Today's News

  • Photo: Water main breaks
  • Dec. 12, 2010: Focus on Finance

    Question: Will my currently minor-aged children ever receive Social Security?
    Answer: The three pillars supporting retirement traditionally are pension, Social Security and other savings. These days, most companies can’t afford to guarantee pensions (defined benefit plans). But now, your children may not be able to count on Social Security either when they retire.

  • Meth lab may have sparked South Dixie fire

    Agents with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force are investigating a mobile home fire they believe could have been sparked by methamphetamine manufacturing.
    The fire gutted the trailer Friday evening, but no one was harmed, said Sonora Fire Chief Frank Donehoo. Crews responded around 5 p.m. Friday to the scene at Royal Oak Mobile Park,  6353 S. Dixie Highway near the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

  • Wreaths and Remembrance

    Overlooking rows of grave sites at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, Maj. Gen. Donald Campbell said he wants to see 2,000 or more wreaths placed at the cemetery next year.
    It would continue a steady increase for a program that launched last year with 1,000 wreaths laid as part of the Wreaths Across America project. Donna Betson, chairwoman and founder of the Kentucky Patriots, started the local effort, and volunteers laid 1,500 wreaths at the cemetery Saturday.

  • Being wise, magi stay out of the rain

    Mangers aren’t as comfortable as, say, an inn.
    So those who take part in live Nativity scenes, which depict the birth of Jesus, shouldn’t expect too many amenities – especially on a night like tonight.
    Mount Zion Baptist Church has scheduled a Nativity this evening from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot of Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
    Church volunteers planned one for Saturday night too, but it rained.

  • Photo: Hiking on buried trails
  • Faces and Places: Christmas in Hardin County
  • Resident eagles flourish in Kentucky

    Twenty-five years ago, it was rare to see an American bald eagle soaring over central Kentucky, but times are changing.

    While it’s still a treat to marvel at the majestic icons of freedom, spotting one of these birds in a treetop or high on a rock overlooking a lake doesn’t take the work or sheer luck that it once did.

    There’s even a spot alongside a busy stretch of road in Hardin County that’s visited each winter by bald eagles that winter in the Bluegrass.

  • Police, fire crews search for child as they fight South Dixie blaze

    Police and fire crews are searching for a young girl after a trailer belonging to her mother was destroyed by fire late Friday evening.

    Sonora Fire Department responded to the structure fire at Royal Oak Mobile Home Park at 6353 S. Dixie Highway near the Hardin County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m. Friday and was working in conjunction with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to find the girl. Central Hardin, Glendale and Upton Fire Departments also were on scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Pro Wakeboard Tour not returning in 2011


    The Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour made waves in Elizabethtown in 2009 and 2010, but the tour will not return to the city on its 2011 tour.

    A preliminary tour schedule shows Elizabethtown has been dropped in favor of Lake Tye in Monroe, Wash., and Elizabethtown tourism officials confirmed Friday that the tour would not return in 2011.

    The tour featured pro wakeboarders performing active stunts and tricks at Freeman Lake, a venue tour organizers have said is one of the best they’ve performed on.