Today's News

  • Closing of Schmidt Museum impacts entire community

    The issue: Family chooses to sell collection
    Our view: Regretting missed opportunity to enjoy it

    In some form or fashion, the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia has been part of the local landscape since 1977.

    The family’s decision to close the attraction and auction its treasures has been greeted by a sense of regret by many. A major part of the disappointment is a form of guilt: We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue tops Green, Nelson beats North (04/29)

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on Thursday night.

    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.

    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Panther Twilight Classic set for tonight (04/29)

    The rain this week didn’t just cause headaches for area baseball and softball coaches. Area track and field teams also lost a lot of practice time because of the severe weather that pounded the Bluegrass for most of the week.

    But the weather shouldn’t be an issue for tonight’s Panther Twilight Classic. Field events start at 5:30, with running events slated to begin at 6.

    Eleven teams – including area foes Central Hardin and Fort Knox – will join the Panthers and Lady Panthers in the meet.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Cofer, Padgett had the (k)need to return (04/29)

    Earlier this month, Meade County’s Kayla Padgett said she had never met fellow senior Jordan Cofer of John Hardin, but Padgett didn’t need to know Cofer to understand what she had been through.

    Both players saw their junior softball seasons taken away from them when they suffered ACL tears during the 2009-10 basketball season.

  • 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.


    Fia Card Services v. Cornella P. Stewart, Junell Street, Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $12,405.59 plus interest.

  • 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.

    Robert Peterson, 55 Citation Court, Elizabethtown. Use: porch.

    Phillips Homes, 12 Kerrwood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Lee and Janet Graves, 493 Wilwood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

  • Property Transfers

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

    WGE LLC to Big E Inc., 133 Luke Court, Rineyville, $27,500.

    Ernest C. Burkhead to James Bennett and Lisa Terry, lot 80 Lakewood Park Subdivision, county, $541,000.

    Noah Douglas Signature Homes to David W. and Rebecca T. Burns, lot 33 Highland Springs Subdivision, Radcliff, $258,500.

  • Williams: Democratic attacks are ‘ridiculous’

    Kentucky Senate President and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams faces two fellow Republicans in the May 17 primary, but he took aim Thursday at Democrats.

    Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, visited Radcliff as part of the “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” bus tour crossing the state during the last weeks of the spring campaign.

    Williams said the tour’s name is a direct rebuke of Gov. Steve Beshear and his lack of leadership.

  • United Way honors its volunteers

    Melissa Payne of First Citizens Bank was recognized Thursday night as the United Way of Central Kentucky's volunteer of the year.

    In announcing the honor at the Volunteer Thank You Event at Nolin RECC, Payne's work was said to embody "the spirit of volunteerism and selflessness, and is a true, shining example of the United Way movement."

    Now an annual award, it has been named for Nelson Kelley, who invested 15 years in service to the local United Way. He also came forward to assist in the presentation.

  • Local agencies off to aid area hit by tornadoes

    As daylight broke over tornado ravaged areas of the southern United States on Thursday, hundreds of miles to the north in Hardin County, efforts were under way to offer assistance.

    Nearly 300 people as of Thursday afternoon in six states were killed from the massive tornado outbreak, leaving tens of thousands without power and homes.