Today's News

  • Unbridled Learning: Overall scores

     These are the overall 2011-12 scores, out of 100, given to schools in the Unbridled Learning assessment model and their goals for the 2012-13 school year.

    High Schools

    • Elizabethtown High School- 65.6
    • LaRue County High School- 64.3
    • John Hardin High School- 63.4
    • Central Hardin High School- 60.6
    • North Hardin High School- 52.9

    Middle Schools

  • Woman’s club donates funds for benches

    Club members and former Hardin County Library board members, Jean Davis, left, and Regina Lancaster, right, recently presented a donation from the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown to Library Specialist Darrel Hines. The funds are proceeds from a club luncheon and style show in August and are payment for the two new benches located at the front entrance to the facility.

  • Woman’s Club, Christian Women’s Connection members host fashion show

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown and The Christian Women’s Connection partnered to be the guest clubs and models of the annual fall fashion show and luncheon Oct. 15 at Stone Hearth Restaurant.

    Fashions were provided by Christopher & Banks with accessories by The Bug’s Ear. Headliners Salon and Spa provided live demos of services. Other participating vendors included E’town Swim & Fitness, Tender Touch Senior Services, Mama and Me Publications and Nerium International. Door prizes were given away, as well as a several item grand prize.

  • Diabetes expo is Monday

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is trying to raise awareness of diabetes and help people learn to prevent and deal with the condition during the fifth annual Diabetes Expo.

    The free event takes place Monday during American Diabetes Month and before World Diabetes Day Nov. 14.

    It is from 4-7 p.m. at the Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown to raise awareness about the growing prevalence of diabetes and help visitors learn about issues such as eating healthy, getting physical activity and monitoring the disease.

  • Traditional Music Festival includes workshops, concert

    Workshops and a concert highlight the 18th Traditional Music Festival, set to be  presented Friday and Saturday by the Heartland Dulcimer Club at John Hardin High School.

    Vendors, dancing and jams also are part of the festival.

    Activities from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday are for pre-registered guests and include dancing and music jam sessions.

  • The water's lukewarm in 'Chasing Mavericks'

    In a world where movies tend to go big or go home, today’s audiences expect excellence in every venture to the big screen.

    That’s where movies like “Chasing Mavericks” fail. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s not a flop either. It lives in that dangerous in-between that dooms films to a quick trip to DVD or downloadable media.

    It’s the true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a young man whose father left him as a child and grows up dreaming of surfing the big waves.

  • Coping with loss not limited to humans

    Tybalt hasn’t been himself lately.

    Our black Pomeranian has been out of sorts since his playmate, another black Pomeranian, named Nanook, had to be euthanized in July. Nanook’s health had declined rapidly and to the point he was in extreme pain.

    Since then, Tybalt’s behavior has been a little erratic and more than a little heartbreaking.

  • Fire forces evacuation of West Point, injures five

    A fire Wednesday at the train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County near the Ohio Valley Dragway led to the full evacuation of West Point and sent three workers to hospitals for treatment of burns.

    Jody Johnson Duncan, public information officer for Louisville EMA/Metrosafe, said five contractors with R.J. Corman were injured while working on the cleanup when residual traces of 1,3-butadiene from the derailed rail cars found an ignition source and caught fire.

  • SpringHaven leadership requires unique person

    ISSUE: SpringHaven's new executive director
    OUR VIEW: Job demands a diverse skill set

    After the abrupt departure of its previous director, SpringHaven’s board of directors wisely moved methodically through the selection process. It must be rewarding to have found its new executive director already on staff.

  • Four challengers, five incumbents battling for E'town council spots

    Whatever the makeup of Elizabethtown City Council in January, most candidates agree the city must press efforts dealing with stormwater drainage, upgrading the city’s aging infrastructure, renovating downtown and attracting new jobs.

    Five incumbent council members hope to reclaim their seats while four challengers have emerged hoping to take advantage of Councilman Larry Ashlock’s departure.