Today's News

  • A burst of spring
  • Board of Trustees visit Hardin County for president search

    Hardin Countians interested in weighing in on the search for a new University of Kentucky president had an opportunity Thursday morning.

    Members of the UK Board of Trustees visited the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service office. The visit was part of a tour members  around the state are making to get input in the search for a new university president. President Lee T. Todd is retiring June 30.

  • 100 jobs coming to Grayson County

    LEITCHFIELD — Grayson County should see 100 new jobs by September.

    Gov. Steve Beshear, area officials and representatives of the California-based Plastikon explained expansion plans Thursday at Plastikon’s current plant in Leitchfield. It will buy another building and hire more employees.

    That’s a $6.35 million investment from the plastic mold injection business.

    That’s great for the economy of Grayson County, and it shows a lot of confidence in the Leitchfield-based operation, Beshear said.

  • JROTC competition under way at North Hardin

    Students from several states will converge on Radcliff this weekend to put skills learned in JROTC to the test.

    Students in the Seventh Brigade of JROTC will compete in a drill, marksmanship and academic competition Saturday and Sunday. Fifty-four teams from five states will gather at three Hardin County schools to take part.

  • Here's hoping Project PASS results in educational TDs

    Radcliff is in the national spotlight today.

    Some major players are visiting North Middle School off Ky. 313 to kickoff Project PASS, which is designed to improve the success of students and increase high school graduation rates. Those are two vital goals toward improving individual lives plus Kentucky and the nation as a whole.

  • Beshear: Special session could have been avoided

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday pulled few punches as he criticized the state Senate for adjourning without reaching a solution to balance the Medicaid budget.

    “They packed their suitcases and headed to the barn,” Beshear told a full house at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    In response, Beshear has called a special session starting Monday to iron out the differences, promising to keep legislators on the job until the budget hole is filled.

  • Library programming meant to draw new patrons

    There are plenty of new brightly colored fliers at the library circulation desks.

    They promote one-time activities, such as lessons about operating e-readers.

    They also focus on new weekly activities. Tuesday nights are game nights at the library, aimed at entertaining and bringing together area families and bringing them into the library system. Saturday mornings mean story time, which can attract patrons such as busy working parents who don’t often get a chance to visit the library.

  • First sculpture revealed for Veterans Tribute

    Severns Valley Baptist Church was not only the site of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s maiden voyage Thursday, it was the spot where the first finished piece of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute was displayed.

    Rik Hawkins, interim executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, said the public viewing of the bronze U.S. Army soldier is a moment he has been eagerly awaiting to share. Local sculptor Rich Griendling, who designed the tribute, picked the soldier up Wednesday from the Bright Foundry in Louisville.

  • Ooooooooooklahoma sweeping into Plum Alley Theater

    The News-Enterprise

    The musical “Oklahoma” will be sweeping into the Hardin County Playhouse season in June, but first the musical needs a cast.

    Auditions for “Oklahoma” will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    “Oklahoma” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that takes place in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s. It was originally staged in 1943 and was turned into a film in 1955.

  • 'White Christmas' to be staged in July

    This year the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will celebrate its 40th anniversary by celebrating Christmas in July with a production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

    The final workshop for the program is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Parents should arrive at 2 p.m.

    Participants must be Hardin County residents in grades six through 12 and are encouraged to arrive early to register.

    Membership cost is $35 for the year and includes a T-shirt.