Today's News

  • Courthouse work fits style of facility

    ISSUE: Renovations at the courthouse
    OUR VIEW: Classic and accommodating

    Renovations to the top floor meeting room in the Hardin County Courthouse had quite a debut this week.

    Completion of the work could not have been better timed. A standing-room crowd gathered as elected officials, deputy sheriffs and other select individuals took the oath of office. Many of their friends and family were able to take snapshots or videotape the ceremony in the bright, new setting.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hawks win own tourney; Lady Panthers win Mercer County tourney (12/31)

    LaRue County junior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 22 points and the host Hawks erased a seven-point deficit to win the championship of the National Guard Holiday Classic with a 61-50 win over Barren County on Thursday.

    Sheeran also had six rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Hawks (8-3), while sophomore guard Kelton Ford scored 11 points – all from the free-throw line – to go along with three rebounds, three steals and one assist.

    Senior forward Chase Reynolds added nine points, six rebounds and one block.

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  • Committees working on chamber merger details

    The establishment of a united chamber of commerce moved this month from planning to promotion to voting and back to planning.
    After securing four votes of support from membership, this holiday week includes a meeting to plot a course for completion of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Three committees have been established, including one group to oversee the transition and keep plans of the four existing chambers on track.

  • Fitness instructor packages workouts for the web

    Hardin County native Dawn Bland thinks of her new business as an online gym.
    A 1989 West Hardin High School graduate, she began a career in fitness as a group instructor and personal trainer in Elizabethtown  and felt a desire to help people on a more personal level.
    Now living in Hardinsburg, she created an online fitness site, www.dawn
    bland.com, because many past and present clients asked if she could record a workout for them to use in case they missed a class or went on vacation.

  • Celebrating responsibly, in style
  • Slab furniture: From barn to armchair

    Jack Love of Sonora has made an art out of salvaging scrap lumber.
    Whether it’s leftovers from a sawmill in Howevalley or boards from a barn blown over by a storm, Love finds use for unwanted lumber. He turns it into tables, bookcases, hutches, foot stools, gun racks and chairs among other things.
    Love makes what’s known as live-edge slab furniture.
    “I knock the bark off, but I leave the edge on it,” Love said.
    Walnut, oak, cherry and maple are some of the types of wood he uses.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club names their ‘Woman of the Year’

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club honored member Julie Aldridge as the 2010 “Woman of the Year” at the Dec. 13 meeting. The award was given annually to a member who best represents the woman’s club, dedicating time and energy to the organization and setting a positive example to others.

  • Goldenrod Homemakers host December meeting

    The Goldenrod Homemakers Club held its monthly meting on Dec. 14 at Eastview Church. Following the business meeting, the club assembled a food basket, along with Christmas gifts, to give to their adopted Christmas family.
    Fellowship and lunch hour followed with secret pal gifts being exchanged and identities revealed. Members then drew names for 2011 secret pals.
    The next meeting of the club is Jan. 11, hosted by Charlotte Cooper. Donna means will present the lesson entitled “Nuts and Seeds.”

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club Installs 2011 Officers

    The 2011 officers of the North Hardin Democratic Woman’s Club recently were installed by Judge Kimberly Shumate, who reflected on past accomplishments over the club’s 12-year history — from its beginning on a snowy evening on Fort Knox to today, when the club is one of the most active in the state.
    Installed were Beverly Rickey, president, Maria Batistoni, first vice-president, Sherry Barnes, second vice president, Nancy Chancellor-Cox, third vice-president, Susan Dyer, secretary, Carolyn Shelman, treasurer, and Portia Petties, auditor.