Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade squeaks out 2-0 win over North (05/10)

    With a one-run lead in the sixth inning, Meade County softball coach Mike Harreld went for a surprise tactic.

  • Relay's Luminaria Ceremony honors fight against cancer

    Supporters behind Elizabethtown’s Relay for Life never knew Kathleen Smith’s father.

    But when his name, Gilbert Amaral, is called during the Luminaria Ceremony, everyone at Relay honors the former Rhode Island resident who died of lung cancer three years ago.

    Smith, chairwoman of the ceremony, said she had been involved with Relay for a long time, but losing her father to cancer has caused the ceremony to affect her emotionally more than it ever had before.

    “When his name is called, he is not forgotten,” she said.

  • Offending the enemy is not justification for hiding photos

    The issue: Photographic proof of bin Laden's death

    Our view: Bold move followed by fear of photo

    The Obama administration deserves the praise of the nation with the recent announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden. The president himself exercised the most difficult and important authoritative power of the office when he appropriately made the ultimate call giving the go-ahead for the carefully orchestrated mission.

  • Giving her life to others: Ruth Ellen Stanley stays busy
  • Colonna is Elizabethtown Lions Student of the Month

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club welcomed John Hardin High School student of the month for April, Matt Colonna. Matt has been involved in FCA, Varsity Soccer, Y Club, Governor’s Scholar Program, and was named to the National Honors Society. He has a 4.0 grade-point average for the last four years and has attained the level of Eagle Scout, as well. Matt plans to attend Western Kentucky University in the fall and is leaning toward a major in Science and Engineering.

  • Music at Spring Fling

    The gospel music group “The Elijah Band” recently performed at the Hardin County Chamber Spring Fling. The parents play instruments while the kids sang.

  • Davis donates to Locks of Love

    Kaitlyn Davis, 10, of Elizabethtown, recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. She has donated 35 ½ inches of hair total in three donations. She is the daughter of Scott and Angie Davis and attends G.C. Burkhead Elementary. Davis is pictured with Andy Greenwell of Andy’s Custom Cuts in Elizabethtown, who cut her hair.

  • Williams speaks to Elizabethtown Rotary

    Shaun Williams of the Work Restitution Initiative was the guest speaker at the May 3 Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting. He explained a new program to help young people get jobs and make needed financial restitution. Pictured are Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Cathy Williamson and Shaun Williams.

  • Berry’s budget proposal survives first reading

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s $29 million budget proposal survived a first reading Monday without change, but it hit a few bumps along the way.

    After several minutes of debate, Hardin Fiscal Court voted to retain — with some conditions — $22,000 for community support programs in its budget after some magistrates said the aid for local charities should be cut.

    Magistrate Dwight Morgan originally made a motion to wipe the funding from the budget, saying he felt taxpayer money should not be used to pick and choose charities.

  • Snakes in the grass: E'town teen finds rare fossils

    After his lawnmower blade struck a rock, Austin Kramer decided to check the yard for more hazards.

    He turned up: two halves of a toy Starship Enterprise, a snake and at least two interesting fossils.

    Coincidentally, the fossils — probably ammonites — look like coiled snakes.