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Today's News

  • 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.

    Tommy Austin, 635 Boulder Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: basement remodel and storage shed.

    James and Cindy Norfleet, 173 Noelle Court, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    Rick and Celina McQuistion, lot 74 Cundiff Lane, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Ann McCoy Rogers to Old Cedar Point Farm LLC, property in Hardin County, $375,000.

    Vista Development Inc. to JFox Family LP, property in Hardin County, $1,150,000.

    Vista Development Inc. to JFox Family LP, property in Hardin County, $1. FMV: $2,000,000.

    AltonStillwell to W. Douglas and Donna K. Reed, 970 Franklin Crossroads, Cecilia, $27,000.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Hawks fall to Grayson; Eagles fall to KCD (03/25)

    First-year LaRue County coach Aaron Howell is still searching for his win as a head coach after the visiting Grayson County Lady Cougars shut out his Lady Hawks, 6-0 on Thursday.

    The Lady Hawks (0-3) were held to six hits – all singles – and committed four errors.

    Junior pitcher Amelia Miller (0-2) allowed four hits, three earned runs and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. She struck out two.

    Senior twins Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock each went 2-for-3.

    grayson county 6, larue county 0

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade starts fast, holds off North 8-3

    In its season opener, Meade County’s softball team turned what could’ve been a complete disaster into a rally-ending double play.

  • NASCAR is an appropriate element of Army's hiring tools

    The issue: Military recruiting

    Our view: More than just NASCAR

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town blanks LaRue, 4-0

    Elizabethtown senior Logan Hartlage didn’t log any innings on the varsity level last year, but he showed Thursday night he’s a fast learner.

    Hartlage tossed five shutout innings to lead the Panthers to a 4-0 victory over the homestanding LaRue County Hawks, who were playing without four starters.

    “Last year, I didn’t play much at all,” Hartlage said. “I’ve been working with (assistant) coach (Don Mullins) during the offseason and just trying to get better.”

  • One Knox leader Richardson named as chamber CEO

    Brad Richardson has added another item to his list of responsibilities.

    The executive director of One Knox and the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, Richardson was named Thursday afternoon as president and chief executive officer of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, said the selection was made easier because of Richardson’s background.

  • Victim’s father, lead detective testify in Burke trial

    When David Wilburn took the witness stand Thursday, his face was somber and his voice was steady.

    He has testified before about the slaying of his daughter, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, which occurred in September 2007 in Comer’s LaVista Estates home in Rineyville. This is the fourth attempt at a trial for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

  • Hardin County United joins alcohol push

    Another prominent Hardin County entity has emerged in favor of placing increased alcohol sales to a public vote.

    Hardin County United formally endorsed the efforts of Yes for Economic Success, arguing the debate is one of economic development and should be taken to voters to decide.

    Y.E.S. is a collective of local organizations and residents working to change existing alcohol laws in Hardin County because, Y.E.S. argues, they are unnecessarily stringent and an encumbrance to business growth.

  • Pops in the Park canceled for 2011

    The annual Pops in the Park concert featuring the Louisville Orchestra will not be held this year.

    The Louisville Orchestra and its musicians are in contract negotiations. First Federal Savings Bank issued a news release Thursday afternoon saying the event has been called off.

    The release added that First Federal will continue to provide the Elizabethtown community with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale at the 2011 Heartland Music Festival on June 4.