Today's News

  • HCS approves graduation dates, 2011-12 calendar

    Hardin County Schools set graduation dates for this year’s seniors and worked on next year’s school calendars Thursday at the board’s regular meeting.

    Central Hardin High School’s graduation begins at 7 p.m. June 2. John Hardin High School’s ceremony is at 7 p.m. the next day. North Hardin High School holds graduation at 6 p.m. June 4.

    A celebration for Hardin County High School’s program and GED students is set for 7 p.m. May 27 at Central Hardin High School.

  • Census: Teetering on a third state rep

    Hardin County residents might be able to make a case for three in-county state representatives based on census totals released last week.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said he doubts that will happen, but he expects the 2020 census to give the county a third exclusive representative.

    Currently, Lee and Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, live in and represent the county. The state Constitution limits district sizes to about 40,000 residents  for each state representative.

  • Sears graduates USMC training

    SEARS. United States Marine Corps Private First Class Michael “Mike” Sears, the son of Dean and Susan Sears of Vine Grove, graduated from USMC Recruit Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

    After completion of Marine Combat Training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sears will attend Motor Transport training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

    He is a 2010 graduate of North Hardin High School.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club has March meeting


    St. James Boy Scout Troop 303 were guests of the Elizabethtown Lions Club at their March 15 meeting. Having assisted the club during their 2010 BBQ Chicken Dinner project, the scouts were interested in learning more about lionism.

  • Rainbow Girls of Fort Knox are growing

    The Rainbow Girls of Fort Knox Assembly No. 13 are growing. Rainbow Girls are a Christian service organization for young women age 11 to 21. Just initiated was Kaitlyn Heath. Pictured are Meighan Shumate and Lauren Bretz, both of Western Kentucky University, Meredith Bowman North Hardin Christian School, Karen Poe of the University of Louisville, Kaitlyn Heath North Hardin Christian School, Isabel Ramirez James T. Alton, Anna Phillips of North Middle School, Brittany Mayhew-Lasley and Abby Blair of James T. Alton.

  • Farm Bureau donates to Warm Blessings
  • Preschool a worthy investment

    By Nannette Johnston

    We are all lifelong learners. We attend elementary, middle and high schools. We proceed to a college or technical school and then into the work force. While in our vocations, we stay on top of new strategies and professional development. Then, when we retire, we read books and periodicals to keep our minds sharp. 

    Research shows children start learning in the womb. There is not a lot we can do to measure learning at that age. However, we can start monitoring language development and brain activity as soon as our babies are born.

  • Park worker's posts run gamut of Abe's life

    Scott Shultz’s current job seems cheerier than his last.

    As chief of interpretation, visitors services and resource management at the site where Abraham Lincoln was born, he tells visitors about an event that calls for back slapping and passing out cigars.

    As a guide at Ford’s Theatre, he talked about an event that calls for a handkerchief.

    “I told the story of the assassination every day,” he said.

  • Friends of NRA has meeting

    Friends of the NRA recently met in preparation for the annual banquet to be held on April 1. The club meets every Wednesday to plan for the annual fundraiser that supports local youth shooting sports. For tickets to the banquet, contact Daniel Cummings at 401-5153.

  • Saying goodbye to a season of dribbles and development

    It’s time to take the whistle off the rearview mirror. Since October, it has been twirling there.
    The basketball season is over and so is my opportunity to coach one of the two sixth-grade boys’ basketball teams at East Hardin Middle School.
    Stepping up to the challenge of coaching sixth-grade athletes, I found a great group of kids with a lot of heart and overlooked talent. Surprisingly, I also found personal growth — as a coach and as a person.