Today's News

  • March 1: Our readers write

    First Citizens is strong, healthy

    I am writing you in order to hopefully correct misconceptions about the U.S. Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program and the involvement of Farmers Capital Bank Corp. (Farmers) and its subsidiary, First Citizens Bank, Elizabethtown (First Citizens), in the program.

  • March 10: Our Readers Write

    Second Harvest success America’s Second Harvest of Kentucky’s Heartland Food Bank, based in Elizabethtown, provided wonderful support to our community during the recent ice storm. I believe all of us have a deeper appreciation of basic needs, such as food and shelter. I’ve never been so proud of being on the Board of Directors of this largely unheralded, behind-the-s

  • March 17 editorial: E'town girls made Hardin County proud

    TOPIC: E'town's state runner-up

    OUR VIEW: Lady Panthers did city, county proud

    Of all the girls' high school basketball teams that started practice back in October, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers were one of two teams left standing for Saturday's state championship.

    From nearly 300 teams, the field was whittled down to 2 — Elizabethtown and the Louisville Iroquois in Saturday night's final at Western Kentucky University. The Lady Panthers fell just short of their state title goal, losing in overtime, 55-47.

  • March 13: Our readers write

    It’s always a free choice

    This is crazy. I have been watching the papers for years. It seems almost every time a person offers an opinion in the paper and frames it with a Christian perspective, or uses the word God, prayer, church or Christianity, the agnostics, atheists and just plain hate- mongers come out of the woodwork and attack.

  • March 12 Editorial: March Madness is alive in Hardin County

    For high school and college basketball, the excitement and emotion found in March is unmatched. It’s where the madness begins and often ends. And for Hardin County, there’s a big influence in one state tournament as well as the NCAA Tournament. Today, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers begin their quest for a second state championship with an opening round game in the Kentu

  • March 24 editorial: March is about more than basketball

     THE ISSUE: Charity fundraisers

     OUR VIEW: A giving community

     March Madness brings more than just basketball excitement to this area, the month also brings two United Way of Central Kentucky agency fundraising events, the Hosparus Tea and Big Brothers Big Sister’s Bowl for Kids Sake. Each had its success again this year and continues to see the generosity of supporters increase year after year.

  • April 3 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.

  • April 3 Property Transfers

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

    The Bank of New York to Curtis D. Barker, 472 LaVista Drive, Rineyville, $175,000.

    Cedar Hill Development to Ed Cecil Construction Inc, lot 88 Country Side Terrace, county, $25,000.

    Augustus L. and Sharon Major Orr to Daniel C. and Carla J. Hodge, 2562 Vona Drive, Radcliff, $56,000.

    The Home Place of Kentucky LLC to Michael J. and Olivia B. Lyons, lot 12 Covington Ridge, county, $220,600.

  • Talks continue between ER docs, Anthem



    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin Memorial Hospital President David Gray said Tuesday that negotiations are ongoing between Elizabethtown Emergency Physicians LLC and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The hospital also is looking into measures to provide notification to Anthem users that Elizabethtown Emergency Physicians — an independent contractor that operates within the hospital's emergency room — is out-of-network with Anthem.

  • Spring cleaning hits E'town



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The City of Elizabethtown is launching its citywide spring cleanup  Monday, giving residents some help with their spring cleaning duties.

    The cleanup lasts until April 30, with the dates split up for junk and debris and appliances, said Public Works Superintendent Don Hill. The city will pick junk and debris up until April 24, while April 27 through April 30 is set aside for appliance pickup.