Today's News

  • Road work planned for 31W and Knox Boulevard

    Department of Highways maintenance crews will begin replacement of a southbound portion of U.S. 31W in Radcliff at the Knox Boulevard intersection beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

    Rutted pavement will be replaced with new asphalt near the intersection. Southbound traffic should expect delays. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the day.

    Motorists are urged to approach the intersection with caution and be prepared for slowly moving and stopped traffic. Minimize driver distraction by limiting use of electronic devices such as phones.

  • Looking for personal magic thanks to a movie moment

    It’s been quite a summer for movies: I was hijacked to Bangkok by "Hangover II," thankful for the bad bosses I haven’t had in "Horrible Bosses," reminded that women can be just as flat-out stupid-crazy as men in "Bridesmaids" and glad I’m not anyone but me in "The Changeup."

    But my favorite film of the summer is one that catapulted me back in time to another era, a golden age. 

  • Deputy jailer bonds out

    The Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer accused of soliciting cash from a cooperating witness posted bond Saturday.

    Shadrick Blackmon, 32, is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant and was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center Friday.

    After paying a $25,000 unsecured bond, he was dismissed the following day.

  • Student enjoys job environment of movies, music

    Finding a summer job really comes down to one thing for many high school students: money.
    That was the reason cited by 17-year-old Zach Meredith.
    The Elizabethtown High School senior already is driving and needs to be able to pay for gas. He soon will be paying for automobile insurance, too.
    That led him to apply and ultimately snag a summer job at f.y.e. in Towne Mall. The store sells movies, music and entertainment-related products.

  • Hardin County's NAACP to hold annual banquet this month

    The Hardin County Branch NAACP is gearing up for its 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled at the end of the month.

    Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, the  event is one of the branch’s two major fundraisers, said Patricia King, treasurer and program chairwoman She expects 100-150 to attend.

    This year’s theme is “Moving forward uniting our community: What is your assignment?” King said.

  • The motormouth education of Abraham Lincoln

    Parents who last week sent kids back to school with backpacks full of recent purchases may appreciate the simplicity of young Abraham Lincoln’s supply list.

    This is a boy who once scrounged up two pieces of paper and sewed them into a notebook so he could do his math problems.

    In fact, while attending a one-room school with a dirt floor near Hodgenville, he didn’t even need to jot things down. He blabbed them.
    He and older sister Sarah attended what was called a “blab school.”

  • Warm Blessings organizing Cardboard Nation

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event for Sept. 16 at the Fire Training Station at ECTC campus to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness. This is the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Ransdell to be inducted into UK Hall of Fame (08/08)

    Former Elizabethtown High School and University of Kentucky standout quarterback Bill Ransdell will be one of six new inductees into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Chew on this - Gumm is new Bulldogs' coach (08/08)

    When he resigned in May 2010 as the longtime baseball coach at North Hardin High School, Greg Gumm said he was willing to return to coaching.

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