Today's Features

  • The News-Enterprise

    Arts and crafts take the stage downtown Saturday during the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival.

    In its sixth year, the event will be a part of the monthly Second Saturday focus in Elizabethtown's downtown.

    Located in the Cherry and Plum Alley parking lot, the event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

    The event features artisans from Hardin County and surrounding areas with more than 30 arts and crafts booths containing anything from jewelry to clothing to artwork.

  • Ken Bench, Radcliff Knights of Columbus Council No. 12623, presents a check for $1,286.50 to Brandon Simpson, local volunteer and basketball coach for Hardin County Special Olympics, at the basketball banquet April 14. The money donated what a result of the Tootsie Roll Drive held last September. The next Tootsie Roll drive is Sept. 12 through 14.

  • “Monarchs in the Mountains Viceroys in the Vale” was the theme of the 83rd annual meeting of the Garden Club of Kentucky on April 8 and 9 in London, Ky. This Garden Club of Kentucky was represented from 66 clubs across the state with representatives from all five districts, the South Atlantic Region, and the National Garden Club. Attending from The Garden Club of Elizabethtown were Joyce Effinger, President, Deborah Weise, Andrea McWright, Ron Kowalkoski and Ann Kowalkoski, the Dogwood district director representing 16 clubs.

  • The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs held its state convention April 10 through 13 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members who attended included Jackie Ball, Bobbie Dille, Betty Sue French, Betty Jackson, Maritza Johnson, Regina Lancaster, Cora Ellen McKinley, Andrea McWright and Diane Willis, past president. Willis serves as fourth district governor and in 2013 won the Most Outstanding Governor Award. This year she received Kentucky Most Outstanding Clubwoman.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, left, and Rotarian Hardin McLane, right, welcome special guest speaker Mike Pollio, executive director of the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame. Pollio briefed the club on the ongoing efforts to complete Phase I of the project and defended Elizabethtown as the appropriate choice for the location of this important Kentucky attraction.

  • Death has a way of making you think — a lot.

    And so does 15 hours of driving interstates and highways, backroads and into rest stops between one home and another.

    The recent death of my brother-in-law, Rick Tyo, has not only unleashed plenty of emotions for those who knew and loved him, but brought up plenty of reasons to think about one’s own life.

    I suppose it’s that way for anyone who loses someone dear to them at a young age, maybe at any age.


    Family: Husband, Lt. Col. John Lloyd, and two children.

    City of birth: Lawton, Okla.

    Favorite music: Country.

    Favorite author: Nicholas Sparks.

    Favorite TV show: “Hawaii 5-0.”

    Hobbies: Running, hiking and scuba diving.


    At any given moment, Stacy Lloyd might be coordinating events for the Family Readiness Group, PTO or Fort Knox Spouse and Community Club.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from  the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Thomas James Owen, 406 Kentucky Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: Detached accessory structure.

    Julia Fife, 33 Fife Lane, Cecilia. Use: Detached accessory structure.

    Kenneth and Vicki Heibert, 531 Thomas Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: Commercial.