Today's News

  • Farm Bureau donates to Warm Blessings
  • Preschool a worthy investment

    By Nannette Johnston

    We are all lifelong learners. We attend elementary, middle and high schools. We proceed to a college or technical school and then into the work force. While in our vocations, we stay on top of new strategies and professional development. Then, when we retire, we read books and periodicals to keep our minds sharp. 

    Research shows children start learning in the womb. There is not a lot we can do to measure learning at that age. However, we can start monitoring language development and brain activity as soon as our babies are born.

  • Park worker's posts run gamut of Abe's life

    Scott Shultz’s current job seems cheerier than his last.

    As chief of interpretation, visitors services and resource management at the site where Abraham Lincoln was born, he tells visitors about an event that calls for back slapping and passing out cigars.

    As a guide at Ford’s Theatre, he talked about an event that calls for a handkerchief.

    “I told the story of the assassination every day,” he said.

  • Friends of NRA has meeting

    Friends of the NRA recently met in preparation for the annual banquet to be held on April 1. The club meets every Wednesday to plan for the annual fundraiser that supports local youth shooting sports. For tickets to the banquet, contact Daniel Cummings at 401-5153.

  • Saying goodbye to a season of dribbles and development

    It’s time to take the whistle off the rearview mirror. Since October, it has been twirling there.
    The basketball season is over and so is my opportunity to coach one of the two sixth-grade boys’ basketball teams at East Hardin Middle School.
    Stepping up to the challenge of coaching sixth-grade athletes, I found a great group of kids with a lot of heart and overlooked talent. Surprisingly, I also found personal growth — as a coach and as a person.

  • 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.

    Palisades Collection LLC v. Cindy Perry, Blackburn Road, Rineyville. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $4,791.59 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.

    Leonard Arnett, 2641 Burns Road, Rineyville. Use: garage building.

    David McGee, 590 Deer Run Way, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    Ken Sims, 65 Edlin Lane, county. Use: addition.

    Hans and Sheryl Hess, 226 Forest Trace, Radcliff. Use: deck.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Estate of Juanita McIntyre to Pamela M. and Scott Mattingly, property in Hardin County, love and affection. FMV: $300,000.

    James R. and Donna L. Hand to RAC Closing Services LLC, 2890 Lower Colesburg Road, Elizabethtown, $300,000.

    Destiny Properties LLC to Joshua K. Duvall and Cassidy Jordan, 321 Crossgate Road, Elizabethown, $78,500.

  • Unemployment rates improving in most of commonwealth

    Unemployment rates dropped in 82 of Kentucky’s 120 counties from January 2010 to January 2011, including six of the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail region.

    Hardin County’s civilian work force of 50,122 includes 45,007 who are employed, according to the latest labor force estimates released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Hardin County’s jobless rate was listed in January as 10.2 percent, down from 11.1 percent the previous year.

  • KCTCS approves new degree programs at ECTC

    New associate degree programs have been approved for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents authorized six proposals Thursday during its quarterly meeting in Versailles.

    The new programs at ECTC will create an associate in applied science in air conditioning technology, apprenticeship studies, construction technology and culinary arts.