Today's News

  • Casenas graduates from basic training

    CASENAS.  Air Force Airman 1st Class Harold B. Casenas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He earned distinction as an honor graduate. A 2006 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, he received a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He is the son of Claire Kleist of Elizabethtown.

  • Lewis graduates Air Force Academy

    LEWIS. Kevin R. Lewis, son of Kevin and Debera Lewis graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on May 25 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Strange graduates from Midway College

    Amanda Strange of Elizabethtown recently graduated summa cum laude from Midway College, receiving her bachelor’s in teacher education, K-5. She also was named a Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges for 2010-11.

    She is the daughter of Doris and Michael Dwyer of Hodgenville and wife of Brian Strange of Elizabethtown. She is a 1988 graduate of LaRue County High School. She received her associate’s with high distinction and has had an 11-year teaching career at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, where she teaches fourth grade.

  • Captain Jacob VanMeter members present ROTC award

    Members of The Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter of the DAR attended the North Hardin High School ROTC ceremony May 10, in the school gymnasium. Past regent Martha Lawson photographed the presentation of an ROTC medal by past regent Rita Byars to Cadet Suzzanne Soppelland.

  • Warm Blessings has many helpers on Memorial Day

    Taking time to reach out to people with many needs on Memorial Day, these individuals volunteered at the Warm Blessings  soup kitchen. The program offers a hot meal each weeknight and served 45 patrons on Memorial Day. Front row, Austin Vaughn, Cody Thomas, Richard Rudolph, and back row, Sophia Skees, Traci Smith, Taryn Chambers, Corinna Rudolph, Grace Mathers, Christine Robinson, Linda Mathers.

  • Hardin County Homemakers hold annual meeting

    The 71st annual Hardin County Homemakers meeting was held May 24 at the fellowship hall in Cecilia Baptist Church. With a large crowd in attendance, a very nice day was enjoyed by all. Rineyville Club won the attendance award. The Cecilia Homemakers Club were proud of many of their members as well, who were appointed to county offices and won awards.

    Seven scholarship awards were presented this year to: Kelly Keen, Devin McCamish, Dustin Shepherd, Spencer Singer, Alexandra Skillman, Jeremy Taylor and Aaron Yates.

  • Retired teachers honor volunteer of the year

    Judy Banks was recently named volunteer of the year by Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers Association.

  • 'Super 8' doesn't have the magic of previous Spielberg films.

    Since the very first mysterious trailer for “Super 8” hit theaters there was a buzz surrounding the Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams (“Lost”) collaboration.

    With this much Hollywood power behind a film, it should knock your socks off. Sadly, it does not.

    What you get instead is a film in which E.T. kicks a lot of butt before phoning home. A slightly scarier version and larger version of E.T., I should say.

  • Heat helps farmers finish planting

    Area farmers bring up crops with a sweat. Sometimes, with even more sweat.

    Record high temperatures during recent weeks have done more good than harm to Hardin County crops.

    The heat hasn’t yet reached a point at which it is damaging crops, said Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office.

    Warm and dry conditions allowed farmers to finish spring planting, which a wet April and early May postponed, he said. The area received more than 20 inches of rain over those months.

  • Police recover T-shirt from crime scene

    An unidentified man robbed Fast Pay Loans at 407 W. Dixie Ave. on Thursday but left behind a T-shirt that police hope will lead to the suspect’s identification.

    The robbery occurred at approximately 3:46 p.m. Thursday, Detective Kelly Slone of Elizabethtown Police Department said. At that time, only one employee was in the building.

    The witness described the suspect as a black male, possibly in his 20s, Slone said. He was wearing black clothing and a black ski mask.