Today's News

  • Construction worker killed at job site

    A contract worker was killed Thursday in a construction incident at Fort Knox.

    The man, who was employed by Drywall Systems Plus of Murray, was working at the Warrior Transition Battalion construction site at the time of the incident. His name is being withheld until 24 hours after his family has been notified.

    Fort Knox emergency services responded to the scene shortly after noon. EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

  • Hardin County officially is on the grow

    The official head count is over and Hardin County added more than 11,000 people in this first decade of the 21st century.

    Despite the 12.1 percent growth total announced Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, Hardin County fell from fourth to sixth in the state ranking. Boone and Warren County grew at faster rates to surpass Hardin's total.

    Elizabethtown now ranks as Kentucky's 11th largest city. Radcliff, which showed a population decline of 273 in the official report, slipped two notches to 17th.

    Here are some of the final Census facts:

  • Ortiz to return as Central Hardin's principal

    After brief duty at the Brown Street Alternative Education Center, Ron Ortiz will return to his position as principal of Central Hardin High School in July.

    In January, Ortiz was placed at Brown Street upon returning to Hardin County Schools from a year-long assignment at Fort Knox as part of his U.S. Army Reserve role. At Brown Street he filled a vacancy created by the mid-year retirement of Joe Welch, the previous principal.

    Ortiz, a lieutenant colonel, has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 27 years. He was deployed to Iraq for 11 months beginning in 2003.

  • Audit shows HCS improvement

    A state audit of Hardin County Schools shows improvement in eight of nine standards analyzed compared to a similar audit in 2007.

    Some aspects of school culture and comprehensive planning standards received the highest possible marks in the audit and all standards rated better than the lowest ratings.

    Instruction was the only standard that didn’t show improvement over the 2007 audit.

  • St. Baldrick's event: Will shave head for cash

    Bald can be especially beautiful when it’s optional and done for a cause.

    Just ask any of the 50 Hardin County residents — including one female — planning to shave their heads at this unique fundraiser scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1851 Leitchfield Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Nolin RECC nominated for national Defense honor

    Nolin RECC was among 71 Kentucky businesses nominated for the Secretary of Defense’s 2011 Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The announcement Thursday from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, said Kentucky Guard and Reserve service members recommended their employers for honor. The

    Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers showing exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Warm Blessings buys property

    Recently representatives from Warm Blessings “Soup Kitchen” gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave.. in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program.

  • Photos: Tree houses of tomorrow
  • Louisville birders visit Greenspace trail

    Early-morning, spring-like weather March 12 brought Louisville Beckham Bird Club members to Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown. The birders, from left, Nancy Vance, Tom and Colleen Becker, Bill Friel and Tom Barnell identified more than 20 species of water and shore birds within an hour. There was praise for Greenspace’s Greenbelt Trail, which allowed them easy access to the varied birding habitats.

  • New farmers get training in year-long series

    Everything area producers wanted to know about farming but were afraid to ask is available at the Hardin County Extension Service.

    The service began last month with a year-long series called FarmStart, designed to provide people who have farmed for fewer than 10 years with tips and tricks to be successful.

    The series costs $100, and the next session is at 8 a.m. Friday at the Extension Service in Elizabethtown. The following session won’t take place until mid-June to give farmers time to handle spring planting.