Today's News

  • Rhodes completes military training

    RHODES. Ethan Rhodes graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C., on April 2. He is the son of Shanda Brunson and is a former student of Elizabethtown High School and is enjoying leave in Elizabethtown. Upon completion of Military Occupational Specialty School Infantry he will report to duty on the east or west coast or overseas.


  • Bland receives Eagle Scout rank

    Justin Bland, a senior at John Hardin high School, recently earned his Eagle Scout rank and was recognized at a ceremony on March 14 by Troop 233.


  • Carroll to celebrate 90th birthday

    Geneva Whitlock Carroll will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4, 2010, at Howard Johnson Motel behind Arby's at I-65 and Mulberry in Elizabethtown.

    She was born April 8, 1920, in LaRue County. She was married for more than 56 years to the late James “Joe” Carroll and retired from Fort Knox Laundry. They have three daughters, Glenda McFadden and Donna Lasley, both of Elizabethtown, and Deborah Fegett of Vine Grove; seven grandsons, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

  • Thank you from the American Red Cross

    The “Open Up!” fundraiser on March 18 at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. The free concert showcased excellent entertainers and was an opportunity for the community to “open up” to local performers as well as to “open up” their hearts to the Red Cross relief in Haiti.

    We thank the State Theater for donating the use of facility for the event to the performers and those “behind the scenes” who donated their times and talents and to those who generously donated to the cause.

  • Phillips Receives award at Lincoln Day Dinner

    A large number of GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials gathered at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown on March 26 for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Hardin County Republican Party. Hardin County GOP Chairman Bill Betson welcomed  those in attendance and noted the large number of candidates present who are running for elected office in 2010.


    Five generations of Loretta Abell’s family recently gathered. Standing, mother Karah Milliner Carroll, grandfather Doug Milliner, great-grandmother Sue Milliner and seated great-great-grandmother Loretta Abell holding Jayley Addison Carroll.


  • Carroll-Smith


    Reed and Angela Smith of Upton, Kelly and Trisha Carroll of Beatty, Nev., and Craig and Quintalyn True of Pahrump, Nev., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kali Marie Carroll and Brandon Reed Smith.

    The bride-to-be is a native of Beatty and is a 2008 graduate of Beatty High School. She is employed by AGI Polymatrix in Elizabethtown. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Patricia Carroll of Elizabethtown and Berny and Carolyn Whitlock of Hodgenville and the late Sue Whitlock.

  • Democratic Woman’s Club has April meeting

    The Hardin County Democratic Woman’s club met April 5 with President Diane Nall presiding.

    The meeting was an opportunity for Democratic candidates for jailer and county attorney to speak to the group about their backgrounds and qualifications.

    Speaking to the group were Danny Allen, Joseph M. Heady and Alan New; followed by Jenny Pitts and Larry Ashlock.

    Door prizes were won by Kristen Parrett, Alan Francis and Sherry Kelley. A gift basket was auctioned by Danny Allen donated by New, with proceeds going to the club.

  • Warm weather takes away key element of wardrobe

     A week ago, we awoke to an uncommonly cool spring morning. That's really not so unusual here in Hardin County where the whims of weather are well known.

    Being greeted with a chill brought a smile to my face last Sunday. It meant I could reach back in the closet for one last chance to pull out a sweater vest.

    It occurred to me over the winter that sweater vests may be the ideal accompaniment for the slightly unkempt dresser. I have been known to fall into that category.

  • Tourism Commission donates to State Theater

    Elizabethtown Tourism Commission Chairman Jim Long presents a $1,000 sponsorship check to Historic State Theater Chairperson Laura Couch for the theater’s upcoming Chubby Checker performance