Today's News

  • ECTC biology students participate in Greenspace Trail cleanup

    On Oct. 27, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Professors Dr. Cindy Dixon and Tiffany McFalls led biology students in a class service project for Greenspace. The group cleared a portion of the Elizabethtown Banum-Shaw Trail of invasive plant species. Additional work and supervision were provided by Professor David Lutz and Greenspace’s only employee, Steve Ginn.

    Greenspace volunteer personnel constantly strive to keep all 20 miles of local hiking and recreation trails open and available for public use. To participate, contact gebler2@bbtel.com.

  • Murphy named chairwoman of Kentucky Travel Industry Association

    Sherry Murphy has attained a high-profile statewide position in her industry that she said will leverage her to better serve Elizabethtown.

    Murphy, executive director of the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, has been named chairwoman of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association Board of Directors. She was formally introduced in the position at the association’s annual conference in Bowling Green late last month.

  • Local voters rally behind women

    ISSUE: Congratulating successful women
    OUR VIEW: Voters welcome female influence

    The 2012 elections are another landmark accomplishment for women in government.

  • Three area bands to compete at prestigious event

    The high school band season is not finished just yet for three area schools.

    North Hardin, Central Hardin and Meade County high schools are competing in the prestigious Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

    North Hardin and Meade County were scheduled to compete Thursday at the home of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. Central Hardin is set for a 12:30 p.m. performance today, according to the competition website.

  • Farm-City Day to feature ag commissioner

    Planners expect a large crowd at Tuesday’s Farm-City Day, partly because of having the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as the guest speaker.

    Doug Shepherd, county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said organizers approached Commissioner James Comer within a week of his election before his schedule could fill up.

    “I’m very impressed with him and what he’s done with the department,” Shepherd said.

  • Making something out of nothing

    I know this situation probably happens to everyone who likes baking.

    Often, on cold and dreary gray-skied days, I get in the mood to bake something. Doesn’t something fresh out of the oven sound perfect on these kinds of days?

    But usually I’m not in the mood to go to the store for ingredients, partly because these days are also perfect for staying in your pajamas.

    Instead of looking for recipes and being disappointed because you don’t have the supplies, it is best to take another approach.

  • The day after: Clerk’s office finalizing paperwork, picking up machines as January alcohol vote looms

    Hardin County is adapting to the aftermath of Tuesday’s presidential election in which Republican challenger Mitt Romney trounced President Barack Obama locally and statewide but lost his bid for the White House.

    Poll workers will not have long to catch their breath, though, as they prepare for a local option election Jan. 8 in Elizabethtown for expanded alcohol sales and a crowded ballot of local races in 2014.

  • Man served warrant stemming from Vine Grove robbery

    Radcliff police served a warrant Wednesday on the third suspect in a September robbery outside Dollar General in Vine Grove.

    Gregory W. Johnson, 21, of Radcliff was arrested Wednesday morning near Yarwood Trailer Park in Radcliff on a charge of first-degree robbery, according to a citation.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the arrest was made following a foot pursuit with Johnson.

  • Disney wrecked it with "Wreck-It Ralph"

    “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Release date: Nov. 2
    Rating: Not up to Disney quality



    Sometimes films get a lot of acclaim and it makes me scratch my head. “Wreck-It Ralph” is one of those films.

    It just isn’t worth the hype.

  • Planet Fitness set for mid-December opening

    The newest player on the Hardin County fitness scene will be open for business around mid-December.

    Planet Fitness, with nearly 600 facilities throughout the country, will open next month in Lakeshore Plaza off North Dixie Avenue.