Today's News

  • Closing of two schools creates new adventures

    After a long school year of early mornings, pop quizzes, homework, testing and more testing, most students, parents and educators look forward to the last day of school.

    It’s a time of celebration: The completion of another year of learning and growing and the unofficial start of summer.

    However, the faces probably won’t be very jubilant Wednesday in Muldraugh or Battletown when the bell rings for the very last time at two community elementary schools in Meade County. After more than 150 years of service, these two schools will close permanently.

  • Kitchen Adventures: Cooking from a galaxy far, far away ...

    Warning, this food column could get a bit nerdy.

    Before it dives into geekdom let’s explore a new recipe found on Pinterest.

    Cookies always are fun to make and there are so many recipes out there today that the possibilities are endless.

    Rollo cookies are very easy with only four ingredients. Mix a box of devil’s food cake mix with two eggs and one-third cup of oil. Then roll the dough in a ball around a piece of Rollos candy and bake.

    The result is a gooey caramel center with a chocolaty outside.

  • Dash of Class: Plum and radicchio dishes

    This week we find ourselves back on the alphabetical tour of fruits and vegetables. For the letters P and R, I chose plums and radicchio.

  • E'town chosen for student exchange program

    For more info:

    If you would like to learn more about the program or apply to be a host family, contact Whisper Teel at (270) 505-2494 or whisper.teel@yahoo.com.

     E’town selected for student exchange program




    Elizabethtown is welcoming Japanese students this summer from the regions afflicted by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • A man of honor

    One year after he was commissioned out of Eastern Kentucky University, a 23-year-old soldier from Rineyville is working his way back to jump status after losing his left foot to an improvised explosive device last month in Afghanistan.

    Last May, Josh Pitcher, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • E'town council wants meeting with Fiscal Court

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock on Monday said he wanted to launch a debate about the city’s inclusion in a unification review commission following what he called a “unilateral” decision to move county offices out of downtown.

    Ashlock criticized a proposal by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to allocate $500,000 from the county’s general reserves for design of a new county government center, describing it as a poor step toward a united government.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Taylor edges E'town in nine; Lady Bruins win (05/15)

    Taylor County junior Blake Caulk hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over 5th Region rival Elizabethtown on Monday.

    Caulk’s hit gave Taylor County (24-10) its third straight win, while the Panthers (12-19) lost for the sixth time in eight games.

    Freshman Zeke Pinkham had two singles and scored, while senior Tyler Brandenburg had an RBI single.

  • PREP TRACK: Area athletes could have a big weekend at State (05/15)

    Area athletes are in line for a big weekend in the KHSAA State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville.

    If every seed holds, athletes would bring home a combined 56 medals when the state meets are held at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park. The Class 1-A is Thursday followed by 2-A on Friday and 3-A on Saturday.

    Each meet starts at 1 p.m.

    In 1-A, Fort Knox could win 16 medals. Senior Kiara Austin is ranked first in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump and second in the triple jump. She also anchors the second-ranked 1,600 relay team.

  • Festival for shelter lacks attendance

    The latest fundraiser for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter didn’t meet fundraising expectations.

    Diane Shoffner, marketing and donation coordinator for PAWS, remains confident the community will contribute the estimated $900,000 remaining of the $1 million the organization has set out to raise to complete outfitting the building on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown bought to house the new shelter.

    About $2,300 was raised at Saturday’s Mutts, Moms and Music Festival, the kickoff event for PAWS’ shelter fundraising this year.

  • Say goodbye to old fridges, freezers with new KU program

    Kentucky Utilities customers interested in a lower energy bills and clearing space in their houses can do both with a new program through the company.

    LG&E and KU have launched a Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program in which customers can have an old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer hauled away and properly recycled, and earn $30 in the process.

    The energy companies introduced the program as a way to help customers manage their energy costs as well as the companies’ costs, spokeswoman Liz Pratt said.