Local News

  • County finishes year under budget

    The Hardin County government finished the past fiscal under budget, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Friday.

    The county ended the 2012-13 fiscal year with $438,094 more in revenue than expenses.

    Of that, more than $124,000 was added to the county’s general reserves, more than $199,000 went to increasing E-911 reserves and $35,000 was added to Pearl Hollow Landfill’s escrow account to help with landfill closure activities expected to take place decades from now.

  • E’town girl has charitable birthday party

    Ellie Paynter did not want anything for her birthday, at least not for herself.

    The 9-year-old Elizabethtown girl decided with her parents her birthday party this past Sunday would be one of the area’s increasing number of charitable birthday parties.

    Friends and families, many of them young, energetic girls who are friends with Ellie, filtered into the Historic State Theater with pasta, soup and other nonperishable goods for St. Vincent de Paul.

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  • Elizabethtown opens online voting for new brand, logo

    Elizabethtown is looking for a new identity and you will be able to influence the selection.

    Through a weekly online vote akin to “American Idol,” the final four concepts will be trimmed weekly until one idea remains.

    New West, a Louisville-based public relations firm working with the city and three other local organizations, used a similar approach when it helped state government settle on the Unbridled Spirit campaign more than a decade ago.

  • Prayer tour coming to Hardin County

    Hardin County is scheduled this week to join communities throughout the nation on a prayer tour.

    The Pray for America bus is expected to stop Tuesday and Wednesday at Grace Heartland Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. The visit is the only stop in Kentucky still on the tour’s schedule.

    The tour launched after this year’s National Day of Prayer in May.

    National Day of Prayer Task Force members began in June to travel the country on a bus to pray with Christians in various cities and states for the nation and its leaders.

  • Special Response Team

    A smoky haze filled a vacant building. The smell of gunpowder lingered in the air. Insulation, plaster and wooden beams littered the floor and black cables and loose tiles hung from the ceiling.

    A line of officers in dark green tactical gear emerged from a dark kitchen. The man in front carried a handgun in one hand and a rectangular black shield bearing the word “police” in tall white letters in the other.

  • Joshua’s Dream Walk reaches state Capitol

    FRANKFORT — Just before noon Friday, underneath a sweltering sun, 15-year-old Joshua Kimble climbed the steps to the Capitol building, ending a 96-mile, eight-day journey of a lot of sweat, several blisters, some dancing and a few tears.

    Joshua, along with his father, T. James Kimble, his brother, Micah, and supporter, Cole Weed, completed what was dubbed Joshua’s Dream Walk. Joshua’s mother, Liz, drove behind her family as they travelled an average of about 12 miles each day since leaving Radcliff.

  • NAACP chapter organizes local demonstration

    A group of about 50 protesters crowded together Saturday on the steps of the Hardin County Justice Center singing “We Will Not Be Moved.”

    The Hardin County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People organized a demonstration to voice disapproval of ‘‘stand your ground” laws across the nation and the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman.

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  • Tour to educate public about dementia

    A demonstration at Allegro this week is aimed at helping caregivers and the public better understand the struggles and mentality of dementia patients.

    The sensitivity training involves use of a Virtual Dementia Tour. The free tour is available to the public Tuesday at Allegro on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Reservations can be made by calling Allegro representative Carolyn Williams at (270) 765-4414.