Today's News

  • Leitchfield man pleads guilty to rape, incest



    ELIZABETHTOWN – A Leitchfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of forcible rape and incest in exchange for a 30-year sentence rather than risk taking his case to trial and face possibly even more time behind bars.

    William Franklin Klinglesmith, 42, admitted to forcing sex upon a female relative on four different occasions between 2004 and 2007 at a Sonora-Hardin Springs Road home in Eastview.

  • Ten bids approved for Brandenburg Diagnostic Center


    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees on Tuesday approved a series of bids pertaining to construction on the proposed Brandenburg Diagnostic Center, a sister facility that will serve Meade County and surrounding counties.

    The 10 bids range from smaller projects, such as painting and landscaping, to more intensive projects, such as electrical and HVAC installation, at a cost of $1,954,622.

  • Scams keep appearing in E'town-area



     ELIZABETHTOWN – Scams targeting the elderly are on the rise in Hardin County and police expect subsequent attempts at a particular phone con because multiple attacks in the same vicinity historically are common.

    Personal information obtained by scammers concerns most people, but bolder moves and claims made by some con artists have some would-be victims downright scared.

  • HMH to update cardiology, radiography equipment


    Hardin Memorial Hospital is investing in some new healthcare equipment.

    The hospital’s board of trustees on Tuesday approved bids and business plans for two new projects designed to update the hospital’s quality of care.

  • Rising to the challenge



    HARDIN COUNTY — A wave of enthusiasm has risen since Nov. 4 to greet Barack Obama’s presidency, and black Hardin Countians say they share in that enthusiasm.

    But that hope lies not in the color of Obama’s skin, they say, but the opportunities for change he has pledged for all Americans.

  • Jan. 11 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Paul Alvin Kaufman (1978). Speeding 12 mph over. Thirty days in jail probated for two years. Total $244.

    William D. Camp (1965). Speeding 15 mph over. Total $174.

    Patrick W. Crowe (1980). Speeding 80 in a 55; state traffic school. Total $199.

  • Jan. 11 Food Service Inspections

    Inspections are conducted on food service establishments by the Hardin County Health Center at least once every six months and retail food markets once annually to determine compliance with the law.

    Published rating scores ranging from 0 to 100 are sanitation ratings only. Ratings from 85 to 100 with no critical violations are considered satisfactory.

    Asian Buffet, 601 N. Dixie, Radcliff.

    Date inspected: Dec. 15

    Regular inspection.

    Score: 88

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Mix of old, new working for LaRue (01/19)


  • Jan. 11 Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Jerry Franklin Puckett, 61, and Susan Hayzlett, 46, both of Elizabethtown. Married 25 years.

    Francis David Greenwell, 43, Glendale and Inge Marie Lanham, 44, Elizabethtown. Married eight years.

    Jorge Luis Resto, 47, Elizabethtown, and Kathleen Yvonne Davis, 44, San Antonio. Married two years.

    Richard A. Amaral, 68, and Shirley Amaral, 65, both of Elizabethtown. Married 39 years.

  • Schools use Inauguration as lesson for the day



    HARDIN COUNTY — Teachers throughout the county knew that on Tuesday, history books would not be necessary.

    Several local schools used the day as a living history lesson, with students of all grade levels watching the inauguration and the democratic process at work.