Today's News

  • JC Penney to reopen in October

    After being sidelined by fire, the JC Penney department store at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown soon will return to business.

    The store is projected to reopen the second week of October, said JC Penney spokeswoman Sarah Kelleher. She did not have an exact date for the reopening.

  • Boy Scouts participate in popcorn fundraiser

    Life Acouts Joshua Nightengale and Michael Bentley from Boy Scout Troop 24 in Elizabethtown during annual popcorn sales at the Pilot gas station in Lebanon Junction. Proceeds from popcorn sales are used to pay for summer camp and leadership training attendance for the scouts and to pay for activities that are hosted at the council level.

  • E'town approves tax rates

    Elizabethtown City Council voted Monday to hold property tax rates stable and approved a new limit on change orders for secondary lighting at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Elizabethtown city officials approved tax rates for real and personal property at 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. That rate applies to motor vehicles and watercraft. The rate has remained unchanged for the last several years.

    Finance Director Steve Park has said income from the rate will be slightly below budget, but he believes the city can easily recoup the money through the year.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced in wire fraud case

    An Elizabethtown man charged with 17 counts of wire fraud was sentenced to four years in prison Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

    Ernest Cadick, 60, pleaded guilty to accusations that he fraudulently solicited more than $718,000 from 17 individuals between 1994 and 2008.

    He represented himself as owner and operator of Kingdom Oil as well as a traveling evangelist, meeting potential investors through church functions and contacts with churches, according to a news release.

  • The Best: Favorite soup recipes

    Fall is almost here, and I’m already craving soup. I love a good soup – even more than desserts, believe it or not.

    Both of these soups featured today have been in my column before, but to me, they really are the best. I love them, and I nearly always have a quart or two of each of them in the freezer.

  • Dash of Class: Desserts that do less damage

    A large percentage of Americans have a weight problem. A large percentage of Americans don’t exercise. A large percentage of Americans love dessert.

    If you are one of them, I am offering recipes today that will give you a better option than chocolate cake with chocolate icing. The holidays are right around the corner, so we need to stockpile some healthier alternatives to get ready.

  • Project PASS not yet passe'

    ISSUE: Project PASS
    OUR VIEW: HCS finds ways to make it work

    In less than a year, Project PASS in Hardin County Schools has gone from a celebrated event with many of the U.S. Army’s top leaders visiting for an announcement ceremony to a program a week away from losing its federal funding.

  • Till Alzheimer’s do us part?

    When I first heard the Rev. Pat Robertson’s comment, I thought of Ronald Reagan’s response to incumbent President Jimmy Carter during the 1980 presidential debate, “There you go again.”  

  • Photo: Tiny troubled water
  • FRYSC celebrates 20 years in state education

    A vital program in public school education celebrated two decades of service.

    The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in Hardin County Schools celebrated the 20th anniversary of the creation of the centers through the Kentucky Education Reform Act on Monday at John Hardin High School. The law was passed in 1990 and the centers were put in place the following year.