Today's News

  • Got to be Real: Mothers always find a way

    By Shonna Sheckles

    In the past month from my kitchen window, I have noticed a robin flying back and forth under my patio carrying string, straw and whatever else it can find to build a nest.

    The robin has chosen as its new home the very top rung of my husband’s ladder. The robin has worked so hard for at least two weeks. Finally, last Wednesday, I noticed a finished product. Not only had this mother robin provided a home for her soon to be offspring, she is very protective of her environment.

  • Water District No. 2 to formalize agreement with Louisville Water

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 will formalize its newfound water source with Louisville Water Co. next week.

    The two agencies will celebrate the formal partnership through a public signing 2 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s water tank at 2541 Springfield Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Ashley graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman James L. Ashley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. A 2011 graduate of John Hardin High School, he is the son of Patricia Dodd of Elizabethtown.

  • E'town to participate in Japanese exchange program for second year

    Elizabethtown has a second chance to make a first impression on Japanese students this summer.

  • It's tea-sippin' time

    As the weather warms, a nice glass of tea or something cold and fruity hits the spot.

    My favorite type of tea is peach and the sweeter the better. It’s perfect to sip while sitting on the front porch swing reading a book and enjoying the fresh spring air.

    A cold glass of sweet tea is the picture of southern hospitality and great to serve any guest.

  • EIS is the refrain in the ballad of Jon Ballard

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools district appeared time and again in Jon Ballard’s education career.

    Ballard’s desire to become an educator began in the hallways of Elizabethtown High School. He learned how to be a teacher in the same building. And now, it’s fitting that when he decided to lead an entire district, he will make his home at the home of the Panthers.

    Ballard was selected in April as the next EIS superintendent. He will begin the position in July after fellow Elizabethtown graduate Gary French retires.

  • Derby treats for all-year enjoyment

    Derby is over, but Churchill Downs is open for spring racing and you might want to make these treats any time for entertaining. I made Derby Cupcakes, Eighth Race Pie and Bourbon Pecan Pie for a Derby party in Louisville and they were loved by all.

    The recipe for the Derby Cupcakes is a delightful find and a great addition or substitution for Derby Pie.

  • E'town woman charged with cruelty to animals

    An Elizabethtown woman faces a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals after police say she caused her 6-month-old dog to fall 5 feet and break its leg.

    Angie L. Bohannon, 36, was arrested Friday night on a charge of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    According to an arrest warrant, Bohannon was involved in a domestic argument in the 600 block of McCullum Avenue when she jerked the dog’s leash as she was leaving.

  • Larry Smith remembered for tough but lovable nature

    Lawrence “Larry” Smith never was one to show his age and fought attempts from friends and associates who tried to unearth the truth.

    Chris Gohman, a Radcliff attorney, joked with Smith about his age years ago because he frequently would see 5K results in which Smith topped his age group, listed among runners older than 40. When pressed by Gohman, Smith would flatly deny it and claim it was a misprint.

    “He would never let anyone know his age,” he said with a laugh.

  • Police: Father arrested after girl, 3, found walking alone

    For the second time in 13 months, a Vine Grove man has been arrested after his 3-year-old daughter was found walking alone on her way to a school playground.

    Gabriel A. Smith, 29, was arrested Friday night on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    According to the citation, a witness saw Smith’s 3-year-old daughter walking unattended around 5:30 p.m. east on Alton Street on her way to the nearby playground at Vine Grove Elementary School.