Today's News

  • Former Hardin lawn care business lands on BBB's 'Bad Guys' list

    A Hardin County business that was shut down in 2011 after its owner was lodged in the county’s jail was included in the area’s Better Business Bureau’s “Bad Guys 2011” list, a computer-generated compilation of regional businesses with the most unanswered and unresolved consumer complaints.

    Hardin County Lawn Care, owned by Cecilia resident Donald Simoneit Jr., was featured No. 6 on the Bad Guys list.

  • Military Briefs

    CARLSON. Army Pfc. Blake E. Carlson has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). A 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, Carlson is the son of William Carlson and grandson of Leland Carlson, both Vine Grove.

  • Cross promoted to lieutenant colonel

    Angela F. Cross has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Cross is a force support squadron officer assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Fla. She has served 20 years in the military.

    She is the daughter of H.B. and W. Faye Fleming of Radcliff, and she is married to Keat A. Cross Jr.

    The lieutenant colonel is a 1989 graduate of North Hardin High School. She earned a master's degree in 2003 from Webster University, St. Louis.

  • Babysitter charged with abusing 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and her babysitter is under arrest after the child was brought to Hardin Memorial Hospital earlier this week severely bruised and unresponsive.

    Ashley Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove is charged with first-degree criminal abuse and initially was held in lieu of $250,000 cash bond, according to Kentucky State Police. Friday morning, Chapman's bond was reduced to $25,000 cash.

  • Hardin County cattle farmer inducted into Hall of Fame

    Bill Goodman has been cattle farming since he was 5 years old.

    The Elizabethtown resident began helping his father on land his father bought in 1925 to raise various crops and livestock. Goodman never has known a time when he didn’t know he would one day farm like his father.

    “I never got out of it,” Goodman, 85, said.

    Still, he didn’t expect to be honored for a lifetime of farm living.

  • EIS budget projections 'not a rosy picture'

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials aren’t totally sure what to expect for their budget for the upcoming school year.

    It probably won’t be good, Superintendent Gary French said to school board members Thursday during a special meeting.

    “We do know listening to the governor’s presentation of his budget, it’s not a rosy picture,” he said. “We knew that.”

  • Local children, pros hit the stage in 'The Tortoise vs. The Hare'

    Since the days of Aesop, the tortoise and hare have been locked in an epic race.

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre tells the story a little differently and incorporates local children into the telling.

    In the MCT version the reptiles and mammals have an annual race in West Sandy Bottoms. Hype men play up their favorites and fan clubs cheer on their picks.

    The lines are drawn between green and brown animals, a sort of racial divide.

  • Property transfers

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

  • Laurels for good news

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: County offers opportunitiesto applaud

    Students at T.K. Stone Middle School soon will have the opportunity to learn about engineering.

    The school district approved the Project Lead the Way program following a presentation by a representative of the University of Kentucky. The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students. The program also is in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Balanced E'town routs Washington (1/27)

    Four players reached double figures as the 11th-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers rolled to a 73-32 win over 5th Region rival Washington County on Thursday night.

    Senior guard Kaylyn Cecil led the way with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals, while junior post Alexis Powell scored 13 points.

    Freshman guard Livie Bowling added 12 points, and sophomore guard Kinsey Mudd chipped in with 10 points and two assists.