Today's News

  • Red Cross opens cooling center in Pritchard

    With Hardin and LaRue counties under heat advisory Monday and Tuesday, the American Red Cross opened a cooling center in Pritchard Community Center.

    Red Cross volunteer Bobby Thompson said the organization will open a cooling center depending on orders from Hardin County's Emergency Management Department.

    "We let the people who are in charge tell us what to do," Thompson said. "If it's not really hot (Wednesday), we may not open."

  • Miss Hardin County Fair crowned

    After finishing as second runner-up last year and winning titles in other county fairs, Elizabethtown resident Brittany Beauchamp is now able to wear the Miss Hardin County Fair crown.

    Beauchamp won the 2011 Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant on Monday in the annual start to the fair. She beat first runner-up Alysha Benitez-White, and second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Candace Cox.

  • Hardin County remembers

    The topic: Hardin County's 9/11 Memorial
    Our view: It's a community monument

    Few American tragedies have been as chilling as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Now, nearly 10 years after thousands of lives were taken on American soil, we have an opportunity in Hardin County to always remember and honor those lives with a memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

  • CKAG Names Milliner Artist Of The Month

    At the June18 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Sharon Milliner was selected by the attendees as Artist of the Month. The theme for August was “Covered Bridges,” and her painting was entitled “Over the Elkhorn.” The painting is featured at Cobbler Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The next meeting of the CKAG is at 6:30 p.m.  July 14 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Visitors are welcome.

  • Colgan Adds Patriotic Theme To Barr Library

    The Potted Few Garden Club places a flower arrangement each month at the Barr Library at Fort Knox for the community to enjoy, and this July patriotic contribution is from Jan Colgan, left, who stands with Jennifer from the library. The next Garden Club meeting is Sept. 21.

  • Neary graduates from sergeant’s academy

    On June 24, Sergeant David P. Neary of the Elizabethtown Police Department graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s (APS) Academy of Police Supervision. The APS, also referred to as the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour, training program for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list.

  • North Hardin Lions Club installs officers

    The North Hardin Lions Club installation of new officers was June 21 at the North Hardin Lions Club building. The guest speaker was district governor Lion Tony Bishop from the Elizabethtown Lions Club and his wife, Becky.

  • Borders celebrates 75th birthday

    Charles R. Borders will celebrate his 75th birthday with an open house given by his daughter and son-in-law from 6 to 9 p.m., July 16, 2011, at 435 Hargan Road in Vine Grove.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Sherry Murphy welcomes area visitors for a living


    Town of birth: Russellville

    Favorite TV shows: “Justified” (because it is set in Kentucky); “Law & Order” series; “Suits.”

    Favorite music: All kinds, particularly '80s; Adele; Train; The Script; Harry Connick Jr.

    Favorite genres of movies: Murder mysteries, thriller, suspense.

    Pets: None, due to extensive travel and being “kind of a neat freak.”

  • Area under excessive heat advisory

    Hardin and LaRue counties are under an excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. today according to the National Weather Service.

    Temperatures today and into the evening, outside of any thunderstorm activity, will range between 95 and 100 degrees. These temperatures combined with dew points in the middle 70s to near 80 will produce heat index values ranging from 105 to 115 degrees or higher.