Today's News

  • E'town man pleads guilty to sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in Hardin District Court Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of attempted sodomy and incest.

    Kelly Shawn Bottoms, 37, was arrested last August after a police investigation revealed a female relative under the age of 16 had cell phone recordings of Bottoms stating he wanted to perform sex acts with her, according to an arrest citation.

    The citation also alleged Bottoms offered to pay the victim for sexual favors.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Thursday's results (09/02)





    FORTKNOX — Results from Thursday’s quad match (Fort Knox, John Hardin, Meade County, North Hardin) at the par-36 back nine Lindsey Golf Course:


  • YOUTH SPORTS: Four honored with Jim Bell Award (09/02)

    Beth Pyles has long believed that spots in the Elizabethtown Area Youth Football league’s Hall of Fame should be reserved for those people who have given to the league, be it as a coach or commission member.

    Pyles hasn’t served in either capacity since she and her husband Mike became involved with the program 15 years ago, but that didn’t matter to those selecting this year’s hall of fame honorees.


    Rivalry games are always difficult to predict. Coaches always say the same clichés, like records can be thrown out the window or we can’t look past these guys. Something along those lines.

    When Elizabethtown travels to Central Hardin, it will be the 22nd meeting between the schools. The rivalry has been close with Central Hardin holding a 12-9 lead in the series.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: John Hardin, North Oldham tie (09/02)

    Senior Chris Wilk scored in the final 15 minutes off a double assist from sophomore Jeremy Garcia and senior Daniel Ruiz as the John Hardin Bulldogs tied visiting North Oldham, 1-1 on Thursday.

    Senior keeper Dylan Smith stopped nine shots for the Bulldogs (4-3-1).

    UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at Nelson County at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins brace for winless Panthers (9/2)

    Central Hardin coach Mark Perry is in his first season with the Bruins, but he has already embraced the rivalry with Elizabethtown.

    The schools are separated by a few miles and the student-athletes usually grow up playing sports with one another. Perry understands what a victory means in this series and wants to carry on the tradition his predecessor Mike Lawson, who went 3-1 against the Panthers.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs sweep Lady Eagles (09/02)

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 25-19, 25-15 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Thursday.

    John Hardin (4-4 overall, 2-3 district) improved to 3-3 in its last six matches, while Fort Knox (1-8, 0-4) lost its second straight.

    No statistics were available.

    UP NEXT: John Hardin plays in the Marion County Invitational on Saturday. Fort Knox plays at Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • 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.

    Justin Masterson, 2 Christi Acres, county. Use: double-wide.

    Flex Films USA, 631 Cecil Ave., Cecilia. Use: remodel.

    Ray and Connie Keith, 233 Spring Meadow Drive, Radcliff. Use: pool.

    Richard and Judy Grey, 11495 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia. Use: storage shed.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Robert and Nancy Lake to Robert Earl Lake, property on Summit Baptist Church Road, county, love and affection. FMV: $12,000.

    Linda F. Weltmer to Walter L. and Cindy L. Kist, 3021 Lower Colesburg Road, Elizabethtown, $101,000.

    Kevin and Connie Jewell Owens to Ben and Mindy Woosley, property in Elizabethtown, $170,000.