Today's News

  • Bevars, HMH, Richardson get their due with honors

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    During his high school coaching career, former North Hardin High School boys’ basketball coach Ron Bevars won 805 games and led the Trojans to 12 state tournament appearances, including a state runner-up finish.

    In Wyoming this summer, he will receive the honor of being inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole in recognition of a long and successful coaching career.

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  • E'town man charged with sex abuse of child

    Vine Grove police arrested an Elizabethtown man Friday after receiving a complaint he had fondled a 7-year-old.

    Shannon G. Rishkofski, 26, of the 100 block of Big Wheel Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a person younger than 12, a Class C felony. Rishkofski faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

    According to an arrest citation, the incident happened April 22 while Rishkofski was bathing the girl. She is the daughter of a friend of Rishkofski’s, police said.

  • E'town considering designated festival area


    Elizabethtownis considering development of a designated festival area downtown that would provide a consistent location for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe said a designated area would remove confusion for groups or businesses that want to apply for temporary alcohol licenses during festivals and ease headaches for the Elizabethtown Police Department’s enforcement of the policy.

  • Victory can be found by just sticking it out

    We had just finished supper when the phone rang. Only a few hours before, I had been playing football on the sandlot team that my brother Mark had formed after I had hounded him to do so.

    That team was my only hope of playing in 1965, since I was still too young for Washington Elementary School’s football team. Eric was even younger than I was.

    Mark was the perfect coach for our team. After all, he played football for the mighty Bulldogs of Altus High. He coached us up and even scheduled a game with another team that one of his football buddies had formed.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Alan Wayne Flynn (1954) pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to steal a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. Sentenced to 12 months in jail, ordered to serve 60 days with the balance probated. Fined $1,000 plus court costs.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Tonya Bland’s got the outdoors in her soul

    The first time Tonya Bland got up and ventured off in the wee hours of the morning to go hunting, she was just 6 years of age and ready to embrace what had been handed down in her family.

    She has been hooked ever since, first hunting deer and then turkeys.

    Life as a hunter is much more than the finality of the day or shooting a turkey or deer. It’s being able to see the day unfold, as a morning mist gives way to daylight and the surroundings awake from the night.

  • Richardson named chamber professional of the year

    The state’s leading chamber professional directs the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    During a ceremony last week in Frankfort, Brad Richardson, executive director of the local chamber, was named Chamber Professional of the Year by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives during its spring conference. The KCCE is an association of chamber executives from across Kentucky.

  • Berry to propose leaner county budget

    The county’s operations budget for fiscal year 2014-15 will be slightly smaller than last year if Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s proposal is approved.

    Berry is proposing a $31.1 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1. The plan is 1 percent lower than the current budget, he said Friday.

  • Vine Grove council considers water, sewer rate increase

    After reviewing recommendations regarding water and sewer rates from the Kentucky Rural Water Association, Mayor Blake Proffitt said most Vine Grove City Council members seem to think a rate increase is necessary.

    “The rate increase will be very modest,” he said, reflecting on a council work session last week. “It will probably be less than $50 a year.”