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.

    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.

  • Property Transfers

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

    WGE LLC to Big E Inc., 133 Luke Court, Rineyville, $27,500.

    Ernest C. Burkhead to James Bennett and Lisa Terry, lot 80 Lakewood Park Subdivision, county, $541,000.

    Noah Douglas Signature Homes to David W. and Rebecca T. Burns, lot 33 Highland Springs Subdivision, Radcliff, $258,500.

  • Williams: Democratic attacks are ‘ridiculous’

    Kentucky Senate President and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams faces two fellow Republicans in the May 17 primary, but he took aim Thursday at Democrats.

    Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, visited Radcliff as part of the “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” bus tour crossing the state during the last weeks of the spring campaign.

    Williams said the tour’s name is a direct rebuke of Gov. Steve Beshear and his lack of leadership.

  • United Way honors its volunteers

    Melissa Payne of First Citizens Bank was recognized Thursday night as the United Way of Central Kentucky's volunteer of the year.

    In announcing the honor at the Volunteer Thank You Event at Nolin RECC, Payne's work was said to embody "the spirit of volunteerism and selflessness, and is a true, shining example of the United Way movement."

    Now an annual award, it has been named for Nelson Kelley, who invested 15 years in service to the local United Way. He also came forward to assist in the presentation.

  • Local agencies off to aid area hit by tornadoes

    As daylight broke over tornado ravaged areas of the southern United States on Thursday, hundreds of miles to the north in Hardin County, efforts were under way to offer assistance.

    Nearly 300 people as of Thursday afternoon in six states were killed from the massive tornado outbreak, leaving tens of thousands without power and homes.

  • 31W Bypass work to improve road, slows traffic for now

    Traffic started moving to the outside lanes in each direction on a portion of the U.S. 31W Bypass Thursday from approximately the College Street intersection to ½ mile north of the St. John Road intersection as the highway’s rehabilitation project continues.

  • Graham hired as Pre-K principal

    The new preschool and kindergarten center in Elizabethtown Independent Schools doesn’t have a completed building yet, but it does have a leader.

    Kelly Graham, EIS instructional supervisor, has been hired as principal of the center.

    The new position and Graham’s selection were approved by the EIS board Tuesday at a special meeting.

    After serving as a district administrator for six years, Graham was ready to get back into a school building.

    “Bottom line, I really miss the kids,” she said.

  • Photos: Stickhorse Derby
  • Celebrating 160 years: Christ Episcopal marks a milestone

    Christ Episcopal Church has been nestled at the corner of West Poplar and Mulberry streets for 160 years. Sunday, the congregation celebrates the anniversary with a special service.

    On April 2, 1851, Bishop Benjamin Smith consecrated Christ Church in Elizabethtown. Through a friendship with Elizabethtown judge A.H. Churchill, uncle of the founder of Churchill Downs, Smith came to Elizabethtown and established the church.

    Its design resembles churches speckled across the English countryside, the look the church’s designer was going for.

  • Tornado confirmed as cause of fairgrounds damage

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday night near Glendale, causing damage to several buildings at the Hardin County Fairgrounds and damaging the roof of a one-story house on U.S. 31W.

    Several trees also were snapped or uprooted by the tornado’s winds, which reached 105 mph. The NWS report shows the twister was on the ground for seven-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75-125 yards.