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Today's News

  • State railway grants to assist bridge construction

    Hardin County will benefit from some of about $3.1 million in state grants being distributed this year to go to improvements of short line railroads in 12 counties.

    Improvements include replacement and rehabilitation of rails, rail beds and railroad crossings.

    Two of the grants being given to the Paducah & Louisville Railroad include $1 million for a bridge replacement at Muldraugh, $39,150 to rehabilitate a railroad crossing on Ky. 1646 in Elizabethtown and $34,740 to rehabilitate a crossing on Ky. 920 in Leitchfield.

  • In gathering of legends, Ron Bevars receives honor

    With Kentucky basketball royalty in attendance, a local coach took center stage just a few thousand yards from the gym where he first learned to dribble.

    As a prelude to the Legends of Kentucky Basketball benefit golf scramble, Charlie and Claudia Thurman hosted a shrimp boil Thursday night for a couple dozen roundball notables, including North Hardin head coach Ron Bevars.

  • Store owner explains reasons behind gasoline price jumps

    By STEPHANIE HORNBACK
    Landmark News Service

    For most of those buying gas at American pumps, sticker shock is a common symptom. Although gas station operators get a lot of the blame, it’s not their fault, said Laura Blair, public relations manager at Newcomb Oil, which owns and operates Five Star stations.

    “Contrary to popular belief, retail margins on gasoline are very thin,” Blair said.

  • HCS board approves new positions

    With an eye on improving instruction, Hardin County Schools changed some of the makeup of its Central Office staff. The HCS board voted Thursday to establish two new positions during a special meeting at Central Hardin High School.

    The new positions are a program/data consultant and an instructional consultant. The program/data consultant will analyze programs used in the district for effectiveness as well data from assessments taken throughout the year. The instructional consultant will help implement programs in schools and assist with teacher training.

  • Photo: Taking note of National Beef Month
  • NARFE catches up with updates

    NARFE Chapter 1050 of Elizabethtown met on May 2 to enjoy the quarterly pot luck and to hear the updates from the State Convention and National Legislative issues. Old and new members alike were welcomed by chapter president Kay Bennett.

  • DAR presents certificate of honor

    John Hardin High School Cadet Staff Sergeant Lydia Loehmer was recently presented the National Defense Committee JROTC Certificate of Honor Award along with an accompanying pin and medal for Patriotism by Winnie Townsend Awards Chair Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Potted Few visit Frankfort

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabehtown installs officers at May meeting

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met May 6 at Stone Hearth Restaurant. Many of the ladies were dressed ready for the Oaks in their Derby hats and outfits. The private dining room was decorated with a Derby theme by hostesses Mitzi Crowe, Betty McQuown, Jane Curneal, and JoAnn Winkenhofer. Nora Sweat presented the devotional on the theme of Mother’s Day.

  • B.D. Wilson, Commissioner of Agriculture candidate, visits Democratic Woman’s Club

    Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture B.D.Wilson is surrounded by local officials and friends at a recent Democratic Woman’s Club meeting. From left, former Judge Executive Glen Dalton, County Clerk Kenny Tabb, 5th District Magistrate Bill Wiseman, Senator Dennis Parrett, Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady, B.D.Wilson, Representative Jimmie Lee, Election Commissioner Winnie Townsend, Jailer Danny Allen and City Councilman Tony Bishop.