Today's News

  • Army searches for ways to trim

    The issue: Eliminating Accessions Command
    Our view: Financial cuts have personal impacts

    In general, pressures to tame the massive federal deficit meet with approval from the average taxpayer.

    But when specifics arrive and pain accompanies spending cuts, the public outcry often takes another tone.

  • College tuition ceiling raised

    A step that likely will lead to tuition increases for new community college students was taken at a local meeting of the state higher education board.

    The tuition ceiling for Kentucky Community and Technical College System was set at a 4 percent increase from current rates by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday at its meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • State closes Nolin Lake because of flooding

    Near record water levels have resulted in the closing of Nolin Lake State Park, which is located along the Edmonson-Grayson County line.
    The lake level Thursday was 544.8 mean sea level and is expected to rise. The National Weather Service estimates the lake will climb as high as 549 feet by today, slighlty less than its record high of 549.9 recorded May 25, 1983.

  • United Way allocates nearly $700,000

    United Way of Central Kentucky saw an increase in its giving this year, which allowed the agency to directly benefit more agencies in its four-county coverage area.

    Fourteen agencies received funding totaling nearly $700,000 this year. The amount does not include specific charitable designations identified by donors, said Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Wilborn said each of the 14 applications received by the agency was reviewed for hours by a community investment team made up of representatives from local businesses.

  • Closing of Schmidt Museum impacts entire community

    The issue: Family chooses to sell collection
    Our view: Regretting missed opportunity to enjoy it

    In some form or fashion, the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia has been part of the local landscape since 1977.

    The family’s decision to close the attraction and auction its treasures has been greeted by a sense of regret by many. A major part of the disappointment is a form of guilt: We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue tops Green, Nelson beats North (04/29)

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on Thursday night.

    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.

    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Panther Twilight Classic set for tonight (04/29)

    The rain this week didn’t just cause headaches for area baseball and softball coaches. Area track and field teams also lost a lot of practice time because of the severe weather that pounded the Bluegrass for most of the week.

    But the weather shouldn’t be an issue for tonight’s Panther Twilight Classic. Field events start at 5:30, with running events slated to begin at 6.

    Eleven teams – including area foes Central Hardin and Fort Knox – will join the Panthers and Lady Panthers in the meet.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Cofer, Padgett had the (k)need to return (04/29)

    Earlier this month, Meade County’s Kayla Padgett said she had never met fellow senior Jordan Cofer of John Hardin, but Padgett didn’t need to know Cofer to understand what she had been through.

    Both players saw their junior softball seasons taken away from them when they suffered ACL tears during the 2009-10 basketball season.

  • 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.


    Fia Card Services v. Cornella P. Stewart, Junell Street, Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $12,405.59 plus interest.

  • 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.

    Robert Peterson, 55 Citation Court, Elizabethtown. Use: porch.

    Phillips Homes, 12 Kerrwood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Lee and Janet Graves, 493 Wilwood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.