Today's News

  • Home buyer tax credit extended and expanded


    On Nov. 6, President Obama signed the new Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 into law. This legislation extended and expanded the first-time home buyer credit.

    Important essentials to know about the credit:

  • Oct. 30 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.

    Lydora Stewart, 3498 Star Mills Road, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Earl B. and Frances J. Johnston, 206 Milimish Lane, Vine Grove. Use: addition.

    Makr and Cindy Coleman, 58 Jako Circle, Elizabethtown. Use: swimming pool.

  • Cott reborn as Magnet Business Park



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Cott facility at North Dixie Avenue and U.S. 31W Bypass has seen a revitalization of sorts this year with its drab exterior pulled away and its walls splashed with a new sheen.

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  • Local man face to face with gunman seconds before shots



    In the U.S. Army, most days are far from typical.

    But for Staff Sgt. Kyle Puckett, last Thursday started out as “fairly routine” at Fort Hood, Texas. Puckett, 30, was just about to take a break from his duties as a mental health NCO to grab some lunch after a busy week of processing between 300 and 400 soldiers through his office.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin duo goes D-I (11/12)


  • Oct. 30 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.

    Ronald L. Hinkle, et al, v. Kentucky Neighborhood Bank, 1000 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment for damages; trail by jury.

  • Nov. 1 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Brenda S. Barger (1973). Speeding 34 in a 25. Total $182.

    Karen M. Bays (1972). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.

    Melisha Boyd (1980). Theft by deception. Total $185.

    Charles W. Breeding Jr. (1988). No license in possession. Total $144.

  • Smith won't seek another term as Vine Grove mayor



    VINE GROVE — When Donovan Smith returned to the Vine Grove mayor’s office in 2007, he did so knowing that it likely could be his last stint in public office.

    In sticking to a campaign promise he made to his wife, Penny, the 70-year-old Smith won’t pursue another term as mayor in 2010.

    “I’m going to keep that promise,’’ Smith said.

  • Student living proof of texting danger



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Students working to pass a law that would ban sending text messages while driving found a real-life example to help make their case.

    Wil Craig visited John Hardin High School on Thursday to discuss the crash that left him with physical and brain injuries. The driver of the vehicle in which Craig was a passenger was was texting at the time of the wreck.