Today's News

  • Knox Boxes could help Vine Grove emergency workers

    A proposed ordinance could require buildings constructed in the future and renovated at least 50 percent to include a measure that would allow emergency workers to enter without busting a door down.

    Knox Boxes are locked boxes of thick metal that are bolted to the inner wall of a house or structure and allow someone with a key to unlock the box from the outside.

    An ordinance that would require new construction and majorly renovated buildings to include a Knox Box is set to come before Vine Grove City Council.

  • Photo: Put that in your pipe and bury it
  • Fundraising event planned for 4-year-old with cancer

    Bill Bigelow went to buy a car. He found a personal hero and an opportunity to help.

    The Elizabethtown man is the primary booster and organizer of a day-long fundraising event Saturday for a 4-year-old struggling with leukemia.

  • ‘Dolphin Tale’ an inspirational family film

    In a market that doesn’t have many inspirational family films, “Dolphin Tale” is a refreshing change.

    It is a story based on a real life rescued dolphin named Winter who was found caught in a crab trap that damaged her tail. The tail had to be amputated and Winter now swims with the aid of a prosthetic tail.

  • Radcliff poet's collection includes celebrated works

    After publishing her work for 25 years, often earning spots in highly regarded literary publications, Vada Scott Johnson is introducing her first collection of poetry.

    Johnson, a Radcliff resident, hosts a signing of “Songs of Life” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Victoria Blue on Ky. 313 in Vine Grove.

    “All the poems are written straight from the heart and they are, literally, songs of my life,” Johnson said.

  • Becoming part of something

    Sometimes, without planning, the things you become a part of become a part of you.

    This month The Bard’s Corner Writer’s Group turns 9 years old, and as the founder and facilitator of the group, I’m more than a little amazed at this.

    Mainly, it’s because I never planned to start a group. Initially I wanted to join one that was already established.

    Just before I started a group, I got a chance to join a wonderful group that meets at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • HCP holds auditions for Christmas production

    Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27 for “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    The auditions are at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Twelve men, 11 women, six boys and five girls are needed for the production. Additionally, eight to 10 ensemble members are needed.
    No prepared material is required of those auditioning.

    Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 15-18.

  • Comer meets and greets with Hardin County voters

    Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer made a stop Tuesday evening in Elizabethtown to meet with voters at the Brown-Pusey House.

    The fundraising and meet-and-greet event was not sponsored by any organization, Comer said, but rather put together by local residents who support his candidacy. The candidate said he had a lot of “good people supporting me in E’town.”

  • Under construction: Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
    Location: 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville
    Size: 100,000-square feet, two-stories on a 13-acre tract
    Scheduled completion date: Fall 2011
    The facility features: 137 beds in 15 separate living areas

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wounded Elizabethtown preps for invading Beechwood (09/22)

    Adam Billings recently took a look at the preseason team photo of his first Elizabethtown Panthers squad and shook his head in disbelief.

    Of the 36 players in present for that photo, nine players – that’s a fourth of the roster, folks – will not be on the Doug Smith Memorial Stadium sideline for various reasons when the Panthers (0-5) host northern Kentucky small-school power Beechwood (3-1) for homecoming at 8 p.m. Friday.