Today's News

  • WATER SKI: BGSG, Day 1 Results (07/10)

    ELIZABETHTOWN Saturday’s Bluegrass State Games results for water skiing at Freeman Lake:


    Group 1

    Boys’ 3

    1. Ryan Harris

    Men’s 6

    1. Leon Leonard

    2. Ed Sorace

    3. Andy Anderson

    Men’s 5

    1. Mark Coomers

    2. Bob Archambeau

    Men’s 3

  • America's resolve can be seen in twisted steel

    Draped in the stars and stripes, it received a police escort accompanied by dozens of patriots on motorcycles.
    Firefighters erected another huge flag to serve as a welcoming banner.
    Community leaders and everyday folks gathered in humid July conditions to welcome its arrival.
    It is a piece of steel.
    Yet it’s also so much more.
    A fractured part of the World Trade Center’s metal skeleton rests in Radcliff awaiting an opportunity to become the centerpiece of a grand memorial that will serve as a landmark to liberty.

  • Honoring the fire marshal
  • 3/1 soldier dies in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier died Tuesday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in Shemal District,Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV, 36, of San Jose, Calif., was a Cavalry Scout assigned to Troop A, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

    He first began his military service as a U.S. Marine rifleman in October 1995 and transferred to the Army in September 2005. He arrived at Fort Knox in January 2010.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: J.W. Thurman had a storied military career

    Retired Col. J.W. Thurman is a combat journal wrapped in skin and bones.

    The charismatic Oklahoma native excitedly moved about his Elizabethtown home discussing a robust military heritage he can trace to the American Civil War.

    Similarly, he doted on his mentors, such as Col. James “Jimmie” Leach and Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, and his comrades, calling himself the “most fortunate guy in the world.”

    “I never had to look back to see if someone was coming to get me,” he said of his time in Vietnam.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Racial strife, anti-war beliefs filled Williams’ service

    It was a turbulent time, filled with racial strife, social uncertainty and a potent disconnect concerning the military’s role in a remote land.

    On one side stood the military contingent, engaged as ever in its duties to protect the country and fellow soldiers. On the other side stood a resistant anti-war movement bolstered by American youth hostile to both the conflict in Vietnam and the soldiers fighting it.

  • County fair on track despite storm damage

    Hardin County Fair plans have had to be finessed to accommodate the usual attractions with only one building left standing at the fairgrounds.

    The restaurant building and three livestock barns were damaged by a storm this past spring and had to be removed.

    One livestock building was on the verge of being salvageable, but the rest were beyond repair, Fair Board President Larry Jaggers said.

     “We’re making do with what we’ve got this year,” he said.

  • Lori Paynter’s mother ready to move on

    A long chapter in Bonnie Dickerson’s life ended Wednesday, one consumed with phone calls, dogging police and keeping track of her former son-in-law’s whereabouts.

    Daniel Paynter on Wednesday pleaded guilty to murdering Dickerson’s 35-year-old daughter, Lori Paynter, in December 2002.

    “I talk to her, and I have her pictures around the house and I sit and look at her,” Dickerson said. “I miss her dearly, but you can’t bury yourself with your husband or your loved ones.”

  • Get ready to enjoy the Hardin County Fair

    Who’s ready for some good clean family fun?

    The summer tradition of carnival rides, funnel cakes and animal exhibits is about to get under way as the 2011 Hardin County Fair and Horse Show opens Monday.

    The Fair Board has worked hard in planning another fun-filled week, jam-packed with activities and entertainment for folks of all ages. These volunteers are to be commended for making the fair a unique, entertaining experience that is diverse and inviting.

  • 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.

    E.B. and Judy Cash, 275 Beagle Club Lane, Cecilia. Use: addition.

    Robert W. Brown, 3877 Shepherdsville Road, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

    Miles Boyd, 63 Daphne Court, Cecilia. Use: storage shed.