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Today's News

  • Teen strikes E'town pizzeria with car, flees scene

    A vehicle driven by a teenager crashed into a local Papa John’s knocking in a section of wall Monday night.

    The pizzeria at 3100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown is expected to reopen later this week. No one was injured in the crash and damage estimates were not immediately available.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said police responding found a four-door passenger car with out-of-state tags inside the Papa John’s.

  • Heart disease hits home for Parrett family

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett has been directly affected by the clutch of heart disease through the battles of his 17-year-old daughter, Kristen.

    But the Elizabethtown Democrat will stand together with her today as co-chairs of the Hardin County Heart Walk at Freeman Lake Park. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. inside Magnet Business Park and the walk begins at 5:30 p.m., said Barbara Proffitt, a member of the Heart Walk Committee.

  • Chamber ornament features Cruisin' The Heartland

    Area residents can adorn their Christmas trees with images of some of the sweetest rides to roll along the streets of Hardin County.

    The 2011 Christmas in Hardin County ornament features the event Cruisin’ The Heartland with Comcast.

    The event draws vintage cars and enthusiasts from throughout Kentucky and surrounding states to admire each others cars and remember times when those classic models roved the roads in greater numbers. It was hosted for the second time this past summer.

  • Mobile pantry volunteers needed

    The holidays are a time of increased need and increased giving.

    For Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, it also means moving a lot of inventory.

    The holiday season is when the food bank takes in the most food, including individual donations and edible but not sellable items from groceries and businesses.

    November through January also is the time of year when the need for assistance reaches its peak.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Wells a little uncomfortable heading into Bulldogs' opener tonight (12/06)

    Coach Mark Wells admits he’s a little uncomfortable heading into the John Hardin Bulldogs’ season-opener tonight.

  • Mistrial declared in Steven Gray case

    After deliberating for more than seven hours, jurors were unable to reach a verdict on charges against Steven Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students.

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton declared a mistrial in the case around 6 p.m. Monday.

  • E'town approves maintenance agreement for veterans tribute

    After discussions and modifications, a maintenance agreement now is in place between Elizabethtown City Council and the Hardin County Veterans Tribute Committee.

    The council approved an agreement Monday that places responsibility for general maintenance on the city and establishes a trust fund for use for more detailed repairs, such as cleaning and replacing of structures at the tribute, which will be constructed at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • Postal efficiency also requires quality service

    ISSUE: U.S. Postal Service cuts
    OUR VIEW: Efficiency plan has bitter elements

    Efficiency is greatly treasured. Because vital business goals can be counted in terms of dollars, finding a more efficient means to operate is valuable and often the key to success, if not survival.

  • Making a splash on local streets

    Heavy rain around the area over the last two days has closed a number of roads in the region.

    • As of 4 p.m. Monday, the eastbound lane of Ky. 210 just west of Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown between mile marker 1 and 2 has been closed.
    • Radcliff officials closed a portion of South Wilson Road between Fairmont Road and Shelton Road. The road will resume traffic when water levels recede, said Bryce Shumate, city spokesman.

    Other roads closed in the region are as follows:

  • Three cheers for area accomplishments

    ISSUE: Big wins, big seasons, big results
    OUR VIEW: Local institutions reach for success