Today's News

  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe to relocate next month

    Hosparus Thrift Shoppe will triple in size when it moves next month to the former Movie Gallery store, which is three doors down from its current location in Helmwood Plaza.

    The thrift shop is upgrading from 3,000 square feet to 9,000 at its new location at 611 W. Poplar St. because of high sales and demand for large items.

    At the new site, coordinator Moira Taylor said the thrift shop will be able to accept more donations, including large furniture and appliances, and more easily handle the volume of items coming in.

  • Ponkratz named Hero of the Heartland
  • Auction advances clean water project
  • Recipe for success: Teen follows long path to culinary field


    Parents: James and Melinda

    Favorite music: ’40s and ’50s

    Favorite TV show: “I Love Lucy”

    Favorite movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy; classic black-and-white musicals and comedies such as “Summer Stock”

    Favorite books: “Barefoot in Paris,” by Ina Garten and “Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland,” by Gerald Clarke

    Hobbies: Movies; he considers himself a movie buff

  • Vine Grove receives preservation grant

    Vine Grove received a $369.90 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. The money will be used to purchase a mobile plat/plan storage unit.

    Thirty-four grants were awarded for a total of $703,206 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds, according to an announcement from the governor's office.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown members gather for August meeting

    The August meeting yielded a great turn out of members. Those who attended were treated to light refreshments provided by hostesses Jana Gore, Rosemary Hedges and Danielle Hethcox.

    A discussion of tree landscaping, led by John Effinger of Frank Otte Nursery, followed.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Women’s Club members gather for August meeting

    The August meeting of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Women featured U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth, who discussed facts concerning current legislation. Notice of his participation led to one of the largest crowds, nearly 150, at the club’s events in the past several years.

    For information on club activities, contact Dottye Moore, 270-723-5774.

  • EHS Class of 1960 hosts annual reunion


    Classmates and guests of the EHS Class of 1960 gathered at Baymont Inn and Suites in Elizabethtown on Aug. 3, for its 53rd reunion with 40 in attendance.

    Attendees were able to fellowship and reminisce over class photos and memorabilia. Class Photographer Tom Barnard gathered the group together for the official class photograph, after which attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Back Home.

  • Feeding America receives donations from Thomas Nelson High School

    Fighting hunger in the region has been a community service priority for Thomas Nelson High School students, who sponsored the first ever 5K Hunger Run in May to benefit Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. That event, the first of what now will be an annual event, raised $750, despite the 40-degree temperatures and pouring rain on the day of the all-outdoor event.

    For information or to volunteer, sponsor a fundraiser or a food drive, or to make a secure online donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit www.feedingamericaky.org.

  • SpringHaven has training at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health

    Chuck Webb, CEO of Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems, presents Tanya Thomas, SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter executive director, and Shonna Sheckles, victim advocate at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, with a donation during a training on Teen Dating Violence held at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health and facilitated by Thomas and Sheckles.