Today's News

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: UK ready for showdown with Cardinals (12/29)

    LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Wildcats weren’t looking ahead to Friday’s matchup with instate rival Louisville, but that didn’t mean they didn’t have an eye on the Cardinals.

    The Wildcats raced out to a 15-2 lead 7 minutes into Tuesday night’s game and cruised to a 91-61 over the Coppin State Eagles at Rupp Arena in their final tune-up before the annual showdown.

  • HMH certified a primary stroke center

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has received certification as a primary stroke center, placing it in rare company in Kentucky.

    HMH President and CEO David Gray announced the certification Tuesday at Hardin Fiscal Court's meeting and said it is an accomplishment the hospital has been working toward for roughly two years.

    With the announcement, Gray said HMH joins only about 15 hospitals in the state with the designation.

  • From Lakers to leaders

    In high school, they were derisively called pig farmers, but they clean up well.

    Several graduates of the defunct West Hardin High School now roam the halls of state and local government or command attention in Hardin County’s judicial system. Some of those graduates reunited Tuesday to reacquaint with their roots and swap stories about the past.

    “Those pig farmers now run this town,” said Lisa Williams, who graduated from West Hardin in 1975 and was elected in November to Hardin Fiscal Court.

  • Fire destroys Radcliff family's home

    A Radcliff woman and her family lost their home Tuesday afternoon in a fire.
    Emily Welch’s mobile home in the Golden Rainbow Mobile Home Park was gutted by flames, but no one was injured.
    Welch, who lived in the home with her boyfriend and daughter, said they were at a friend’s home in the neighborhood when another neighbor came to tell them Welch’s home was on fire. Welch said she didn’t know what caused it.
    “But I lost everything,” she said.

  • Thunder rumbles may ring in New Year

    While this year likely will be remembered as a dry one, it will end on a soggy note.
    There is a chance of rain through Saturday — with a possibility of a New Year’s Eve thunderstorm.
    Wintertime rumbles aren’t unheard of in Hardin County. The area averages two thunderstorms in December and one each in January and February, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station.
    Storms this time of year often are the result of a warm air mass clashing with a cold one.

  • PAC affected by elimination of state grant

    Some of the most prominent state orchestral groups won’t be coming to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center anytime soon.

    The PAC will not receive a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council that has allowed it to bring Kentucky artists to the center, Director Bart Lovins said.

    The council put the grant on hiatus because of the financial situation in state government, Lovins said. The PAC typically received the grant every year, which helped attract groups such as the Louisville Orchestra or the Lexington Philharmonic.

  • Veterinarian office to move for road project

    An Elizabethtown veterinarians’ office plans soon to open a new facility to make room for a road project tied to the Fort Knox realignment.
    The Elizabethtown Animal Hospital’s office on Ring Road will offer more parking, exam rooms and waiting room space than its building on Rineyville Road. It is expected to open Jan. 10.
    “It is awesome,” Dr. Chad Bailey said of the 7,400-square-foot clinic. “I think our clients are going to be excited.”

  • Photo: Emerging from the shadows
  • C.B. Embry plays new role in Beaver Dam's city ceremony

    It was a milestone event for state Rep. C.B. Embry as he performed a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday for the new mayor and city council of Beaver Dam. Forty years earlier, at age 29, Embry took the oath of office as mayor of Beaver Dam.

    He later served three terms as Ohio County judge-executive and has since 2003 been representative for the 17th District, which covers Butler County, Grayson County and a few precincts in western Hardin County.

  • Seniors gather for meal

    Recently, Wesley Hilltop seniors went out to eat at Mr. Gatti’s. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed their meal. From left, Distie Miller, Catherine Mather, Joyce Givan, Judy Sandfer, David Means, Mary Hillard, Bill Saltsman, Margie Goodman, Peggy Martin, Carrie Logsdon, Evelyn Jones, Virginia Nagel, Laura Mae Cox, Shirley Peters, Julus Harpe, Gladys Givan, Naomi Romans, George Coleman, Iva Lee Saltsman, Andrew Sherwood, Roy Harper, Lucille Harper, Olivia Kizinkiewicz and Patsy Sullivan.