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Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Elizabethtown pounds John Hardin (04/18)

    Eighth-grader Erin Boley blasted a grounder for a double in the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ first at-bat.

  • Cancer study volunteers considered local heroes

    ISSUE: Cancer research locally
    OUR VIEW: Participants deserve praise 

    Cancer touches each of us in some form or fashion, either through a friend, relative or neighbor or personally. At some point in our lives, we will deal with this disease directly or indirectly.

  • ECTC Green Group to host information fair Thursday

    A new group at the local community college wants to prove it is, in fact, easy to be green.

    The Green Group, a new organization at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is hosting a Green Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on campus near the Administration Building and Science Building. The fair includes several organizations and information about social, economic and environmental initiatives.

  • Andy the Ambulance gets a make-over

  • EIS to no longer provide some bus services for West Point district

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board voted Monday night to end two agreements with West Point Independent School District, leaving West Point to handle transportation issues.

    EIS withdrew from a November 2008 agreement between the districts that required EIS to provide maintenance for West Point buses and other vehicles. The other agreement was made in March 2009 and called for EIS to train West Point bus drivers, maintain transportation documents and find substitute drivers.

  • Carol Baldwin's calling

    Providing assistance to those navigating the labyrinthine health insurance process or to those who need help getting prescription medications, Carol Baldwin derives a great amount of satisfaction from her dual role.

    “It’s just the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been involved in,” Baldwin said. “Ever.”

    As the community organizer for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program and director for State Health Insurance Program, Baldwin provides free services through Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

  • Woman's Club of Elizabethtown members attend convention

    Five members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attended the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs 117th State Convention April 12 through 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Those attending from the Elizabethtown Club were president Martha Mengel and fourth district governor Diane Willis for the entire convention and Betty Sue French, club president-elect, Marie Deaton and Nora Sweat for sessions April 13. The theme was “Celebrating the Spirit of Harmony”.

  • Mowing up a cloud of dust
  • Community to celebrate Arbor Day

    This year, members of Greenspace, Let’s Spruce Up, Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation, students of Elizabethtown Community Technical College and the local Division of Forestry staff will hold an Arbor Day celebration at Freeman Lake Park.

    The groups plan to plant more than 300 seedlings consisting of Pin Oaks, Swamp Chestnut Oaks and Overcup Oaks. There also will be seedlings to be handed out to the general public who attend. The time for the plantings is from 9 a.m. to noon April 21, at the Greenspace Building at Freeman Lake Park. 

  • April's Student Editor

    Michael Niemeyer is this month's student editor.

    Michael is a 16-year-old junior who is homeschooled. He is involved with Boy Scouts, ECA Soccer, Teen Court, his church youth group, RYSA soccer and Faith Homeschool.

    He enjoys guitar, reading and soccer and hopes to become a doctor or lawyer.

    Michael joined Rising Voices to improve his writing skills and develop a more varied writing style. He also wants to inform his peers trough writing and gain a better understanding of the news media.