Today's News

  • Five streetscape bidders disqualified for failing to meet requirements

    The North Dixie Boulevard streetscape project will be rebid after the top five bidders failed to meet qualifications for the contract.
    Radcliff City Council in October awarded the bid to Louisville-based Kevco Construction at $868,766.20, but City Engineer Toby Spalding said the company failed to meet all the pre-qualifications the award was contingent upon.
    The top four bidders behind KevThe North Dixie Boulevard streetscape project will be rebid after the top five bidders failed to meet qualifications for the contract.

  • Nov. 18, 2010 Editorial: Position of constable needs to be reviewed

    The issue: Kentucky's constables
    Our view: Training, accountablility needed

    Earlier this month, Hardin Countians elected a constable for each of the county’s eight-magisterial districts. While we have no reason to question that voters gave due consideration to each candidate’s qualifications, we wonder how many residents actually understand the constable’s role.

  • The Art of Performance: Change takes effort

    Ron Artest participated in one of the worst events in the history of sports.
    As a member of the Indiana Pacer professional basketball team, Artest and two other players went into the stands to physically confront fans of the Detroit Pistons who were verbally harassing the players.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Catch Us If You Can (11/17)

    Gone are the days of Woody Hayes’ famed 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Gone are the days of seeing college powers such as Oklahoma and Texas running the wishbone. Teams lining up in the I-formation or the Veer seem to be on the way out as well.

    The Wing-T offense might be headed down that same path, but it’s not going out of style at John Hardin, which has used the offense since the program began. The Bulldogs spice it up with their mind-blowing moves, breath-taking cuts and awe-inspiring runs.

  • Nov. 17, 2010 editorial: Hospital acquires PSC

    Hardin Memorial Hospital recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Surgical Specialists PSC, a physician-owned private practice of five general surgeons, three urologists and support staff located in Elizabethtown. Hospital trustees approved the $3.5 million purchase during a late October board meeting. HMH President and CEO David Gray said that although the acquisition is an unbudgeted agreement, the hospital would be making the purchase with available cash on hand.

  • Radcliff approves Millpond work when mayor casts tiebreaking vote

    With a tie-breaking vote, outgoing Radcliff Mayor Sheila Enyart put a stamp of approval on additional development of Millpond Business Center on Ky. 313.
    After lengthy, heated exchanges between two factions of the council Tuesday night, Enyart’s vote snapped a 3-3 gridlock on a motion to invest $475,000 to level a portion of the site to grade.

  • Dollar General in Vine Grove robbed at gunpoint

    Two employees of Dollar General Store in Vine Grove were robbed at gunpoint just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, setting off a search throughout Hardin County.
    Vine Grove Police Capt. Dale Riggs said about $100 was taken when two black male subjects wearing ski masks entered the business and left with the money. Riggs said a revolver was used in the robbery.

  • Need still high for bell ringers

    At various locations in Elizabethtown and Radcliff starting Monday, bells will be ringing and change will be dropped in bright red kettles as the Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Program begins.
    How much the bells will ring could depend largely on the next few days with a push for more volunteer bell ringers.
    Local Salvation Army Director Lt. Marie Inmon said about half of the 3,000 hours needed to fill the days and time slots are accounted for. The program runs through Christmas eve.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint: Do awareness months really increase awareness?

    One hundred sixty-seven.
    According to easilyamused.org, that's how many different cause awareness months are recognized in different parts of the United States. Although this is not an official list, this number shows one reason why cause awareness months are ineffective: There are too many.
    Cause months sound, in essence, like a good idea: raising awareness about problems that affect a large portion of people. However, with so many different causes, who could keep track?

  • HCS one of six tapped for Project PASS

    Hardin County Schools is one of a handful of districts in the nation to test a new program for middle schools.
    HCS is one of six districts piloting a Project PASS program called Junior Leadership Corps. Project PASS is a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education. Junior Leadership Corps allows students to take classes and extracurricular activities similar to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.