Today's News

  • At unity celebration, governor introduced message of discord

    The issue: Mixing politics into speech
    Our view: Not the best venue

    Using a nautical theme, the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce launched into a new era March 10 with the maiden voyage of its consolidated monthly luncheon. The venue chosen to christen the beginning of the Hardin County Chamber was Severns Valley Baptist Church. As expected the facility was packed with the who’s who of the business community.

  • Photo: We’ve got it covered
  • Design on Haycraft Street repairs progressing

    Plans to repair a culvert in the Haycraft Street area are in motion.

    Robert Bush, director of Elizabethtown’s stormwater department, presented a proposal this week from Vector Engineering to proceed on the design work for the culvert, which could cost up to $16,400.

    Vector’s fee is $10,900 and Bush recommended the allowance of up to $5,500 for geotechnical work depending on the site’s conditions. If the site is favorable, the geotechnical work could cost as little as $600, Bush told the Elizabethtown City Council Monday.

  • Elizabethtown to offer aid to damaged sister city

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    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said city government has made contact with its sister city, Koori Machi, Japan, and confirmed there were no reported deaths there after an earthquake and tsunami besieged the nation last week, killing thousands.
    Koori Machi, which lies north of Fukushima and is home to about 15,000 residents, was heavily affected. Walker said several homes were destroyed and a school was damaged.
    Elizabethtown plans to identify ways in which it can provide aid in response to the disaster, Walker added.

  • Medicaid reductions would hamper HMH budget

    An impasse to shore up a deficit in the state Medicaid budget has forced a special session in Frankfort and the fallout, if no agreement is reached, could leave a hole in Hardin Memorial Hospital’s budget.

    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson on Tuesday said the hospital can expect to see about $1.1 million in Medicaid reductions if the cuts predicted by Gov. Steve Beshear are implemented in the final three months of the fiscal year. The budget calendar ends June 30.

  • For a furry neighbor, insurance is there

    When Gracie, a rescued dog, was diagnosed with cancer in her hind leg five years ago, owners Nick Loutchaninoff and Jeff Vaughn had the option of putting her down, amputating her leg or paying about $4,000 to have the cancer treated.

    They paid the money out-of-pocket and were glad they were in a financial position to do so.

    Today, Gracie is well. Loutchaninoff and Vaughn, who live in Glendale, have their five rescued animals that are insurable covered by pet insurance so they never have to deal with that decision or financial hardship again.

  • Southern rock legends coming to Fort Knox

    Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will make its second appearance at Fort Knox in six years when the legendary group joins the hit-making Doobie Brothers in August as part of the annual Army Concert Tour series at Godman Airfield.

    The two bands, along with an unannounced special guest, will play Aug. 13.

    When Skynyrd last played Fort Knox in 2005 with .38 Special, an estimated crowd of 7,500 attended.

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  • LOCAL NOTES: John Hardin coach wins 5th Region honor

    After being named the Boys’ Region Coach of the Year by the 5th Region coaches’ association, third-year John Hardin coach Mark Wells has earned the same honor from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Wells led the Bulldogs to a 22-4 record, the longest unbeaten start in the state and the 17th District regular-season title.

  • Bookmobiles cater to patrons' needs

    All libraries serve people who need access to books, technology and other services. Sometimes, fulfilling that mission means taking the library on the road.

    The Kentucky Bookmobile and Outreach Services conference took place on Monday and continues today at the Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown.

    The conference allows bookmobile and outreach librarians, about 80 Monday, to meet and discuss issues they face and ways to serve their patrons.