Today's News

  • Focus on Finance: Check out your checking account

    Question: What is the most common financial service used?

    Answer: Probably the most common financial service anyone uses is a checking account.

    In most households, it’s the account that the monthly bills are paid from, it is how the owner gets cash from ATMs and it’s where most payroll checks are automatically deposited.

  • Follow me on a drive along Unity Trail

    Houses are being uprooted along Rineyville Road as preparations for the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector move forward.

    Bids will be awarded in April for construction on the 7.6-mile route designed to ease commuter traffic between two of Kentucky’s 15th largest cities.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Breckinridge hangs on against Meade, 51-50 (01/30)

    HARNED — With 23 seconds left and his team down one Friday night at 11th District rival Breckinridge County, Meade County coach Jerry Garris called a timeout and designed a play to get the ball into the hands of his son, junior guard Chase Garris.

    Garris got the ball as planned, but Breckinridge County senior guard Timmy Tucker came up with a steal with less than 8 seconds remaining. After getting the ball past midcourt, however, the Fighting Tigers were called for an over-and-back.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers claw past Lady Hawks (01/30)

    Natalie Greenwell jumpstarted Elizabethtown’s offense.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown bounces LaRue (01/30)

    Chris McDonald crashed the boards.

    Elizabethtown’s senior forward was like a human pogo stick.

  • AARP tax-aide volunteers set up in local libraries

    HARDIN COUNTY — Volunteers will begin offering free income tax assistance this week at local libraries
    The tax-aide program offered by the AARP Foundation is available from 9:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through April 15 at the Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. The program is offered Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the library’s North Branch, 800 S. Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff.

  • Gourd artist Jedy Hodge explains the craft

    A painter’s palette can be any number of materials: cloth, canvas, wood, or in the case of Jedy Hodge, gourd.

    “I started painting in 2005, but I didn't really have any background in painting," Jedy said. "It's just like a hobby.”

    Jedy and her husband, Kris, always liked gourds, ever since Kris’s grandmother owned two gold-painted gourds. When Jedy first became interested in painting, she visited the state fair to get an idea of what was being done in gourd artwork.

  • Cool and Unique Classes: Arts & Language Arts

    Area high school students have educational options that span the ages from ancient world mythology to modern digital art.

    Fort Knox High School has the Department of Defense Education Activity to thank for the computer art class taught by Karl Olive.

    “Actually, someone at DoDEA headquarters in Washington felt that it would be good to offer a computer art course as a means of integrating technology into the classroom,” Olive said.

    The class, he said, provides a means for students to develop their skills with a variety of digital media.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club has January meeting

    The January meeting of the Northern hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club was held at Colvin Community Center in Radlciff. Prior to the meeting, a meal of various homemade soups and sandwiches were prepared by Hospitality Committee Chairperson Sherry Barnes and volunteers.

    Lisa Parrett, wife of State Senator Dennis Parrett, spoke to more than 70 members.

  • Hyde Speaks At E-SHRM Meeting

    Guest Speaker Jason Hyde from the Social Security office in Elizabethtown and E-SHRM President Kris Wood at the Jan.21 meeting. The Next E-SHRM meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Communicare on Ring Road. It has been approved for 1 Strategic HRCI Credit.