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Today's News

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: OK, so who is ECTC going to play? (07/22)

    A logo has yet to be picked and uniforms have not been ordered – partly because coaches need to know how many to order and partly because an identity kit for the Barons hasn’t been decided on – but Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has pushed forward with scheduling.

  • BASEBALL: Ohio Valley Regionals to open new sports park (07/22)

    Mike Pyles thought hosting one Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament kept him busy.
    This year, though, the tournament director has been swamped with put-ting accommodations together to hold two – the 11- and 12-year-old tour-naments with Elizabeth-town in both.
    Plus it’s the headline event to open the new Elizabethtown Sports Park, a near-$30 million multi-sports facility which opened to the public Sat-urday.
    So, there’s no pressure on him and the 100-125 volunteers to put on a spectacular and impressive five-day event.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 9s fall (07/22)

    Just like in their first two pool play games at the Ohio Valley Regional, the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 9-year-old All-Stars couldn’t get much going offensively Saturday night.

    EABC lost to Southeast Lexington for the second time at the regional, falling 10-2 in the second round of the single-elimination tournament at Jeffersontown’s Skyview Park. EABC went 2-3 in the 20-team event.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Men's hoops draws the most interest at ECTC meeting (07/22)

    Roman Ritchey loves basketball. Playing or coaching, Ritchey feels right at home on the hardwood.

    He played one season on the junior varsity level at Georgetown College after graduating from LaRue County High School in 2003, and still plays in pickup games around the area. Ritchey also spent this past year as an assistant to John Veague at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

  • OLYMPICS: In E'town stop, wrestling coach talks about overcoming adversity (07/22)

    James Johnson has been a busy man the last few months as he’s prepared for the Summer Olympics in London.

    But when Rod Davis approached him about coming to Kentucky for a speaking engagement, Johnson jumped at the opportunity. He just thought the ceremony would take place in Lexington, where he wrestled for four years at the University of Kentucky.

    Still, when Davis told him he’d be traveling to Elizabethtown, the connection wasn’t lost on Johnson.

  • Fire damages Summit United Methodist Church

    “It’s just like a bad dream,” Julia Richardson said as she wiped tears from her eyes Friday morning, looking over the remains of Summit United Methodist Church. Fire heavily damaged the building during Thursday night’s storm.

    “I knew about it last night, but just couldn’t bring myself to come over here until this morning,” she said.

    Richardson and her sister, Velma Sarver, both longtime members of the church, joined other members and neighbors to survey and salvage what they could from the now roofless structure.

  • Managing your money in 2020

    Question: Along with everything else, the banking industry has really developed technologically. Is online banking the norm now?

    Answer: Although we don’t have flying cars or other sci-fi gadgets futurists were predicting would be commonplace in the 21st century, we are on the verge of a revolution the likes of which have not been seen in the financial services industry.

  • Elizabethtown Sports Park opens
  • Scotty's Contracting at work on North Miles

    Preliminary work has begun on the widening of North Miles Street in Elizabethtown. Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said Scotty’s Contracting and Stone were on site Friday.

    Road construction is to begin sometime this year, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Elizabethtown office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The project will widen North Miles from its intersection with Pear Orchard Road to the intersection of Ring Road. The total improvement is a $12 million project.

  • Hall-of-Fame lives begin with youthful opportunities

    On consecutive weekends, Elizabethtown has played host to major events that celebrate youthful athletic accomplishments.

    First, the celebration of yesteryear’s achievements featured some premiere basketball players. The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame conducted its first induction ceremony for 16 of its 100-member centennial class before a packed house at the Historic State Theater.