Today's News

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

    Our evenings have been so nice, a lot cooler to be outside. Fall weather is upon us.

    H. V. DAY. Another one has come and gone. I will try to have an update on activities that went on in my next column. If you were an organizer, please e-mail me the results on contests and so forth.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    The pumpkins are in the ground. We are going to try and grow our own and I hope they do well.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Jon Bell, Michael Corey, Taylor Martin, Natalie Richardson, Robert Gardiner, Sandra Powell, Heather Bird, Jay Ramsey, Martha Smith, Jeff Polston, Jim Thompson and Austin Keesee. 

    ANNIVERSARIES. Happy anniversary wishes go to Luis and Andrea Guzzman today; Jason and Amy Adweell on Tuesday; and Ruby and George LaBella on Thursday.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    SCHOOL NEWS. Lakewood’s 2nd annual sunflower festival, sponsored by the PTT, is Sept. 10. The festival will include food booths, bouncies, kids’ game booths, health screenings, a military exhibit and more. All money raised will go directly back to the students of Lakewood. Contacts are as follows:

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Gilpin, 735-7845

    August hasn’t been extremely hot so far, and can you believe the month is almost over? Time flies by. Some of Hardin County received some much needed rain last weekend and as usual it rained on Cecilia Days.

  • Toddler drowns in family swimming pool

    A 2-year-old Meade County girl drowned Saturday evening in her family’s swimming pool,  Kentucky State Police said.
    The girl’s father found her unresponsive in the pool on Rhodelia drive, according to police. The child was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Indiana, where she was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Saturday evening, KSP said in a statement. The child’s name had not been released Sunday.
    An autopsy is scheduled and KSP does not suspect foul play in the child’s death. However, police are investigating the case.

  • When ends don't meet: Home is a motel room

    On the third Sunday of each month, residents at motels along South Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown have what they call their church.

    They gather in a dining area in Commonwealth Lodge. In July, it was without air conditioning, but they came anyway.

    The group ranges from 25 to 50 people each month. Their afternoon begins with a devotion, followed by a hot meal and a bag full of necessities.

  • HCS plans vo-tech center

    Hardin County Schools wants to hand students more than a high school diploma upon graduation.

    HCS plans to open a vocational-technical center to help students earn career certificates or college hours before they graduate from high school.

    The timeline for opening such a facility depends on finding land to build a replacement for G.C. Burkhead Elementary School. The vo-tech center would be moved into the existing Burkhead building on Charlemagne Boulevard on Elizabethtown's west side.

  • PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE: John Hardin wins shootout at LexCath (08/28)

    This wasn’t the OK Corral, but Joseph K. Ford Stadium saw a shootout Saturday night.

    After trailing by as many as eight in the first half, the John Hardin Bulldogs – ranked second in Class 5-A – rallied to take a seven-point halftime lead and they made it stand up with a 47-37 victory over the host Lexington Catholic Knights – ranked third in Class 4-A – in the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl.

    The teams combined for 921 yards of total offense in the back-and-forth affair.

  • Summit man stabbed in front of children, wife

    A Leitchfield man is behind bars on assault and stalking charges for what police say was a premeditated attack on a Hardin County man outside of his Rock Creek Road home in the Summit area.

    Kentucky State Police alleges Steven Dewayne Wilson used a punch knife and a crowbar to repeatedly stab James Hodge, 28, around 11 p.m. Friday as Hodge was exiting a vehicle outside his home

    Wilson, 38, was charged with first-degree assault, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree stalking.

  • PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE: Meade County finally knocks off Greenwood (08/28)

    Thomas Wilson and the Meade County Green Wave took out several years of frustration on the Bowling Green Greenwood Gators on Saturday night.

    Wilson accounted for more than 300 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Green Wave to a 45-14 win over Greenwood in the Joe Jaggers Bowl’s late game at North Hardin’s Ray Story Stadium.

    Meade County had never beaten Greenwood before Saturday, losing to the Gators four straight years after the teams became district rivals.