Today's News

  • Edward Jones Ranks No. 1 in Region

    JC Carroll and Patricia Hoffie of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Elizabethtown recently received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award for being the No. 1 client service provider in their region.

  • Bluegrass Cellular Hires District Manager


     Bluegrass Cellular Inc. announces the hiring of Jason Raymer as district manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.

  • EPD warns of pickpockets

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police are warning shoppers to be extra cautious when sitting near, or walking by strangers this holiday season.
    According to EPD spokesman Officer Virgil Willoughby, city police have investigated three separate wallet thefts this past week.

  • Business Calendar


    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • RISING VOICES: Put some intelligence where your mouth is



    It’s going to happen again today.

    Someone is going to publicly humiliate the 43 million handicapped and 10.8 million gay people who live in this world.

    Over the phone. In public. In a posting on Facebook. In an e-mail.

    It may be somebody admirable or respectable, or maybe it will be a family member or peer, but somewhere, someone will call somebody else a “retard,” “retarded” or a “fag.”

  • CASA swears in new board members

    Hardin County Family Court Judge Pamela Addington, right, recently swore in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Heartland board members, from left, Greg Harrington, Mika Tyler and Larane Guthrie. CASA’s mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Hardin County Family Court.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint: Do new year resolutions work?


    A new year gives us the hope of a new start.

    As we look back on the past year, we may be unhappy with some of our choices and behaviors. Each new year brings the potential for better things. This is the role of new year resolutions.

    Resolutions require us to reflect on our past behaviors and evaluate what changes need to be made. They set boundaries on our behavior and raise expectations.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint: Do new year resolutions work?


    The crowd freezes. Everyone stares at the clock hanging above the mantle. The second hand slowly approaches midnight. Everyone holds their breath in anticipation, sweat trickling down their faces. The minute hand goes up. The clock loudly chimes 12 times. The crowd joyously jumps and shouts, “Happy New Year!”

  • My multitudinous life

    Walt Whitman wrote: “I am large. I contain multitudes.”
    He could have been referring to my purse.
    It’s huge. And it’s bulky.
    And, after being drug on the sidewalk by my then 2-year-old daughter who complained, “Mommy, too heavy!” it has a hole worn in the front pocket.
    I once found a zucchini in it. I was looking for a toothbrush. It was hiding under a diaper and a tattered copy of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.”

  • Elizabethtown Rotary names CHHS Students of the Month

    Central Hardin High School students Emily Rogers and Matt Nichols were student guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Dec. 14.