Today's Features

  • In March 2012, then State Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Irvin Lyons started a mission. Lyons, a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recepient, had a vision for every city in Kentucky to become Purple Heart cities.

  • The University of Louisville has been named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine designed to help veterans make the transition from military service to the civilian workforce.

    UofL has made the magazine’s list four years in a row.

    The designation is based on how well schools recruit military and veteran students and help them succeed in their studies.

  • JOHNSON. Army Pvt. Naiym W. Johnson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. A 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, he is the son of  Contessa Johnson of Radcliff.

  • CARROLL. Civilian Rashawn D. Carroll, son of Sabrina Y. Carroll of Columbia, S. C., and Otis L. Carroll of Fort Knox, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N. C. A 2009 graduate of Richland Northeast High School of Columbia, he will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

  • PATTERSON. Navy Seaman Telly S. Patterson, son of Tawanna L. and William C. Patterson of Vine Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Patterson is a 2012 graduate of North Hardin High School.


    “When I was in school …” is a phrase I hear in community conversations about the “good ole days.” Although it is tempting, we really cannot compare school from the past, the present and what we face in the future. Likewise, we might be tempted to compare our new standards and testing system to our past system but they are as different as night and day.  

  • 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.

    Kevin Corbin, 1204 Boone Road, Rineyville. Use: storage.

    Dave Riddle Church Ministries, 4346 Hardinsburg Road, Cecilia. Use: church.

    Aaron and Victoria Booker, 3 Middle Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

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

    Phillips Homes LLC to Regina and Weldon L. Herron, 761 Tunnel Hill Church Road, Elizabethtown, $281,500.

    L.A.N.D. Inc. to Phillip C. and Shannon Fuller, lot 42 Ambrook Estates Subdivision, county, $22,500.

    Emily and James Perguson to Richard J. and Victoria Williams, 308 Elmhurst Ave., Vine Grove, $88,000.

  • Sitting at a potter’s wheel on the back porch of her Elizabethtown home on a temperate day before autumn, Monique Wright Hanna imagines aloud it is what heaven must be like.

    The fall equinox signifies the completion of summer and transition to fall; likewise, the summer of 2012 signified completion of Hanna’s goal of devoting an entire summer to art. Along with pottery, she produced oil paintings and quilts.

    She set that goal in 1999.

  • Local authors Stefanie and David Meade will have a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Public Library's main branch in Elizabethtown.

    The Meades also are artists. They self-published and illustrated the young adult fantasy book called “The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1.”

    Books can be purchased online at www.barnesandnoble.com and will be avaiable at the signing for $10, cash only.