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Today's News

  • Police cracking down on impaired holiday driving

    As Hardin Countians prepare to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, area law enforcement are reminding the community of the dangers of impaired driving.

    During December 2009, 753 people were killed in wrecks that involved impaired drivers or cyclists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over the next couple weeks, area law enforcement will be cracking down on drugged and drunken driving to ensure the Hardin County community has a safe holiday season.

  • KSP Post 4 collects more than 3,500 pounds of food

    In the cold Friday morning, students at North Hardin Christian School lugged cardboard boxes and green tubs stacked high with cans and boxes of donated food and stuffed them inside Kentucky State Police vehicles.

    With the help of the students and community members, KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown collected more than 3,500 pounds of donated food items for its second annual Cram the Cruiser, according to a KSP news release. Last year, Post 4 collected 415 pounds.

  • Camp Knox Masonic Lodge participates in Louisville Veterans Day parade

    Participating in the Veterans Day Parade in Louisville on Nov. 11 were Donald Cobb (center left) and Radcliff City Councilman Don Shaw (carrying the colors of Camp Knox Masonic Lodge). They represented Camp Knox Masonic Lodge No. 919 and carried its American flag and lodge banner. Cobb is a World War II and Korean War veteran and Shaw is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

  • HCS students advance to state tech competition

    Local students in March can show off their technology skills and leadership abilities on a statewide level.

    Four groups from Hardin County Schools advanced to the state competition of the Student Technology Leadership Program. The students, along with several other groups, competed at a recent regional competition at Western Kentucky University where they displayed projects that outlined their use of technology in making an impact on their schools.

  • 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 Office. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • Local vets react to end of Iraq War

    The U.S. this week closed a chapter in its War on Terror, officially ending its mission in Iraq after nearly nine years of combat.

    The pullout of U.S. troops from the embattled country drew mixed opinions among Hardin County veterans, some of whom have been directly affected by the conflict.

  • Anthony Merriman: Home-grown patrol

    Anthony Merriman has known he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement since he was 4 years old. Today, he’s 21, and after five years in Elizabethtown Police Department’s cadet program, he’s poised to complete his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University before entering the U.S. Navy.

    “When I turned 16, (the cadet program) was a great way to figure out what law enforcement really is rather than just watching TV or something,” Merriman said. “I’ve learned a lot, even besides police skills.

  • John Baumgardner's latest CD is chock full of nuts

    Glendale native John Baumgardner is using his musical talents to herald the Christmas season with a new CD.

    He spent his childhood in Glendale. After living in multiple places he often comes back to Hardin County.

    “In fact, throughout the years I’ve been to Glendale so often many people had no idea I’ve lived in Louisville for almost nine years,” he said.

    Beginning at age 9 he took private piano lessons from Marilyn Young for 10 years. At age 15 he began arranging music, playing at weddings and giving lessons.

  • Clara's Tea Party ushers in 'The Nutcracker' at the PAC

    A tea party kicks off a seasonal favorite at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center when “The Nutcracker” returns to the stage Saturday and Sunday.

    New sets and costumes and more snow are part of this year’s production of “The Nutcracker” held at the PAC at John Hardin High School. Shows are at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.