Today's News

  • Ladies Auxiliary president visits Vine Grove VFW

    Cortina Barnes on Monday joked she was uncertain her hunger could wait for brunch.

    The cheery Barnes, national president of the Ladies Auxiliary for Veterans of Foreign Wars, spent her morning at VFW Post 10281 in Vine Grove, addressing the post’s ladies auxiliary over an ample feast.

    Barnes was touring various auxiliaries in Kentucky as part of a year-long tour of the 51 departments under her watch. Barnes told the modest crowd assembled that this was approximately her 40th department tour since taking over as national president.

  • Heavy winds strike homes, Harry Owen Trucking

    Heavy winds and rain that pushed through Hardin County this morning leveled a home on Hodgenville Road and ripped through the Harry Owen Trucking building along the Lincoln Parkway.

    Debris from Harry Owen Trucking is littered throughout the area. Lights also are out on south Dixie.

    Multiple tornado warnings had been issued throughout the morning hours. 

  • National Library Week is April 10-16

    The Hardin County Public Library, located at 100 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown, is offering many special activities and events for children and youth to celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16.

  • Learning to weather the storms

    As I lay in bed listening to my home groan with the gusts of wind that pressed against it, I had to remind myself it’s that time of year.

    Along with spring come the rain, wind and threat of severe weather.

    I’d like to think I’ve gotten used to it after all these years, but, in truth, I think the reverse is actually true.

    The more I’ve learned things over the years, the easier it is for my mind to reel with possibilities.

  • Jurors to judge in Burke case: We can't reach a verdict

    Jurors considering the fate of accused killer Brent Burke were unable to come to a unanimous decison Monday night, and for the second time in the last nine months, a mistrial has been issued in the case against the former U.S. Army sergeant.

    Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in 2007 in Rineyville.

    The jury reported just before 8 p.m. Monday to Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton that they could not come to an agreement. 

  • Will UK freshmen stay or go?

    ISSUE: UK basketball freshmen class
    OUR VIEW: Players should do what is best for themselves

    Now that the college basketball season has ended for the University of Kentucky, the question being shouted out on message boards and talk shows is this: How many, if any, of Kentucky’s highly touted group of freshmen will exit?

    For guards Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb and forward Terrence Jones, the next few months could be filled with plenty of drama surrounding their Wildcat futures.

  • Elizabethtown photographer part of Governor's Derby Exhibit

    Elizabethtown photographer David Toczko is among 26 artists selected to participate in the Governor’s Derby Exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda through May 10.

    Toczko’s entry, “Fulling Mill Falls,” depicts a waterfall.

    The Kentucky Arts Council coordinated the spring-themed show that includes paintings, lithographs and photographs. It is part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration.

    Toczko’s work was selected from more than 200 entries.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Pork with Parsnips and Pears

    A couple of months ago, one of my co-workers, Sarah Berkshire, was talking about this recipe that she was going to have for supper that night. It was Pork with Parsnips and Pears, and it was a crockpot recipe, so it was cooking while she was working. It sounded so good, that I asked her for the recipe.

    She told me later, that although the recipe says you can cook it on the high-heat setting for 5½ to 6 hours, it was much better when she tried cooking it overnight for 11 to 12 hours on the low-heat setting.

  • Project Princess provides girls with special prom

    Some area volunteers think prom should be a special night for every girl.

    That includes those who can’t or won’t spend hundreds of dollars on dresses, shoes, hair, makeup and accessories.

    Project Princess was born out of a mission to make sure that all girls get that special prom, said Tiffany Gilpin, a coordinator for the event.

    “It’s just about helping your neighbor, your sister,” she said.

  • Former 'American Idol' contestant special guest at concert

    A variety of musical acts, including an “American Idol” contestant and a co-star from a Conway Twitty musical, will kick off the sixth season of Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday.

    The concert will be held at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School and features music including country, gospel, oldies, Elvis, bluegrass, jazz, classical and original compositions.