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Today's News

  • P&L Railway urges E'town to close Black Branch Road

    The manufacturing presence of New Delhi-based Uflex Ltd. is expected to create 250 new jobs in Elizabethtown, but it  poses a traffic dilemma for city officials.

    Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant on Monday told Elizabethtown City Council the construction of a railroad crossing along Black Branch Road to accommodate the manufacturing facility could pose serious traffic disruptions and delays — to the point that Paducah & Louisville Railway has requested the city close the road altogether.

  • The Art of Performance: The Incredible "122"

    Women’s soccer is very important to the fabric of the American culture. For young girls, the ability to see female soccer players succeed helps to change the way girls see their potential as athletes. The heroes of women’s soccer have included such household names as Mia Hamm and Brandy Chastain. As a new generation of female soccer players grow up, it is important to see the new players succeed on the field.

  • Ask the Expert: Parents should be reminded of the importance of

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the No. 1 killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

    On average, five children ages 14 and younger are killed and 640 are injured in motor vehicle crashes every day.

  • Savvy back-to-school shopping

    Whether your child started another school year last week or is preparing for college, your back-to-school purchases might not be complete. The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for savvy shopping.

    1. Ask about returns and refunds. When buying new gear, ask the store about their return policy and always keep the receipts. Stores are not legally required to exchange an item or give a refund.

  • GOP U.S. senators support Williams at Cecilia fundraiser

    Republican political leaders mingled Tuesday with residents of Hardin and Grayson counties at a private fundraiser hosted in the Cecilia home of a former Congressman.

    U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul spoke on behalf of state Senate president and Kentucky gubernatorial candidate David Williams during the event, which also featured former University of Kentucky basketball player Richie Farmer, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor.

    The politicians spoke about the economy, job creation and Democratic officials, among other topics.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Elizabethtown aces way past Hart (08/10)

    Brittany Stokan and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers had no problem serving up a season-opening win Tuesday against 5th Region foe Hart County, 25-7, 25-13.

    Stokan had a team-high seven aces to go with five kills and a dig. Erin Burch had a team-best 17 assists, while Darian Ditto had a block and a team-high six kills. Kimberly Morris added three kills and two aces.

    Elizabethtown, which was 44-of-49 from the service line, had nearly as many aces (17) as Hart County had total points (20).

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Results (08/10)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    BULLITT EAST TRI-MATCH

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Results from Tuesday’s tri-match at the par-36 (front nine) Heritage Hill Golf Club:

    TEAM RESULTS

    Elizabethtown                                         161

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Injuries sideline USC’s Washington, UK’s Goblirsch (08/10)

    Two Division-I products of Elizabethtown High School have seen their seasons likely ended by injuries.

    University of Southern California men’s basketball sophomore post Curtis Washington has been diagnosed with a left labrum tear and is slated to undergo surgery between Aug. 22-28 at USC Hospital in Los Angeles. University of Kentucky women’s soccer senior Jenna Goblirsch injured her right knee in practice Thursday, said Wildcats coach Jon Lipsitz.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: John Hardin sweeps North Hardin in season-opener (08/09)

    After a first-set win, John Hardin’s volleyball team nearly let itself relax a little too much. That’s a characteristic Lady Bulldogs’ coach Brian Walters wants spiked out of their system today.

  • Hosparus event raises awareness and boosts donations

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe recently hosted a Back to School Fashion Show at its Helmwood Plaza location. A dozen models ranging in age from six to 17 sported the latest styles. With name brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, these threads were cool enough for the most discerning young wardrobe.