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Today's News

  • Elizabethtown opens 24-hour prescription disposal site

    Elizabethtown Police Department opened a prescription drug disposal site Wednesday afternoon, just hours after area law enforcement served 21 warrants for drug-related crimes, several of which involved trafficking in pills.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown conducts a take-back collection twice a year, but EPD’s 24-hour green disposal container is the first permanent drop point in Hardin County.

  • Synthetic drug ban passes Senate committee

    A House bill proposing a statewide ban on synthetic drugs passed the State Judiciary Committee earlier this week.

    House Bill 481 aims to control sale, production and consumption of drugs designed to mimic the effects of marijuana and other illicit substances. Synthetic drugs are sold in smoke shops and gas stations but commonly are labeled “not for human consumption.”

  • Fiscal Court approves Hayden School Road agreement

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an interlocal agreement Tuesday with Elizabethtown and a second agreement with Silver Gate Properties to green light widening Hayden School Road.

    Elizabethtown City Council already approved the agreement, which identifies needed improvements to the road as part of developing Ashton Park Subdivision by Silver Gate Properties.

    The county agreed to make improvements to Hayden School Road between St. John Road and the corporate limits of Elizabethtown, including drainage and paving upgrades.

  • Comedy returns tonight to State Theater

    Comedy is back at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 8 p.m. Friday.

    Keith McGill, who toured with Royal Caribbean Cruises and appeared on “The Bob & Tom Show,” is one of the headliners.

    Jesse Joyce, also headlining, has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Joyce also was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.

    Seating is first come, first served and doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Living under dog rule

    When you are a dog owner, you start to notice a shift in the hierarchy of your home.

    At first it’s hardly noticeable. But then you start to notice you are no longer the master of your home. Slowly but surely the dog starts to take over.

    In case you have a hard time noticing when exactly that moment has arrived, here are a few clues.

  • Do audiences understand social commentary in 'The Hunger Games'?

    Kentucky has more than basketball to brag about this week. Two Kentucky natives are starring in the greatly anticipated film “The Hunger Games.”

    Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) is from Louisville and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) is from Union.

    Teenage fans have talked nonstop about the film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins books, but I wonder if they grasp the philosophical applications or the sheer horror of what’s taking place.

  • Film begins discussion on troubles in teaching

    Tuesday’s public viewing of an education-themed documentary is just the start of community-wide discussion of the field.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky and several other organizations hosted a viewing of the documentary “American Teacher,” and they hope to continue conversations on issues tackled in the film at an event next week.

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  • Missing teens picked up in Jefferson County

    The two teen girls reported missing from their Elizabethtown homes Sunday morning were found Tuesday night in Shively.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said Brianna T. Ray, 16, and Danielle M. Bouvier, 15, were not in danger when Shively Police Department picked them up.

    Shively is on U.S. 31W just south of Louisville.

    The girls were reported missing by their parents after families noticed their absence Sunday morning.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame begins development journey

    ISSUE: Basketball Hall of Fame tips off
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget earliest contributors

    With the selection of its executive director and announcement of its first class of inductees, excitement is building locally for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    An idea of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the hall’s most pressing goal is to induct 100 people of distinction in time for the 100th anniversary of organized high school basketball in Kentucky. That occurs in 2018.