Today's News

  • Area police nab 22 for DUI over holiday weekend

    Area law enforcement arrested more than 20 people in Hardin County on driving under the influence charges over the Labor Day weekend.

    Officials attributed the high number of arrests to the long weekend and Labor Day holiday anti-drunk driving campaign.

    “The more enforcements we do, naturally the more people we arrest for DUIs,” said Virgil Willoughby, public information officer for Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Brushy Fork lining up debators

    More political figures are committed to appearing at the second Brushy Fork Debate, but some of the biggest names say they won’t be there.

    Vine Grove events coordinator Donna Broadway is in charge of scheduling debaters for the old-fashioned debate on the bank of the Brushy Fork Creek at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.

    “I’m always wanting every single one of them to come,” she said.

    Broadway is most disappointed about Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear saying he won’t be at the debate.

  • When Ends Don't Meet: A clinical approach to care

    In the examining room, clinical manager Mike Barrow greets then weighs a patient, takes the patient’s temperature and blood pressure and scribbles down the results. Barrow reviews the patient’s medications to determine if they are still current and begins a dialogue about overall health.

    Barrow asks if the patient has developed any new chronic problems.

    “Yeah, the cost of everything is going up,” the patient replies, grinning.

  • HCS wise to pass on food program

    Hardin County Schools has decided to say no to the Community Eligibility Option, part of President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The federal government program set into motion in December 2010 would have provided a free lunch to all students at qualifying schools in the district.

  • HCU consultant explains unification review process

    Hardin County’s citizens have a unique opportunity. Hardin County has the opportunity to unify its existing good local government and become one of the largest and most progressive communities in Kentucky.

    However, before the citizens will be able to consider and vote on whether or not the community should unify, a specific plan first must be developed. Under Kentucky law, this plan only can be developed by what is called the unification review commission.

    Let’s be clear: Only the voters of Hardin County can consider and approve unified government.

  • Hardin Countians celebrate Labor Day with a Civil War skirmish

    Wisps of gun smoke flowed through the air. Mark Twain, clad in a white suit, walked on a hilltop nearby. A row of men in navy uniforms faced a group of Confederates. When a rifle on one side fired, a bang from the other soon followed.

    Suddenly, the firing stopped and a Union soldier began to shout to a Confederate. As the two approached each other in the middle of the battlefield, an actor explained to the Fort Duffield onlookers that it was common during the Civil War for friends, relatives and even siblings to find each other in opposition.

  • MLB: Mariners call up former Central star Delabar (09/06)

    Stevie Delabar was planning on leaving Tacoma, Wash., today and flying in to Louisville so he could arrive home in Hardin County tonight.

    Since he’s no longer coming home, his family is coming to see him.

    Delabar, a 28-year-old former Central Hardin High School star pitcher playing for the Tacoma Rainiers – the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate – was called into his manager’s office Monday night and informed the Mariners wanted him to pitch in the big leagues.

  • MLB: Royals' Adcock to pitch in fall league (09/06)

    Unless they make the American League playoffs, the Major League Baseball season ends Sept. 28  for the Kansas City Royals.

    That won’t be the last date this year Nate Adcock takes the mound.

    The rookie pitcher from North Hardin High School is 1-of-6 Royals prospects who will play for the Surprise Saguaros of the six-team Arizona Fall League.

  • FOOTBALL: Thurman hosting Legends Night shrimp boil in Sonora on Thursday (09/06)

    Mixing basketball and shrimp has been a good recipe for success for Sonora’s Charlie Thurman. Now he’s going to find out if throwing football into the mix spoils the stew.

    Thurman, who has hosted many area and state basketball legends for nights of reminiscing over Cajun shrimp boils at Claudia’s Tea Room, is hosting his first football legends night Thursday.

    “We already have a full house. We’re up to capacity,” Thurman said Sunday night. “We’ve had a huge response. We’re up over 60 people now.”

  • Photo: Turkeys take rural stroll