Today's News

  • April 30 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.

    James Russell Johnson, 509 Partridge Way, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    William Rademacher, 105 Blue Ball Road, Rineyville. Use: garage.

    Allen’s Air Conditioning, 1302 Old E'town Road, Hodgenville. Use; addition.

    Lisa Waldeck-Huffer, 2635 Middle Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

  • May 18, 2010: Obituaries

    Alma A. Benningfield

    Alma A. Benningfield, 95, of Hodgenville, passed away, Monday, May 17, 2010, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

    Professing faith in Christ when she was nine years old, she was a member of Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and directed Christmas and other programs for more than 60 years.

  • Some shed under the rainbow
  • Where they're playing

    Concert may include admission even if not listed.

    May 22

    Mamakitty Southwood will perform at Union Station, 9302 Blue Lick Road, Louisville, (502) 969-6398, 8 p.m.

    May 27

    Fall N Disgize will perform at Hot Topic in Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, (270) 766-1470, 7:30 p.m.

    May 28

    Wild Revolution will perform at 3-Putt Willie's at Pine Valley Golf Resort in Elizabethtown, (270) 737-8300, 9 p.m.

  • May 19, 2010: Services

    Alma A. Benningfield, 95, of Hodgenville, died Monday, May 17, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

    Charles V. Cox, 74, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Stuart, Va., died Thursday, May 13, 2010. A graveside service was Monday at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart. A celebration of life is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Crowded magisterial fields narrowed



    Tuesday’s primary pared Hardin County’s large magistrate field down from almost 50 to just 16 candidates.

    Winners included a mix of former magistrates and those who have never held public office.

    The eight candidates who win in November’s general election will make up a fiscal court that will have reverted from a short-lived commissioner system.

  • Highway workers bring May flowers



    With Memorial Day coming up, it’s good time to consider of vibrant red poppies alongside a ramp from U.S. 62 to the Elizabethtown bypass.

    Corn poppies such as these — a different type than the one that delayed Dorothy — are featured in the World War I poem, “In Flanders Fields,” and have become a symbol of military sacrifice. The red flowers bloomed in the European battlefields.

  • Morris wins 4th District Constable race

    Staff Report

    Hardin County again will have eight constables serving each of the magisterial districts and five of the seats are still to be decided in November.

    One district held a primary election Tuesday for a constable seat.

    In the 4th District, Democrat Randell R. “Randy” Morris won out over Lester “Pops” Hack with 64 percent of the vote.

    No Republican candidate filed in the 4th District.

  • From the bookshelf: "The Daughters of the Witching Hill"


  • Dollars and Sense: Use your refund to tune up your finances

    The average tax refund has increased by about 10 percent in 2010 as more Americans have qualified for tax breaks under the economic stimulus acts. If you’re one of the lucky ones receiving a refund, CPAs urge you to think carefully before spending it. It’s a good time to review your entire financial situation and make adjustments to keep you on track for the rest of the year. The Kentucky Society of CPAs offers these suggestions for tuning up your finances.