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Today's News

  • Morningside one of 49 in state recognized for teacher survey

    Morningside Elementary School has been recognized for the positive environment it offers students and staff.

    The school was chosen as one of 49 schools in Kentucky to be recognized with an Honorable Mention from the Kentucky Department of Education based on an employee survey.

  • Judge to review evidence against Farmer

    Before he possibly dismisses charges against Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown, Judge Kelly Mark Easton will review a grand jury hearing and all evidence in the case, he said in Hardin Circuit Court on Tuesday.

    “I will have to decide if it’s unjust to dismiss the case — with or without prejudice,” Easton said.

    Farmer, 46, and Christin Nicole Dague, 27, of Radcliff, are accused of involving a minor younger than 16 in a filmed sexual performance between 2007 and 2008.

  • Delays expected on Black Branch Road

    North Black Branch Road will fully reopen once construction wraps up on a manufacturing facility for Indian packaging manufacturer Flex Films (USA), but local officials still expect motorists to face occasional delays.

  • NHHS shares information, defends against rumors

    ISSUE: School handling of potential threat
    OUR VIEW: Sharing facts is the right response

    When a note was found specifying Friday as the day of a potential threat at North Hardin High School, school officials found themselves balancing obligation to protect students and the necessity of minimizing disruption.

    A key part of North Hardin's plan was to communicate.

  • Emergency Management unveils public notification system

    Emergency and community information now will spread more quickly thanks to a new government system.

    Hardin County Emergency Management is implementing a public notification system to alert residents to a variety of issues, from road closures to post-disaster efforts such as shelter openings.

    Beginning today, Hardin Countians can sign up at hcky.org. They then can be alerted through calls, texts and emails. Landlines listed in the phone book already are in the system.

  • Judge finds probable cause in E'town rape case

    Hardin District Judge John David Simcoe found probable cause Monday in the case against an Elizabethtown man charged with multiple felony sex crimes, including rape and incest.

    George W. Beason, 31, is accused of engaging in sexual activities with a female family member younger than 16. He is charged with second-degree rape, six counts of incest, three counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene matter to minors.

  • Dash of Class: Lisa Oliver is 'One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks'

    Recipe correction: The Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake recipe published Oct. 18 requires 1/2 stick of margarine in the cream cheese filling and 1/2 stick of margarine in the frosting. The recipe incorrectly listed 1 stick for each.

  • The Best: A simple coffee cake recipe

    The recipe featured today has really made the rounds since I first ran it in 2007. I originally got it from Karen Himmelheber who was stationed at Fort Knox and who attended my church, Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Karen was a fantastic cook, and you will get another one of her recipes in a couple weeks.

  • Harvest yields lower than average

    The heat and dryness of this past summer were hard on corn and soybeans in the area and in much of the nation.

    The fall harvest is about 80 percent complete. The corn and soybeans harvested mostly are of good quality, but the yield is less than average.

    Corn, which is between 15 and 20 bushels per acre less than during an average year, still is doing better than some farmers anticipated, said Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

  • Photos: Cowboys, ghouls and candy, oh my