Today's News

  • Jail inmate on work release steals vehicle

    A Hardin County Detention Center inmate on work release escaped Thursday morning in a stolen vehicle but was apprehended in Louisville.

    Westley Mathis, 30, was part of a work-release detail at Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ bus garage off Mulberry Street when he found a vehicle with keys in the console, Jailer Danny Allen said.

    Around 8:50 a.m., he drove off in the vehicle, Allen said. School officials notified the detention center of Mathis’ escape.

  • State requires extensive background checks of potential foster parents

    Although a foster parent has been accused of sending illicit Facebook messages to his young foster child, state officials insist that background checks performed on potential foster parents are extensive.

    “We are a public agency. We are accountable to the public,” said Marcus Haycraft, recruitment and certification supervisor for the district office of the Department of Community Based Services.

  • Youth Theatre at 40: Bravo and encore

    You are only as old as you feel and Youth Theatre of Hardin County hasn’t lost the spring in its step as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

    Hardin County has been the fortunate recipient of 40 seasons of quality live entertainment. From its first production of “The Mouse that Roared” in 1972 to its most recent production, last weekend’s “White Christmas,” students have grown up on the stage one performance at a time.

  • North Hardin guard member sent to HMH with heat symptoms

    A student in the North Hardin High School color guard was transported Thursday to Hardin Memorial Hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion.
    North Hardin Principal Bill Dennison said the band member was practicing outside with the guard Thursday morning for about 60 to 90 minutes. Students came inside before noon and had been inside about 20 to 30 minutes when the girl said she did not feel well.
    Two parent volunteers who are nurses attended to her before an ambulance arrived. She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 11:30 a.m., Dennison said.

  • 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.

    Richard E. Diehl, 317 College St., Elizabethtown. Use: utility building.

    Aaron and Karen Jesko, 104 Stoneybrook Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Ken Howard, 643 Foxfire Road, Elizabethtown. Use: bathroom remodel.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Charles Jr. and Angela Mattingly to Jason R. Sutton, lot 6 Boone Trace Subdivision, county, $162,500.

    Michael S. and Angela M. Lyon to Anthony L. Atteberry, 2755 Rineyville Big Springs Road, Rineyville, $129,500.

    Don Coffey Homes LLC to Navneet and Janelle Kaul, 151 Santa Fe Subdivision, county, $233,500.

    Brian J. and Kirsten M. Beeman to Teresa A. Hall, 571 Lavista Drive, Rineyville, $183,000.

  • Free concerts scheduled at Fort Knox amphitheater

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  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 11s head to Illinois for Ohio Valley Regional (07/22)

    Trailing rival LaRue County by four and running out of time in the championship of the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State tournament, the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars staged a comeback that will always be remembered by the players, coaches and their fans.

    Jey Gregory singled to center to score Parker Bowman, lifting EABC to a 5-4 win and setting off a raucous celebration at the University Drive Ballpark on Monday night.

  • HORSE RACING: A barrel of fun for Metcalf and Clark (07/22)

    Lauren Clark still marvels at how her barrel racing career has worked out so well.

    Especially since her favorite – and top prize-winning horse – was bought by mistake.