Today's News

  • 2010 Vision Project: The 24 strategic goals


    Develop “leading edge” educational platform in the community, beginning with kindergarten and extending through post-secondary education

    Facilitate the development and implementation of the “leading edge” platform plan by North Central Education Foundation

    Develop area technology center

    Merge Elizabethtown Independent Schools, West Point Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools into a single, unified district

    Develop full four-year university

  • Three vision goals call for unification


    Consolidation and unification serve as a recurring theme in ideas posed by a vision research project designed to focus Hardin County’s growth.

    The analysis released last week recommends a community dialog and consideration of merged school districts, a single countywide government, and creation of an umbrella organization to direct industrial recruitment, retail growth, tourism and all related development issues.

  • ECTC course: Land an HR job



    Those looking to give their resume extra “oomph” to help in snagging a BRAC job can receive a boost from the local college.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announced a new Army HR 102 class on Thursday. The class will focus on the unique aspects of human resources in the U.S. Army, and will be offered online.

  • Work under way on some vision objectives



    Some of the 24 strategic goals identified by the Hardin County Vision project already are being discussed or are on the drawing board.

  • Vision Project: The Process

    The vision project for Hardin County developed from a grant provided by the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment as part of the base realignment impact at Fort Knox.

    L.B. Schmidt and Associates of Prospect began work in July after winning the contract awarded by Lincoln Trail Area Development District through a competitive bidding process.

    A 30-page survey was developed and mailed to 100 community leaders and "stakeholders." Schmidt compiled results and collected comments from the 70 surveys returned.

  • Faces and Places: Easter ... more than crosses and candy

    Churches around Hardin County have celebrated Easter this week with various Holy Week services, including those on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, community activities and Easter egg hunts.

  • April 4, 2010: Our readers write

    Whistle Stop on track

    Kentucky Living magazine, well-known to many area readers, is trying to make up for a king-sized mistake that hurt the community of Glendale and The Whistle Stop restaurant, which is very much open for business.

  • Five county comparison

    In addition to collecting and compiling the input of local leaders, the Hardin County vision project includes information about ideas and projects from five similar-sized counties.

    In his summary, consultant Luke Schmidt referred to the areas as "benchmark counties" and mentions examples of downtown redevelopment and unified strategies for growth.

  • Prescribed fires burn at Mammoth Cave



    Prescribed burns at Mammoth Cave National Park sparked intrigue, concern and more than 2,000 acres Thursday and Friday.

    Kentucky’s Division of Forestry and the U.S. Park Service coordinated multiple burns on both days that closed parts of the park and resulted in smoke drifting north before settling more than 30 miles away.

  • LaRue County mother gets 10 years for child abuse

    By LINDA IRELAND Landmark News Service Myra Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo who admitted to abusing her four children, was not granted probation at her sentencing. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In February, she admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the