Today's News

  • Berlin to Baghdad: J.W. Thurman had a storied military career

    Retired Col. J.W. Thurman is a combat journal wrapped in skin and bones.

    The charismatic Oklahoma native excitedly moved about his Elizabethtown home discussing a robust military heritage he can trace to the American Civil War.

    Similarly, he doted on his mentors, such as Col. James “Jimmie” Leach and Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, and his comrades, calling himself the “most fortunate guy in the world.”

    “I never had to look back to see if someone was coming to get me,” he said of his time in Vietnam.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Racial strife, anti-war beliefs filled Williams’ service

    It was a turbulent time, filled with racial strife, social uncertainty and a potent disconnect concerning the military’s role in a remote land.

    On one side stood the military contingent, engaged as ever in its duties to protect the country and fellow soldiers. On the other side stood a resistant anti-war movement bolstered by American youth hostile to both the conflict in Vietnam and the soldiers fighting it.

  • County fair on track despite storm damage

    Hardin County Fair plans have had to be finessed to accommodate the usual attractions with only one building left standing at the fairgrounds.

    The restaurant building and three livestock barns were damaged by a storm this past spring and had to be removed.

    One livestock building was on the verge of being salvageable, but the rest were beyond repair, Fair Board President Larry Jaggers said.

     “We’re making do with what we’ve got this year,” he said.

  • Lori Paynter’s mother ready to move on

    A long chapter in Bonnie Dickerson’s life ended Wednesday, one consumed with phone calls, dogging police and keeping track of her former son-in-law’s whereabouts.

    Daniel Paynter on Wednesday pleaded guilty to murdering Dickerson’s 35-year-old daughter, Lori Paynter, in December 2002.

    “I talk to her, and I have her pictures around the house and I sit and look at her,” Dickerson said. “I miss her dearly, but you can’t bury yourself with your husband or your loved ones.”

  • Get ready to enjoy the Hardin County Fair

    Who’s ready for some good clean family fun?

    The summer tradition of carnival rides, funnel cakes and animal exhibits is about to get under way as the 2011 Hardin County Fair and Horse Show opens Monday.

    The Fair Board has worked hard in planning another fun-filled week, jam-packed with activities and entertainment for folks of all ages. These volunteers are to be commended for making the fair a unique, entertaining experience that is diverse and inviting.

  • 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.

    E.B. and Judy Cash, 275 Beagle Club Lane, Cecilia. Use: addition.

    Robert W. Brown, 3877 Shepherdsville Road, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

    Miles Boyd, 63 Daphne Court, Cecilia. Use: storage shed.

  • 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.

    ElizabethtownEmergency Physicians v. Sherron E. Jankowski, Carroll Avenue, Rineyville. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $4,401 plus interest.

  • Property Transfers

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

    M-5 LLC to Tom L. Miller, lot 11 Monterey Subdivision, county, no monetary consideration. FMV: $222,900.

    Loy Neal and Heather Brashear to Ricky Brashear and Austin Brashear, 114 Commanche Drive, Elizabethtown, love and affection. FMV: $135,000.

    Scott A. Benson to Toshie M. Murrell, 382 Valley View Drive, Vine Grove, $145,000.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: E'town, Meade to meet in 8s district final (07/08)

    Carson Yates had two doubles, a single and scored twice, and Caleb Turner had a double, two singles and three runs to lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 8-year-old All-Stars to a 14-8 win over LaRue County in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament at Meade-Olin Park in Brandenburg on Thursday night.

    Ryan Pyles added a double, two singles and two runs, while Bryce Pruitt had a triple, single and a run. Eli Brown chipped in with four singles and a run, and Caleb Adams and Jacob Simondiski each had two singles and a run.

  • STATE FARM E'TOWN OPEN: State Farm E'town Open features 179 players from four states (07/08)

    Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

    And like a good event, this weekend’s State Farm E’town Open is there to offer amateur tennis players another large and talented field.