Local News

  • EIS board approves school calendar

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the 2014-15 calendar at its Tuesday night board meeting.

    The first day for students is Aug. 6 and the school year ends for students May 22. There are five days built in for professional development and planning for teachers: Sept. 2, Oct. 13, Jan. 5, Feb. 13 and March 27.

  • EIS approves draft budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials are hoping for good news out of Frankfort now that they’ve begun the budgeting process for fiscal year 2015.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the district’s draft budget at its Tuesday night meeting, after discussing it at a meeting last Thursday.

    The draft budget is the first one crafted in the budget cycle, and Finance Director Denise Morgan budgets conservatively in the beginning.

  • HMH commemorating 60

    Hardin Memorial Health is hosting a celebration on Valentine’s Day that will “blend” the past with the present, said Michelle Murphy, a spokeswoman for the hospital.

    The hospital will commemorate 60 years of existence from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 during a ceremony in the fifth floor auditorium of its campus on North Dixie Avenue.

  • Returning soldier surprises daughter at Creekside Elementary

    While Lindsey Owens got ready for school Wednesday morning, she was certain her father was in Afghanistan.

    Jon Owens actually was hiding in the next room.
    Staff Sgt. Owens returned from a nine-month deployment with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division earlier that morning and hid from his daughter, a first-grader at Creekside Elementary School, to surprise her at school later that day.

  • Rineyville vet awarded medals decades later

    A Rineyville veteran who lost part of his military records in a fire received the first medals from his career in the U.S. Marine Corps on Wednesday at H.B. Fife Courthouse in downtown Elizabethtown.

    LeRoy Embry, a former corporal, was presented nine service medals from his eight-year military career by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, whose staff scoured Embry’s service record to verify the medals he was due.

  • Debit card scheme returns to area

    An automated voice message telling residents their debit cards have been deactivated has returned.

    Officials again are telling area residents to not take the bait and decline to provide any personal information if you get the call. The voice message states debit cards have been deactivated and to reactivate, you must go through certain steps on the phone.

  • Council supports Nicholas Street rezoning

    A Rineyville contractor is a step closer to developing residential storage units on Nicholas Street.

    Elizabethtown City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday rezoning roughly 10.8 acres at 951 Nicholas St. from Residential-3 to Residential-6 following a public hearing conducted by the council earlier this month.

  • GED changes caused year-end rush for test

    Local residents heeded - warnings last year about the impending expiration of the current GED test and flooded a local testing center during the last month of the year.

  • Known as helpful man, he died assisting at wreck scene

    A Lebanon Junction man who stopped to help a stranded driver on Ky. 313 in Radcliff lost his life Monday night, and those who knew him said his giving nature was always on display.

    David Vittitoe, 23, died from massive traumatic injuries when he was struck by a passenger car heading west on Ky. 313 between U.S. 31W and South Boundary Road, an autopsy report confirmed.

  • Temps dip again

    With the area experiencing a second round of wintry weather recently and falling temperatures, officials are encouraging residents to take certain precautions when it comes to safety.

    Temperatures could dip to as low as zero at night.

    With the blast of cold and wind chills even colder, Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail Health Department, said it is important for residents to wear several layers including coats, gloves, hats and scarfs made of synthetic fibers to prevent hypothermia.