Today's News

  • Linda Mayhew makes it all add up


    In 1964, Linda N. Alvey became the first teacher hired for a new school: Elizabethtown Community College.

    “I was hired in April and the college opened in August,” the math teacher said.

    Forty-seven years later, the teacher — now Linda Mayhew — still provides her special brand of instruction at the college, which has since become Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    For Mayhew math isn’t just about numbers and equations.

  • Vine Grove gets in Christmas spirit

    The smell of freshly baked cakes will overtake Vine Grove this week.

    The city is hosting its annual holiday town hall meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall as the city launches a rousing celebration of Christmas that culminate with Dickens of a Christmas this weekend.

    But before Dickens returns, local bakers are putting their skills to work for a good cause, said Donna Broadway, Vine Grove events coordinator.

  • Potted Few Garden Club decorate Colvin Community Center

    Several of the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club including Renate Gosser and Ria Malito met at Colvin Center to decorate their tree for the annual Radcliff Festival of the Trees event. Marilyn Ardisson and Bonnie Gunter are proud of the beautiful result.

  • Railroad crossing work planned

    Repairs to a railroad crossing on Ky. 52 in LaRue County will close the highway from Wednesday through Friday, approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Ky. 583.
    A signed detour will be in place using Ky. 583, U.S. 62 and Ky. 52.
    The date and duration of the work may be adjusted in case of bad weather or other unforeseen delays.  Dial 511 or go to 5111.ky.gov for the latest Kentucky traffic and travel information.

  • Parents welcome Ginny Dean

    Richard and Carol Butler announce the birth of a daughter, Ginny Dean Butler, on Oct. 21, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Lois Holman of Elizabethtown and Jimmy and Ruth Gail Butler of Guston.
    Ginny was named after her great-grandmother, Virginia Claycomb of Guston.

  • Sharp promoted to captain in USAF

    SHARP. Heidi Rebecca Sharp of the U.S. Air Force attained the rank of captain on Sept. 20, 2010, at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah.

    She is now stationed at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, N.Y.; and is deployed to Joint Base in Balad, Iraq.

    She is the daughter of Doug and Vonda Sharp of Glendale.

  • Hodgenville to hold Christmas celebration


    Hodgenville will celebrate Christmas on Lincoln Square, kicking off the holiday season on Dec. 4.

    Story telling begins at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Museum. There will be two sessions, giving children an opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of storytelling while they wait to greet Santa Claus.

    At 5:45 p.m. there will be a pre-light up concert on the square featuring the Christmas Brass directed by Larry Davis and the Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church, directed by Misty Smith.

  • Taste of Radcliff to fill tummies and coffers

    When a Taste of Radcliff is held Monday night, more than bellies will be filled.
    The third annual event not only showcases food from around the area, but showcases the Radcliff Woman’s Club and its motivation for helping others.

  • When expectations change, unexpected joy can result


    Expectations are strange things.

    Something can meet your expectations, in which case you’re generally satisfied; exceed your expectations, in which case you’re generally happy; or fall short of your expectations, in which case you’re generally disappointed.

    But sometimes something can so completely conflict with your expectations yet not be a source of disappointment and, in fact, bring a lot of unexpected joy.

  • OPINION: Basketball season has a tough act to follow (11/29)

    The 2010 high school football season concluded Friday night. And what a season it was.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs reached the Class 5-A state semifinals for a third consecutive season. It was another stellar season as the Bulldogs went 13-1. The Central Hardin Bruins set a school record for wins, won a playoff game for the first time since 1997 and ended up 9-3. The North Hardin Trojans were back in the playoffs, while the Elizabethtown Panthers made a late charge.