Today's News

  • Returning to school safely



    With Hardin County and Elizabethtown district schools resuming classes Wednesday and Thursday, public safety is a primary focus for educators and law enforcement this week.

    The first few days back to school is often a new routine, not only for students, but also for some drivers. Public safety officials are emphasizing the need for drivers’ increased patience, increased awareness and decreased speed.

  • July 23 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.

    Unifund CCR Partners v. Emily M. Kaiser, South Maple Street, Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $5,724.04 plus interest.

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  • July 23 Property Transfers

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

    David C. and Amy K. Cook to Marc A. and Leatha J. Orr, 529 Michigan Ave., Elizabethtown, $274,900.

    Smith Family Homes Inc. to Johnny D. Phillips, lot 12 Hartland Subdivision, county, $160,000.

    Martin T. and Deborah Howell to Dennis A. and Peggy P. Jones, lot 60 Shadowood Estates, county, $375,900.

    Christopher L. Armijo to Joseph E. Short, 616 Main St., West Point, $142,000.

  • Entrance construction to impact Ring Road travel

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 announced Monday that a commercial construction project that could impact traffic flow this week on Ring Road. According to a KTC news release, the right lane of northbound Ring Road will be closed starting Wednesday morning for construction of an entrance near Elizabethtown Animal Hospital’s construc

  • July 25 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


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  • Man sought in case of previously missing girl

    Staff Report A Bullitt County teen missing since July 17 surfaced Friday in Lebanon Junction, but police have not yet found a man suspected of having been with her these past two weeks. According to Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department Detective Scotty McGaha, Brooks resident Brittney Kustes, 19, arrived at University Hospital in Louisville Friday afternoon after bein

  • How will health care reform impact family caregivers?

    By  MONICA RUEHLING The health care reform legislation, which President Obama signed March 23, is promising great impact for the overall health care benefits for all Americans in the coming months and years. While the conditions and taxpayers liability for the program are hot topics and brings up many discussions, it is important to look at its positive impacts on family car

  • July 25 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.

    Ralph Bannister (1963). Speeding 26 mph over; reckless driving; operating on suspended operator’s license; failure to wear seat belts. Serve 10 days in jail concurrent with prior case. Court costs waived.

    David Wayne Brakebill (1979). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.

  • Aug. 1, 2010 editorial: Tribute dedicated to dedicated vets

    Remembering the sacrifice of America’s military is essential to appreciating its legacy of service and fully understanding the value of freedom.

    On a hillside overlooking Ring Road and Freeman Lake, a collection of veterans, civic and community leaders, and interested individuals celebrated the groundbreaking Friday of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.