Today's News

  • Jan. 2, 2009: Our readers write

    Dear Washington, fix Social Security

    New year, a new president and a new Congress present new challenges to seniors; new challenges to urge and support legislation to safeguard, preserve and improve the benefits that they, as dedicated, hard-working citizens, are due in their retirement.

    There are several unfair aspects of the current Social Security program:

  • Twyman speaks to Hardin County AM Rotary

    Bill Twyman, Interim Superintendent for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools, presented a program for his fellow Rotarians at the Nov. 7 meeting. He noted that he will rejoin the ranks of retirement when the newly hired superintendent, Dr. Jayne Risen Morgenthal comes to fill the post in a few weeks. He presented information about the school system, its challenges and opportunities.

    Also at the meeting, Christy Childers was inducted as a new member. She works in the family business, ICON Engineering & Inspection Services, PLLC, with her husband Mike.

  • Hubacher-Hauke

    Megan Hubacher of Louisville and Mark Hauke of Elizabethtown announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Denise Hubacher of Louisville. She has an associate degree in culinary arts from Sullivan University in Louisville and currently is a student at Morehead State University studying to be a veterinary technician. The pro



    Mary Lois Hill, a member of the Stitchers’ Quilt Guild, recently spoke to students at Creekside Elementary School’s Pioneer Day. She explained how the settlers adapted quilting to the needs and conditions of the frontier, and how it was in America that quilting became a folk art and an absolute necessity.

  • Sister welcomes Lila Paige

    Abigail Scott of Flaherty announces the birth of a sister, Lila Paige, on June 17, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches.

    Parents are Thomas and Nikki Scott of Flaherty.

    Grandparents are William and Mary Sue Scott of Big Clifty and Terry and Patty Lewis of Jeannette, Penn.

    Great-grandparents are Margaret Sollecchio of Jeannette and Chuck and Marion Lewis of Peoria, Ariz.


  • Better Business Bureau starts new grading system



    HARDIN COUNTY — The Better Business Bureau is now asking businesses to make the grade.

    The watchdog group for ethical business practices has adopted a new grading system for consumers to easily see how businesses rate. Now the bureau gives businesses a grade, from A-plus to F, instead of the “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” they had previously assigned.

  • Fogles celebrate 60th anniversary



    Conway and Mary Kelley Fogle will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 16, 2008. They were married Nov. 16, 1948, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Peonia. They have two children, Patti and Mark, and also raised her niece, Betsy; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Parents announce birth of Brandon

    Brandon Hugh Blankenship

    Parents announce birth of Brandon

    “Boss” Blankenship and Heidi Lee Blankenship of Rineyville announce the birth of a son, Brandon Hugh Blankenship, on Nov. 11, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    He has a sister, Brianna Mae Blankenship of Rineyville.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Sue Hayden of Rineyville and Donny and Teresa Blankenship of Brandenburg.

  • Jan. 6 editorial: Achievement deserved, one of many

    Al Rider and North Central Education Foundation recently were recognized for exhibiting exceptional leadership in promoting educational advancement and equal opportunities for students. Rider, president and CEO of the foundation, accepted the ninth annual Joseph W. Kelly award from the Kentucky Board of Education last month. The award is a distinction Rider said he never dreamed of receiving.

  • Martin graduates from AIT


    MARTIN. Pvt. Nicole Martin, daughter of Elizabeth and Timothy Russell, and wife of Jimmy Martin, all of Elizabethtown, has graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va. She graduated from Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on Aug. 15 and reported to AIT, where she attended school as a Food Service Specialist. Her first assignment will be at Fort Lee.