Today's News

  • Zonta Club announces award winner

    The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown announces the local Young Women in Public Affairs Award winner, Emilee O’Brien from Central Hardin High School. An A student, is involved in several extracurricular activities such as the academic team, FCA, Spanish club, the Superintendant’s Student Advisory Council, Student Council, Varsity Club, Rachel’s Challenge Organization, Science Honors Society and the tennis team. She plans to attend Campbellsville College in the fall.

  • Radcliff woman loses home, pet in fire

    A woman lost her home and a beloved pet in a Thursday night fire at Golden Rainbow Mobile Home Park off Hill Street in Radcliff.

    The home, which belonged to Marcia Bartlett, suffered severe interior damage as a result of the flames, which authorities said started from inside the home within the heating and cooling unit.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire occurred at Lot 1 of the mobile home around 10 Thursday night and took close to two hours to extinguish, destroying most of the woman’s belongings.

  • Local author publishes her first book


    Elizabethtown author D.A. Lawson released her first book last week.

    Lawson set the story of “Always” in the Elizabethtown area and features Louisville, Lexington, Hardin Memorial Hospital and other locations surrounding Hardin County throughout the story.  

  • RFD invests in healing wheels

    The Radcliff Fire Department has found an interactive way to give back to children.

    The department has purchased and customized a wagon it plans to donate to Kosair Children’s Hospital as a means of transport for patients.

    The idea was the brainchild of Lt. Steve Compton, who noticed the hospital’s use of such wagons while visiting the hospital during his niece’s surgery.

    Compton said several of the wagons are sponsored by fire departments and felt the gesture could be replicated by Radcliff.

  • Robbins living out a Derby fairy tale

    Michele Robbins has been around horses her entire life, but even this is more than she ever imagined.

    Robbins is one of the owners of the horse Twinspired who is running in the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Twinspired’s odds were 30-1 as of Thursday evening.

    “This is like a fairy tale,” Robbins said Thursday. “It’s just been an amazing ride.”

  • Prepare yourself to act when weather strikes

    The vicious spring weather season has brought countless weather watches and warnings. Often in April, Hardin County found itself simultaneously on the alert for severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes and flooding.

    Thanks to advances in radar detection technology, the National Weather Service is able to provide much more lead time when issuing alerts. During some storms this spring, warnings have been issued before the first raindrops reached the county.

  • Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient addresses students

    Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams built an immense appreciation for his country at an early age.

    He told a packed gym Thursday morning at North Hardin High School  that he credits a teacher for instilling patriotism in him as a young child. She often called on the class at random to recite The American’s Creed — a document he said succinctly embodies American values.

  • Group leading charge to provide Radcliff with flags

    A group of residents is leading the charge to provide Radcliff with 100 American flags for various city events.

    After about three weeks of work, the group has collected 33, said Bob Moore, who spent nearly 27 years in the U.S. Army.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall indicated during a March council meeting that he would like to see the city line the streets with 100 flags during events such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veterans Day. So Moore, his wife, Dottye, among others, have spearheaded the effort to make it happen by June 14, Flag Day.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: North's Simmons has big night as Trojans roll (05/06)

    Junior Antonio Simmons kept rolling offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and five RBIs to lift the North Hardin Trojans to a 13-3 win in six innings over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Thursday.

    Junior Brady Patterson went 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two stolen bases, while junior Andrew Boyles was 2-for-3 with four runs. Senior Aaron Yates doubled twice and scored.

    Senior Tyler Hinds (3-5) got the win. He walked three and struck out one in one inning.

  • 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.

    Kevin and Jennie Logan, 4 Fairway Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: pool.

    Joseph and Margery Cross, 306 Springhurst Court, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

    Anthony Singer, 1794 Thomas Road, Rineyville. Use: change of use.