Today's Features

  • More than 40 students of Sheroan’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Elizabethtown competed in the Twin Lakes Invitational Tournament on March 30 at Grayson County Middle School in Leitchfield. Competitors ranged in skill level from little dragons up to black belts. The competition included contests in forms, board breaking, point sparring and weapons.

  • Members of Boy Scout Troop 221 and Venture Crew 221 retire 20 U.S. flags at the Central Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. The ceremony included a brief reminder of the importance of respect for the American flag, a remembrance of those who have given their lives in defense of our nation and a moment of silence in memorial.

  • From left, Anthony McCormick, George Hollins, Stan Holmes, Willie Little, Dr. James Baker and Louis Wingate, officers of Alpha Phi Alpha Local Chapter attend a leadership conference.


  • Doug and Janet Gebler, left, with Greenspace President, Aaron Rucker, left rear, in attendance, lead about 12 Greenspace supporters through Greenspace’s Pirtle Trail to look for wildflowers on April 6. Because of cold and rainy March weather, only about a half-dozen native wildflowers were up for viewing. Board members and guests comprised the balance of the group. Greenspace Trails, located throughout Hardin County, are free and open to the public.  

  • People often incorrectly say sports have no true meaning in life. Tell that to Jackie Robinson and the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

    The film “42” chronicles Robinson’s step into Major League Baseball, from the first pitch to the history-making home run in the pennant race his rookie season.

    For those who don’t know much about baseball or history, Jackie Robinson broke segregation barriers when he stepped onto a major league field in 1947.

  • Not long ago I was shopping with my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I saw a sign advertising something for use with smartphones.

    “I guess we won’t be using that,” I told Rebecca. “We’ve got dumbphones.”

    It’s true. Comparatively, anyway.


    The residents at Atria Elizabethtown invited students in a third-grade class at Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover, Ind., to Skype with them. The students and residents were asked to come up with a questions for each other. Atria resident Doris Pile had 14 fellow residents in her apartment to participate in the program. This was the first time any of the residents have been exposed to Skype.


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. This partnership has increased opportunities for students and enhanced the development of their college and career readiness skills and abilities. When designing their program of study, students have multiple and varied avenues from which to select through ECTC, and each approach has unique advantages that benefit the students of our district.