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Today's News

  • Elizabethtown property tax rate could remain stable

    If Finance Director Steve Park has his way, Elizabethtown’s real property tax rates will remain the same this year.

    Park on Monday approached Elizabethtown City Council and recommended it set this year’s rate at 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    The rate, if approved, would remain in line with the rate approved for the last several years.

    Park said the amount of revenue produced from the rate will be slightly below budget, but he believes the city can easily recoup the money through the year.

  • Asher speaks to Elizabethtown Rotary

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on  Aug. 16. He gave an update on recent tornado damage at the track. Pictured from left are Rotarian Tim Asher, John Asher and Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley.

  • Jail aggressively responds to suspicions

    The issue: Deputy jailer arrested on bribery charges
    Our view: Two incidents don't mean all is bad

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club collects Suitcases for Kids

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club has been conducting a “Suitcases for Kids” project since August of 2010 when Sherry Kelley informed the club that often times children involved with the Child Protective Agency have no decent container to put their belongings when they are taken from their homes and placed in a more suitable environment. As many as 200 children have been transitioned locally, Kelley told the group.

    Dozens of suitcases and travel bags were brought to the club meeting on Aug. 8 - making the total contribution count reach more than 100.

  • Hero status of illegal immigrant points to ironies

    “And isn’t it ironic. Don’t you think?” — Alanis Morissette, from the song, “Ironic”

    It’s been a month of bad news: Standard and Poor’s lowered the U.S. sterling credit rating, 30 U.S. service members including 22 Navy SEALs were killed in the single deadliest loss for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began, 3.2 million people in Somalia need food and aid immediately, and the stock market plunges again and again and again

    It’s refreshing to hear a good story: one of heroism, courage and irony.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Subway

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Subway restaurant
    Location: 4000 S. Dixie Blvd.
    When will it open? Construction on the lot started in early May. A late November opening is anticipated
    Square footage: 2,203 feet
    Number of employees: About 15
     

  • NHHS senior's summer job search involved 'run for the border'

    Like many other high school students Zoie England found herself in need of a job for the summer.

    “I want to go out and do stuff with my friends,” England said.

    The North Hardin High School senior found herself making a run for the border to land a job at Taco Bell in Radcliff.

    “I really wasn’t expecting my first job to be in fast food,” England said.

    But the job was as good a place as any, she said.

  • E'town man pleads not guilty to sexting charge

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of soliciting sex from a minor via cellphone in Hardin District Court.

    Jakeb L. Meredith, 21, is accused of sending a picture of his genitals to a girl who is younger than 16 years of age, according to the arrest citation. The picture was accompanied by a sexually graphic text message indicating intent to engage in intercourse with the recipient, according to the citation.

    Meredith was arrested Friday at Budget Holiday Motel on East Dixie Avenue, according to the citation.

  • Having a ball in Radcliff

    Radcliff residents Barb and Jim Hawkins came back from a vacation at The Villages, Fla., with a different kind of souvenir.

    They had spent time in the Florida sun dashing along an area the size of a badminton court with a net a couple inches lower than one used for tennis.

    They volleyed Wiffle balls with rackets that looked like large versions of table tennis paddles, Jim Hawkins said.

    “Everybody really likes it,” he said. “There are people there who have given up tennis to play it. It’s just a really good game.”

  • Now that's a big pumpkin

    Retirement means something different to everyone.

    To Frank Mudd of Flaherty, it means growing big pumpkins — really big pumpkins.

    Mudd won the Kentucky State Fair’s Largest Pumpkin Contest on Friday. His pumpkin weighed 1,046 pounds, beating the second-place finisher by 50 pounds.

    “That’s a pretty good sized pumpkin,’’ he said.

    Mudd, who retired from Fort Knox in 1997 and has had gardens on his 3 acres of land, never intended to get into the art of growing behemoth items like pumpkins and watermelons.