Today's News

  • Ordinance targets post-construction stormwater treatment

    Rules concerning stormwater runoff and water quality protection continue to change, and Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a water quality ordinance placing additional requirements on new developments or redevelopments.

    The ordinance was approved as an emergency measure to have it in place by April 15 and requires developers to design intensive post-construction plans and treatment methods to curb stormwater runoff, said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

  • Auto repair shop stays in family after 43 years

    Roger Ewing didn’t set out to spend most of his life in the automotive repair business.

    The Elizabethtown resident grew up on a farm, where it was typical to fix things that broke.

    “We worked on everything,” he said. “Fortunately, it runs in the family, I guess.”

    Many of the skills Ewing has used as owner of Ewing Automotive Center Inc. on South Mulberry Street are lessons he learned from his father, who had the same mechanical inclination.

  • Ron Myers Field is a fitting tribute

    TOPIC: Ron Myers Field
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honor

    A familiar face pacing the first base dugout at Elizabethtown High School will become a fixture at the field where he led the school to hundreds of wins.

    The recent announcement by Elizabethtown Independent Schools that the field at Panther Baseball Park will be named Ron Myers Field after the legendary head coach is a fitting tribute to a man who led the school to two Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships in five years (1970 and ’75).

  • Louisville teen leads police on 27-mile pursuit

    A 17-year-old from Louisville was arrested Monday in Meade County after he led police on a 27-mile pursuit through Jefferson, Meade and Hardin counties.

    Around 12:38 p.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a request to assist Louisville Metro Police Department in pursuit of a stolen 1991 Jeep Cherokee, according to a news release from the post.

    The pursuit began on Gene Snyder Freeway and was approaching West Point on U.S. 31W when KSP was contacted, police said.

  • Two charged after Radcliff stabbing

    Two Radcliff women were arrested Sunday afternoon after one allegedly stabbed a former boyfriend twice in the leg at their South Wilson Road apartment.

    Jieruanna Laporte, 18, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the stabbing. Joilyn Palacios, 19, faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence for allegedly hiding a machete.

    Bryce Shumate, public information officer at Radcliff Police Department, said the women were engaged in an argument with a male roommate when Laporte stabbed him twice in the upper right leg around 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Monday's Results (04/03)






    Tad Skaggs (CH) def. Michael Thomas (GC), 6-1,6-2

    Tony East (GC) def. Kevin Britt (CH), 7-5, 6-1

    Brett Majors (GC) def. Joel Nason (CH), 6-3,6-4


    Hares Patel/Vasu Patel (CH) def. Jeremiah Duvall/Shayne Bratcher (GC), 6-3, 6-2

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans cruise past Hart (04/03)

    Freshman Javier Echevarria had a big day at the plate as the host North Hardin Trojans cruised to a lopsided victory over the Hart County Raiders on Monday.

    Echevarria hit a three-run homer in the third, doubled, scored twice and drove in four runs as the Trojans blasted the Raiders, 11-2.

    Seniors Antonio Simmons and Andrew Boyles combined to go 7-for-8 with five runs scored. Simmons had a double and an RBI, while Boyles had three singles and scored three times.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin cruises by LaRue County (04/03)

    On paper, the 10th-ranked Central Hardin softball team should be wearing down by now. In reality, April Pence, Baylee Sullivan and the rest of the Lady Bruins are just hitting their stride.

  • E’town designated a Purple Heart city

    Elizabethtown on Monday joined Vine Grove in becoming a Purple Heart city.

    Mayor Tim Walker read a proclamation making the designation official Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s voting meeting.

  • ECTC to host transfer fair

    The path to a degree can be long, winding and confusing, but area students looking for the way can find directions next week.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosts a college transfer fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 in the atrium of the Regional Postsecondary Center at the school. The fair is open to the public and is one of many organized this spring by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The fairs are sponsored by the Kentucky Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers.