Today's News

  • Fiscal Court approves scrap metal ordinance

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously authorized an ordinance Tuesday requiring detailed registration of items purchased by pawn shops, junk, secondhand and scrap dealers already active in several Hardin County cities and neighboring counties. Magistrate Garry King was absent.

    A business will have to keep a detailed transaction record, including the name and address of the seller, an electronic copy of a government-issued photo ID, the date the property was purchased, the seller's signature and a license plate number.

  • Pastor’s stop on the way south spans 45 years

    The Rev. B.T. Bishop made a stop in Elizabethtown on his way from Louisville to Birmingham, Ala.

    That was 45 years ago.

    “I wasn’t planning on staying,” Bishop said.

    He had his own plans, but his calling to dedicate himself to serving the Elizabethtown community was stronger. And over the years, he witnessed that community and its opportunities grow.

  • Cemetery preservation workshop offered in Leitchfield

    The Grayson County Cemetery Board is offering a cemetery preservation workshop at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the Centre on Main in Leitchfield.

    Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society will provide guidelines to conserving and cleaning stones and offer information about preserving cemeteries. Johnson also will discuss Kentucky cemetery laws to help people understand their rights as descendants, including cemeteries in areas designated for development.

    Handouts will be provided.

  • Local minister offers Bible-based view of alcohol

    By Michael Galloway

    It was a normal church event for those involved. In my work, I have taken many a group of youth on a trip just like it. The youth group had decided to take a trip to King’s Island and had taken a bus.

    I can imagine the group having loads of fun at the amusement park until it was time to come home. The kids on the bus were probably tired, maybe a little cranky; after all it was 11 p.m.

  • Pat Cromartie, a mom with more cowbell


    When cowbells ring over the stadium at a Central Hardin High School football game, it means Pat Cromartie, a.k.a. No. 5’s mom, is in attendance.

    She sits at the 50-yard line to watch all the plays with other parents. And when the team does well, their section of the stands becomes a sea of high-fives and, of course, more cowbell.

  • E'town to focus more on parking enforcement

    Elizabethtown is considering more stringent enforcement of its parking ordinance stronger and may start towing vehicles with unpaid fines.

    The issue was brought to the attention of Elizabethtown City Council on Monday because a large number of unpaid tickets are outstanding. City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said letters sent to offenders largely have been ignored.

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  • 23-year-old dies in wreck

    Landmark News Service

    A Buffalo resident died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.

    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.

  • State representative nabs national award

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee has garnered another national honor.

    The Elizabethtown Democrat was awarded the Sen. John Heinz Memorial Award from the National Adult Day Services Association during its annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis. Lee received the award for his support of the adult day care industry.

    The NADSA solicits nominations from across the country each year for its awards. Lee was nominated by Active Day, a national adult day care provider with 19 facilities in Kentucky, including a location on Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown. 

  • Hardin County Democratic Women has September meeting