Today's News

  • High bids buy pieces of Coke collection

    Hundreds of bidders and more participating by Internet or phone quietly and calmly parted with hundreds of thousands of dollars over the weekend in exchange for iconic memorabilia from one of the world’s most recognizable brands.

    The first auction at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola saw totals for which organizers scarcely dared to hope, bringing in two bids of more than $100,000 each on Saturday.

    One of those bids came for a 1915 soda fountain valued at $18,000 to $20,000,.

  • Habitat improving E’town neighborhood

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity and the city of Elizabethtown are working to rehabilitate a section of the city that is historically a low-income area.

    Habitat hosted a celebration of the Mega Build on Saturday by dedicating a pavilion being completed in a park area at the intersection of Haycraft and East Poplar streets in Elizabethtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker and Police Chief Tracy Schiller were among local leaders who spoke at the dedication and celebration of Habitat’s Mega Build.

  • Library grant designed to train, assist job seekers

    Classes designed to help area residents become better-prepared to land new jobs and learn life skills are set to begin.

    The Hardin County Public Library on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown has finished installing equipment to host training opportunities at the library as  part of a $1.3 million American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Broadband Technology Opportunities grant shared by 45 public libraries.

    The grant is designed to create Public Library Workforce Centers in each location.

  • Candidates lay out plans, concerns at Brushy Fork

    Some of the biggest names in Kentucky politics took the concrete outside stage decorated with pumpkins and fall colors Saturday during Vine Grove’s Brushy Fork Debate.

    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams focused on jobs and education as he spoke to area residents.
    He said the best way to attract businesses, keep those already in the state and make sure everyone is paying a fair share of taxes is to eliminate personal and corporate income taxes to be replaced by a consumption tax.

  • Festivals bring out residents throughout county

    Courtney Grimes travels every year from her current home in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Vine Grove for Autumn Daze.

    Her sister, Heather Goodale of Louisville, makes the trip annually to visit with family and friends and watching the parade that the sisters saw every year growing up in Vine Grove.

    Grimes said the tradition draws her back every year.

    “We’ve been watching the parade since we were little girls,” she said.

  • Latest reinvention of your paper: Daily feature pages

    The newspaper is the rarest of all manufacturing systems. Each day the product must be designed and developed from scratch.

    We know we have paper. We know we’ll use ink. Everything else varies from deadline to deadline.

    No two editions are the same. We are in a constant state of inventing and reinventing our product. Modifications, revisions and improvements are part of our everyday life cycle.

  • BRAC comes to quiet end

    ISSUE: Completion of Fort Knox’s transition
    : We’re at the top, but at a precipice

    You may not have noticed it, but September has been a historic month for Hardin County.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area — which includes all of Hardin and LaRue Counties — was first on a list of 366 such areas for percentage growth in gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Deadly stretch

    Victor Chacon, 26, Tatayna Alvarez, 11, and Brianna Chacon, 10, all of Chicago. Jeremy D. Byrd, 33, of Dayton, Ohio. August Stegemann Jr., 54, of Augusta, Ga. Sidolena Martinez, 2, of Louisville. April Crain, 20, of Upton.

    Since Jan. 1, seven people have lost their lives on the stretch of Interstate 65 near Glendale Exit 86.

    Of those seven, six were younger than 35. Three were children who were not restrained by a safety device. One was a motorcyclist.

  • Guilty plea entered in child porn case

    In front of an empty courtroom, Christin Nicole Dague pleaded guilty to an amended charge while prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence, filed a motion to dismiss charges against her co-defendant, Jeff Farmer.

    Farmer, 46, and Dague, 27, are accused of involving a minor younger than 16 years of age in a filmed sexual performance between 2007 and 2008 at a Radcliff residence, according to indictments.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown girls beats Sacred Heart in a shootout (09/18)

    The third-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers are becoming shootout queens.

    Elizabethtown captured its second tournament title via shootout, defeating No. 6 Louisville Sacred Heart 2-1 (5-4 in penalty kicks) on Saturday night in the championship game of the eight-team Lexington Catholic Cup.

    Elizabethtown (12-2) captured the SON Cup on Aug. 21, defeating South Oldham 2-1 (5-3 in penalty kicks) in the tournament title game.