Today's News

  • Kwiatkowski honored as MEDDAC NCO of the Year

    Fort Knox Chapter, AUSA, Vice President NCO and Enlisted Affairs Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Edgar presents a framed AUSA Certificate of Commendation and 3-year AUSA membership to MEDDAC NCO of the Year Staff. Sgt. Lisa Kwiatkowski pictured with Col. Pace, MEDDAC Commander and Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein. The award was presented at the MEDDAC Ball on Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville.

  • Farmgirls Chapter begins in Hart County

    Do you believe in the power of a clothesline, an apron, and your own ingenuity and creativity? Do you garden, farm, wild forage, tend animals or simply dream of doing so?
    Are you crafty? Do you sew, spin, knit, sculpt, paint or recycle garbage into useful items? Do you believe in Sisterhood and having a community with common dreams and goals for sustainable living?

  • Warm Blessings receives donations

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 employees recently supported the Warm Blessings meal program through the donation of several frozen turkeys. Warm Blessings, located at 609 E. Dixie in Elizabethtown, serves a free meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to anyone who is struggling financially.
    Food or kitchen supplies are appreciated and may be donated to Warm Blessings at the site location by calling 763-9276, and monetary support may be sent to Warm Blessings, P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • Photo: First Christian demolition under way
  • WW 1-19 Ask the expert: Getting organized in 2011


    When I was growing up, we used a rock for a hammer and five-inch “barn nails” for getting things done around our house. My dad often would take the house tools “to the barn,” which must have been code for Bermuda Triangle because once these tools left, they never came back.

    The right tool for the job not only makes the end result turn out better it also makes the job-doer a much happier being.

  • Life or something like it: A new job for a new year


    With the new year came a new job for me.

    I’m still at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, but I’ve stepped out of the classroom (mostly) and am focusing more on advising students, both brand new ones and those who have been at the college a few semesters.

  • Repeated snowfall cuts into salt stashes

    Winter weather has packed a big punch again this year, draining salt supplies quicker than usual.

    However, local governments say they are making preparations to ensure enough salt is on hand to combat the rest of Mother Nature’s bite this season.

    Snowfall wracked Hardin County again Tuesday, sending crews to work to clear roadways as more precipitation was expected into the day.

  • Chamber merger ahead of schedule

    Officials with the Heartland Chambers Alliance say the consolidation of the four local chambers of commerce into one Hardin County Chamber of Commerce may be closer to reality than expected.
    John Wright, a member of the Heartland Chambers Alliance communications team, this week said organizers have “put the pedal down” and believe work will finish before March as originally proposed.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Snow shifts schedule (01/12)

    Tuesday’s snowfall made it easy to figure out who had a high school basketball game that night – nobody.

    All seven games on the docket were cancelled, and some teams didn’t wait long to reschedule.

    The North Hardin boys, who have had two of their last three games snowed out, will play at Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, the North Hardin girls play at Elizabethtown.

  • Jan. 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Making the rules?
    To paraphrase an old saying, “Those who can, do, and those who can’t, make the rules.”
    In Sunday’s newspaper, we read that Secretary of Defense Gates wants to cut funding for the Military Tricare Health system. He says that the cost has gone from $18 billion ten years ago to $50 billion today. How much has the free medical care for our elected officials increased in 10 years?