Today's News

  • Property Transfers

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

    Trudy A. McGlone to Michael and Lynn C. Howard, 101 Utah Court, Elizabethtown, $178,300.

    Maynard and Doris Pile to Duane C. and Gloria M. Whitford, 103A Almondwood Circle, Elizabethtown, $109,500.

    Frank D. and Martha Brown to Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Transportation, property in Hardin County, $4,000.

  • 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.

    Don Reynolds, 2009 Bacon Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: garage footer.

    D&K Homes, 52 Deer Run Way, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Matthew C. and Virgie D. Williams, 11255 Flint Hill Road, Sonora. Use: sunroom.

  • Weekend events fill local hotels

    With athletes, parents, coaches and fans in town for Cal Ripken regional baseball and a state swim meet, Elizabethtown hotels near Exit 94 are reaping the benefits.

    Vacant rooms are scarce this weekend, said Sue Cundiff, marketing director of four national franchise hotels on Commerce Drive near the Interstate 65 interchange. She said all four are filled for the weekend.

    “We’re sold out until Sunday,” Cundiff said of Comfort Suites, LaQuinta, Baymont Inn and Suites and Ramada Inn.

  • Basketmaker receives Folk Heritage Award

    Cecilia basketmaker Leona Waddell has another recognition to add to her long list of accomplishments.

    Earlier this year, one of her split white oak baskets was placed in the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum’s basket collection in Washington, D.C. Another basket toured with the Southern Arts Federation.

    She received a letter Wednesday from Gov. Steve Beshear informing her she was recognized as recipient of the Folk Heritage Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, which is part of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

  • Radcliff transfers $400,000 surplus into reserves

    Radcliff city officials have a reason to smile when reviewing the 2011-12 budget cycle.

    Chief Financial Officer Chance Fox said the city was able to roll over a $400,000 surplus into reserves from a roughly $12 million budget.

    Fox said Thursday the city has transferred about $1.2 million into the reserve account during the past two budget cycles. That was possible, he said, because some accounts brought in more money than expected and departments spent less than expected.

  • Former Vine Grove resident lands role on USA Network series

    A former Vine Grove resident and graduate of North Hardin High School has found his place among the stars.

    Sean Scarborough, 46, is an actor in Los Angeles who has a recurring role on the USA network series “Common Law.” The TV show focuses on two Los Angeles detectives, Travis Marks and Wes Mitchell, who have been work partners for seven years. The detectives are forced to undergo couples therapy when their bickering begins to interfere with their jobs.

    Scarborough plays Detective Dietz.

  • Elizabethtown organization receives Kentucky Arts Council grant

    The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded a grant of $4,165 to The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown.

    “This is our second time receiving a grant from them,” said Victor Collins, the center’s director.

    MACCL is among 104 recipients of grants totaling $1.7 million disbursed from the Kentucky Arts Partnership. The grant is for fiscal year 2013, and MACCL will get a portion of the grant in August, Collins said.

  • Port's legacy reflective of many family stories

    ISSUE: Port’s Legacy event
    OUR VIEW: Relating to a father-son relationship

    In a transparent way, Dr. Doug Wheeler shared with an audience at Historic State Theater last weekend his relationship with his father, the late Port Wheeler. Both humorous and tearful at points, but thought-proving throughout, it was a powerful presentation.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: ECTC Barons soccer teams beginning to bond (07/27)

    Having to leave campus to practice on a bumpy, unlined soccer field surrounded by a gravel lot, potential Elizabethtown Community and Technical College men’s and women’s soccer players harbored few delusions of grandeur Wednesday night during their first official get-togethers.

    Fourteen men and 11 women attended the practice, which was pushed back from its earlier scheduled start because of heat concerns.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Jeffersontown 11s open with OVR with win (07/27)

    Western Kentucky champion Jeffersontown led by two runs the rest of the game after scoring two runs in the bottom of the first as it beat Ohio champ Fairfield County, 7-3 in a Pool 3 game during Thursday’s opening day of the Ohio Valley Regional 11-year-old tournament at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Jeffersontown’s John Ullom went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run. Brandon Tucker scored twice and stole a base.

    Fairfield County’s Spencer Knight, Jake Richards and Tyler Monk each had at least one hit and one run.