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Today's News

  • Boy Scouts make safety improvements at Camp Crooked Creek

    Boy Scouts from Elizabethtown Troop 829 spent Sept. 19 at Camp Crooked Creek working on erosion control and other safety improvement projects. Participants from left, Randy Young, Brian Butora, Thomas Pierce, Zach Pugh, Austin Jaggers, Eric McDeavitt and Janus Tanner.  Local businesses Lowe’s, Home Depot, TSC, L.K. Tapps & Sons and True Value Hardware donated the construction material used for the projects.

     

  • Oct. 4 Pets of the Week

    Pet of the Week This 1-year-old female Border Collie named “Chessie” and this 6-month-old male Akita mix named “Sam” are in need of loving homes. If you are interested in adopting them contact the Hardin County Animal Control at (270) 769-3428 or visit them at 116 Nicholas St. in Elizabethtown. Visit www.hcky.org/animalcontrol.asp for more information. All dog

  • Myers takes Viewers Choice award at annual quilt show

    The Stitchers Quilt Guild held its annual Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show on Sept 18 and 19. The show featured 217 quilts, vendors, door prizes and demos. Hannah Myers was the winner for the third year in a row for Viewers Choice with her quilt “Heritage.” 

  • Lions recognize EHS Student of the Month

    Lion Al Mather, right, introduces Elizabethtown High School Student of the Month Taylor Mays to the Elizabethtown Lions Club members at a recent meeting. Mays is the secretary of her senior class and was nominated for homecoming queen. She has a 3.5 grade-point average and is involved in Beta Club, Y Club and Spanish Club. She also is on the golf and softball teams. She attends Severns Valley Baptist Church and intends to pursue a career in the medical profession. Mays is accompanied by her parents, Steve and Patty Mays.

  • Members of Gen. Ben Hardin Helm Camp hold services in Georgia and Elizabethtown

    September 2009 marked the 125th anniversary of the reinterment of General Ben Hardin in Elizabethtown. Helm, age 32, had been killed at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., on Sept. 20, 1863. He was first buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, and in 1884, upon the family’s request, his body was removed by his former solders and brought by train to Elizabethtown for burial. His original grave marker had been carved out of a wooden ammunition box, which was later replaced with a marble stone marker that was brought back with the veterans and placed at the grave in the Helm Family Cemetery.

  • Military briefs

     

  • Blakeman named Artist of the Month

    Art Guild member Phyllis Blakeman was chosen Artist of the Month at the September meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild. Her painting called Cumberland Lake is a collage with watercolor and ink. The next meeting for the Art Guild is Oct. 19. For information, contact Debbye at 307-7590.

     

  • Beidler military brief

     

  • MOAA Chapter receives award from national headquarters

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) met Sept. 16 at the MOAA Clubhouse, Building 297, on Fort Knox. This was membership appreciation night, and it was highlighted with a steak dinner prepared by the member chefs. For lack of a particular season or holiday, the Irish bred guest host used a “Half-way to Saint Patrick’s Day” theme for decorations.

  • Receiving an official resting place

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com UPTON — After 138 years, a soldier who fought in the War of 1812 has been given a headstone to mark his military service. A ceremony for the dedication of a new grave marker for James Boyd was held Sunday at Brackett Cemetery in Upton. The ceremony for Boyd, who died in 1871, was organized by the Louisville Zachary