Today's News

  • Heat helps farmers finish planting

    Area farmers bring up crops with a sweat. Sometimes, with even more sweat.

    Record high temperatures during recent weeks have done more good than harm to Hardin County crops.

    The heat hasn’t yet reached a point at which it is damaging crops, said Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office.

    Warm and dry conditions allowed farmers to finish spring planting, which a wet April and early May postponed, he said. The area received more than 20 inches of rain over those months.

  • Police recover T-shirt from crime scene

    An unidentified man robbed Fast Pay Loans at 407 W. Dixie Ave. on Thursday but left behind a T-shirt that police hope will lead to the suspect’s identification.

    The robbery occurred at approximately 3:46 p.m. Thursday, Detective Kelly Slone of Elizabethtown Police Department said. At that time, only one employee was in the building.

    The witness described the suspect as a black male, possibly in his 20s, Slone said. He was wearing black clothing and a black ski mask.

  • Brandenburg man charged with arson

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Brandenburg man accused with arson and attempted murder Thursday.

    Alan Dale Bruner, 39, was arrested following an investigation of a suspicious fire that occurred at his residence Feb. 12, according to a KSP news release.

    Bruner’s wife was asleep in the house during the alleged fire, said Bruce Reeves, public information officer at KSP. Investigators believe Bruner set the fire in an attempt to kill his wife, he said.

  • Central Hardin eliminated from state softball contention

    OWENSBORO -- After winning twice, Central Hardin lost back-to-back games Friday and was eliminated from the KHSAA Softball State Tournament.

    The Lady Bruins season ended with an explosive 10-8 match with Calloway County. Earlier, Central was defeated 2-0 by Allen County-Scottsville in the winner's bracket semifinal.

    Central rallied for six runs in the fifth inning to take a short-lived 8-4 lead. Calloway recovered the lead in the bottom half of the inning with five runs and added another in the sixth.

  • St. James tradition to continue in new school building

    By Sister Michael Marie Friedman

    St. James Catholic Regional School is a tradition unlike any other. St. James Catholic School was started in 1870 as St. Mary’s Academy. The school continues the tradition today of Catholic education in Hardin and surrounding counties as a regional school.

    The school today stands upon the shoulders of many generations that sacrificed to make our present school setting possible. We have outgrown our present setting and will be moving. We are looking forward to this move.

  • Life or something like it: The travel bugs bites in Europe

    About 35 years ago, some friends of ours got bit by the travel bug.

    They went on a summer missions trip to Scotland, and on the way home took a detour through London and Paris.

    That did it. Over the years they’ve been to Europe about 15 times, at least 10 times to Germany. They’ve seen the Oberammergau Passion Play, staged every ten years in a village an hour south of Munich, four times. Half the town participates in some way, following a vow made in the 1630s that they would stage the play if God would spare their townspeople from the Black Plague.

  • Non-academic results show mix of improvements and declines

    While school success usually is measured in results tied to subjects such as reading and math, educators look to other factors as well.

    Non-academic indicators for the 2009-2010 school year, which include rates for attendance, dropouts, retention and successful transition to adult life, show mostly improvement for the LaRue County and Elizabethtown Independent districts, but more of a mixed bag for Hardin County Schools.

  • Radcliff, businesses support fight against cancer

    Jacqueline Bates made the change permanent when she found an opportunity to decorate her business with purple to promote cancer awareness and Radcliff’s Relay for Life.

    Some businesses and city departments hung ribbons and inflated purple balloons to participate in Radcliff’s Paint the Town Purple, which encouraged residents to decorate buildings and everything else they could with purple.

  • Heartland again provides high-energy, fun weekend

    The 2011 Heartland Music Festival was a success for our community. Even with changes to the date and name and reworking the venue, it was a success.
    Hats off to the festival committee for doing an outstanding job in anticipating potential hurdles and handling issues in advance.
    Or as Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brad Richardson said at Monday’s meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council: “Everybody did their job and more. It was great.”

  • Radcliff budget presented to city council

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said it’s time to tackle maintenance and beautification projects that have been put off for years.

    City Council members heard the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year of July 1 through June 30, 2012, on Thursday during a first reading. The proposed budget is based on more than $10.6 million available in the city’s general fund and more than $1.1 million in a storm water utility fund.

    The proposal includes updating old signs and blacktopping some roads.