Today's News

  • County finishes fiscal year with $1.2 million surplus

    Despite continuing revenue struggles at Pearl Hollow Landfill and the Hardin County Detention Center, Hardin County government closed the 2010-11 fiscal year roughly $1.2 million ahead.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry rolled out a review of the budget Tuesday, saying Hardin County is committed to balancing its books.

    “If we could teach people this in Washington, we might be better off on the national scene,” Berry said.

  • HMH, EMS partner with schools for athlete safety

    Plans have been created to assist emergency responders in getting to injured student-athletes more quickly.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital and Hardin County Emergency Management Services are partnering with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools to disseminate plans for emergency responders to efficiently navigate school campuses and assist injured athletes or others attending sporting events.

  • Area forester heads to fight North Carolina fires

    Adam Michaels of the local Kentucky Division of Forestry office is part of a state contingent trying to get the widespread fires in North Carolina under control.

    Michaels left Saturday for the Wilmington, N.C., area, said Chief Forester Robert Bean of the office in Elizabethtown.

  • Smoothing out the bumps
  • White Mills post office could close

    The future of the post office in White Mills is in question.

    The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices, including the one in White Mills, to determine customer needs.

    Needs have changed in recent years, with many post office transactions being conducted online and within retail stores, according to a news release from the postal service.

  • Vine Grove demonstrates proactive sense of duty, fun

    The issue: Vine Grove's recent actions
    Our view: City focuses on quality of life

  • Empty rooms filled with sweet memories

     “All that had been used to make it a dwelling place, by my folks on back, by Grover and me… all the memories of all the lives that had made it and held it together, all would come apart and be gone as if it never was.”

    ---from Sold, a short story by Wendell Berry


    The rooms were empty by the time I arrived. Except for a few heaps of trash here and there and some stuff no one wanted, it was finished, done.

  • No charges in North Dixie accident

    Elizabethtown Police Department released the names of the commuters involved in the three-vehicle wreck Monday on North Dixie Avenue.

    Theresa D. Cundiff, 51, of Elizabethtown, was the driver of a white Acura that struck two motorcycles stopped at a traffic light near the 1100 block of Dixie.

    David H. Bundy, 58, and Joel L. Templeton, 44, of Indianapolis, were the riders.

  • Council reviews 31W recommendations

    Feasability studies still required before project can emerge

    Councilman Larry Ashlock’s plans for interconnections between shopping centers along U.S. 31W were reviewed by Elizabethtown City Council on Monday, and some of the ideas captured interest.
    But City Engineer Scott Reynolds said there would need to be feasibility studies conducted and public input gathered before the proposals could be turned into projects.

  • Brushy Fork Debate boasts handful of political hopefuls

    State politicians again will stand on the bank of the Brushy Fork Creek for old-fashioned debate in front of a feisty crowd during Autumn Daze in Vine Grove.

    So far, gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, his running mate Dea Riley, state auditor candidate John T. Kemper III and Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Robert Farmer are scheduled to appear at the second Brushy Fork Debate at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Optimist Park.

    Galbraith has gained attention for his stance supporting the legalization of marijuana and openness about his own use of the substance.