Today's News

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    Whether to save some cash at the super market, know more about your food or just find a rewarding hobby, there are many good reasons to grow your own garden. If space is limited, consider raised beds or containers. Here are a few interesting tips on small-space gardening from the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service.

  • New Heritage Council leader sets his sights on downtown

    Heath Seymour needs no introduction to downtown Elizabethtown.

    Returning to his hometown after a roughly 15-year absence, the soft-spoken Seymour will soon be heading a mammoth effort to revitalize downtown as outlined by Mayor Tim Walker. The task is an expansion on Seymour’s new role as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

    Seymour replaces Dana Beth Lyddan, who left Elizabethtown in December to relocate with her husband to Indiana.

  • Photo: Washing minter away
  • Bridge work back to causing delays
  • E’town to extend thousands to Koori Machi recovery effort

    The News-Enterprise 

    Elizabethtown will extend a hand of help to its Japanese sister city, Koori Machi, which has been battered by three earthquakes and is in the crosshairs of a possible nuclear meltdown.

    Mayor Tim Walker recommended Monday that the city give Koori Machi $15,000 from contingency funds, saying the money will be used primarily to house the number of homeless people in the city who lost their homes to the damage. Walker has said the city’s school also was damaged.

  • Deadline is today to register for May primary

    The window to vote in the May 17 primary election is closing for Kentuckians.

    The voter registration deadline is Monday, according to the Secretary of State office.

    County clerk’s offices will register voters up until closing time on Monday and all mail-in registration cards must be postmarked by the deadline date.

    Minors turning 18 years of age by the Nov. 2 general election are eligible to register and vote in the primary, according to the Office of the Secretary of State.

  • First impression redirected by a single smile

    I was at one of my favorite restaurants, Jason’s Deli, when I noticed the man sitting at another table, eating with his wife and three young children. He was a big, raw-boned, burly guy, who towered over me when I walked by him, both of us on our way to sit down.

    He plopped onto his chair, perhaps exhausted from work. I slid into the booth with my wife.

    That’s when I took a good look at him. Stern-faced and serious, he cast what seemed like an intimidating aura over his family as they ate together.

  • Hypes speaks to Radcliff Womans Club members

    Vickey Hypes, horticulturist at the Kentucky Fairgrounds, was the guest speaker at the March 14 meeting of the Radcliff Woman’s Club. Hypes spoke about container gardening, saying that when selecting a container, she goes by the rule “the bigger, the better.” She emphasized the importance of proper drainage holes, suggested adding mulch to the top of the soil to maintain moisture and advised to keep the tray in which the container is in very clean.

  • NARFE members welcome Ron Lewis


  • Rescuers respond to calls during heavy rains

    A heavy downpour of more than 4 inches of rain in Hardin County in less than 24 hours left roads closed, drove waterways over their banks and kept rescue workers busy.

    County rescue workers were called for five rescues between 1 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    During rescues they helped four motorists who had driven into high water and one who suffered damage to her home and needed a way out.

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday morning for Hardin and LaRue counties. The warning lasted until 11 a.m.