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Today's News

  • 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.

    Thomas W. and Sabine Salo, 4199 Deckard School Road, Radcliff. Use: addition.

    Levena Loyall, 466 Grand Canyon Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: garage.

    Corey Roberts, 220 Hunt Road, Elizabethtown. Use: pole-barn.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Franconia Real Estate Services Inc. to Albert E. Nicado, 757 Franklin St., Radcliff, $97,000.

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank Inc. to John Wesley Dorris Jr., 220 Anniston Way, Elizabethtown, $900,000.

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank inc. to Demetrice and Napoleon Wise, 223 Jewel Court, Vine Grove, $203,250.

  • Researchers to study suicide exposure in veterans

    University of Kentucky researchers are investigating the consequence of suicide bereavement on veterans and military families. According to officials, the study is one of the first of its kind to receive funding from the Department of Defense.

    The study received a grant from DoD’s Military Suicide Research Consortium to examine suicide exposure and those who have lost “a loved one, family member, friend or fellow service member/veteran to suicide,” according to a UK news release.

  • Trolley serves as latest symbol of Radcliff pride

    Radcliff’s new trolley is turning heads.

    On its maiden journey Thursday around the city, the vehicle attracted double takes and waves from passing motorists. When it pulled into the tourism office parking lot, a small crowd formed outside a neighboring office to get a closer look.

    Upon the vehicle’s arrival Wednesday afternoon from Michigan, Mayor J.J. Duvall said the City Hall parking lot became a visitor center for the curious interested in inspecting it.

  • Eight HCS alumni honored

    While the Hardin County Schools district focuses daily on current students, administrators took Thursday afternoon to recognize past pupils.

    Eight graduates were recognized for their achievements at the Hardin County Schools’ Distinguished Alumni ceremony at the Historic State Theater. Military members were heavily represented. Other inductees included journalists and a physician.

  • Emergency surgery needed on pension liability

    I told the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force recently that its “patient” is not only very ill, but that its sudden decline should cause a level of angst not unlike that of a doctor whose patient comes to him with a stomach ache and suddenly goes into cardiac arrest.

  • Be careful during sendoff to summer

    ISSUE: Labor Day Weekend
    OUR VIEW: The final weekend of the summer

    Traditionally seen as the last weekend of the summer, the Labor Day holiday means school is back in session, retail stores are starting to put out winter clothes and football season has started.

  • Local artist featured in Frankfort exhibit

    Theresa Shelton, an artist from Vine Grove, was selected as an exhibitor in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fine arts fair Labor Day weekend in downtown Frankfort.

    Shelton specializes in tranquil scenes from the Midwest and still life paintings from the garden.

    Art has been a part of her life since youth, and she was able to become a full-time artist last year.

  • John Hardin singer/songwriter finds home, success in spotlight

    Starting only earlier this year to perform music gigs, high school student Josh Proctor has already managed to catch the attention of those in the entertainment business.

    Proctor, a senior at John Hardin High School, this year received three nominations from the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association. He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

    “It was mind-blowing,” Proctor, of Elizabethtown, said of finding out about his nominations.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue County remembers lost to Spencer County (08/31)

    LaRue County has already gotten over last week’s 28-0 road loss to the Shelby County Rockets. Yet last year’s 21-20 road loss to the Spencer County Bears is still a sore spot for the Hawks.

    Last year, the Hawks outgained the Bears in yards, 260-230, and blew a couple of leads to allow the Bears to end a 19-game losing streak dating to 2009. The win was the first for Spencer County coach Mike Marksbury, a former Fort Knox assistant.