Today's News

  • Remembering Sept. 11: Tragedy wrought change

    More than 400 law enforcement and emergency responders died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Of those, 343 were firefighters.

    It’s been 10 years since the attacks and even though Hardin County is more than 600 miles away from the site of the twin towers, the impact of the events is evident in area police and emergency personnel.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: For a child, ‘Post-9/11’ is a lifetime

    Local schools didn’t allow today’s significance to go unmentioned this week.

    Meadow View and Woodland elementary schools took time Friday morning to recall the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    Woodland students gathered next to the school to release balloons in memory of victims and to honor invited civil servants. Meadow View held a ceremony to allow students to thank the men and women who serve.

  • Councils uniting against unification

    Backlash against creating a unification review commission designed to study the framework of a unified local government has grown from a simmer to a boil.

    Radcliff City Council called a special meeting Monday afternoon to hear a resolution rejecting unification while Elizabethtown City Council has canceled a meeting with Hardin County United scheduled for the same day.

  • BBB allows customer reviews

    Customers can post more information than ever about the area companies they support and those with which they’ve had negative experiences.

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky has joined 10 other bureaus in a test that allows customers to post reviews of businesses.

    The website in the past has listed complaints against businesses and whether those complaints were handled, along with a grade on a scale from A-plus to F.

  • Memories in poetry: Terrible Tuesday


    911 was the call and the date,
    when so many lives met their fate.

    Who would have thought such a crime,
    could have happened here in our time?

    The world trade center hit by hijacked planes,
    and a part of the Pentagon zapped in vain.

    A downed plane headed by evil foes,
    averted targets by brave everyday heroes.

    Police and firefighters working around the clock,
    trying to rescue and help, dealing with shock.

  • Hardin County Remembers 9/11

    Facebook reflections from readers on Hardin County Remembers 9/11.


  • Community updated on deployed soldiers

    Sarah Lohman of Fort Knox held her 3-month-old baby in her arms as she listened to a description of the bombs, enemies, geography and weather her husband faces in Afghanistan.
    She also heard about social, economic, security and agricultural changes he is trying to help enact.
    Her husband, Lt. Caleb Lohman, met their daughter for the first time last month during a leave. He watched her birth on Skype.

  • One national observance today focuses on family, not tragedy

    Leaving before dawn Thursday, the event involved a 165-mile round trip completed by noon. The activities continued Friday at two separate locations in a city two states away.
    While much of America is occupied and preoccupied by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my life revolved around another national observance. Today also is the 32nd anniversary of National Grandparents Day and elementary schools promote the celebration more than any greeting card company.

  • Twenty-three days after 9/11 hard to forget

    by Sharon Thompson

  • Parade of Homes continues today

    Those interested in building or purchasing a home can see local builders’ skills this month.

    The 2011 Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, began this weekend. For a one-time admission fee of $5, nine homes can be toured between noon and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tour continues Sept. 17 and 18.