Today's News

  • Photos: Can you hear me now?
  • County budget approved

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county’s upcoming fiscal year during its meeting Tuesday.

    The $29 million budget was first proposed last month and closely mirrors the budget for the current fiscal year. Fiscal Court members unanimously approved the budget with no discussion Tuesday.

    It is the second-lowest budget in eight years, adding an additional $161,000 in expenses.

  • Area students show off science skills

    Hardin County Schools hosted what could be called a science fair of sorts Monday, minus a few baking soda volcanoes.

    The science was limited mostly to gadgets and what they can help students accomplish at the first ever HCS student technology fair, in which students and staff showed work or equipment used in classrooms or through Student Technology Leadership Program teams at the schools.

  • Foreigner set for Friday; packed park expected

    When classic rock group Foreigner takes the stage Friday night at Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis fully expects the group to be welcomed by 5,000 fans — capacity for the event.

    “As far as I can tell at this point, tickets sales have gone really well,” he said. “I don’t have exact numbers, but we will do even better this week if the weather will improve. We’ll have good sales at the gate; We always do.’’

  • May student editor

    Kerry Skiff is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior, who is homeschooled and a part of the Christian Educational Consortium, Kerry is involved in volleyball and soccer at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Her hobbies include playing the flute.

    Her future career interests include teaching and journalism.

    As editor for the May issue of Rising Voices, Kerry led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain journalism experience.

  • Exchange student experiences a year of growth

    By Roksolana Turkovska

    People make choices every day, and a decision I made completely changed my life. With God’s will, I became a foreign exchange student from Ukraine with the program FLEX. 

    FLEX gives students a chance to live with a host family and attend a U.S. high school for a year. The program is very competitive. Nearly 7,000 students submitted applications and only 200 from Ukraine became finalists. Fortunately, I was one of them.

  • Local graduates net top honors

    Daniel Cameron and Chris Colonna may not be very familiar names to most in Hardin County, but that isn’t the case among their peers who recently graduated from college. At the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University, respectively, Cameron and Colonna received their university’s top honor during recent commencement ceremonies.

    Both young men now will be recorded alongside others from the past whose names are synonymous with academic achievement and excellence.

  • Treetop flying is its specialty
  • 18TH DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Second semifinal delayed (05/24)

    MUNFORDVILLE — The second semifinal of the 18th District Softball Tournament was delayed Monday night because of thunderstorms.

    Second-seeded LaRue County was leading third-seeded Hart County, 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning at Hart County High School. Junior Brittany Enlow struck out four batters through the first four innings.

  • 18TH DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Hawks roll past Hart (05/24)

    MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County coach Chris Price thought the Hawks looked way too timid Monday evening.