Today's News

  • Elaine Geer, the unofficial mayor of Rineyville

    There’s one thing you can know for sure about Elaine Geer. She loves Rineyville.

    She was born and raised in Rineyville and is a 1975 graduate of North Hardin High School. Her roots in the town run deep. Her late father, Tom Wiseman, famous for his burgoo, lived there most of his life and her grandmother taught piano at the elementary school.

    “I just wish everyone could experience Rineyville in the 1960s,” Geer said. “It was a great place to raise children and it still is today.”

  • Housing market leveling off after banner year

    The impact of the Fort Knox Base Realignment and Closure Initiative still is being felt in the housing market as construction of new rental housing is visible around Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    One such development is expansion of the Claysville Landing apartment complex off Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown, where 120 units are being added to increase the facility to 208 apartments, according to Regina Johnson, property manager.

    The complex offers a number of amenities as developers have framed it as an apartment complex with a high-end resort feel.

  • Elizabethtown MSA ranks 34 among best small places for business and careers

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has notched another honor, this time from a major business publication.

    Forbes magazine ranked the Elizabethtown MSA — consisting of Hardin and LaRue counties — No. 34 overall among the best small places for business and careers out of 184 MSAs across the United States.

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  • Jail inmate on work release steals vehicle

    A Hardin County Detention Center inmate on work release escaped Thursday morning in a stolen vehicle but was apprehended in Louisville.

    Westley Mathis, 30, was part of a work-release detail at Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ bus garage off Mulberry Street when he found a vehicle with keys in the console, Jailer Danny Allen said.

    Around 8:50 a.m., he drove off in the vehicle, Allen said. School officials notified the detention center of Mathis’ escape.

  • State requires extensive background checks of potential foster parents

    Although a foster parent has been accused of sending illicit Facebook messages to his young foster child, state officials insist that background checks performed on potential foster parents are extensive.

    “We are a public agency. We are accountable to the public,” said Marcus Haycraft, recruitment and certification supervisor for the district office of the Department of Community Based Services.

  • Youth Theatre at 40: Bravo and encore

    You are only as old as you feel and Youth Theatre of Hardin County hasn’t lost the spring in its step as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

    Hardin County has been the fortunate recipient of 40 seasons of quality live entertainment. From its first production of “The Mouse that Roared” in 1972 to its most recent production, last weekend’s “White Christmas,” students have grown up on the stage one performance at a time.

  • North Hardin guard member sent to HMH with heat symptoms

    A student in the North Hardin High School color guard was transported Thursday to Hardin Memorial Hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion.
    North Hardin Principal Bill Dennison said the band member was practicing outside with the guard Thursday morning for about 60 to 90 minutes. Students came inside before noon and had been inside about 20 to 30 minutes when the girl said she did not feel well.
    Two parent volunteers who are nurses attended to her before an ambulance arrived. She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 11:30 a.m., Dennison said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Richard E. Diehl, 317 College St., Elizabethtown. Use: utility building.

    Aaron and Karen Jesko, 104 Stoneybrook Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Ken Howard, 643 Foxfire Road, Elizabethtown. Use: bathroom remodel.