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Today's News

  • Tax extensions offered to owners of tornado-stricken property

    Storm survivors in 21 Kentucky counties, including LaRue and Grayson, will have relief on some pending tax obligations.

    Residents of counties designated for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are eligible for an extension of the April 17 deadline for filing 2011 individual income tax returns. Residents also can apply for extensions regarding making income tax payments and 2011 contributions to an individual retirement account.

  • Silence on licenses lets questions fester

    ISSUE: Awarding of liquor licenses
    OUR VIEW: State should explain itself

    As liquor licenses are put to use and package stores begin appearing in Hardin County's largest cities, it brings to mind an unanswered question in this ongoing cultural change.

    Questions regarding conflicts of interest were raised when Radcliff City Council members, past and present, sought licenses. The spouse of another council member also was an applicant.

  • HCS students showcase skills at technology fair

    Hardin County Schools students use technology every day in classrooms. Many students carry technological skills home and use them for research, homework or to play educational games.

    HCS students showcased the fruits of those skills Monday night at the second annual Hardin County Schools Technology Fair at Bluegrass Middle School.

  • E'town man wanted for attempted murder turns himself in

    An Elizabethtown man indicted in connection to a Dec. 29 attempted murder in Radcliff turned himself in Tuesday during an arraignment in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Reginald L. Hughes, 23, pleaded not guilty Tuesday before turning himself over to a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy in Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom. He is one of four indicted in February in connection to a crime that police say sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Showering parents with knowledge

    A community baby shower for new parents was less about playing games and more about assisting the newest Hardin County residents.

    Mothers, fathers and parents-to-be filled Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown to gather parenting advice as well as items for their babies at Tuesday’s event staged by Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Communicare, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Photo: Begone, pothole
  • Vine Grove Fire Department offers program for teens

    Vine Grove Fire Department’s junior firefighter program meets tonight at 7 at the 513 Highland Ave. station. The program trains youths on the ins and outs of work as a firefighter.

    Teens ages 14-18 are invited.

    Ken Lucey, chief adviser and department safety officer, said the VGFD junior firefighter program was established in 2005 and is comparable to a police cadet program similar to the one in Elizabethtown.

    “Our primary goal is to give the kids something constructive to do,” said Lucey, a 35-year veteran of fire service.

  • E'town approves agreement with Silver Gate Properties for Hayden School Road improvements

    After approving an interlocal agreement Monday with Hardin County government concerning improvements to the county section of Hayden School Road, Elizabethtown City Council approved an agreement with Silver Gate Properties to widen the road.
    The improvements were identified by the Elizabethtown Planning Commission and agreed to by the county. The plan is to improve traffic flow on the road as part of developing Ashton Park Subdivision, which is owned by Silver Gate Properties.

  • ExCEL Award honorees set the pace in education

    ISSUE: ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Standout teachers earned their praise

    The annual ExCEL Award process identifies and honors innovative, enthusiastic teachers who are making a difference in education. The award and taking some time to celebrate the winners’ success has become tradition in this region.
    ExCEL, which is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership. Recently, a teacher from each of three local school districts was honored with the award.

  • 3/1 soldiers to participate in Louisville trolley hop

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, have a chance later this month to explore Louisville’s Frankfort Avenue in style.

    About 50 of the 3/1 soldiers will be treated March 30 to a reception and trolley hop on Frankfort Avenue, according to a University of Louisville news release.

    Soldiers and their spouses will be escorted from Fort Knox by chartered bus to Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, where a reception is at 5:30 p.m.