Today's News

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced to 18 months in child porn case

    After pleading guilty in June, an Elizabethtown man was sentenced to 18 months in prison earlier this week for possession and distribution of child pornography.

    Craig T. Skaggs, 47, was arrested in August 2010 following an investigation by the Office of Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit.

    During a property search at his home on South Wilson Road, officials discovered 622 child pornography images and a video on his computer, according to a previous report.

  • Woman accused of bigamy pleads not guilty

    A 38-year-old Vine Grove woman accused of bigamy entered a plea of not guilty Friday at an arraignment in Hardin District Court.

    Angela Christensen’s attorney, Bob Bishop, said the defense had divorce and annullment records in its possession to share with prosecutors.

    Christensen married Christopher Lee Ferguson on July 10 in Hardin County, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. KSP investigators allege she also is married to Natale Romanczak of Texas and Brian Soarling of New York.

  • HCU faces barrage of questions at forum

    Roughly a dozen people filed into the gymnasium Thursday night at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff to hear Hardin County United’s pitch for a unification review commission.

    What the group lacked in size, it made up for in spirit.

    Following HCU’s presentation detailing the process of a unification study conducted by L.B. Schmidt and Associates, the small group of residents and elected officials hurled questions in the direction of consultant Luke Schmidt and Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard.

  • HCS votes to maintain tax rate

    Hardin County Schools’ board voted Thursday not to change its tax rate.

    HCS board approved a total tax rate of 58.7 cents per $100 on assessed real and personal property, 54 cents on motor vehicles and a 3 percent tax on utilities.

    The vote was unanimous. Board member Charlie Wise wasn’t present for the meeting.

    With the rate, the district will receive approximately $1.5 million more in revenue because of an increase in property value assessments. Assessments have increased by about $177.6 million from last year.

  • Hardin County Schools celebrate alumni success

    The issue: Hardin County Schools honor eight
    Our view: Well-rounded and impressive class

    The 2011 inductees into the Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni are as impressive as those who have been honored before them.

  • Enrollment fairly steady across districts

    The population swell districts experienced during the Base Realignment and Closure initiative has tapered off somewhat, as many schools are close to enrollment from previous years or low compared to estimates.

    Schools in the Elizabethtwon Independent Schools district have seen little change this year. Elizabethtown High School had the largest gain with about 60 students. Nate Huggins, assistant superintendent for student and district support services, said capacity of the buildings has not been reached and the high school could accommodate 100 more students.

  • Howevalley-Vertrees Days continues today

    Children are the focus for this weekend’s Howevalley-Vertrees Days celebration on Ky. 86.

    “We’re really geared up for the kids this year,’’ said Trevor Mather, president of the Howevalley-Vertrees Community Club. “About everything we are doing this year is with kids in mind.’’

    Events open tonight and conclude late Saturday.

    While the festival is around 24 hours in length, Mather said planning for it is about a nine-month process.

  • 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.

    CAE Properties, 4504 Bardstown Road, county. Use: change of use.

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank, 11 E. Quarry Ridge Court, county. Use: commercial building.

    Harry and Myra Covault, lot 0 Heritage Trail, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Straney Land Company Inc. to John William Jr. and Jacolyn M. Adock, lot 85 Twin Creeks Subdivision, $24,000.

    Iva N. Boynes Living Trust to Joshua and Kelley A. Conner, 1142 Lorien Court, Elizabethtown, $137,750.

    Charles Burnette to Randal Havens, 2520 Lower Colesburg Road, Elizabethtown, $45,000.