Today's News

  • It's test taking time


    It happens every year for our school children. Standardized testing. These tests are important as they show the progress each student has made. They are supposed to show how students have mastered the material appropriate for their grade levels.

  • City accepts proposed alignment for road extension



    ELIZABETHTOWN — City officials on Monday afternoon took measures to secure permits for the West Park Road extension, a project that could greatly affect the final look of the proposed Field of Dreams complex.

  • 'Shooter' avoids prison with plea deal



    ELIZABETHTOWN — A man Radcliff police arrested last February for shots fired at two of his family members avoided prison upon conviction Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court through a plea agreement.

    The May 2008 indictment against Jerry Leon Lawson states the 57-year-old man shot twice in the direction of male and female family members.

  • HMH to invest in new ultrasound systems



  • Runaway trailer seriously hurts teen driver

    Staff report RINEYVILLE — A local teen was seriously injured Monday night in a wreck on Ky. 1600 just west of Rineyville.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Kaela N. Vessels, a 17-year-old Vine Grove resident, was westbound on Rineyville Road around 9 p.m. when a 12-foot utility trailer broke loose from an eastbound tow vehicle and struck the 1998 Monte Carlo Vessels was driving head-on.

  • Happiness (Pt. 3 of 4)

    (Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part story. In previous installments, library worker Charlotte met and began training her job shadow, Kundun, the Dalai Lama.

  • Youth conference yields economic boost


    Officials with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau said the state youth conference held at Central Hardin High School by the Baptist Women's Missionary Convention last Friday and Saturday provided an estimated economic boost of more than $208,000 to the community.

    The numbers are based on prior estimates of attendees, broken up between overnight guests and one-day visitors, said ETCB Executive Director Sherry Murphy. Murphy said they estimated about 500 overnight guests per night, with an estimated 1,500 one-day visitors on Saturday.

  • Federal funds may restart Wind Energy production


  • EPD: ATV riding at reservoir must stop



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police say ATVs have caused extensive damage to land around Buffalo Creek Reservoir.

    The area around the reservoir is open to walking, fishing and non-motorized activities, but not open to ATV riding, or any other motored fun.

  • Ask the Expert


    Sometimes, we think if we eat salads we are eating low fat and low calorie. Let’s take a look at where that thinking could be wrong. 

    If a salad has a lot of vegetables or fruits and very little else, then you are eating a healthy, lower-fat, lower-calorie salad. When you choose salads that are drenched in dressing, covered in meats and cheeses and heavily sprinkled with bacon bits, croutons or other crunchy treats, then you are lying to yourself. This is not a healthy salad.