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Today's News

  • Cremations increase in recent years

    How the dead are laid to rest is among the financial and social changes brought about in the last decade.
    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee, who has to approve the cremation of anyone pronounced dead in the county, has seen a steady increase in the number of cremations during the past few years. He even mentioned the increase to county magistrates.
    By Friday afternoon there were182 cremations out of 490 cases. That’s up a little from 177 cremations out of 507 cases in 2010.

  • Central Kentucky Wheelman take to the streets
  • The cost of college: You might not have to break your piggy bank

    For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.
    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Train collection collects past and present

    Bob Kelly, 72, can remember being around model trains since he was about 4 years old.

    His father had a mass of the miniatures and gave some to Kelly and his three brothers.

    “I grew from there,” he said.

    Kelly, who lives near Elizabethtown, has wooden shelves lined with model trains that represent some of the most iconic brands in the history of model trains.

    Some of the pieces are more than 100 years old. Some are wind-up models, while others operate on battery power or electricity.

  • The passion of Bob Swope

    Bob Swope is known for his Ford dealership in Elizabethtown, but he also is passionate about making sure people have clean water to drink through a project in Guatemala.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin hopes to keep it rolling at Central Hardin (01/02)

    After his team tore it up in a pair of Christmas break tournaments, first-year North Hardin girls’ basketball coach Chris Corder knew his Lady Trojans were in dire need of some rest.

    They got it, getting a two-day practice reprieve Saturday and Sunday in preparation for tonight’s 17th District showdown in Cecilia with the homestanding Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

  • Duvall ready for year two

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall last week joked he has gained 20 pounds, sprouted a lot more gray hairs and is forced to take Prilosec every day since taking over as chief executive of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Duvall has wrapped up his first year in office after taking over a position long held by Sheila Enyart. He plans to place extensive focus on economic development in his second year after looking to find savings and revitalizing community spirit.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division II in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Housing professionals hope for success in 2012

    A new year means a new beginning and a fresh wave of cautious optimism from professionals in the housing market.
    There was a downturn in 2011 after a good showing in 2010, but consumer confidence likely will result in an improvement for the housing market in 2012, said Glenn Green, who has worked for 25 years with the Century 21 franchise on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.
    “I am full of optimism for the 2012 real estate year,” he said. “The economy promises to be a lot rosier than it has been.”

  • DUIs

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