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Today's News

  • Eagle completes Army basic training

    EAGLE. Army Pvt. Corey Eagle has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. A 2010 graduate of John Hardin High School, he is the grandson of Betty Burton of Elizabethtown.

  • Reed completes Navy basic training

    REED.Navy Seaman Elizabeth P. Reed, daughter of Dara B. and Derek C. Reed of Magnolia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  Reed is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Sherman speaks at Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting

    Bill Sherman was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting May 22. He is with Score, a group of volunteers who assist small businesses and startups. Pictured from left, Bill Sherman, John Herzfeld, Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Michael Owsley, Frank Cogswell and Stuart Grossman.

  • Lupresto named CKAG Artist of the Month

    Joyce Lupresto was chosen as Artist of the Month at the May meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild. Her pastel painting, “The Salt March,” will hang in Cobbler’s Café in Elizabethtown. The next meeting of the guild is at 6:30 p.m. June 18, at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. Visitors are welcome at the meeting and program.

  • Keep learning all summer long

    Summer is here. I hope our students are enjoying their summer breaks and are using every opportunity to continue learning. Learning is not just something that takes place in our buildings 173 days of the year. It should take place every day of our lives. I won’t share my age with you. However, I will tell you I still learn something new every day.

  • Recycling center in Hodgenville closes temporarily

    While awaiting building repairs, Renaissance Recycling will not accept recyclables until June 11.

    The building on Water Street in Hodgenville was damaged last week when a forklift struck the door, LaRue County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said.

    Residents are requested to “hold off on bringing recyclables” such as plastics, newspapers, cans and glass, until repairs are completed, Gray said Friday in a statement.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Paula Hudson, 31 Arbor Lane, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Marlene Green, 3076 Burns Road, Rineyville. Use: deck.

    Michael Cox, 136 Church St., county. Use: storage shed.

    Eric Peake, 735 E. Main St., Cecilia. Use: shed.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Billy Gene and Rebecca Diane Edwards to Derek L. Dunkelberger, lot 41 St. Johns Estates Subdivision, Elizabethtown, $123,500.

    William J. and Rosemarie Cochran to mark A. and Judy E.O. Cochran, property in Rineyville, no monetary consideration. FMV: $120,000.

    Leo Thomas and Kimberly Jean Sweet to Bernard Rod and Ashley Nichole Gardner, 236 St. Clare Ave., Lebanon Junction, $1. FMV: $31,000.

  • HCS mulls staff raises

    After leaving staff raises out of its draft budget, the Hardin County Schools board discussed the possibility of giving a 1 percent cost-of-living raise to employees at a special meeting Thursday.

    Despite the discussion, nothing was decided. Board members said they needed more information on the district’s financial outlook before voting.

  • E'town unveils $60.7 million budget

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker unveiled a budget Thursday that covers the first year of operations at the Elizabethtown Sports Park and sewer rate increases required to cover debt service on a $22 million Kentucky Infrastructure Authority loan for wastewater improvements.

    The proposal also reflects a $6 million general fund deficit balanced with general fund reserves, which total around $19 million.