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Today's News

  • Local family hopes for birthday bash at Kosair

    Like most mothers, Chrystal Brigman is hoping to make her son’s birthday a special event.

    Her son, Sam Adams, is fighting acute lymphoblatic leukemia. He’s been hospitalized since November, when he underwent a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, Jack.

  • EPD arrests two men for burglary

    Elizabethtown police arrested two men over the weekend in a burglary at a storage facility and are searching for a suspect in a separate case.

    Early Monday morning, police were called to Treasure Chest on Dixie Avenue when a witness saw two men cutting storage locks.

    When police arrived shortly before 1 a.m., the suspects fled through a hole in the fence, according to an EPD news release.

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Elizabethtown doesn't look tired in win at Fort Knox (01/14)

    Elizabethtown coach James Haire doesn’t want to hear that his Panthers are tired, even though tonight’s game at North Hardin is the Panthers’ fourth in five days.

    After the Panthers hit the road Monday and humbled Fort Knox, the host Eagles might agree the Panthers didn’t appear very weary.

    The Panthers opened with an 11-0 run and all five starters scored at least eight points as they moved to 3-0 in 17th District play with a 71-42 win.

  • Acts of service to praise, cherish

    The New Year has arrived but some praiseworthy mentions are due related to some December accomplishments.

    A patriarch of education. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which has been the leading voice for improved education in Kentucky for a quarter century, received a like-minded figure when Al Rider decided to accept its invitation to serve on the committee.

    The recently retired president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation has been a long-time advocate of improving public education.

  • City reopens talk on pool design

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas said he believes in forgiveness and is not certain he wants to spend $50,000 more on a design for a new city pool complex simply to avoid one designer.

    The council reopened discussion on the selection of a pool designer Monday after tabling the vote last month to gain more information on designer Brandstetter Carroll, which is offering to do the work for $125,000-$50,000 cheaper than the other offer from 5253 Design Group of $175,000.

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  • 'The Voice' contestant Henken performs at the State Theater

    Kentucky native Olivia Henken will be on stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The country artist appeared on the fifth season of “The Voice” as a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and has performed with Charlie Daniels.

    She recently released an original album titled “The Ride.”

    Henken said she’s glad to be performing in her home state after her run on “The Voice.”

  • Women's empowerment conference starts Saturday

    When a new year begins, many residents look for ways to improve their lives personally or professionally.

    That is why Dr. Gail Phoenix said she schedules the Women’s Empowerment Conference in January.

    The sixth annual conference hosted by GMP Services is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The theme is “No Limits!” and the conference is developed to inspire leadership, achievement and accountability among diverse women, according to a news release.

  • McCoy files to run for mayor of Vine Grove

    In his 23rd year of service on the Vine Grove City Council, Garry McCoy decided if he were ever going to run for mayor, now is as good a time as any.

    “If I was ever going to, I need to be doing it,” he said Friday after filing to run for the city’s top office. “I don’t know if I stepped in it or what.”

    Born and raised in Vine Grove, McCoy said his love of the community drove his decision.