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Today's News

  • Tornado fund-raiser night at Texas Roadhouse

    Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Elizabethtown, Louisville and Clarksville, Ind., are holding a special fundraiser night to help victims of recent tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana.

    Ten percent of all food sales go to the American Red Cross.

    Also, guests who donate items including canned food, clothing and toiletries to the American Red Cross that evening will receive a free appetizer coupon to be used on a future visit.

    The Elizabethtown location will hold the fundraising night on Wednesday from 4-10 p.m. at 207 Commerce Drive.

  • Five indicted for attempted murder charges in February

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 50 indictments in February, including five for attempted murder.

    Radcliff residents Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were indicted for multiple felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to a Jan. 3 incident in Elizabethtown.

    Police say Ford and Kennedy were at a North Mantle Avenue residence when a drug-related argument culminated in Ford firing a gun.

  • Operation Preparation links students to community partners

    By NANNETTE JOHNSTON

    Unbridled Learning is one of the important slogans we are hearing in Kentucky after the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009. The adage is attached to the charge our lawmakers gave us to ensure all our students are ready to enter college or a career field when they graduate.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Glenn S. and Sandra G. Turner to New Banks Inc., lot 37 North Antelope Court, Elizabethtown, $36,000.

    James A. and Debra Puckett to Magnolia Bank, 2270 Hardinsburg Road, no monetary consideration. FMV: $155,000.

    Estate of Margaret Lucille Avery to Kalena Vance, 120 Jones St., Upton, $90,000.

    David R. Wease to Keith F. and Carol A. Nichols, property in Hardin County, $75,000.

  • 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.

    ElizabethtownIndependent Schools, 620 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Use: softball dugout addition and storage building.

    Jeremy Morey, 1304 Fleming Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: basement finish.

    John Luckett, 2537 Ridgestone Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • Purple Heart veteran promotes area support for troops

    Irvin Lyons Jr. remembers rocks being thrown at his car by civilians when he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

    Lyons, now a Vine Grove resident, was disheartened when he came home from serving in Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals for being injured and twice during that year was faced with crowds of people furious with him and other military members.

    They were called baby killers and told to go back where they came from, he said.

  • North branch of library reopening Monday

    Nearly five months out of commission, the north branch of the Hardin County Public Library is reopening its doors next week.

    The Radcliff branch at 800 S. Logsdon Parkway reopens at 9 a.m. Monday and resumes regular hours, said Rene Hutcheson, county library director.

  • 'The Music Man' marches into the Historic State Theater

    A con artist visits Elizabethtown when the Historic State Theater presents a screening of “The Music Man” this weekend.

    The movie was shown Friday night and presentations Saturday are at 2 and 7 p.m.

    “The Music Man” is a 1962 musical featuring Robert Preston as Harold Hill, a con artist who plans to bilk the town out of money. His plan is to offer to equip and train a marching band with no intention of staying around after getting the money.

  • Down on 5th: Not your father's bluegrass

    Down on 5th members acknowledge they are not your father’s bluegrass band, describing themselves as progressive.

    Band members hail from all over central Kentucky. Banjo player Joe Larson is from Munfordville, guitarist Marke Richardson is from Shepherdsville, Dennis Haycraft, on mandolin, is from Leitchfield, Fiddle player J.B. Miller is from Hartford and bass player Kelsie Westfall lives in Cecilia.

  • Second Saturday showcases local art

    Art is the theme for this weekend’s Second Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Elizabethtown.