Today's News

  • Sun Tan City now third-largest tanning salon franchise chain

    Elizabethtown-based Sun Tan City, one of the nation’s fastest-growing chains of privately owned tanning salons has extended its footprint to 18 states with the acquisition of tanworld, a franchise-based model of tanning salons based in Omaha, Neb.

    Tanworld was founded in 1995 by Cheri Cosgrove. The chain has grown to more than 60 salons in operation throughout 11 states primarily in the central part of the U.S.

  • Focus on Finance: Tax tips for 2011

    Question: Any advice on how to “get” the most out of our taxes this year?
    Answer: The year 2010 is past and now we must prepare to make a tax settlement with the federal and state governments. As we look back to 2010 we must re-evaluate our tax status for 2011. Here are some items to consider.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Poise at line sends Central Hardin by Elizabethtown (01/09)

    Matt Nichols is a firm believer that the best things in life – OK, high school hoops – are indeed, free.

    The Central Hardin senior guard scored 11 of his game-high 25 points from the foul line in the final 8 minutes Friday and junior forward Andrew Kinney buried a game-best four 3-pointers, as the host Bruins held off the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers, 58-52, in a critical and slow-moving 17th District contest.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue County, Central Hardin earn State Duals berths (01/09)

    The LaRue County Hawks are considered the team to beat yet again in Region 2, but coach Gary Canter readily admits there are still things his team can improve on.

    There wasn’t much fault to be found Friday and Saturday, however.

    With very few miscues, the Hawks went 4-0 in the Region 2 Duals at John Hardin to lock up the region’s top seed for the upcoming Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association State Duals.

  • Schools brace for reduced funding


    Come spring, local school districts will not see a spring-like blooming in their coffers.

    The main source of state funding for public school districts, the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund, is lacking about $49.3 million to sufficiently cover the needs of the schools, which means the districts, including Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools, will not receive the full amount of SEEK funding due to them this year.

  • Getting healthy in 2011
  • Khaliah Ali: 'Don't make your body the garbage can'

    Khaliah Ali on Saturday shared a personal story of what she called “a problem we share as a nation.” at Hardin Memorial Hospital.


    Ali, author of "Fighting Weight: How I Achieved Healthy Weight Loss with 'Banding,' a New Procedure that Eliminates Hunger – Forever," and daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali, spoke at Hardin Memorial Hospital on Saturday about her experience with gastric-banding surgery.

  • Districts bedeviled by snow days

    With more than two months of winter left, area school districts already are making accommodations for weather-related dismissals.
    Hardin County Schools called off school Friday because of snow. It was the fourth snow day this school year.
    Eight snow days last school year kept students and teachers in attendance until June 2.

  • Fiscal Court begins new path this week

    When Hardin Fiscal Court conducts its first meeting of 2011, something unseen in almost two decades will occur. A woman will be seated among county government’s elected decision makers.

    As the county welcomes back the magistrate form of government, the voters of District 3 selected Lisa Williams to represent their interests for the next four years.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue County remains in district contention by beating Green (01/09)

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks appeared to be on their way to an easy victory Friday night, but the Green County Lady Dragons had other plans.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks led most of the third quarter by double digits, but Green County made it interesting before LaRue County pulled out a 47-40 victory to remain in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the 18th District.