Today's News

  • Prather announces sidewalk projects



    RADCLIFF — When Hardin County native Joe Prather took the mantle of transportation secretary under Gov. Steve Beshear, he told Beshear that he would only do it if he could do it right.

    He said by doing the job right, he would offend many within Frankfort and he would need Beshear to support the tough decisions he had to make.

  • Pretending to be the police


  • County feels economic pinch



    HARDIN COUNTY — Pressure continues to tighten on Americans’ wallets and Hardin County government is feeling the constraints.

    In addition to an impending natural gas hike, Hardin County officials say they are seeing other economic trends emerge.

    The Hardin County Road Department is looking for ways to cut back with the increasing surge of oil prices. The department is paying more for diesel and seeing a big jump in asphalt prices.

  • Letter-Wyatt

    I have learned over the years to check my receipts when I go to any of the discount or grocery stores in town. Last week, I did my weekly shopping at my home away from home, Wal-Mart. One item that was purchased by me from the deli last week was the Broccoli Salad. This week my pur-chase in question was two doughnuts from the bakery. As I checked my receipt was the two percent restaurant tax. To the best of my knowledge the two percent tax was only to be charged at our local eateries.

  • Cecilia native selected to lead national sorority



    GEORGETOWN — A Hardin County native has moved to the top of a national Greek organization.

    Laura Owsley of Cecilia was named president of the national Sigma Kappa organization, a 134-year-old sorority with almost 150,000 members nationwide.

    A West Hardin High School graduate, Owsley attended Georgetown College, where she pledged Sigma Kappa her freshman year. She decided to pledge after meeting several members.

  • Green at being green


    My sister and I used to walk up and down the half mile-long gravel road that led to our home picking up the trash kids tossed out the windows of our school bus.

    Trash bags in hand, we lifted neon green Ski bottles and empty Doritos bags, even cigarette butts, from among the blades of grass because somebody, somewhere told us that not only was trash on the side of the road ugly, it was bad for the environment.

    This was our road. Our environment. It was our little highway, and we adopted it.

  • Chamber Membership Is A Great Investment During Tough Times

    By Aaron Cox

    Guest column

    There is no doubt Americans are facing difficult economic times. The rising cost of fuel, food, raw materials, etc. is forcing everyone to make tough choices. Faced with the current “economic crunch”, business people are naturally evaluating expenditures and working to make the most prudent decisions for vitality and sustainability. Regardless of business size or industry sector, if business is to thrive in a soft economy, one key to success is a chamber of commerce membership.

  • Fort Knox reformation in new hands



    FORT KNOX — Yet another change took place Friday morning on an Army post riddled with transformation.

    Col. Rick Schwartz succeeded Col. Mark Needham as the installation’s garrison commander, as a myriad of construction projects and transitions overseen by the position continue.

  • 2 Relays tally almost $140,000



    HARDIN COUNTY — Cancer is an unforgiving, unforeseen entity — often likened to a animal — that can stalk a victim and devastate families within a matter of weeks.

    But thanks to Relay for Life efforts in Hardin County, cancer is not taken lying down

    In fact, the teams diligently make an effort to stand against it each year and raised almost $140,000 for the American Cancer Society this year.

  • Letter-Alfreds