Today's News

  • Sept. 4 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.

  • Students given option to watch speech



    HARDIN COUNTY — Many local schools participated in the live televised speech from President Barack Obama, but because of the controversy surrounding the speech, most students were given an option not to watch.

  • West Point woman indicted on disability fraud charges

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    LOUISVILLE — A West Point woman was indicted Wednesday on two counts of obtaining workers’ compensation disability benefits from the United States Department of Labor and the United States Postal Service by fraudulently misrepresenting and concealing her true medical and physical condition.

    Teddi R. Blanford, 48, was indicted in the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

  • Rotary Smiles big



    HARDIN COUNTY — Dental workers screened more than 200 children during the first day of the Rotary Smiles program, which aims to provide care for local third-graders who don’t have insurance or access to treatment.

    “It just went great,” said Rik Hawkins, first vice president of Noon Rotary, which spearheaded the initiative.

  • From the Book Shelf: 'Plain Truth'

    "Plain Truth” by Jodi Picoult Washington Square Press 
    List price: $16 Rating: Four bookworms out of five   By MARY DAUGHERTY For Wednesday's Woman   Jodi Picoult is an author with a growing following.  So, I decided to dust off one of my favorites and share it with you, dear reader.

  • Tax rates on par with previous year



    HARDIN COUNTY — Commissioners banded together with Judge-Executive Harry Berry Tuesday to keep the county’s real estate property tax at its lowest rate in 20 years.

    Berry last week proposed keeping the real property tax rate at 10.9 cents per $100 of valuation for general and road funds — the first time the county has set it below the compensating rate. The rate is 11.0 cents per $100 of valuation this year.

  • 9-2 Lending a Hand


  • Sept. 4 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.

    Brian A. Prather, 336 Shacklette Court, Vine Grove. Use: deck.

    Glenna Payton, 341 Rock Creek Road, Big Clifty. Use: storage shed.

    Kay Kennedy, 58 Willow Oak Court, Elizabethtown. Use: basement remodel.

    William Robert Bright, 872 Crisp Road, Cecilia. Use: garage.

  • They’ve gotta leave the nest sometime
  • Aug. 30 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


    Melissa Luke Cherry (1969).