Local News

  • Study abroad program gains popularity at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has surpassed the rest of the state’s community college system with its number of students studying abroad.

    Interest in the study abroad program at ECTC is growing, and eight students will be traveling to various countries this summer. Last year, three students traveled abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, a consortium for traveling.

    Faculty member Jim Murley has worked to increase the number of students interested in the program.

  • Trucks show local company's team spirit

    A local trucking company already has a reputation for bringing an artistic flair to the company’s fleet with bright, multicolored trucks and beds, and now Rockit Trucking in Elizabethtown is taking team spirit on the road.

    Owner Ricki Crain grew tired years ago of the existing yellow and orange trucks and logos. He inverted the colors on a truck and began incorporating more colors into his fleet after receiving a positive response.

  • Radcliff business owners think hyperlocal

    Sensing a void in Radcliff, a group of small business owners latched on to an idea for a group that would create networking opportunities and increase bottom lines.

    The independent business owners have affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance to expedite the legal process of drafting a charter and bylaws, launching the Radcliff Small Business Alliance to help those who do not have large pockets or significant influence held by chains and big box stores.

  • Guthrie gives government lesson at West Point School

    West Pointstudents received a lesson on the government from someone with first-hand knowledge.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, visited West Point Independent School on Friday to discuss the three branches of government and the separation of powers for students, some of whom will be tested on the subject in May during Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability system test.

    Guthrie was challenged to take the test by one of the students, and he agreed to do so if he could get a copy of the heavily-guarded state exam.

  • Out of the blue: E’town grad turns passion into starring role on UK baseball team

    Judie Thomas knew her son had a deep-rooted passion for the game of baseball a long time ago. The last few years have confirmed that.

    When Micheal Thomas played T-ball, where players chase after a ball — any ball in the field — and many children are unsure of which direction to run or are more concerned with finding a patch of dirt, he was most content with approaching home plate and sliding headfirst.

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  • Republicans focus on future at Lincoln dinner

    Though the program honors a great president of the past, members of the Republican Party kept an eye toward the future Friday at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

    The dinner, presented by the Republican Party of Hardin County, began with a recounting of the lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln from presenters Larry and Mary Elliott. But after the failed presidential bid of candidate Mitt Romney, Republican officials were eager to speak about the current political climate and the direction the party is headed.

  • Church hosts cross walk

    Drivers on Dixie this weekend likely were reminded of Holy Week and the upcoming Easter holiday as they caught a glimpse of a cross being carried along the highway.

  • Local doctor faces federal charges

    The owner of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare in Elizabethtown could face more than 200 years in prison and a $3 million fine after being charged in a 13-count federal grand jury indictment this week for health care fraud, mail fraud, misbranding and smuggling.

    Canh Jeff Vo, 45, of Elizabethtown, was the owner, supervising physician and president of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare between March 2008 and September 2009 when the alleged violations occurred, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Brooklyn doing well after 10-hour surgery

    Doctors helping an Elizabethtown girl fighting cancer think they were able to remove her entire tumor during surgery Wednesday, a family member said.

    Brooklyn Disselkamp, 18 months, still has treatment and recovery ahead of her, but family members were pleased with the lengthy surgery and support they have received from the community.

    Brooklyn was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.