Today's News

  • Heath Seymour: Painting his vision for downtown

    Heath Seymour is no stranger to downtown Elizabethtown.

    During the ’70s and ’80s, his father owned and operated Seymour Shoes, a downtown shop.

    “I kind of grew up running around downtown,” Seymour, 41, said. “That definitely caused an attachment to downtown.”

    These days, Seymour still runs around downtown.

    As the executive director of Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, he often visits the downtown shops and keeps tabs on vacant city-owned properties he hopes to help fill in the coming years.

  • EFD: Trino's fire caused by extension cord

    The owner of Trino’s Italian Restaurant said his business and employees were lucky in some ways, relating to the Monday night fire that has left the business closed for what might be about a month.

    The most fortunate part was no one was hurt, owner Angel Turrubiate said.

    Firefighters told Turrubiate the fire likely would have done much more damage if it had occurred when no one was in the restaurant.

  • Couple arrested, charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown mother is charged with second-degree criminal abuse after police said she swung at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute but accidentally hit her child.

    Elizabethtown police arrested Karyssa Foutch, 20, and Aaron M. Pogue, 24, of Radcliff, on charges of fourth-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Pogue was holding the child when Foutch attempted to strike him in the head.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said the child suffered a bruise.

  • Hassell installed as president of Central Kentucky Art Guild

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild installed Debbye Hassell as president of the organization for the 2012-13 fiscal year at the Oct. 15 meeting at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

  • Garden Club members attend annual meeting

    Several members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown attended the Annual Dogwood District meeting Oct. 16 in Glasgow.

    During the meeting, a slate of officers was nominated and Ann Kowalkoski, a Garden Club of Elizabethtown member and past president, was elected as the new Dogwood District director.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club announces winners in golf scramble

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club held its annual golf scramble Sept. 20 at the Elizabethtown Country Club. Winning team members were from left, Jason Arron, Eddie Lawson, Marilyn Maffet, Pat Hatcher and Charlie Rodgers. Proceeds benefit the club in its efforts for eye conservation and support of organizations that aid members of the community.

  • Hart, Creekside recognized for Classroom of Excellence

    Tracie Dupin confessed she was nervous about her son entering preschool.

    “On the first day of school, I admit, I was worried,” she said.

    But she soon learned what the state of Kentucky now knows about the classroom of Samantha Hart at Creekside Elementary School.

    “Ms. Sam, your classroom is excellent,” she told Hart at an awards assembly Tuesday for the teacher.

    Hart was recognized for having a Classroom of Excellence, a distinction given to preschool classes by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • NARFE Chapter 1050 members gather for meeting

    Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees recently met at the Nolin RECC Building, with refreshments provided by the retired teachers.

    Guests included Jane Yingst from Jacksonville, Fla. Guest speaker was Roger McCurry from Koinonia Travel and Tours, who invited members to an upcoming Christmas mystery trip.

    Nominees approved for 2013 executive board positions include President Mary Tom Haun, First Vice President Sally Watkins, Second Vice President Kay Bennett and Secretary Carol Aiken. The treasurer position still is vacant.

  • Atria residents support Backpack Program

    Atria Senior Living residents and staff recently donated $1,000 to the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland BackPack Program. The group also volunteers with FAKH once a week.

  • Resurfacing begins on Ring Road

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are working on a project to resurface a two-mile section of Ring Road from Ky. 251 to U.S. 62 on the east side of Elizabethtown.

    Work started Tuesday morning at the U.S. 62 intersection, moving toward Ky. 251, which is known in Elizabethtown as North Miles Street or Shepherdsville Road.

    Milling will be completed through the entire project and then new pavement will be laid down. Lane closures are in effect and minor delays are possible, especially during morning and afternoon peak travel hours.