Today's News

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club members support SpringHaven

    On May 14, Elizabethtown lions Club past president Lion Bill Shinkle presented Tanya Thomas, assistant director of SpringHaven, a donation from the club, supporting its efforts to provide safe haven for those experiencing spouse abuse.

  • Warm Blessings benefits from post office food drive

    Warm Blessings was the recipient of two truck loads of food made possible from the Elizabethtown Post Office food drive May 12. According to Linda Funk, volunteer and board chairperson for Warm Blessings, “This donation comes at a good time for our program because after the holidays, donation are less frequent.” Pictured loading items are post office employee Gary Harbaugh, left, also a volunteer for Warm Blessings, event organizer Pete Countryman and Teresa Elmore, bottom.

  • Borden speaks to Radcliff Rotary Club members

  • Mutts, Moms and Music Festival supports new animal shelter


  • Woman’s Club members present donation to Veterans’ Hospital

    Eight members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown visited the Veterans’ Hospital in Louisville to deliver a year-long collection of magazines and books from the chapter book exchange. Two car trunks were filled with 261 paperback books, 430 magazines, assorted soaps, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioners, deodorants, dental floss, note cards, greeting cards, shaving lotion, razors and more. The staff at the VA hospital were very appreciative of the goods received on the annual visit by club members.

  • Democratic Woman’s Club features Kathy Groob as guest speaker

    The Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club will feature “Pink Politics” author Kathy Groob as guest speaker at the meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 21 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    Through her book “Pink Politics,” a practical guide for women who want to run for any political office, Groob shares her own experiences as a candidate and offers women a realistic assessment of what it takes to win.

    The public is invited to attend. For information, call Dottye Moore, 737-5545.

  • First Financial completes new leadership team

    First Financial Service Corp. completed a series of key additions to the leadership team of the company and its subsidiary, First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown.

    Frank Perez, a certified public accountant, joins the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is relocating from the Nashville, Tenn., area and brings more than 15 years of experience in capital markets.

  • Less SEEK, no raises for HCS in tentative budget

    Hardin County Schools faces less money in its general fund as administrators complete the second phase of the budgeting process.

    The HCS board approved the district’s tentative budget for the next fiscal year Tuesday at a special meeting. The second of three steps in the budget cycle, the tentative plan shows a nearly $5 million drop in the general fund from a previous budget draft.

    HCS plans on approximately $95.6 million in the general fund, compared to $100.7 million included in the draft budget approved in January.

  • A sweet day for Morningside Elementary

    Barbara Rowland discovered an effective way to teach math and reading to her students — just add chocolate.

    Rowland’s fifth-grade class at Morningside Elementary School has studied chocolate for the end of school year, a tradition that dates back 20 years. This year marked a first when Rowland and students prepared chocolate in class.

    The tradition began as a chocolate day, which originally was a chance for a sweet treat at  year’s end, Rowland said.

  • Columnist's saga is crunchy and creamy

    The Peanut Butter Saga.

    That’s what my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, named a recent and ongoing experience at our home.