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Today's News

  • Motherhood and More: Recognizing the difference in wants and needs

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about want and need and the differences between the two.

    Growing up I remember my mother saying over and over again “You don’t need that, you want it.” In my young, deprived-of-the-latest-Barbie mind, she was being unnecessarily cruel. But of course she was right.

  • Junior Woman’s Club to host charity cocktail event

    The Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club is hosting its second annual charity cocktail event from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Quality Inn in Bardstown, to benefit the Addison Jo Blair Foundation and Flaget Cancer Center.

    The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, prepared Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Culinary Arts, cash bar, music, photography sessions, door prizes and a silent auction.

  • Overall’s painting benefits Hardin-LaRue Community Health Clinic

    Cynthia Kelly Overall with her still-life oil painting, which sold for $4,100 at the Taste of the Heartland Art Auction to benefit the Hardin-LaRue Community Health Clinic.

  • Woman’s Club members participate in fashion show

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown held a luncheon Aug. 11 at Pritchard Community Center. The highlight of the luncheon was a fashion show where, clothes from merchants were featured. A lunch was provided by Atria Assisted Living and Shirley Pond from Atria and member of the Woman’s Club.

  • Heartland Festival in the Park Baby Contest set for Aug. 24

    The Heartland Festival in the Park’s Baby Contest, sponsored by Republic Bank, is Aug. 24 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet five years old. Contests for 0-24 months are at 5:30 p.m. and 25 months to not yet 5 years are at 6:30 p.m.

    Preregistration fee is $10. Registration is $15 the day of the contest.

  • Ashlock forgoes bid for third term

    An Elizabethtown lawmaker is saying goodbye to politics once his term ends to spend more time with his family and focus more attention on his business.

    Elizabethtown City Councilman Larry Ashlock, a local attorney, said he isn’t pursuing a third term because of time constraints. He was the only incumbent out of six who did not file for re-election to the council this fall. The deadline to file for the Nov. 6 election was Tuesday and some offices were left unfilled, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office.

  • Hardin County Playhouse recognizes volunteers

    Hardin County Playhouse held it end-of-season volunteer appreciation party June 25. The awards were presented by Board President Marilyn Notestine. Kaity Paschetto was awarded the Hardin County Playhouse $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan this fall. Paschetto has starred in several Hardin County Playhouse productions.

  • Disc golf supporter traces interest to camping trip

    A camping trip with his son more than two decades ago sparked a fire in John Greenwell that resulted in the Elizabethtown man becoming a major supporter of disc golf for the Hardin County area.

    Since then, Greenwell, 59, has helped bring a disc golf course to Freeman Lake Park and has been tournament director at tournaments held at the park beginning in 2002.

    “We had it nine years in a row here until last year,” Greenwell said of the tournament.

  • Part of ECTC suit likely to be dismissed

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton likely will file an order to dismiss parts of a lawsuit brought against Elizabethtown Community and Technical College by an employee.

    Attorneys representing the parties involved met Tuesday in court to be questioned by Easton after the defense attorneys, Bingham Greenebaum Doll of Louisville, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint.

  • Major airline may be landed by fall

    If good fortunes align, Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport will welcome a major airline into its fold by fall.

    Board Chairman Joe Yates said the airport is in negotiations with two major airlines and could sign a deal for passenger airline service by October or November if all goes as planned. Yates declined to release the names of the airlines because talks are ongoing.