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Today's News

  • Organization awards 27 grants to teachers

    The Elizabethtown Education Foundation spent Friday morning helping teachers fund special projects.

    The foundation awarded 27 grants totaling more than $25,000 to teachers in Elizabethtown Independent Schools, said foundation board member Andy Games.

    “It’s a very rewarding day,” he said. “The teachers are so thankful.”

    The organization raises money all year through various efforts, but a large sum comes from The Event, which was March 1, Games said.

  • 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.

    Bradley and Robyn Welch, 341 Dogwood Circle, Radcliff. Use: attached accessory structure.

    Tracy Barile, 100 E. Donna Reed Blvd., Cecilia. Use: addition.

    Leonard Edlin, 574 Youngers Creek, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Mark A. Aide to Landon M. and Stacee Walker, 203 Johns Road, Radcliff, $127,000.

    Charles H. and Jane Lanz to James R. Jr. and Lori Burks, 224 W. French St., Elizabethtown, $187,000.

    William Louis Dowell to David and Kathleen Edlin, property in Hardin County, $3,000.

    James C. II and Mildred Dowdell to Rocky L. and Deborah G. Campbell, property in Elizabethtown, $46,822.50.

  • Leaping lizards, Allegro Dance Theatre presents 'Annie Jr.'

    The sun will come out for the Allegro Dance Theatre as it presents “Annie Jr.” Friday night at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The original authors and lyricists created the junior version for schools, Allegro director Carol Zagar said. It is used to help students learn literature and be able to produce and perform the musical for their schools, she said.

    The 60-minute version has all the original songs except the title song, “Annie,” Zagar said.

  • The Blue Soul Gypsys back on stage at the State Theater

    The Blue Soul Gypsys return to the Historic State Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Aaron McDowell, Justin Perz and Jeffery Scott make up the band with a sound that mixes progressive, classic, southern, blues and rock music. They met at Pandaruella Productions, a local studio headed by Jacob and Samantha Langley.

  • Local musician finds venue for his art

    Growing up in a family in which most everyone played an instrument or sang was bound to have an influence on Travis Puryear.

    “Music is a huge impact in my life,” he said.

    The 21-year-old Elizabethtown resident has been playing guitar since he was 12. Originally from Grayson County, Puryear played in the orchestra beginning in middle school and has learned to play other instruments.

    Puryear also can play violin and bass guitar, though he admits he’s “not so great” on drums.

  • Students delve into the belly of industry

    It’s not uncommon for classes to take field trips to broaden students’ experiences and knowledge. It’s not uncommon for a business to take interest in the educational system, because it supplies the future workforce.

    But students in the Project Lead the Way program at Elizabethtown High School and Metalsa combined these experiences Thursday with a tour of the company’s facility in Elizabethtown.

  • Sending their Panthers to battle
  • United Way smashes campaign record

    Three straight years. Three record-breaking campaigns.

    United Way of Central Kentucky had raised $1,240,850.69 through its latest fundraising campaign as of Thursday, closing out a drive that was centered on the reduction of poverty in its five-county service region of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Campaign chairman Dennis Johnson, president and CEO of Hardin Memorial Health, looked up at the total and said contributions continued to trickle in as they spoke during a news conference at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Boley wins state Gatorade award (03/14)

    Prior to stepping on the court Thursday night for her Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ game against Louisville Sacred Heart in the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament at Western Kentucky University’s E.A. Diddle Arena, sophomore forward Erin Boley learned she was the recipient of a major award.

    Gatorade/USA Today announced Boley as its 2013-14 Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year.