Today's News

  • 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.

  • Howevalley Community News


    Andrea Sherrard, 737-2194


    2011.  The weather was mild for the new year weekend. Temperatures were warmer, and we got some rain.

  • Girl Scout Cookies are here

    Kentuckiana Girl Scouts now are selling cookies to the general public. Girls are out taking orders from individual customers and will set up  cookie booths beginning Feb. 26.
    Cookies available this year include the classic Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Crèmes and Dulce de Leche cookies. The Thank U Berry Munch cookie, last season’s hit flavor, will return for a second year. All Girl Scout cookies contain zero trans fats per serving.

  • Doyle honored as a Roads Scholar

    Chad A. Doyle of KDOH District 4 in Hardin County was honored recently for completing the Roads Scholar/Road Master Training Program. The Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Programs are offered throughout the year by the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center located at the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown supports local organizations

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown made donations to several different organizations in December. In addition to the donations presented to Habitat for Humanity and to Greenspace, which are pictured, the club also made donations to the following organizations in 2010: the National Garden Club’s Haiti Water Project and “Dollars for Scholars” programs, the Kentucky State Garden Club Headquarters building maintenance, Dover Air Force Base “Memorial Garden” in Delaware, Yew Dell Gardens, Bernheim Forest in Kentucky and student poetry and essay contests.

  • 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.

  • Much to do in a short session

    The 2011 session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened Tuesday and local legislators said they plan to be vigilant in protecting Hardin County’s interests and containing spending.
    The short session leaves little room for large-scale overhauls, but already the Senate leadership has proposed a number of bills engaging controversial topics such as immigration and tax reform.

  • Photo: Time For A Change
  • Search for Heritage Council director narrows


    The search for an Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council executive director has narrowed to a handful of applicants as the board hopes to make a decision soon on who will replace former director Dana Beth Lyddan.

    Kathy Helm, Heritage Council chair, said the job attracted applicants from all over the country, and about 41 resumes were received.

  • Stephanie Harrison: A local face of family preservation

    When it comes to preserving a family at risk of being separated, Stephanie Harrison is ready to help.
    Harrison is director of Intensive Family Preservation Services/Community Collaboration for Children in Elizabethtown. Its programs serve the eight-county Lincoln Trail District.
    “We do prevent children from being taken from homes,” Harrison said.
    Clients are families referred by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services that have been assessed as being at risk of being separated for any number of issues including neglect and abuse.