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Today's News

  • Cities issue open burn bans

    HARDIN COUNTY

    Fire officials in the county’s three largest cities have issued open burn bans in response to dry conditions.

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove fire departments have issued the burn bans in an attempt to stave off fires which could be caused by the lack of rain and sweltering heat that has plagued the area in recent weeks.

    The burn orders include bans on recreational fires, such as campfires and bonfires. Grilling is permitted.

    The bans are in place until further notice.

     

  • Family farm a female venture

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@theenwsenterprise.com The heliotropic nature of sunflowers results in the blossom always turning to face the sun. The botanical characteristic is not unlike the way Brenda, Jan, Katie, Amy and Hannah Thomas constantly face the challenge of planting, raising and harvesting crops and flowers

  • July 4 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    GUILTY

    Kandy Lynn Byrns (1967).

    DUI, BAC 0.15; speeding 24 mph over.

  • Sports park bond ordinance introduced

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com An ordinance authorizing up to $29 million in general obligation bonds to finance the “acquisition, construction and equipping of the Elizabethtown Sports Park” received first reading Tuesday before Elizabethtown City Council. The ordinance allows the city to levy an additional bond tax if the 2 percent restaurant tax is repealed and

  • June 25 Property Transfers

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

    Radcliff Homes Inc. to Jennifer E. Edlin, 313 Ivy Pointe Drive, Elizabethtown, $140,950.

    Phillips Homes LLC to John and Lee Ann Caudill, 120 Smokey Court, Elizabethtown, $225,000.

    J. Daniels & Associates Company to Wardel and Janie R. Bailey Simmons, 106 Ashmore Court, Radcliff, $193,900.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Matthew Darcey, 895 Timberwood Drive, Radcliff, $93,000.

  • Power companies see surge

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com While local utility companies have been cranking out the juice lately — Nolin RECC set a kilowatt-hour record for June usage — no major problems are expected as the mercury spikes well into the 90s today and Thursday. “We’re in good shape with our generation system,” said Cliff Feltham, a spokesman for Kentucky

  • July 2 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.

    William and Marcella Fouch, lot 0 Ridge Top Lane, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Double L Construction, 12 Daphne Court, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Todd and Linda Cook, 1507 Yates Chapel Road, Cecilia. Use: pole barn.

  • June 25 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.

    Emmett C. Simpkins, 331 Boone Road, Rineyville. Use: garage.

    Matt Watts, 38 Gala Court, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Javan and Brandy Graham, 280 Mountain View Estates Road, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Oral Lambin, 330 Glendover Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: footer.

  • Green River Lake victim laid to rest

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A 33-year-old father of two who was laid to rest Tuesday is the third Hardin Countian this year to drown, adding another death to the increasing number of recreation-related fatalities at Kentucky parks and lakes. Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney said Elizabethown resident John Austin Davis and six others were using a pontoon as a platform Saturda

  • Almost ready

    By JAIME THOMAS