Today's News

  • HMH tightening visitor guidelines

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is tightening  its visitor guidelines in hopes of fostering a better environment for patient safety.
    The changes started in December and are being adopted in the wake of new federal guidelines that prohibit hospitals from barring visitors based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

  • Benefit auction for Knight raises $20,000

    Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.

    An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.

    The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.

  • Photo: Readying a restaurant
  • Districts should err on the side of caution

    ISSUE: Snow day decisions
    OUR VIEW: Better safe than sorry

    When it comes to the safety of our children, our local school districts should live by a simple motto: Better safe than sorry.

    So when officials from Hardin County, Elizabethtown Independent and LaRue County schools decide whether to have school on snowy days, we trust that those officials are living by that motto and doing what is best for the thousands of children who will be in their care when they step onto one of their school buses.

  • Hardin produces cowboys of note

    The establishment of Fort Knox unintentionally helped create at least one singing cowboy — possibly two.
    Back in 1918, when Bob Atcher was just 4, the government bought tens of thousands of acres for the new Camp Knox. These purchases included the Atchers’ family farm.
    So they moved to North Dakota, where young Bob learned cowboy songs from ranch hands and how to play the guitar, according to Internet Movie Database. Now he could accompany his father, a skilled fiddle player.

  • First Christian approves new church site

    While watching the First Christian Church building being demolished last week may have been traumatic for members, minister Stuart Jones said at least they now have a light at the end of the tunnel.
    The Elizabethtown congregation on Sunday nearly unanimously voted to buy 17 acres off North Miles Street near Ring Road for a new church building.

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  • Reaching back 99 years for a middle name

    The reason pregnancy lasts nine months is to give the parents time to settle on a name.
    I know there are biological and developmental reasons for the timetable. But the social pressure and uncertainty of selecting a name for your offspring is considerable.
    Our daughter Jessica presented her parents with grandchild No. 4 last week. Along the way to delivery, she and her husband analyzed, considered and debated a few dozen names. Because of modern technology, the child’s gender was known well in advance.

  • Benning beginnings

    The U.S. Army Armor School recently celebrated a couple of milestones in its move from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Ga.
    Last week, the first armor class — the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer course — began under the Maneuver Center of Excellence. The Georgia post also had a transfer of authority ceremony for the 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, a basic combat training unit that was the first to relocate from Fort Knox, according to the post’s public affairs office.

  • MLK celebration to focus on children, students

    As the nation pauses Monday to honor the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr., the Hardin County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will focus primarily on the creative input of children.
    The Hardin County NAACP will host its 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration/Lottie O. Robinson Scholarship Fund at 11 a.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 19 and younger.