Today's News

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Corncob Jelly



    Helen Byrd of Vine Grove is sharing a recipe for Corncob Jelly that she got from a cookbook compiled by a church near Custer. She’s had the cookbook, “Our Favorite Recipes,” since 1980 and says it is one of the best cookbooks she has ever bought. In the book it says the recipes came from “friends, far and near,” so who knows? This recipe may have come from someone right here in Hardin County.

  • Brethren in building

    SMITHS GROVE--As the sun burns away the morning mist around the tiny hamlet of Smiths Grove, seven men from First Baptist Church of Sonora stretch extension cords, carry lumber, nails and tools as they prepare to work on Pleasant View Baptist Church. The men are part of the Kentucky Baptist Builders helping to rebuild the Warren County church that burnt in January due to a furnace malfunction.

    Mission teams from other churches put up the building's framing and trusses before another group put vinyl siding in place.

  • Wreck on BG parkway kills teen



    ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown teen died Monday night after a single vehicle wreck on the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway about six miles east of the Interstate 65 junction.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Ben G. Napier, 19, was traveling westbound when he lost control of the 1991 Buick Park Avenue he was driving.

  • Pops in the Park celebrates 20th year



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Pops in the Park is turning the big 2-0 this year, and Hardin County residents can celebrate on Friday.

    Pops in the Park will bring the Louisville Orchestra to Freeman Lake Park for the 20th year on Friday. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and children 12 and under can attend for free.

  • Juvenile charged with arson


    A 12-year-old male who admitted to intentionally setting fire to a display shelf in an Elizabethtown Family Dollar store has been charged with first-degree arson, according to Elizabethtown Fire Safety Officer Rusty Todd.

    The fire occurred Wednesday at a Family Dollar store on Sycamore Street and was contained after an employee doused the flames with a fire extinguisher. The same employee later was treated for smoke inhalation and released from Hardin Memorial Hospital. No one else was injured, Todd said, and no further damage was done to the store.

  • Hospital to purchase new air handling unit

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    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the acquisition of a new air handling unit for the hospital at a bid of $374,267 from F.W. Owens Construction Company. The bid was the lower of two bids, about $55,000 less than the bid offered by Corbett Construction Co. Inc.

  • July 17 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.

    Cleyon Mabe, 5393 Flint Hill Road, Sonora. Use: storage shed.

    Double L Properties, 9688 Leitchfield Road, county. Use: remodel framing.

    Russell Jones, 129 W. Donna Reed Blvd., Cecilia. Use: encolosed deck.

    Robert and Patricia Tabor, 11188 St. John Road, Cecilia. Use: double-wide foundation.

  • A place to wine and dine out by the vines

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com BLOOMFIELD — Wine, history and murder make for compatible bedfellows for those who visit Springhill Winery Plantation Bed & Breakfast in Bloomfield. Right off exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County, the circa 1857 home is ripe with history and atmosphere. From the exit, the vineya

  • 'The first shot'



    HARDIN COUNTY — The amount is small in comparison to the total, but it is a start.

    The city of Elizabethtown entered an agreement this week with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to receive a little more than $20,000 in reimbursements related to the cleanup costs from January’s ice storm that toppled trees and downed power lines throughout the county. More than 100 counties in the state were hard hit by the storm.

  • Hospital to receive 15,000 Crusade for Children Grant

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been slated to receive almost $16,000 in funding through the WHAS Crusade for Children Grant this year.

    The award — slated at $15,957.79 — has been designated for several projects,  including  $11,780 for the purchase of pediatric therapy equipment in the Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, according to hospital officials. Also, $2,252 is set aside for infant resuscitators, and $1,925 has been allocated for hearing test equipment for newborns.