Local News

  • Nolin RECC set to recognize 75 years of service

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation began serving electricity to rural homes in Hardin and LaRue counties 75 years ago this week.

    Nolin RECC, a not-for-profit cooperative organized by residents during the Great Depression, was incorporated July 20, 1938. To celebrate, the co-op is hosting a member appreciation day Friday at the Nolin RECC office in Elizabethtown. A complimentary lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and members attending receive a special gift and a chance to win a 75th commemorative anniversary afghan designed by artist Pamela Renfroe.

  • Photo: Taking the oath
  • Founders' Day: Take two

    A hearty dose of rain washed away Elizabethtown’s plans to celebrate its founding July 4, but organizers will try again Sunday.

    Founders’ Day is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Lake Park and is free to the public. Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the schedule of events Sunday closely will mimic original plans for the Fourth. However, the Shoney’s pie eating contest that proved a hit last year has been canceled, she said.

  • EMS complaint cases resolved

    Complaints an Elizabethtown man filed against Hardin County EMS with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services have been resolved.

    One was dismissed because of insufficient evidence. The other was resolved when the ambulance service agreed to institute new training procedures.

    Richard Leal filed a complaint in 2012 alleging his adult daughter, Lizbeth, was injured by a paramedic student who carried her over his shoulder into an ambulance. According to Leal, the student was unsupervised at the time.

  • Families drawn to disciplined lifestyle of beef cattle showing

    Joanele Cecil proudly watched as her sons, Sam and Clay, competed in a showmanship class for beef cattle at the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show Wednesday night, their hours of hard work culminating in a handful of performances.

    Her daughter, Katie, 8, wielded a small pink camera she used to flash toward her brothers after finishing her performance in the novice showmanship exhibition.

  • 12 sex offenders non-compliant

    This week’s sweep on sex offenders throughout Hardin County found 12 offenders non-compliant.

    The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the Elizabethtown Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Radcliff Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Probation and Parole, West Point Police Department, and Vine Grove Police Department conducted Operation Gold Vault Monday through Wednesday.

  • Hardin County indictments include rape, assault charges

    Twenty-eight indictments handed down Tuesday in the court system in Hardin County, with charges including rape, assault and organized crime.

    Luis Oscar Guerrero-Moreno, 25, was indicted on a second-degree rape charge. Guerrero-Moreno is accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 14.

  • Next stop for Delabar: The All-Star Game

    Central Hardin graduate Steve Delabar, a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Thursday to the American League All-Star team after winning the All-Star Game Final Vote.

    Delabar beat out the Detroit Tigers’ Joaquin Benoit, New York Yankees’ David Robertson, Texas Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers and Boston Red Sox’s Koji Uehara. He finished with 9.6 million votes.

  • Area students provide strong representation in summer service program

    While many students in Kentucky might be enjoying summer sun, six from Hardin County are among those enjoying summer service through Y-Corps.

    Y-Corps, a program under Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, selects students to travel to various areas in the state or other regions in the country to provide volunteer service and gain cultural enrichment.

  • Economic impact of sports park valued at $10 million in first year

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park exceeded economic impact projections for its first year of operations, but one city official said he never expects the park to be a moneymaker.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau had estimated a $7 million economic impact from the sports park’s first year, but Janna Clark, sports and sales director for the ETCB, said the number likely will close around $10 million.