Today's News

  • Advice for parking problem: Give offenders the boot

    ISSUE: Unpaid parking tickets
    OUR VIEW: Deal with violators

    The city of Elizabethtown “may” start towing vehicles that have outstanding parking violations. They “may” start enforcing the city parking ordinance but then again they “might” implement a grace period or amnesty to give violators a chance to clean up ticket problems before vehicles are towed.

  • White Mills area residents invited to talk about postal service

    Customers with an opinion regarding whether the U.S. Post Office in White Mills should be closed can have the floor to speak and ask questions about the post office to officials from the U.S. Postal Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

    A town meeting is scheduled to take place at the White Mills Civic League Building to allow customers to show support for keeping the post office open.

    Postal Service representatives will be there to speak to customers about the post office and possible options to continue or change services there.

  • Police chase ends along Dixie

    A Somerset man led area police departments on a 15-mile chase during the noon hour Monday down busy U.S. 31W, striking a police car along the way.

    The chase ended when 33-year-old Dale C. Brown was subdued with a Taser, police said. He is charged with wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and receiving stolen property. The pursuit started in Muldraugh and ended at the Ring Road-Dixie Avenue intersection in Elizabethtown.

    Brown was driving a Ford pickup truck bearing an Orkin logo. Police say the truck had been reported stolen.

  • City council meeting canceled


    Elizabethtown City Council’s regular voting meeting was canceled Monday because the council did not have a quorum, which is required by law.
    City Clerk Mary Chaudoin, who confirmed the cancelation, said a special meeting may be called next week.

  • Up the flag pole
  • Cheatin' ways tear at fabric of society

    “Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you.”

    So begins the first line of Hank Williams Sr.’s classic hit, “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” And if your own cheatin’ heart won’t tell on you, someone else’s cheatin’ heart will. Or someone will connect the dots that place your cheatin’ heart in the crosshairs. It’s almost certain.


  • Clearing a path to political tradition

    ISSUE: Brushy Fork Debates
    OUR VIEW: Year three will be critical

    Nothing and no one can create a tradition. It requires repetition and time.

    Vine Grove’s effort to play a significant role in Kentucky’s political scene is laudable. But the crowds attracted for the Brushy Fork Debates could be politely described as lacking.

    After two years, Brushy Fork is trying to find its niche.

  • Tabb: Voter turnout hard to gauge

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said every wet-dry election he has overseen has drawn at least 50 percent voter turnout, but Tuesday’s three special option elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove may kick the trend.

    Tabb thinks the prevalence of alcohol in Elizabethtown and Radcliff restaurants may lead to a reduction in voter interest, though he said it will be impossible to tell until the polls close Tuesday night.

    “You don’t know for sure,” he said.

  • Parents, families cope with loss at infant remembrance service

    With the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background, the Armstrong family stood in front of a crowd Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Holding a candle, Pam Armstrong explained through tears that her son, Wesley Armstrong, would have turned 12 Sunday.

    “How tall would you be?” she asked. “What interests would you have?”

  • $5 million airport project begins

    A $5 million renovation project for Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field is one step closer to landing a commuter airline service.

    Overlay work on the runway temporarily will close the airport beginning today. Airport Manager Roger Lawson said the airport will be closed to flights for no more than 30 days, should everything run on schedule with weather conditions.

    The overlay work will range from about 5 1/2’’ deep to 10-14’’ deep in some places on the 6,000-foot runway, Lawson said.