Local News

  • Building a better tomorrow

    Facility expansion is on the table for local districts in this upcoming school year.

    The year includes multiple construction and renovation projects in the districts, including the addition of three new buildings for Hardin County Schools.

  • Paul targets Obamacare, Clinton during E'town stop

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul capped a busy day of appearances Tuesday at Elizabethtown Christian Academy and his first words to the crowd of more than 300 was more a declaration than a hello.

    “Does anyone here still want to defund Obamacare?” Paul asked, receiving a hearty ovation from the crowd, which was brought together by the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.

  • E'town firefighter disciplined after court conviction

    Jeremy V. Bolin, 25, of Elizabethtown was sentenced July 19 in Hardin District Court to nine months in jail, which will be probated for two years. Second-degree indecent exposure is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail.

  • Public hearing addresses Poplar Drive drainage project

    Betty Long said she has gotten pneumonia three times because of sewer water consistently backing up as high as 3 or 4 feet in her basement.

    “This is a health matter,” she said.

    The resident was among about 40 at a public hearing Tuesday about a proposed project to improve storm water drainage and prevent wastewater backup in the Poplar Drive area of Elizabethtown.

    The meeting at Pritchard Community Center gave officials a chance to explain to area residents how they could be affected by the project.

  • Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck

    The Hardin County Coroner’s Office identified Jarred Carriere, 27, as the motorcyclist killed Monday morning in a wreck on Joe Prather Highway in Vine Grove.

    Coroner Dr. Bill Lee has confirmed the soldier is active duty at Fort Knox and appears to be a Louisiana native.

    Fort Knox officials have not verified the soldier’s identity or position in the U.S. Army. According to military policy, the post does not release that information until 24 hours after next of kin has been notified.

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  • Elizabethtown to annex G.C. Burkhead property

    Elizabethtown City Council this week took the first step to annex property at 1323 St. John Road designated for a new school.

    The property, owned by Hardin County Schools, is the future home of the new G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, which is relocating from Charlemagne Boulevard in Elizabethtown.

    The cost of the project is estimated at around $17.2 million, according to construction documents. Net program space for the building is projected at roughly 74,301 square feet. The school should be completed next December.

  • Abramson to forgo run for governor

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson knows where his heart lies, and it no longer involves politics.

    Abramson, the former five-term mayor of Louisville, announced he will not pursue the governor’s seat in 2015 when Steve Beshear’s final term ends, leveling the field for another Democrat to step forward.

    “That’s not what I want to do in the next chapter of my life,” he said.

  • Loans available to farmers for June tornado

    LaRue County has been declared a disaster area because of physical damages and losses caused by a June 26 tornado.

    As a result of the declaration, six Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for Farm Service Agency loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Those counties are Hardin, Green, Hart, Marion, Nelson and Taylor.

  • Abramson announces he won't run for governor at E'town visit

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson announced he will not run for governor at today's noon Rotary Club meeting at Stone Hearth restaurant in Elizabethtown.

    The Democrat told the luncheon meeting he will "focus solely on education" after his term ends in 2015. He said he has no plans to seek another elective office.