Today's News

  • March 31 editorial: Barriers a wise investment

    TOPIC: Highway barriers

    OUR VIEW: Money well spent

    What is public safety worth?

    In the state of Kentucky, $10 million has been invested this year in keeping travelers along Interstate 65 and Western Kentucky Parkway safe from crossover wrecks.

    It’s one way to assist motorists to avoid potentially fatal crashes.

    Dave Lawson knows what that feels like. Last year, the Hardin County many lost his wife and a daughter in a crossover collision along I-65 south of Elizabethtown. Three other people were killed in the crash as well.

  • Kerr Office Group Makes Donation to Elizabethtown Christian Academy

    Kerr Office Group Makes Donation to Elizabethtown Christian Academy

    Kerr Office Group recently donated 100 dozen legal pads to Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Pictured are Bobby Thompson, ECA business director, ECA students Jay Duplessis, Tori Duplessis and Kate Duplessis and Kerr Office Group Sales and Marketing Manager John Wright.


  • April 1, 2009: Services

     Patricia Anne Bonsall, 63, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, March 28, 2009. The funeral is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff; burial will be at a later date. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

  • March 22 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.


    Mark J. Straney (1958).

    DUI, BAC 0.20; careless driving.

  • March 27 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, Radcliff Planning and Zoning, and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Diane L. and Jeff A. Myers, 2119 Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, 3426 Old Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown. Use: church.

    Pat and Charlotte Lohden, 624 Horn Road, Cecilia. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • March 30: Services


  • March 22 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.

    Todd A. Allen (1985). Failure to or improper signal. Total $131.50.

    Lisa A. Foust (1972). Theft by deception (two counts). Total $155.

    John E. Lasley (1966). Criminal trespass; alcohol intoxication in a public place. Serve 10 days in jail. Total $185.

  • March 27 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.

    Sean P. Kiel v. Valley Creek Enterprise Inc., Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Claims wrongful possession of vehicle. Seeks judgment for damages; trial by jury.

  • March 29 editorial: Unification through divisions

    Last November residents made it very clear that increased representation is what they want when it comes to the structure of Fiscal Court. By a margin of almost 2-to-1, residents voted to return county government to its prior format of eight magistrates and a judge-executive. The current commissioner structure was chosen in 2004, when voters approved it at the polls by a narrow gap of

  • March 31, 2009: Services