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  • E'town couple involved in Boston accident

    Police and emergency crews work at the scene of a crash Tuesday in Boston, which sent an Elizabethtown man to the hospital.

    Around 2:50 p.m., a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Patricia A. Chapman, 42, of Boston, was trying to cross from Post Office Court to Lebanon Junction Road, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office report. Chapman reportedly told a sheriff’s deputy she didn’t see a 2001 Cadillac Deville traveling west on U.S. 62 and she pulled out in front of it.

  • Photo: Hoofing it
  • Hundreds support Chick-fil-A locally

    Hundreds of people turned out throughout Wednesday to show their support for Chick-fil-A at its restaurant on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line of nearly 100 that trailed outside the building while drive-thru traffic backed up onto Dixie Avenue.

    The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question from a Christian media outlet last month, saying he supported “the Biblical definition of the family unit.”

  • Officials say first major tournament at park marked with positives

    Elizabethtown Sports Park officials and grounds crew had to contend with more than two inches of rain during the Ohio Valley Regional baseball tournaments last weekend, but director Seth Breitner welcomed the challenge.

    The city installed drainage systems to siphon water from the fields quickly in case of inclement weather to avoid canceling games, and Breitner was pleased to see the system live up to its billing.

    While some games were delayed because of lightning and rain, he does not know of a single weather-canceled game.

  • Lincoln Trail ADD conducting largest ever workforce survey

    Lincoln Trail Area Development Center is reaching across the state in what is its largest regional workforce survey to date.

    The survey targets 104 counties and more than 30,000 employers, contacting approximately 3,300 businesses in the Lincoln Trail region including Hardin, LaRue, Grayson and Meade counties.

    The seven to 10-minute telephone surveys conducted by ERISS Corp. pinpoint key factors of workforce and employment in an effort to compile information about the state of the workforce to see what’s working and what could change.

  • PHOTO: Restriping Dixie
  • Lincoln Village delays move until October

    Transition of departments at Lincoln Village Youth Development Center is delayed until October because the facility is not ready for reopening.

    “We just didn’t think we could get everything out and make everything happen,” said Eric Vowels, director of alternative programs at Hardin County Schools. The October move will occur during a school break because classrooms will be empty.

    The decision came before discovery of an infestation of mold in a classroom.

  • Summer concert tickets go on sale next week

    Tickets to Elizabethtown’s annual summer concert series go on sale Aug. 10 at Pritchard Community Center. The Sept. 28 show at Freeman Lake Park features Absolute Queen, a Queen tribute act; Toys In The Attic, an Aerosmith tribute band, and headliners Highway To Hell, which pay homage to Australian rockers AC/DC. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on concert day while VIP tickets are $20 in advance and $30 the day of the show.

  • Customers support Chick-fil-A in hundreds

    Hundreds of community members turned out throughout Wednesday to show support for Chick-fil-A at the business’s location on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line that trailed along the outside on the building and reached nearly 100 people while drive-thru traffic backed up to the street entrances at Dixie Avenue and Routt Drive. The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question in the Baptist Press on July 16, saying that he supported the one-man, one-woman marriage model.

  • E'town pursuing traffic, sign improvements

    Elizabethtown plans to install new directional signs leading motorists to Elizabethtown Sports Park and number the city’s traffic lights to make navigation easier for visitors.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is working with state and tourism officials on improvements to alleviate driver concerns and heighten highway safety.