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Today's News

  • Reunited after 40 years

    It has been 40 years, but former students of Western Elementary School remember when Magistrate Lisa Williams of Elizabethtown sat on a cake as part of a school play.

    They remember trying to tape stars to a wall to no avail, but seeing a star a child spit on and slapped to the wall stayed in place the whole year.

    They remember having fall festivals, girls conducting séances in a coat closet while boys tried to scare them and recesses outside from which they still have scars.

  • Brushy Fork Debate features strong lineup

    Only three of the political hopefuls invited to the Brushy Fork Debate on Saturday have said they won’t appear.
    Incumbent Democrats Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway and Adam Edelen, Democratic candidate for auditor of public accounts, declined invitations.

    The debate begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with gubernatorial candidates Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith scheduled to appear.

  • All that jazz: Army specialist returns home for trio of performances

    U.S. Army Spec. Jake Stith returned to his hometown this week with a guitar in hand and some jazz swagger.

    Stith, a Rineyville native, kicked off a trio of performances in Hardin County on Thursday at Rineyville Elementary School, where his mother teaches preschool and he once roamed the halls as a student.

  • Habitat for Humanity partners with city of Elizabethtown to build pavilion

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the city of Elizabethtown to build a pavilion for the community in the Haycraft area.  This is a part of an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. 
    Recently, volunteers came to prepare the ground, set poles and install joists that will hold the roof of the 24” x 30” structure.  It will give the community a place to hold picnics and children a place to play out of the rain and the heat of the sun. 

  • Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is Sept. 24

    The 34th annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown.
    Knights will hand out Tootsie Roll candy in shopping centers and retail areas accepting contributions that will benefit mentally handicapped  residents in Hardin County.
    Tootsie Roll funds, with state and federal matching grants, are distributed through the Knights of Columbus State Association for Mentally Disabled Inc. In 2010 the Knights collected contributions totaling $6,500 in Elizabethtown. The statewide collection totaled $130,000.

  • Lynch donates time, aircraft to Young Eagles Program

    Robert Lynch of Vine Grove, an area pilot, now has given more than 200 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.

  • Radcliff/Fort Knox Tourism supports 9/11 memorial

    On Sept. 6, the Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention and Tourism Commission donated $1,000 to the 9/11 memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.  Pictured are Margo Kampe, president of Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention and Tourism Commission, and Charles Heater, director of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central.

  • Fosters celebrate 45th anniversary

    James and Evelyn Foster of Elizabethtown celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Sept. 14, 2011.
    They were married Sept. 14, 1966, at First Baptist Church in Mascoutah, Ill.
    They have three children, Pamela Brey, Gail Murphy and James Foster Jr.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Holt House will be center of activities Saturday

    With heightened interest thanks to the Civil War sesquicentennial and a recent Robert Redford motion picture, organizers of the Holt House Community Days expect increased attendance this weekend.

    The third annual event is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT Saturday on the grounds of the historic home of Judge Joseph Holt, the most famous native of Breckinridge County.

  • A Slice of Life: Birthdays on Facebook a social networking virtue

    I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been fully in the Facebook camp.

    Yes, I had a college student friend show me how to set up my page, ostensibly as a way to keep up with members of my Sunday school class — I’ve taught that age group for a number of years.