Today's News

  • State of the Union watch party is Tuesday

    A former local government official wants to ensure people tune in this week for an important political event.
    Jeannette Stephens, a former Radcliff City Council member, is hosting a President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Las Chalupas in Radcliff. Attendees will be able to watch the address with others and register to vote.

  • Home sales: Up, up and away

    Sales of new and existing homes in Hardin and several surrounding counties increased by nearly 23 percent in 2010.
    Local real estate experts say the big leap is a reflection of new residents in the area because of Base Realignment and Closure and an economy that appears to be on an upswing.
    “It’s almost totally related to BRAC and what is going on at Fort Knox,’’ said Johnny Melloan of Melloan Real Estate. “We are fortunate to be where we are.’’

  • Bullet-riddled office belonged to inspirational man

    Nearly three decades ago, a young reporter arrived in Morgantown to interview the editor of a small weekly newspaper.
    A couple days before, the plate glass window in the storefront office had been shattered by late-night gunfire. It was a message for Larry Craig, the bold editor and owner of the Butler County newspaper.

  • Local employers make the grade

    Three local employers have been ranked among the best workplaces in the Louisville Metro area.
    Hardin County Schools, First Federal Savings Bank and LaRue County Schools were included in a list of top places to work compiled by The Courier-Journal, based upon employee surveys.
    HCS was ranked eighth in the top 10 of large employers, and First Federal and LCS were ranked second and 13th, respectively, in the top 15 of midsize employers.

  • Buggeland psychiatric evaluation continues

    The News-Enterprise
     The double-murder case against former Shepherdsville Road resident Erik J. Buggeland hit another snag Friday.
    Buggeland was scheduled to appear before Hardin District Court Judge John Simcoe for a competency hearing to determine if he is fit to stand trial for the September killings of his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, but the hearing has been moved to March 4. An official with the Hardin County Attorney’s office said Buggeland was unable to attend court Friday and would undergo additional evaluation.

  • 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.

    ElizabethtownIndependent Schools, 307 Cardinal Drive, Elizabethtown. Sue: Helmwood Heights Elementary School additions.

    ElizabethtownIndependent Schools, 634 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Use: kindergarten/preschool center.

  • Business Calendar Jan. 23, 2011



     Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin boys top Danville (01/23)

    Paced by MVP performance by senior guard Trevino Coney, all five North Hardin starters scored in double figures and 4-of-5 grabbed at least five rebounds as the Trojans held off Danville, 73-62 on Saturday in the Al Prewitt Classic at Lexington Henry Clay.

    Coney had 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Trojans (12-7), winners of 5-of-6.

  • Property Transfers

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

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.