Today's News

  • Jessie pleads guilty, faces up to 35 years

    Though the Circuit Courtroom 1 at Hardin County Justice Center was bustling with people Tuesday morning, it was silent and largely empty that afternoon  when Brandon Lee Jessie pleaded guilty to murder.

    \On June 6, 2010, Jessie was driving a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander as he fled police and ran a red light at the Ky. 313 and U.S. 31W intersection. Jessie’s vehicle crashed into another car — killing its driver, James Fentress of Elizabethtown. In the course of the crash, a third vehicle was struck. Its passengers were injured, but survived.

  • Lunch program busy during early stages

    Schools may be closed but the cafeterias are still running in some Hardin County schools.

    The HCS summer lunch program began Monday, and are serving free lunches to children younger than 18 through July 29. Lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Hardin, North Hardin and John Hardin high schools and North Park Elementary School. Adult lunches are $3.50.

    The lunches are picked up and served by a number of summer camps and other organizations.

  • ETCB to give $100,000 to Veterans Tribute

    Nearly two months after organizers of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute asked the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission for a $100,000 donation, tourism officials have agreed to support the venture.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau included $25,000 toward the Veterans Tribute in its 2011-12 fiscal year budget. The $2.9 million budget was approved last week and must receive final approval from Elizabethtown City Council before the donation can be finalized.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin hopes to end its first-game funk at State (06/08)

    For a team as experienced as they are, the Central Hardin Lady Bruins still get nervous – a fact not lost on team members or their interim coach, Jamie Goodman.

    Coming off a shocking extra-inning road upset of powerhouse Owensboro Catholic three days before, the Lady Bruins stumbled through a 6-4 win against Bullitt Central in their TSOA Tournament opener at Meade-Olin Park.

  • GOLF: Three in contention to make cut at State Am (06/08)

    Following the first round of the Appalachian Wireless Kentucky State Amateur, former Elizabethtown standout golfer Garrett Hinton is within striking distance of achieving his goal of finishing in the top 20 in the state’s top amateur tournament.

    Hinton, an Eastern Kentucky University sophomore-to-be, fired a 73 at the Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington on Tuesday. Hinton is in a 17-way tie for 27th, five shots behind co-leaders Bruce Walters and Patrick Newcomb. Walters, of Pikeville, and Newcomb, of Benton, each carded a 68.

  • Barnes, Pierce receive five years probation for role in shootout

    Two men involved of in a drug deal turned shootout in Elizabethtown last May were sentenced to five years probation each Tuesday.

    Courtney Pierce and Phillip Jharrell Barnes, both of Louisville, each received 10 years for attempted robbery among other charges. Both received five years probation in Hardin County.

    As part of their probation, Pierce and Barnes cannot leave Hardin County without approval from their probation officers. They must be employed within 60 days and undergo substance-abuse treatment.

  • Nalls celebrate 50th anniversary

    Donald and Betty Reed Nall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2011.
    They were married June 11, 1961, at Rineyville Baptist Church.
    Mr. Nall is retired from civil service at Fort Knox.
    Mrs. Nall is retired from the Fort Knox School System.
    They have three children, Donaye Vessels, Bill Nall and Mark Nall; and five grandchildren.

  • Heavenbound Baptist Church appreciates community support

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that attended our first Memorial Day observance on May 29, at Sycamore Cemetery.
    We would like especially to thank: State Sen. Dennis Parrett, State Rep. Timothy Moore, American Legion Post No. 113 Color Guard and Boy Scout Troop 15.
    This was a very moving tribute to our veterans both living and dead and to the veterans that were killed in action.
    Thank you again to everyone that took time from their holiday and family time to join us in this tribute.
    Heavenbound Baptist Church

  • Thompson graduates from U.S. Miltiary Academy at West Point

    Bryan Thompson of Elizabethtown graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 21 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

  • Vine Grove budget changes postponed

    Vine Grove will enter the next fiscal year with a budget identical to the one it is currently using, but it might not stay that way.

    The city council approved by consensus Monday allowing the budget that begins July 1 to automatically be identical to the current budget because a new one hasn’t been passed. Council members later will amend the budget to make necessary changes.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said Vine Grove can do that because it is a fourth-class city.

    Cities must have their budgets in place by June 30.