Today's News

  • Forum examines unification

    The Hardin County community had a chance to weigh in Thursday on possible government unification.

    A forum to learn about and discuss the possibility of Hardin County government unification was hosted Thursday by Ken Howard, chairman of the Hardin County United Governance Subcommittee, and Luke Schmidt, a consultant who completed a study on the subject.

    About 75 county residents attended the forum at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. It began with a slideshow presentation summarizing the study Schmidt completed.

  • Shaving cream, gloves aid in group's cemetery readings

    Stepping off an overgrown path, three members of Ancestral Trails Historic Society climbed the wooded hill in the Younger’s Creek area about 8:30 a.m. in search of a cemetery.

    The temperature did some climbing, too, rising steadily from the mid-80s into the lower- to mid-90s, the foliage embracing the wet heat. Sweat beaded on reddening skin.

    The trio reached their destination a short distance up the hill: a neglected graveyard containing broken headstones and footstones. Weeds, fallen branches and leaves covered the cemetery.

  • Elizabethtown firefighters awarded for saving 3-year-old’s life

    A 3-year-old boy was laying poolside, unresponsive and not breathing. Bystanders were shouting. Something, possibly a hot dog, was blocking the boy’s airway because responders couldn’t get air into his lungs.

    But firefighters cleared the obstruction, and as the child was loaded onto an ambulance, he started to come around. He was released from Kosair Hospital a few days later without any permanent injury.

  • JHHS has top graduation rate among local schools

    John Hardin High School had the highest graduation rate among the five local high schools in 2010, according to recently released data from the Kentucky Department of Education. JHHS was one of three schools that improved from last year’s rates.

    John Hardin also had two subpopulations, black and Asian students, rate a perfect 100 percent.

  • Alcohol votes set for Oct. 4

    Voters in three Hardin County cities will go to the polls in less than two months to decide whether or not to expand alcohol sales.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry signed an executive order Thursday directing local option elections Oct. 4 in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove for expanded alcohol sales.

  • 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. 

    James and Kimberly Baker, 2 Burns Road, county. Use: relocated single-family dwelling.

    Mickey Stinnet, 3671 Hodgenville Road, county. Use: addition.

    Josh Hubbard, 293 Braeburn Court, Elizabethtown. Use: pool.

  • Property Transfers

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

    John C. and Barbara J. Poe to Ronald B. Jr. and Tiara M. Blake, 48 Mossy Creek East Court, Elizabethtown, $201,900.

    Glenn and Launa Campbell and Robert and Tiffany Campbell to James M. and Lisa Campbell, property on Tabb Hollow Road, county, $80,161.76.

    Frances S. and Robert D. Embry to Robert A. and Pamela C. Lynch, 809 E. Main St., Vine Grove, $9,500.

  • TENNIS: Heartland Tennis Shootout to expand this year (08/05)

    Elizabethtown’s late-summer tennis shootout is expanding.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Meade County Invitational features 12 schools and more than 60 golfers (08/05)

    The Green Wave Invitational is losing quantity. But quality might be a different matter.

    Ten schools are slated to join host Meade County, which is fielding two teams, for Saturday’s boys’ prep golf tournament at Doe Valley Golf Club in Brandenburg. There are also four individuals, giving the field 64 players.

    That’s down from last year’s 13-school, 71-player event and the 2009 tournament which featured 109 players from 21 teams.