Today's News

  • County approves first reading of illicit discharge ordinance

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the first reading of an illicit discharge ordinance that, if approved, will allow the county’s engineering department to inspect facilities and install monitoring and surveillance equipment to keep track of discharges.
    An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge into the stormwater system that is not purely stormwater, and County Engineer Vicki Brackett Meredith said such discharges can contain anything from heavy metals and toxins to bacteria.

  • Cardiac monitors, ambulance approved for county EMS

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the purchase of eight cardiac monitors for $184,388.94 from Bound Tree Medical Corp. on behalf of the EMS Department.
    Commissioner Garry King made a motion as a recommendation from the Resources and Emergency Services Committee. King also recommended the county pay for the monitors through board designated funds, a reserve fund established through Hardin Memorial Hospital dividend payments. The motion carried, 3-1, with Commissioner Bill Brandenburg voting no.

  • Fiscal Court chambers undergoing renovation

    HARDIN COUNTY — The Fiscal Court meeting room in Elizabethtown’s H.B. Fife Courthouse is undergoing renovations.
    To better accommodate the eight magistrates coming aboard in January, Hardin County government is replacing the design of the Fiscal Court chambers, which will include the installation of new furniture and carpeting, said Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Tuesday.

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  • Preston deems overlay zone "unconstitutional"

    Elizabethtown attorney Dwight Preston argued Thursday that residents affected by a proposed Glendale Interstate and Highway Overlay Zone are being unfairly discriminated against by the plan while having their land stripped from them without due process and just compensation.
    Preston appealed an October recommendation made by the Hardin County Planning Commission to approve the zone to Hardin Fiscal Court, which heard arguments from Preston and Planning Director Chris Hunsinger Tuesday night following a called meeting.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wright has played cornerback the right way for John Hardin (11/24)

    Cornerbacks, by nature, usually attract attention to themselves. Look at famous NFL cornerbacks like Deion Sanders, Champ Bailey, Asante Samuel, Al Harris and Darrelle Revis, all of whom people are aware of for how they play and what they say.

    John Hardin senior cornerback Anthony Wright breaks the mold of a typical cornerback. The soft-spoken Wright prefers to let his play do all his talking for him.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: 2010 All-Area Team (11/24)

    Playing alongside the area’s leading scorer in senior striker Ashleigh Cunningham as well as someone who has posted back-to-back season double-doubles (goals, assists) in junior center midfielder Sam Donahue, it would be easy for the diminutive Lauren Norton to get lost in the mix.

    Unfortunately for Central Hardin’s opponents, that didn’t happen this season.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: 2010 All-Area Team (11/24)

    Lorenzo Mengoli showed this season a player doesn’t have to be a veteran to make an impact.

    A junior striker from Italy, Mengoli enrolled as a foreign-exchange student this summer at Central Hardin. He put on an offensive showcase in his unofficial debut, lighting up the alumni in the Bruins’ annual exhibition game against their former players, and never let up, scoring 20 goals and passing out nine assists in 25 appearances as the Bruins went 20-4-2 and advanced to the final four at Georgetown College for the first time.

  • Heartland Festival to merge with summer concert series

    “The Heartland Festival on steroids” is how Rik Hawkins described new changes to the festival that were revealed Tuesday.
    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce announced that the Heartland Festival and the City of Elizabethtown’s summer concert series would become one event next summer. The newly-merged event will be the first weekend of June, instead of the typical end-of-August date for the festival.