Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin hosting North Hardin today (12/18)

    The North Hardin at John Hardin boys’ basketball game, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 17, has been rescheduled for tonight.

    The junior varsity game is set for 4 p.m. and the varsity will immediately follow.

  • Vine Grove Elementary School renovation documents approved

    Hardin County Schools has taken another step in beginning a renovation project on a north end elementary school.
    The Hardin County Schools board approved a project application form for the Vine Grove Elementary School renovation at its regular meeting Thursday. The form goes to the Kentucky Department of Education for approval.
    The board approved the document unanimously, with board member John Emary absent.

  • Local officers recognized for making DUI arrests

    Five Hardin County-based law enforcement officers were recently applauded for their efforts to reduce the number of impaired drivers traveling local roadways.
    Their recognition was part of the annual Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards Ceremony. This year’s event, which recognized the efforts of police officers from throughout Kentucky to combat impaired driving, was held Dec. 1 in Lexington.

  • Hardin County Farm Bureau receives excellence award


    Hardin County Farm Bureau received the 2010 Gold Star Award of Excellence for recent achievements in its Young Farmer Program during the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

    With more than 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. Approximately 1,300 members attended the 91st annual meeting, December 1-4, to recognize this year’s achievements and adopt policy for 2011.

  • Edward Jones Ranks No. 1 in Region

    JC Carroll and Patricia Hoffie of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Elizabethtown recently received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award for being the No. 1 client service provider in their region.

  • Bluegrass Cellular Hires District Manager


     Bluegrass Cellular Inc. announces the hiring of Jason Raymer as district manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.

  • EPD warns of pickpockets

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police are warning shoppers to be extra cautious when sitting near, or walking by strangers this holiday season.
    According to EPD spokesman Officer Virgil Willoughby, city police have investigated three separate wallet thefts this past week.

  • Business Calendar


    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • RISING VOICES: Put some intelligence where your mouth is



    It’s going to happen again today.

    Someone is going to publicly humiliate the 43 million handicapped and 10.8 million gay people who live in this world.

    Over the phone. In public. In a posting on Facebook. In an e-mail.

    It may be somebody admirable or respectable, or maybe it will be a family member or peer, but somewhere, someone will call somebody else a “retard,” “retarded” or a “fag.”

  • CASA swears in new board members

    Hardin County Family Court Judge Pamela Addington, right, recently swore in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Heartland board members, from left, Greg Harrington, Mika Tyler and Larane Guthrie. CASA’s mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Hardin County Family Court.