Today's News

  • Former deputy jailer waives hearing on bribery charges

    Over the course of less than three months, two Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailers found themselves facing the other side of the bars.

    Now they’re making their way through the Hardin County court system.

    Arrested Aug. 5 on a charge of bribery of a public servant, Shadrick Blackmon, 32, is accused of approaching a female visitor and offering to get her boyfriend out of jail in exchange for money, Jailer Danny Allen said last month.

  • Heartland Fillies seek new singers

    Visitors to Vine Grove’s Autumn Daze could hear the Heartland Fillies Ladies Barbershop Chorus long before they could see the group.

    Patrons wound around countless booths toward a slowly increasing feminine harmony resonating, “I’ve got a home in Gloryland that outshines the sun.”

    A right turn past the face-painting area brought the fuschia T-shirts marking the group of singers belting the smoothly melded tones as members of the Heartland Fillies.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade County preps for life without Thomas Wilson (09/19)

    The Meade County football team will be without its top offensive playmaker for at least three games.

    Now, the Green Wave have to figure out how to end their three-game losing skid with starting senior quarterback/cornerback Thomas Wilson sidelined.  

    Wilson suffered a broken ring finger on his right, non-throwing hand in the fourth quarter of Friday’s 21-14 loss at Jeffersontown. Longtime Meade County coach Larry Mofield said Wilson will probably be out four weeks, though it will depend on how the injury heals.

  • Senior life: Protecting against scams

    By MONICA RUEHLING, Senior Life columnist

    A check for $2,500 arrives in the mail. The letter with it says you’ve won a contest and your prize winnings are being delivered in the form of this authentic-looking check. All you have to do to claim your prize is deposit the check into your checking account. You don’t remember entering a contest, but it’s a deal you can’t refuse.

    Or should you?

    Scam artists now have entered your home, as easy as a check received in the mail and deposited into your personal account.

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  • High bids buy pieces of Coke collection

    Hundreds of bidders and more participating by Internet or phone quietly and calmly parted with hundreds of thousands of dollars over the weekend in exchange for iconic memorabilia from one of the world’s most recognizable brands.

    The first auction at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola saw totals for which organizers scarcely dared to hope, bringing in two bids of more than $100,000 each on Saturday.

    One of those bids came for a 1915 soda fountain valued at $18,000 to $20,000,.

  • Habitat improving E’town neighborhood

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity and the city of Elizabethtown are working to rehabilitate a section of the city that is historically a low-income area.

    Habitat hosted a celebration of the Mega Build on Saturday by dedicating a pavilion being completed in a park area at the intersection of Haycraft and East Poplar streets in Elizabethtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker and Police Chief Tracy Schiller were among local leaders who spoke at the dedication and celebration of Habitat’s Mega Build.

  • Library grant designed to train, assist job seekers

    Classes designed to help area residents become better-prepared to land new jobs and learn life skills are set to begin.

    The Hardin County Public Library on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown has finished installing equipment to host training opportunities at the library as  part of a $1.3 million American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Broadband Technology Opportunities grant shared by 45 public libraries.

    The grant is designed to create Public Library Workforce Centers in each location.

  • Candidates lay out plans, concerns at Brushy Fork

    Some of the biggest names in Kentucky politics took the concrete outside stage decorated with pumpkins and fall colors Saturday during Vine Grove’s Brushy Fork Debate.

    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams focused on jobs and education as he spoke to area residents.
    He said the best way to attract businesses, keep those already in the state and make sure everyone is paying a fair share of taxes is to eliminate personal and corporate income taxes to be replaced by a consumption tax.

  • Festivals bring out residents throughout county

    Courtney Grimes travels every year from her current home in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Vine Grove for Autumn Daze.

    Her sister, Heather Goodale of Louisville, makes the trip annually to visit with family and friends and watching the parade that the sisters saw every year growing up in Vine Grove.

    Grimes said the tradition draws her back every year.

    “We’ve been watching the parade since we were little girls,” she said.