Today's News

  • JOOI guest speaker raises awareness

    At its recent monthly meeting, the Junior Optimist Octagon International Club of Elizabethtown invited Christy Red of Warm Blessings to speak to members of the club. Red raised awareness of poverty in Hardin County and encouraged members of JOOI to volunteer at Warm Blessings. JOOI is a club comprised of middle and high school students dedicated to bettering the community. For more information, contact President Caleb Moore at 300-6342.

  • Parks speaks to AM Rotary

    Emma Parks - Miss Heartland’s Outstanding Teen 2011 was the guest speaker at the Hardin County AM Rotary meeting on April 15. She spoke on platform of bully prevention, especially in elementary schools. She is pictured with Club President Jim Sullivan.

    The Hardin County AM Rotary meets at 7 a.m., every Friday at the Historic State Theater.

  • Garden Club has April meeting

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown met April 8 at the Brown-Pusey House. Hostesses were MC Meserve and Jana Gore. Lacy Thomas, accompanied by his wife, Brenda, presented a program on attracting birds and other wildlife, which especially benefit gardens. He brought samples of birdhouses that are both functional and artistic.

  • Horse enthusiasts attend clinic

    District 5 4-H horse enthusiasts Stephanie Meredith, Brian Williams, Christy Gollmier, Briann Williams and Orry Williams (Hardin County) along with Dawn Cummings and Caitie Carman (Breckinridge County) recently attended a two-day Basic Horsemanship Clinic at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Lexington and Asbury College Equine Center in Wilmore.

  • Army searches for ways to trim

    The issue: Eliminating Accessions Command
    Our view: Financial cuts have personal impacts

    In general, pressures to tame the massive federal deficit meet with approval from the average taxpayer.

    But when specifics arrive and pain accompanies spending cuts, the public outcry often takes another tone.

  • College tuition ceiling raised

    A step that likely will lead to tuition increases for new community college students was taken at a local meeting of the state higher education board.

    The tuition ceiling for Kentucky Community and Technical College System was set at a 4 percent increase from current rates by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday at its meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • State closes Nolin Lake because of flooding

    Near record water levels have resulted in the closing of Nolin Lake State Park, which is located along the Edmonson-Grayson County line.
    The lake level Thursday was 544.8 mean sea level and is expected to rise. The National Weather Service estimates the lake will climb as high as 549 feet by today, slighlty less than its record high of 549.9 recorded May 25, 1983.

  • United Way allocates nearly $700,000

    United Way of Central Kentucky saw an increase in its giving this year, which allowed the agency to directly benefit more agencies in its four-county coverage area.

    Fourteen agencies received funding totaling nearly $700,000 this year. The amount does not include specific charitable designations identified by donors, said Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Wilborn said each of the 14 applications received by the agency was reviewed for hours by a community investment team made up of representatives from local businesses.

  • Closing of Schmidt Museum impacts entire community

    The issue: Family chooses to sell collection
    Our view: Regretting missed opportunity to enjoy it

    In some form or fashion, the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia has been part of the local landscape since 1977.

    The family’s decision to close the attraction and auction its treasures has been greeted by a sense of regret by many. A major part of the disappointment is a form of guilt: We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue tops Green, Nelson beats North (04/29)

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on Thursday night.

    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.

    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.