Today's News

  • Giving up the fear

    Everyone is afraid of something. But sometimes what we fear is a bit silly. Anyone agree?

    For example, one of my biggest fears is waking up in the middle of a surgery. In reality, what is the likelihood that will actually happen, especially when I’ve only had one surgery during my entire life?

    Marionettes also freak me out. They’re just creepy.

    Some people are afraid of sharks, which is especially silly if they don’t live by an ocean. Sharks in the ocean, OK, real fear. Sharks inland, not so much.

  • School comes together to support soldiers

    When Lisa Story, a librarian at North Park Elementary School, and her students in the Student Technology Leadership Program organized a care package competition, Story said she did not have a firm goal in mind. Her intention was to collect enough items to send care packages to students’ deployed parents.

    “I wasn’t even thinking of our faculty,” Story said. “I was just wanting to at least get the packages to our students’ parents who are deployed, but anything other than that was going to be a bonus.

  • Graduation: One of life's most significant transitions

    As the Class of 2011 takes its first steps into a new world of challenges, congratulations are in order.

    For the graduates, it seems like a relief. The hours of classroom study, homework and research are in the past. No more tests, no more term papers and no more textbooks.

    But the true tests and the real work lies ahead.

    Consider this: Thirteen years ago when most of this year’s high school graduates were anticipating their first tentative steps into kindergarten, other hopeful young people were celebrating graduation.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Bruins handle pressure like champions (6/3)

    The Central Hardin Bruins have been waiting to exhale the entire season. Now they finally can.

    Central Hardin began the year with high expectations, and deservedly so. When a team wins a region title and returns all but one player the following year, there’s a belief the team should win it again.

  • 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.

    Bruce Beasley, 379 Beasley Boulevard, county. USe: basement remodel.
    Ricky and Cindy Glover, 260 Walnut Creek Road, Elizabethtown. USe; barn.
    Thomas Mills, 946 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethtown. USe: pole barn-storage.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Vanderbilt Mortgage andFinance Inc. to Danny M. and Marsha G. McDaniel, lot 1 Pony Chase Subdivision, county, $71,027.80.
    Henry J. and Melody J. Daily to Christopher J. Sisk, 542 Oxmoor Drive, Elizabethtown, $238,000.
    Chris McGehee to Revocable Living Trust of Donald r. and constance J. OStergard, lot 15 Willyard Farm Subdivision, county, $125,000.

  • 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.

    Kentuckiana Finance LLC v. Katherine M. Swenson, et al, Fairviewcircle, Radcliff. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $4,348.82 plus interest.

  • Army Band concert series begins Sunday

    The 113th Army Band begins a free monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fort Knox’s Eastman Amphitheater. The concert is open to the public.

    The band will present “All that Jazz” with its “Rhythm Rangers” combo, a New Orleans-style ensemble, and its stage band, which specializes in big band standards.

    Future shows are at 7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month through Oct. 3, except for a July 4 Monday show at 7 p.m.

  • Photo: School's out for summer
  • Coca-Cola display could anchor at History Museum

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia may have closed its doors, but some Elizabethtown officials are hoping to preserve the legacy of the collection for years to come.

    Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, has approached the museum’s president, Larry Schmidt, about the possibility of donating memorabilia from the sprawling collection to a permanent display at the Hardin County History Museum. She announced the plan to the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission earlier this week.