Today's News

  • ECA selects new principal

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy will have a new leader at the beginning of next month.

    Willie Dean Thomas, a retired chemistry teacher at LaRue County High School, has been hired as the new principal of the private school.

    Thomas began her teaching career in Hardin County Schools and went to LaRue County in 1994. Along with her time at the high school, she also served as an assistant principal at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Free lessons draw new faces to square dancing

    Dancers tentatively clasped hands and walked paths around folding chairs during a free lesson offered last Monday at the Hardin County Fair Squares building on Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown.
    A caller directed the dancers to promenade, circulate and sashay.
    Move by move, he showed new dancers the basic steps that make up modern square dancing during one of the short series of free lessons the Fair Squares offer annually.

  • Crum graduates basic training

    CRUM.Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron K. Crum graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2009 graduate of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, he is the son of Steve Crum of Radcliff and Karen Sheets of Midland, Ga.

  • Blair retiring from Air Force

    BLAIR. Senior Master Sgt. Stephen R. Blair, 1976 Graduate of North Hardin High School, retired from the United States Air force after 26 years of distinguished service at Randolph Air Force base in Texas on July 29.

  • Staples graduates as instrumentalist

    STAPLES. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dayana Staples, daughter of Nancy M. and Ricardo E. Guerra of Vine Grove, recently graduated as an instrumentalist from the Music Basic Course at the School of Music in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Staples is a 2006 graduate of Meade County High School in Brandenburg and joined the Marine Corps in December 2010. She is a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green with a bachelor’s degree.

  • Local groups gather to discuss the upcoming event

    Members of The Elizabethtown Woman’s Club and the League of Women Voters met with Akebono representatives on July 18 to discuss the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event to be held on Sept. 10. Betty Hilliard and Maritza Johnson represented the Woman’s Club, and Martha Hannifan represented the League of Women Voters. Others attending were James Roberts, deputy judge executive; Robert Hall, Hardin County Fiscal Court; Dave Pedigo, Akebono senior environmental engineer, and David Senigas, Veolia Environmental Services representative.

  • Ohio teens jailed on robbery charges

    A string of Thursday night robbery complaints landed two Cincinnati teenagers in jail after they were arrested by Elizabethtown police.

    Brandon Smith, 18, and Emanuel Mitchell, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, were arrested at 10:36 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and complicity to robbery.

    The first complaint came at 10:24 p.m. from the area of West Poplar Street and Village Drive, according to an EPD news release.

  • Sonora residents bring memorial to life

    Alice Akers of Sonora paced along East Western Avenue in her hometown with an arm full of small American flags.

    Akers was one of about 20 volunteers Thursday night who showed up at a plot of land that is being converted into a memorial park to honor veterans from the Sonora, Upton and Glendale areas.

    “They’re doing this for Sonora, and I wanted to do this to help,” she said. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I just wanted to help.”

  • E'town woman raises money in loving memory of her mom

    There was little that Dana Atcher could do for her mother as the woman sat for as many as five hours at Hardin Memorial Hospital getting her chemotherapy treatment.

    Atcher, an Elizabethtown resident, would get her mother and best friend, Rosalie Risinger, an extra blanket or rub her feet. She would also joke that her mother, a tall woman, needed a comfortable recliner to rest in while getting treated for breast cancer.

    Atcher said she knew the old chairs in the oncology department were small and uncomfortable, but her mother never complained.

  • Can it hurt to talk about something new?

    The issue: Unification proposal
    Our view: Full participation is ideal

    No one’s ever been injured by an idea.

    At this point, the concept of unified government in Hardin County is nothing more than an idea.