Today's News

  • Government aid may help recover damage expenses



    HARDIN COUNTY — State and federal assistance appears to be on the way to help the area recover from last week’s massive ice storm.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency workers will travel here to assess damages, perhaps paving the way for financial help to government agencies, individuals and businesses, Hardin County Emergency Management Director David Underwood said.

  • Jan. 25 Howevalley news


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  • Breaking News


    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear are expected to be in Elizabethtown Sunday afternoon, visiting those stranded by the storm at the Pritchard Community Center.

    Beshear and the First Lady are touring various parts of the state hit hard by last week's mix of freezing rain and snow.

    Prior to the 3 p.m. stop in Elizabethtown, Beshear is expected to be in Meade County, assessing damage there.

  • Jan. 18 Pets of the Week

    Pet of the Week

  • Jan. 30 editorial: Sacrifice and sharing

    Winter Wonderland?

    That’s probably not the way most of us in Hardin and surrounding counties would describe what we beheld Tuesday and Wednesday mornings as the early morning sun dared to light up our winter-ravaged neighborhoods.

  • Blood drive Saturday


    A blood drive will be held Saturday at the Elizabethtown Wal-Mart by the local American Red Cross.

    The drive will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Several other blood drives scheduled for this week have been postponed by the inclement weather.

    For information on the blood drive, contact the Red Cross at 765-4979. 

  • County tax deadline extended


    Due to severe weather conditions leaving the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office without power Wednesday and Thursday, a grace period for paying the January amount on county taxes has been granted through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for those bringing payments to the Sheriff’s office. Payments mailed  with a postmark of Jan. 31 or earlier will be accepted at the January rate.

  • Wastewater systems affected, too

    By NE Staff

    Gov. Beshear’s office reported Thursday that 20 wastewater treatment plants in Kentucky are on bypass mode because of power outages caused by the storm.

    Sewer systems within Hardin County have also been affected by the storm’s power.

    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for Beshear, said Thursday evening in an e-mail that there is partial power at wastewater treatment plants in Fort Knox and Elizabethtown, while a treatment plant in Bullitt County was left completely powerless.

  • A 'perfect storm' for water districts



    HARDIN COUNTY— A lack of electrical power in the county has left many residents displaced because water supplies have dwindled and some residents have no usable water supply.

    The dual loss of power and water has left residents frustrated. Officials at both county water districts can relate, as the storm’s magnitude and ferocity destroyed backup plans and exceeded worst-case scenarios.

  • Jan. 31 Services