Today's News

  • Sign of greatness
  • HMH, AARP offering free Driver Safety Program course to veterans

    Hardin Memorial Health and AARP have partnered together to offer a free service to veterans during November.

    The free course is held 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (270) 737-7904.

  • Conservation assistance available

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Investigation continues in fatal wreck on Mulberry

    While Elizabethtown Police Department’s crash reconstructionists still are in the preliminary stages of investigating last Thursday’s fatal collision on North Mulberry Street, motorcycle passenger Karen Marinko is fighting to wake from a coma, her sister-in-law said.

    “You want answers that aren’t there because there’s no reason for something like this to happen,” said Carol Wagner, Marinko’s sister-in-law.

  • Veterans award Tori for work as lawmaker

    Former state Sen. Elizabeth Tori was recognized Wednesday for years of work dedicated to service members and veterans.

    Tori was honored during a meeting of the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky.

    The group includes 23 member veterans’ organizations and works with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and state lawmakers on issues important to veterans, active-duty military members and dependents of military members and veterans.

  • Octogenerian puts zip in her birthday celebration

    Jeanne Steiner is not content having a quiet birthday celebration sitting at home eating cake.

    “I told the kids I wanted to go ziplining for my birthday,” the Elizabethtown resident said.

    The original plan was for her to zipline on Aug. 3, her 85th birthday.

    “Then about that time we started getting 100-degree weather,” she said.

  • Even as acting struggles, 'Courageous' is a touching and challenging film

    Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content
    Runtime: 130 minutes
    Release date: Sept. 30
    Rating: It’s a great movie that I’d see again, but it’s not a well made film.

  • Taking inventory of the non-disposable

    In the ’70s, when I was a kid living in Radcliff, dry cleaning was available through a special house call service.
    Whenever Mom had to have something dry cleaned, she would place an orange cardboard placard in the living room window. It was like Commissioner Gordon using the bat signal to call Batman.
    An employee of the dry cleaning business constantly drove his van in neighborhoods to drop off clothes and would stop by any house that had a placard up. Seeing one, he knew someone was in need of the special dry cleaning superpower of the business.

  • Hospitals still planned for Fort Knox, Louisville

    There are plans to build a new veterans hospital in Louisville and a hospital at Fort Knox.

    While speaking Wednesday to the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky, Bob Morey, facilities planner for the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, responded to rumors and Louisville news reports suggesting the Louisville project would not move forward.

    Morey was a guest speaker during the organization’s meeting at the American Legion in Elizabethtown.

  • Personnel loss is personal loss for HCP

    The Hardin County Playhouse board of directors voted Wednesday to dissolve the position of managing director formerly held by longtime member Dee Corkran.

    HCP interim president Ron Blair said the vote was more for documentation because Corkran would not be returning as an employee. Her husband, Jeff Corkran, also a longtime member and former HCP board president, resigned.

    Blair said HCP lost two “incredible performers.”

    “Those two built the playhouse as we know it,” Blair said.