Today's News

  • Zonta presents scholarship, has program on long term care

    At the July meeting of the Zonta Club of Heartland, a scholarship was presented by Vice President Eileen Nelson, left, to Angela Horton. Horton is pursuing a degree to become a registered nurse. This is one of several activities that Zonta does to advance and improve the status of women locally, nationally and around the world.

  • Sister announces birth of Hannah


    Heather Ann Mooney of Vine Grove announces the birth of a sister, Hannah Ann Mooney, on March 6, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hannah weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Parents are Scott and Kelly Mooney of Vine Grove.

    Grandparents are David and Brenda Ann Bewley of Vine Grove and Tommy and Barbara Ann Mooney of Paragould, Ark.


  • Jones-Bush



    Boyd and Debbie Godby of Rineyville and Troy and Tracy Bush of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Megan Jones of Rineyville and Stephen Bush of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2008 graduate of The Hair Design School. She is a pharmacy technician at ADiO Pharmacy.

    The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is an HVAC service technician at Knights Mechanical.

  • Right to Life Kentucky Heartland Meeting News

    Guest speaker Mike Janocik, left, assistant director of Kentucky Right to Life, with Right to Life Kentucky Heartland President Jeffrey J. Braunhausen.

  • West wins blue ribbon for semi-finals

    Alecia West won a first-place blue ribbon at the Coca-Cola Talent Classic Semi-Finals at the Kentucky State Fair in August. She performed in the finals Aug. 29. West was accompanied on the piano by Phyllis Westfall, choral director at John Hardin High School. Alecia sang a song from “The Color Purple.” She won her pre-liminary through the Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Dancing the days away


    The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown held its annual dance camp for students ages seven through 11 on July 15, 16 and 17. Students had classes in ballet, jazz, modern, zumba, Flamenco, Celtic and musical theatre. They also had the opportunity to create their own choreography. By the end of the camp, the students had filled their notebooks with worksheets and reference materials covering the elements taught in class and dance related arts and crafts.

  • Local Greek Organizations host annual gathering

    Local Greek organizations recently joined together for their annual gathering. Members of these organizations have provided mentoring programs for at-risk youth, adopt a highway programs, after school reading programs and scholarships for local youth in Hardin County.


  • Dance Centre hosts Summer Intensive

    The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown hosted its annual summer dance intensive for intermediate-advanced students July 20-24. In addition to faculty member Ruth Burzlaff-Martinez who taught zumba, there were several guest teachers. Theresa Bautista, a graduate of Indiana University and chair of the dance department for Governor’s School for the Arts and founding director of MOVING COLLECTIVE, taught ballet, modern and jazz. Tamera Begley, faculty member of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts and member of MOVING COLLECTIVE, taught modern dance.

  • Eastern Star Chapter No. 74 donates school supplies

    The Upton Chapter No. 74 Order of Eastern Star collected school supplies for the children at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora. The supplies were brought to the chapter by members of Upton Chapter No. 74 and members of chapters in the area.


  • Pucketts celebrate 69th wedding anniversary


    James K. and Lucille Puckett will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2009.

    Mr. Puckett is a World War II veteran. Both are members of Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    They had three children. The two sons, deceased, are James Roger and James Douglas; their daughter, Jeanette Rogers, lives in Elizabethtown. They also have four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    They will celebrate with family at their home.