Today's News

  • Property Transfers

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

    Magnolia Farms LLC to Ben and Kelli Yates, lot 36 Charleston Way, Elizabethtown, $80,500.

    Thomas Lee and Lana Kathryn Brandenburg to Marvin and Karen Tharpe and Jerry and Donna Tharpe, 526 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, $50,000.

    Donna P. Ghaderi to Marilyn Nelson Smith, 737 W. Bryan Road, Elizabethtown, $305,000.

  • Footage leads authorities to Hardin County in bourbon theft case

    Investigators are searching for a person of interest in Hardin and Nelson counties whom they believe has information in the theft of more than 60 cases of a high-priced, rare bourbon.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said nearly 200 bottles of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon was reported stolen at 4:11 p.m. Oct. 14 from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. He described the bourbon as “very, very rare and really hard to get.”

  • Heartland Elementary hosts artist in residence

    Heartland Elementary students spent the past two weeks immersed in Appalachian culture with a knowledgeable tour guide at their side.

    Students learned about Appalachian artforms from Dianne Simpson, an artist in residence who has worked in Appalachian art and is from Eastern Kentucky.

    Simpson’s stay at the school was made possible through a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

    Students’ work is displayed from 5 to 6 p.m. today at First Federal Savings Bank on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Former Lowe’s employee overwhelmed by support

    Just more than two weeks have passed since long-time employee Karen Sizemore was fired from Lowe’s after pursuing a shoplifting suspect.

    During that time, she hasn’t found a new job, but the Elizabethtown grandmother has seen her story played out on television, online and in this newspaper.

    A Louisville roofing company offered to cover her housing payment for a month, she said, which she declined. Once while at Home Depot, Sizemore said a few customers recognized her as “the woman who chased a shoplifter.”

  • Elizabethtown woman creates dark artwork

    Dusty June Finch of Elizabethtown plays with dolls, but they’re not your average Barbies.

    Finch, 37, specializes in what is known as dark art, creating macabre dolls that are particularly fitting during the Halloween season. She calls them dead dolls or sometimes refers to them as zombie dolls and sells them at area shops through her page on Facebook, Skeletons in My Closet.

  • HCP hosts auditions for Christmas play

    Hardin County Playhouse is seeking adults and children to take part in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

    The story, based on a book, follows the production of a church Christmas pageant with the added struggle of keeping the six members of the Herdman family in line.

    Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Director Bo Cecil is casting the naughty Herdman kids and many others in the large cast of young performers.

  • Paying for time off

    ISSUE: Back pay to cover furlough time
    OUR VIEW: Cost of Congressional inaction

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade turns attention to North (10/25)

    After the Meade County Green Wave’s emotional 34-11 victory over Central Hardin, Coach Larry Mofield and his staff immediately began thinking of their next opponent. He told his team to enjoy the win, but cautioned it about coming back to work the following week.

    The Green Wave won their fourth consecutive district championship with last week’s victory. They are guaranteed to be at home for the first two rounds of the playoffs. But playing another rival the week after such a win has helped get the players’ attention and focus.

  • TWO-MINUTE DRILL: John Hardin gets production from fullback (10/25)

    John Hardin offensive coordinator Mike Lewis has forgotten more football than most of us know. He’s been around the game for decades, but yet his philosophy remains the same as far as calling plays in the Wing-T.

    Lewis, who was a head coach at Hopkinsville, East Hardin and Central Hardin, wants to establish the fullback first and build off that. Last week, senior fullback Daquan Deville rushed for a season-high 164 yards on 15 carries as Lewis continued to pound the middle of North Hardin’s defense.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins hope to get back on track (10/25)

    No team likes to lose, but sometimes a loss can be a good thing if the players respond the right way and use it as a way to improve.

    That’s the approach the Central Hardin Bruins taking after their first loss of the season, a 34-11 setback to Meade County last Friday.

    “It can be a good thing,” Central Hardin senior linebacker Ryan Kelly said. “We were getting a little too big-headed, so it brings our heads back to size. We came back and just started practicing hard. We want to try to get better and learn from it.”