Today's News

  • Branham returns as new EIS assistant superintendent



    Sometimes, you can come home again.

    Karen Branham, a former assistant principal at Elizabethtown High School, has returned to Elizabethtown Independent Schools as assistant superintendent for student learning. She stepped into the position at the beginning of the month.

    Branham spent the last three years as part of the Highly Skilled Educator program, and traveled to low-performing school districts around the state to improve programs and standardized test scores.

  • Bus crash documentary needs support


  • July 18, 2010, editorial: Garvin a hero for his sacrifice

    We live in a military community, so we know better than most that death is a part of war.

    Still, the news this week that a young local man, Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, was killed in Afghanistan is jolting. When a war death hits at home, it hits in a much different way.

    He was one of us: A Hardin Countian, just 20 years of age.

    Garvin was a former student at John Hardin High School. The Army says he died from injuries received in a non-combat incident at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar, just two days before his birthday.

  • July 22 Editorial: Tennis again means something here

    If you had trouble finding an open tennis court a few weekends ago in the Elizabethtown area, you can blame Bo O’Brien and other local tennis enthusiasts.

    They have made tennis as popular as its ever been in Hardin County.

    When the 17th annual Elizabethtown Tennis Commission/Central Kentucky Tennis Series State Farm E-town Open was held the field in 20 divisions was at 204 players. The players came from various states to take part in this event.

  • July 23, 2010: Obituaries

     Joseph Raymond Atcher

    Joseph Raymond Atcher, 98, formerly of West Point, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

    He was a retired petroleum distributor for DX/Sun Oil and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Vine Grove Council and West Point American Legion. He was formerly a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and of Our Lady of Hope Chapel at Franciscan Health Care.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn.

  • FSBO - for sale but how much work?


    Selling your own home might sound like a good idea at first, but many sellers quickly realize they have gotten in over their heads or may have sold their home for much less than they would have had they worked with a Realtor.

  • Better safe than sorry when selling a house


    I am amazed at how many houses are selling around Hardin County. That is exciting news for those of us selling homes. As I have foraged into that category, I am reminded of some precautions that sellers must make when the sign goes out front.

  • Easing the process



    Buying a house for the first time can be a stressful event, but buyers can make getting a loan an easier process.

    First-time home buyers can do their homework before meeting with a lender to make the process flow more smoothly, and simplified loan explanations can help buyers leave the bank with all the necessary information.

  • WWII vet flies the friendly skies



    Passengers were told to be at Louisville International Airport before dawn and Elizabethtown resident Amos L. Bloyd was one of the guests on board.

    Excitement is not something that bubbles within the 84-year-old World War II veteran as much as it once did, but the trip to Washington was special.

  • GOLF: Gumm, Cross take top 20 finishes at Women's Open (07/22)