Today's News

  • Refreshing the view
  • Kilgore tour includes premier Louisville gardens


    Five premier Louisville gardens and two homes will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday during the 12th annual Kilgore House and Garden Tour.

    The gardens at Oxmoor Estate, also known as the historic Bullitt Estate, are the centerpiece of the tour. The gardens include a 100-year-old stand of pines and other trees, a rose garden, perennial border garden and a color-coordinated shrub bed, according to the tour website.

  • Will of voters settles any alcohol questions

    ISSUE: Two alcohol vote petitions
    OUR VIEW: Elections could be simultaneous

    As Hardin County’s three largest cities welcome new liquor stores and become accustomed to beer sales in groceries, pharmacies and convenience stores, interest continues to surface regarding additional alcohol sales options.

  • Senior Celebration to recognize older members of community


    9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome with Ken Schultz and Rep. Jimmie Lee; AARP presentation

    9:30-10:30 a.m.: Miss Kentucky, Ann Blair Thornton; Alzheimer's Awareness and Research

    10-11 a.m.: Exercise Activities: Zumba, Karen Elliott, Curves with Zumba (low-impact); Tai Chi, Diane Buckles, E'town Swim & Fitness; Silver Sneakers, Sara Knight, Energy Sports & Fitness

    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Exhibit booths and health screenings

    11 a.m.-noon: Allegro dancers

  • 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.