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Today's News

  • Volunteers needed for traveling wall

    The Glendale Lions Club is looking for volunteers to help staff a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington when it arrives in Elizabethtown next month.

    The display will be available May 22-26 at Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road across from Freeman Lake Park. Dan Tonietti, a Vietnam veteran and member of the club, said volunteers will be needed to staff the replica and assist visitors during daylight hours, when the wall will be available for public view.

    Tonietti said he also needs volunteer assistance to help with security at night.

  • Government provides underpinning for innovation

    Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

    People who believe in public belt-tightening applaud declines like that. I understand why: There are many reasons to reduce government spending.

    ut in this case they’re wrong. We need to boost the government’s investment in R&D, not slash it.

    Let’s begin with the federal government’s record, which is nothing short of impressive.

  • Renewing the argument for a statewide smoke-free law

    By Shawn Jones

    What will it take to reverse generations of damage from chronic exposure to secondhand smoke? For many years, Kentucky has had the dubious distinction of leading the nation in early death and disease from breathing in toxic tobacco smoke both voluntarily and involuntarily.

    I see the tragic results of our collective inaction in my practice as a physician every day. As a society we must act to address this issue, and we must do so for three reasons.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers rout Knox; Lady Eagles win (04/17)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers erupted for season bests in runs and hits Tuesday as they rolled past 17th District rival Fort Knox, 24-0 in five innings.

    Freshman Mathew Coolidge, sophomore Jack Wilson, junior Jesse Morris and seniors Connor Kauffeld, Preston Patterson and Jon Tarrence combined for 12 of Elizabethtown’s 22 hits.

    Coolidge singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times, while Patterson had two doubles and two RBIs. Morris and Tarrence each added two singles and two RBIs for the Panthers (9-4, 3-1 district).

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.

  • PREP TENNIS: No major upsets on first day of conference (4/17)

    In their bid to repeat as Lincoln Heritage Conference champions, the Central Hardin Bruins got off to a strong start Wednesday.

    The Bruins got victories from fourth-seeded senior Joel Nason and sophomore Jacob Kerr in singles play and their newly formed doubles team of seniors Kevin Britt and Kyle Compton in the first round at Freeman Lake Park. The three entries combined to drop just one set.

  • E'town named "greenest" small city

    The Elizabethtown metropolitan area has embraced the benefits of Energy Star and was rewarded for diligence in conserving energy.

    The Environmental Protection Agency named the area the “greenest” small city in the U.S. with 53 certified Energy Star facilities in 2013.

    The total size of the buildings accounted for nearly 2.4 million square feet and created a cost savings in energy use of $1.95 million, according to the EPA.

  • Sanders' attorney weighs in on suspension

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders remained silent about his suspension Tuesday in response to a DUI arrest, but his attorney weighed in.

    Doug Hubbard, a Bardstown attorney representing Sanders, said he was not familiar with the sanctions levied against him when contacted and had not yet spoken to his client as of Tuesday morning.

    The LaRue County Board of Education handed down a 30-day suspension without pay against Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

  • Freeman Lake tennis shelter upgrade wanted

    Bo O’Brien has asked Elizabethtown officials to consider a slight upgrade to the shelter near the tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park with walls.

    O’Brien, chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, said the space has been the target of drafty wind conditions, which can wreak havoc on tournaments.

    In essence, O’Brien said, a wall would be placed at either end of the shelter to block wind coming directly through the facility.

  • Elizabethtown resident enjoys Kentucky Derby Festival role

    For Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd, a festive atmosphere is part of her job.

    As vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival, Boyd helps coordinate and promote events leading up to what has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports.

    “A few folks might think we only work a few weeks out of the year, but we work year round,” she said.