Today's News

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  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: North's Gumm named Miss Golf (10/16)

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm will have to dust off that speech one more time.

    Gumm was named Miss Golf in Kentucky for the fourth time in the last six years. At the postseason banquet, Gumm has to give a speech, something she is more comfortable doing now.

  • E'town New Beginnings to host meet-and-greet for potential foster parents

    The Elizabethtown location of New Beginnings Family Services is hosting a meet-and-greet luncheon Tuesday for potential foster parents as the faith-based child placement agency searches for qualified foster homes in the area.

    “There is an urgent need in Hardin, Bullitt and Nelson counties right now for qualified foster homes, in particular homes that are willing to accept teens,” said Jerianne Strange, regional trainer for New Beginnings.

  • Work on E2RC moving forward

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector has been delayed, but state highway officials said the entire roadway should be complete by 2014.

    Crews are excavating along Ky. 1600 as the state prepares to start earthwork next spring, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said contractors are clearing brush and trees and placing a culvert and pipe underneath the path of the connector.

  • Studying the vote totals in search of insight

    Elections teach us about ourselves.

    The local option elections in three communities asked a simple question. In addition to answering yes by 3-to-2 margins in each town, other deeper insight is possible – or at least deeper speculation.

    After the vote, many folks who I encountered remarked with surprise about the margin of victory, particularly in Vine Grove.

    Because Vine Grove’s a smaller community, we often view it as quaint and perhaps parochial in its ways. Consider, however, the nature of this community.

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Stephensburg community news


    Betty Pullen, 862-4844


     Hello, Stephensburg hope everyone is doing well. Once again I would love to thank everyone for the phone calls and Facebook feedback I have got. Early in the week, I spoke with Helen Love and she was just so excited Stephensburg has a column. Helen as always was very kind and I enjoyed talking with her. My sisters and I always talked with her when she worked outside the home, Helen told me now she can keep with us (my sisters and I), now that we have this column.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    I am still waiting for those cooler temperatures to get here and stay. I have missed my boots and sweaters.
       I have noticed all the ghosts and goblins in many yards around the county. Halloween is a little more than two weeks away. This will be the first year that I do not have any kids to take trick or treating. Although I am a bit sad about it, I am looking forward to seeing the costumes that the neighborhood kids will wear.

  • Food Service Inspections

    Inspections are conducted on food service establishments by the Hardin County Health Center at least once every six months and retail food markets once annually to determine compliance with the law.Published rating scores ranging from 0 to 100 are sanitation ratings only. Ratings from 85 to 100 with no critical violations are considered satisfactory.


  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    The autumn colors are beginning to ripen to their height of beauty, and the weather has been outstanding. We still are picking ripe tomatoes from our garden. I can’t remember ever being able to do that this late in the season before.

    ORGANIZATION NEWS. Saturday evening, Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star met for a delicious potluck meal, earlier than usual as this was to be a busy night being the installation of officers evening, along with other necessary business.