Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Aletha Nicole Tharp and Blake Garrison Bault

    Aletha Nicole Tharp and Blake Garrison Bault, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Cale Tharp of Hodgenville and Melissa Tharp of Greensburg. She is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and plans to attend nursing school at the University of Louisville this fall. She is employed by HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers resume meeting in September

    The South Fork Area Homemakers have had a busy time these past two months.

    In May, Patsy Thomas demonstrated to the Club how to make a fruit centerpiece.  She discussed how fruit provides lots of color, nutrients and taste and makes great gifts when cut and arranged into a beautiful bouquet or other types of arrangements.  We then were rewarded by getting to eat the different fruits that she provided.

    Our Club voted to donate $175 to the local 4-H Camp endeavor.

  • COLUMN: Have a safe, fun summer

    It seems that not too long ago the summertime used to be called "summer vacation." 

    Now it's nothing like a vacation but rather the "summer work season." Between our regular jobs, getting kids to their sporting events and the endless list of things to do around the house, we wonder how will we ever get everything done.  What shortcuts can be taken? How fast will this lawnmower go? One thing that we never want to do is to take shortcuts with safety. 

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital offers support groups

    Hardin Memorial Hospital, located at 913 N. Dixie, Elizabethtown, offers several support groups and services:

    • Hardin County Breast Cancer Support Group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s Cancer Care Center. For more information, contact (270) 706-5470.

    • Breast Cancer Support: Reach to Recovery provides information and support to anyone facing breast cancer though one-to-one contact with American Cancer Society volunteers. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.

  • FERO: A different kind of cop

     A Kentucky state trooper stands in the middle of an empty field. He’s wearing a thick, burlap-like suit that makes him look like a salmon-colored Michelin man in the hot sun. Any passer-by would wonder why he was wearing this strange outfit; that is, until they saw the snarling dog streaking across the grass towards him. The dog bounds into the air and latches its teeth onto the trooper’s arm, protected by the Michelin man suit.  

  • PHOTO: Kids Crew artists

     Students in Mrs. Holt’s Art Class, at Kids Crew worked together to create the artwork shown, as part of their lesson on murals. Students were able to make connections to what they knew of murals from their elementary schools, and the public library to create this jungle scene. Kids Crew is sponsored by the United Way and has a variety of classes such as: Art, Music, Tae Kwon Do,  and they also participate in the summer reading program at the public library, and have many field trips planned for the summer around the state.

  • Classrooms 'buzzing' during school's camp week

        Hodgenville Elementary School’s classrooms buzzed with activity last week.
    In teacher Deana Paden’s room, three young scientists with safety goggles and scalpels in hand prepared to dissect a frog they had named Rosie.
        Down the hall, Patti Devary’s scholars put finishing touches on rock candy they had grown in jars.
        In another room, Heather Hynes, whose charges created meals from worldwide recipes, learned how to enjoy the mouthwatering morsels while employing good table manners.

  • Biking for a Cause

         For a group of bikers traveling through Kentucky, some leftover pizza ended up being worth $200. That is, $200 to help fight multiple sclerosis.  
         The bikers were those part of the Bike the U.S. for MS group traveling on the TransAmerican trail from Yorktown, Va. to San Francisco, Calif. They are riding to benefit the study and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: First summer produce picked

        There is a quiet joy you get while gardening—especially in the early morning when it’s just you, the birds chirping and the crickets singing.  

  • Adam Sandidge competes in State Park runs

     Forty miles a week, going on 60. A mid-17-minute 5K time. Consistently beating out older and stronger runners in statewide races. You could say Adam Sandidge isn’t the typical 16-year-old.