway. We were very disappointed as it was doing so well, I counted 25 or more tomatoes on it at one time. But we straightened it up, and believe it will live.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    BACK TO SCHOOL. Aug. 3 will be the first day of school for Hardin County School and also for Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

    BIRTHDAY WISHES. Happy birthday in August to the following: Kathleen Wells, Aug. 3; Amanda Napper and Diane Booker, Aug. 14; Kathy Gragson, Aug. 17; Hanna Childers, Aug. 18; and Anna Booker, Aug. 19.