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Today's News

  • HCS votes to maintain tax rate

    Hardin County Schools’ board voted Thursday not to change its tax rate.

    HCS board approved a total tax rate of 58.7 cents per $100 on assessed real and personal property, 54 cents on motor vehicles and a 3 percent tax on utilities.

    The vote was unanimous. Board member Charlie Wise wasn’t present for the meeting.

    With the rate, the district will receive approximately $1.5 million more in revenue because of an increase in property value assessments. Assessments have increased by about $177.6 million from last year.

  • Hardin County Schools celebrate alumni success

    The issue: Hardin County Schools honor eight
    Our view: Well-rounded and impressive class

    The 2011 inductees into the Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni are as impressive as those who have been honored before them.

  • Enrollment fairly steady across districts

    The population swell districts experienced during the Base Realignment and Closure initiative has tapered off somewhat, as many schools are close to enrollment from previous years or low compared to estimates.

    Schools in the Elizabethtwon Independent Schools district have seen little change this year. Elizabethtown High School had the largest gain with about 60 students. Nate Huggins, assistant superintendent for student and district support services, said capacity of the buildings has not been reached and the high school could accommodate 100 more students.

  • Howevalley-Vertrees Days continues today

    Children are the focus for this weekend’s Howevalley-Vertrees Days celebration on Ky. 86.

    “We’re really geared up for the kids this year,’’ said Trevor Mather, president of the Howevalley-Vertrees Community Club. “About everything we are doing this year is with kids in mind.’’

    Events open tonight and conclude late Saturday.

    While the festival is around 24 hours in length, Mather said planning for it is about a nine-month process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    CAE Properties, 4504 Bardstown Road, county. Use: change of use.

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank, 11 E. Quarry Ridge Court, county. Use: commercial building.

    Harry and Myra Covault, lot 0 Heritage Trail, 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.

    Straney Land Company Inc. to John William Jr. and Jacolyn M. Adock, lot 85 Twin Creeks Subdivision, $24,000.

    Iva N. Boynes Living Trust to Joshua and Kelley A. Conner, 1142 Lorien Court, Elizabethtown, $137,750.

    Charles Burnette to Randal Havens, 2520 Lower Colesburg Road, Elizabethtown, $45,000.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade faces old nemesis in Greenwood (08/26)

    Throughout their history, Bowling Green Greenwood has rocked Meade County’s football team.

    Whether it’s been in district or non-district play, the Gators have routinely chomped up the Green Wave. They’ve mashed them down with their size, chewed them up with their physical strength and swallowed them on the scoreboard.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Meade to host Green Wave Classic on Saturday (08/26)

    After last year’s disappointing letdown in the Meade County Green Wave Classic championship game, Brent Raley wants to be back on top.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: North's stadium gets new seats (08/26)

    North Hardin High School’s season – and season-opening football game – will open with some new seating arrangements.