Today's News

  • 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.

  • ECTC honors World AIDS Day

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is holding local events as part of a global AIDS awareness effort.
    ECTC hosted a World AIDS Day panel discussion Tuesday as part of the college’s series of events for World AIDS Day today. The college sponsored several speakers who have had experiences with the disease. The college also has panels from the NAMES project quilt on display in the Morrison Gallery in the Administration Building.

  • Trees merry despite drought


    This year’s drought and scorching temperatures will somewhat impact local tree farms — but not enough to steal Christmas.

    Much of a drought’s effects will be delayed, because the trees most affected typically are too small to saw down now.

    “Usually the younger ones will not survive the drought,” said Amy Aldenderfer, a Hardin County Extension agent for horticulture.

  • Chamber unification sparks concerns

    A proposal to unify Hardin County’s four chambers of commerce drew both positive and critical comments during a forum Monday night.

    Members of each chamber will vote next month on the proposal, which supporters say will increase the area’s influence by allowing the tentatively named Hardin County Chamber of Commerce to speak with a unified voice.

    At least two-thirds of voters must support the plan for it to move forward.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin falls at Hart County (11/30)

    North Hardin coach James Slaven was concerned with how his young Lady Trojans would react in their season opener at Hart County on Monday night.

    Slaven didn’t have to wait long to get his answer.

    North Hardin fell behind 16-0 in the first 5 minutes and North Hardin didn’t score until junior Brianna Woodson hit a free throw with 2:16 left in the first quarter.

    Despite the shaky start, the Lady Trojans overcame it, going toe-to-toe with one of the most experienced teams in the 5th Region before falling to Hart County, 78-63.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Fort Knox splits with Caverna (11/30)

    The host Fort Knox Eagles turned a two-point lead after the first 8 minutes into a double-digit cushion at halftime as they toppled 5th Region rival Caverna, 67-61 in both teams’ season opener Monday night.

    Senior Jermell Rogers paced Fort Knox with 20 points, six rebounds and two steals, while senior Gadiel Mendez added 17 points and five assists. Senior Brandon Cullum chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Rashad Orange had 12 rebounds and eight points.

    Fort Knox hit the boards hard as five Eagles had six rebounds or more.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, editorial: Bulldogs' success sets area standard

    John Hardin High School’s run at another berth in the Class 5-A state football championship game came to an excruciating end Friday night.
    How the Bulldogs saw their first defeat in 14 games arrive made it a much more bitter pill to swallow.
    Lost in misplays and turnovers on a cold night and a 45-20 defeat to Christian County, was what this team and collection of seniors had accomplished not only in the last three months, but the last three years.
    It is rare in Hardin County that we have had a high school football program this dominant.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town beats Lady Waves, 78-55 (11/30)

    For the first quarter Monday night, the Meade County Lady Waves had high hopes of knocking off former 17th District rival Elizabethtown.

    Freshman guard Raley Johnson hit 4-of-6 3-pointers to spark the homestanding Lady Waves to a one-point lead at the end of the period.

    Then, just like coach Josh Hurt predicted in the preseason, Meade County’s inexperience began to show. Elizabethtown outscored the Lady Waves, 25-15 in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half on its way to a 78-55 victory in both teams’ season opener.

  • New Kumon center opens in Elizabethtown


    Students looking for an extra boost in math or reading skills have a new place to go to enhance their education.

    A new Kumon Math and Reading Center opened Monday in Elizabethtown. The facility is on North Dixie Avenue near Kohl’s department store and Zaxby’s restaurant. The center hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Elizabethtown–Hardin County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, the same day its first tutoring sessions began.

  • Pedestrian dies from injuries

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