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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.

    Magnolia Y. Caudill, 402 Kentucky Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Kenneth and Teresa Jones, 22 W. Anjou Court, Elizabethtown. Use: garage.

    D&K Homes, 89 San Antonio Drive, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Radcliff Homes Inc. to Desiree and Andrew J. Martin, 210 Ivy Pointe Drive, Elizabethtown, $133,500.

    Paul H. and Karen Nielsen to Jeffery and Danielle Secor, lot 28 Covington Ridge Subdivsion, Elizabethtown, $270,000.

    David and Teresa Padgett to Frankie Hotsinpiller and James M. and Pamela Kelso, lots 18 and 19 and 40 and 41 H.L. Rhodes Heirs Subdivision, county, $60,000.

  • BASKETBALL: Rupp Arena to host Dominican Republic, Kentucky Pros (07/29)

    John Calipari’s unbeaten record in Rupp Arena games could be in serious jeopardy next month.

    Calipari, who’s entering his third season as coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, will lead the Dominican Republic national team in a scrimmage against NBA stars who played for the Wildcats. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Calipari, who has been in charge of putting the event together, announced the game Wednesday on his Twitter feed.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin honored at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (07/29)

    LEXINGTON — Who says you can’t go back?

    The Central Hardin baseball team returned to the site of its historic achievement Thursday night as the Bruins went to Whitaker Bank Ballpark for a flag-raising ceremony in honor of their 2011 KHSAA state baseball championship.

  • PREP SPORTS: Bowling might not be last sport to be added to area sports menu (07/29)

    Earlier this year, Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin decided to offer bowling on the high school varsity sports level. Since 2000, all seven KHSAA schools in the tri-county area have offered volleyball, while Meade County has added wrestling and LaRue County has added boys’ and girls’ soccer in the last seven years.

    Bowling, volleyball, wrestling and soccer might not be the only sports to be added to the area menu.

  • Witness: Burke wanted to shoot wife in 2005

    FORT CAMPBELL — The two charges of murder are the same, but the setting is wildly different.

    Accused of murdering his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in Rineyville, Brent Burke is not wearing bright orange detention center garb. He’s not in restraints. He occasionally smiles, writes notes to his attorney, and even exchanges a few warm glances with his mother, who is only a few feet behind him.

  • Rev up the engine with downtown fun

    The issue: Cruisin' the Heartland
    Our view: Accomplishing its goal

    Ladies and gentlemen, start the engine. The engine of redevelopment in downtown Elizabethtown, that is.

    The return this weekend of the immensely successful Cruisin’ the Heartland is another opportunity to remember yesteryear, the music, the dances, seeing movies at the State Theater and admiring the cars. It’s an opportunity to walk downtown’s streets, admire the architecture and mingle with friends and neighbors.

  • Former LCHS teacher pleads guilty to charges

    A former LaRue County High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, was sentenced to 15 days in jail and is not allowed to teach for five years. He was charged with assisting or causing a minor age 16 or younger to disobey parents.

    According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the girl by her parents earlier this year.

  • Bypass ramp to parkway to be closed next week

    Motorists traveling U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown will have limited access to Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway beginning Monday.

    The southbound bypass exit to Western Kentucky Parkway east/to Interstate 65 will close along with the eastbound parkway ramp onto the bypass. On Tuesday, the southbound bypass exit to westbound Western Kentucky Parkway will close.

    Contract crews are removing and replacing old pavement on the ramps as part of U.S. 31W Bypass rehabilitation. The ramp closures will continue for 10 days from their start date.

  • Elizabethtown Woman's Club makes donations to HCEC-TV and Free Clinic

    On July 8, The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown gave away most of their money to 20 very worthy organizations. The club works all year to raise money and at the end of their fiscal year divide that into donations to be given. Representatives from these organizations came to The Brown-Pusey House to receive their check.