Today's News

  • 34th summer for camping at Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch


    Sheriffs and deputies across the state kicked off the 2009 camping season at the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch on June 7. The ranch offers an eight week camping program designed to build self-esteem, moral character and to teach respect for self, others and law enforcement professionals.

    For more information about helping the Boys & Girls Ranch or how to send a child to camp, contact local Sheriff’s office or the Boys & Girls Ranch at 270-362-8660.


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  • Garden Club sponsors flower exhibit for Hardin County Fair


    Jana Gore’s arrangement of daylilies was named Best of Show for the flower department show of the Hardin County Fair. The entry was also the Best Design in the show which was sponsored by the Garden Club of Elizabethtown.

    The Best Horticulture award was for an Annabelle Hydrangea grown and entered by Mary Lois Hill.

    The show was divided into classes for Horticulture, Artistic Design, Container Grown Plants and children under 12. More than 120 individual entries were exhibited.

    Nine club members brought entries and received ribbons.

  • Two area schools 'supply' relief for new school year



    HARDIN COUNTY — Lesica Lampkin couldn’t believe what was on her child’s school supply list when she first saw it this summer.

  • Motorists urged to be cautious as students return to class



    ELIZABETHTOWN – Police are urging motorists to be cautious and patient this week as students, buses and carpools head to and from schools throughout the county.

    “Traffic collisions are our biggest concern,” Elizabethtown police spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. “Getting people to slow down in school zones will help greatly.”

  • June 30 editorial: Hardin County home to some fine golf

    Of the final eight players left standing in the Women’s State Am golf tournament last week in Georgetown, three came from Hardin County.

    That in itself shows the immense strength on the course of local players.

    North Hardin High School freshman Lydia Gumm, the reigning Ms. Golf in Kentucky, lost the championship match in a playoff.

  • July 16 editorial: A boost for child safety

    In this time of extended road trips it is easy to get comfortable and forget that even with portable DVD players, game stations and reclining seats, the automobile is still a place to take safety into consideration. Car manufacturers and the electronics industry have transformed the family car from a basic vehicle to get from point A to Point B into a mobile family room, making it easy to forget the dangers posed traveling even short distances.

  • July 24, 2009: Obituaries

    Lara Lee Botto

    Lara Lee Botto, 91, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, at North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation in Radcliff.

    He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a brick mason, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Bricklayer’s Union for 51 years, an honorary member of Crossroads Community Church and a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clyde and Hazel Viers Botto; and several brothers and sisters.

  • Credit card reform already reality at credit unions

    By Rebecca Ates, guest columnist

    RADCLIFF — In an effort to help Americans get out from under their $850 billion of revolving credit card debt last month Congress enacted the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, a sweeping credit card reform that consumer advocates say will end years of unfair and deceptive tactics by primarily bank issuers.

  • July 10 editorial: Here's to Pvt. Komla and his friends

    It was a mystery that transcended generations. Who was the seemingly unknown and unmourned soldier in the unmarked grave in Vine Grove’s St. Brigid’s cemetery?

    The mystery was first uncovered in 1949 when Becky Miller’s family prepared to bury its matriarch and found a coffin already in the family plot.

    Surely those who buried him knew his name. But who, and when?