Today's News

  • 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.

    E-town Homes Inc., 128 Grace Court, county. Use: basement remodel.

    Barry and Karen Birdwhistell, 300 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    Teresa Cundiff, 193 LaRue Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: single-wide foundation.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Amos J. and Lydia D. Hershberger to Larry and Mary K. Morgan, 451 Lucas Grove Road, Upton, $140,000.

    Larry and Tonya Robinson, Barry and Denise Robinson and Pam and Don Harris to Matthew D. and Ashley N. Riggs, lot 43 Gateway Villa South Subdivision, Elizabethtown, $89,500.

    Dawn Pawley and Damarco Simpson to Saul Abarca, lot 39 Oak Valley Subdivision, county, $126,000.

  • Divided loyalties

    An in-state college basketball rivalry that has burned hot in Hardin County for years reaches a crescendo Saturday when the University of Kentucky Wildcats square off against the University of Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four in New Orleans.

    As bragging rights and a shot at the national title game are on the line, some homes will stage their own civil wars as couples who have split allegiances either revel in their pregame smack talk or eat a handful of crow when the game draws to a close.

  • Record jackpot brings mega fever to Hardin County

    Elizabethtown resident Nute Haire regularly plays the lottery and scratch-offs, but he said this week requires a bit more strategy.

    With an estimated jackpot of $540 million, Haire had plans to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets at multiple locations in Hardin County and maybe even in Louisville, he said Thursday at Neighborhood Market in Elizabethtown.

    “They say you can’t win if you don’t play,” Haire said.

  • Mitch McVicker headlines Acoustic Cafe

    The Bridge Acoustic Café will welcome Mitch McVicker in concert at 7 p.m. Friday.

    McVicker was a guitarist in the Ragamuffin band, which performed with the late Rich Mullins. He also shared a Dove award with Mullins for writing the song “My Deliverer.” McVicker also was in the car wreck that killed Mullins, suffering many injuries resulting in a long recovery.

    Local musician Lyndsay Taylor will open the show. She recently released the CD “Who We Are While We Wait.”

  • Hardin County Playhouse holds 'Gypsy' auditions tonight and Tuesday

    The Hardin County Playhouse begins auditions for the musical “Gypsy” on Monday.

    “Gypsy” is a Stephen Sondheim musical following the life of famed striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother Rose, the picture of the ultimate stage mom.

    Noted songs “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You” are featured in the Broadway musical. The musical also was made into a film staring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood.

  • Hardin County native's art takes on epic proportions

    Wrestling a grizzly bear might seem like an unusually dangerous undertaking for most.

    Wrestling one with laser beams shooting out of its eyes and a chainsaw and flame thrower duct-taped to its paws is epic.

    For Central Hardin High School graduate Tony Aros it’s also the subject of the first in his latest art series, epic portraits. The portraits depict subjects performing “over-the-top feats of strength.”

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs, No. 10 Lady Bruins each earn wins (03/30)

    Host John Hardin scored six runs in the final four innings to pull away for an 8-3 win over North Bullitt on Thursday.

    Senior Hannah Howard went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI, while junior Katlyn Geer went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and an RBI single. Junior Brooke Reed went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers rally by Bulldogs (03/30)

    Impatient and chasing nearly everything John Hardin starting pitcher Sam Brashear threw at them, the Elizabethtown Panthers struggled to get in any type of groove Thursday.

    Relying on his breaking ball, Brashear struck out five batters and John Hardin took a one-run lead after the first three innings. After tying the game in the bottom of the fourth, Elizabethtown finally got its bats going in the fifth.