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Today's News

  • Country ham breakfast kicks off Saturday festival events

    Country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, fried apples, coffee and juice. If that sounds like a good way to kick off Saturday morning before Heartland Music Festival events, Pritchard Community Center is the place to be.

    For $7, visitors can grab a freshly made breakfast before watching a parade make its way from downtown Elizabethtown or cheering on a kayak race at Freeman Lake Park.

    “This is our major fundraiser of the year,” said Jim Sullivan, Hardin County AM Rotary Club president.

  • Some emergency equipment off limits to constables

    Constables will no longer be allowed to equip their vehicles with blue lights or sirens or to use the Hardin County Law Enforcement Services Radio Frequency and Dispatch Service.

    Officials say the change decreases liability for the county, but some constables say it could reduce their safety and effectiveness.

  • When it rains, it floods, for some

    Some residents in Elizabethtown are tired of flooding they say has always been a problem but has gotten progressively worse over the years.

    Chuck Dever said he knew when he bought his home that flooding could be a problem, but this is the first year rainwater has entered his house.

    In 1997, water entered his basement because rain caused the sewer to back up and water got into his garage.

  • Local Legion Riders travel to D.C. to participate in memorial ceremony

    Elizabethtown resident Tom McGrew foresees an emotional time ahead as he travels to Washington, D.C., to attend Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in which he likely will participate.
    McGrew, a member of the motorcycle group American Legion Riders Lincoln Memorial Post 87 in Hodgenville, will be part of a delegation that will attend a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday.
    Kentucky is one of four states sending delegates from chapters of American Legion Riders to the Memorial Day weekend ceremony. The other states are New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Freeman Lake Park serves many purposes

    The issue: Allowing motorboats on the lake
    Our view: Policy change includes restrictions

    Freeman Lake Park becomes a spotlight of activities the next two weeks.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: North's Stewart aims for first state title (05/27)

    For North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart, this is it.

    Saturday is his last chance to win a state championship before taking his talents to the University of Louisville next fall. The KHSAA Class 3-A State Track & Field Championships begin at 1 p.m. at Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    Stewart is seeded third in the 800-meter run and fourth in the 1,600 run – and he’s also part of North Hardin’s third-seeded 1,600 relay team along with senior Dominique Jenkins, junior Josh Ortega and sophomore Kirk Oxendine.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Central's Chaney hopes for fairy-tale ending (05/27)

    Mallory Chaney entered her senior season with sky-high expectations.

    She had aspirations of winning region championships and contending for state titles in the 200-meter dash and the 400 and 800 relays.

    The year started off like none other. Central Hardin had a new coach in Brandon Adams, who was determined to get things turned around, and Chaney was one of the athletes leading the charge.

    Adams, who coached at Ohio County for two years before coming to Central Hardin, heard nothing but great things about Chaney from distance coach Chris Ernst.

  • Civil Suits

     The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Kendra Stewart, 204 N. Black Branch Road, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    HardinMemorial Hospital, 914 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 201, Elizabethtown. Use: tenant finish.

    Skin Group, 914 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 205, Elizabehtown. Use: tenant finish.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Clinton E. and Natasha Clark to Jonathan A. Woodward, 116 Niblick Court, Elizabethtown, $89,000.

    Jeff and Joyce Nott to C.C.I. LLC, property on South Woodland Drive, Radcliff, $17,000.

    Jason Henry and Gary R. and Ingeborg James, 2612 Stonemill Drive, Elizabethtown, $243,000.

    Esse Victoria and Bennie James McRae III to Cartus Corporation, 1807 Oriole Drive, Elizabethtown, $187,250.