Today's News

  • Applications being accepted for community leadership program

    The deadline to enroll in the new Hardin County Community Leadership Program is Friday.

    Applicants will be chosen based on potential, dedication and interest in the communities of Hardin County. The program is self-funded through tuition fees paid by class members or their employers. The fee is $800.

  • Coaching minor in fight leads to arrest

    A West Point man was arrested Thursday after allegedly coaching a minor to perform a choke hold on a second minor, who suffered multiple injuries, police say.

    Paul M. Hollister, 22, was giving advice to a male relative who was in a fight with another boy, according to the arrest warrant. Both are younger than 14.

  • Menifee County Sheriff's Office bikes into E'town in cross-state fundraiser

    A group from the Menifee County Sheriff’s Office is riding their bicycles across the state to raise money for the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch and stopped in Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    Sheriff Rodney Coffey said there are about five or six bicyclists making the entire trip, which began at 8 a.m. Friday in Lexington. Though more signed up for the three-day bike ride, several backed out because of the heat, he said.

  • HCS honors distinguished alumni accomplishments, sacrifices

    By Nannette Johnston

    Hardin County Schools celebrated more additions to our Distinguished Alumni group last week. Next to graduation and the daily activity of teaching and learning, the annual event is the finest of the year.

    The alums we honored have overcome obstacles in life, enjoyed many triumphs and sacrificed far beyond the call of duty.

  • Success is 'All in a Day' for CHHS band

    Central Hardin High School band members are excited about the possibilities of this year’s season, which mirrors the theme of their new show.

    The premise of this year’s show for the Central Hardin marching band contemplates all the possibilities a day can hold, and is called “All in a Day.”

    Band director David Centers said the idea revolves around everything having a beginning and everything from meeting someone new to starting a job starts with that first day.

  • Good things happen often in our community

    TOPIC: Good news in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: There is plenty of it

    Caller: How come there’s not more good news in the newspaper?
    Editor: We have plenty of good stories in our community and they are found on the pages of our newspaper.

  • Area springs into ‘action’ against hunger

    Hunger can happen to anyone at anytime, said Tami Delaney, development director for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The need is even greater as the holiday season approaches, she said.

    Local and state officials, including Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown; Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown; Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; Judge-Executive Harry Berry; and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, met Thursday at the Feeding America volunteer center on Peterson Drive. They signed a proclamation declaring September  “Hunger Action Month.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade County faces 'king of the area' in John Hardin (09/02)

    Unlike a passing team like the Elizabethtown Panthers or run-oriented squads such as the North Hardin Trojans and the LaRue County Hawks, the John Hardin Bulldogs are a hard team to label stylistically.

  • E'town man pleads guilty to sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in Hardin District Court Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of attempted sodomy and incest.

    Kelly Shawn Bottoms, 37, was arrested last August after a police investigation revealed a female relative under the age of 16 had cell phone recordings of Bottoms stating he wanted to perform sex acts with her, according to an arrest citation.

    The citation also alleged Bottoms offered to pay the victim for sexual favors.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Thursday's results (09/02)





    FORTKNOX — Results from Thursday’s quad match (Fort Knox, John Hardin, Meade County, North Hardin) at the par-36 back nine Lindsey Golf Course: