Today's News

  • 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.

    Sheila Myers, et al, v. New North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center LLC, et al, West Main Street, Frankfort. Claims negligence. Seeks judgment for damages; trial by jury.

  • 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.

    George Coalson, 10208 Leitchfield Road, Stephensburg. Use: sunroom.

    Frank Hayden, 364 Ridgeway Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: sunroom.

    Richard Davis, lot 0 Timercrest Drive, 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.

    Danny Dean and Belinda Picket to Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, property in Hardin County, $1,000.

    Albert and Lori Ponce to Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, property in Hardin County, $10,650.

    Clifton D. and Patricia A. Samuels to Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, property in Hardin County, $68,700.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: John Hardin pulls away from Elizabethtown (09/16)

    Alex Shearer was pleased with his team’s first-half performance Thursday night, but John Hardin’s veteran coach was waiting for his squad to knock out Elizabethtown after letting the visiting Panthers hang around.

    One banged-up Bulldog was more than happy to oblige.

    Junior Alex Higdon had one goal and one assist in the final 15 minutes as the Bulldogs pulled away from the Panthers, 4-1, in a critical 10th District game in terms of John Hardin’s bye hopes for the postseason tournament next month at Central Hardin.

  • Reunited after 40 years

    It has been 40 years, but former students of Western Elementary School remember when Magistrate Lisa Williams of Elizabethtown sat on a cake as part of a school play.

    They remember trying to tape stars to a wall to no avail, but seeing a star a child spit on and slapped to the wall stayed in place the whole year.

    They remember having fall festivals, girls conducting séances in a coat closet while boys tried to scare them and recesses outside from which they still have scars.

  • Brushy Fork Debate features strong lineup

    Only three of the political hopefuls invited to the Brushy Fork Debate on Saturday have said they won’t appear.
    Incumbent Democrats Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway and Adam Edelen, Democratic candidate for auditor of public accounts, declined invitations.

    The debate begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with gubernatorial candidates Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith scheduled to appear.

  • All that jazz: Army specialist returns home for trio of performances

    U.S. Army Spec. Jake Stith returned to his hometown this week with a guitar in hand and some jazz swagger.

    Stith, a Rineyville native, kicked off a trio of performances in Hardin County on Thursday at Rineyville Elementary School, where his mother teaches preschool and he once roamed the halls as a student.

  • Habitat for Humanity partners with city of Elizabethtown to build pavilion

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the city of Elizabethtown to build a pavilion for the community in the Haycraft area.  This is a part of an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. 
    Recently, volunteers came to prepare the ground, set poles and install joists that will hold the roof of the 24” x 30” structure.  It will give the community a place to hold picnics and children a place to play out of the rain and the heat of the sun. 

  • Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is Sept. 24

    The 34th annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown.
    Knights will hand out Tootsie Roll candy in shopping centers and retail areas accepting contributions that will benefit mentally handicapped  residents in Hardin County.
    Tootsie Roll funds, with state and federal matching grants, are distributed through the Knights of Columbus State Association for Mentally Disabled Inc. In 2010 the Knights collected contributions totaling $6,500 in Elizabethtown. The statewide collection totaled $130,000.

  • Lynch donates time, aircraft to Young Eagles Program

    Robert Lynch of Vine Grove, an area pilot, now has given more than 200 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.