Today's News

  • Alcohol not considered an immediate concern for sports park

    Janna Clark’s message to the Elizabethtown community Wednesday was pointed and precise.

    Alcohol is not a part of the Elizabethtown Sports Park’s plan and it never will be a good idea to include adult beverages as part of youth sporting events, said the sports and sales director for the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Greater commitment to mental health assistance needed

    In testimony Wednesday before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, Richard L. DeNoyer, national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, urged Congress not to balance the budget on the backs of disabled veterans or on the men and women who continue to serve in uniform. Here, excerpted from his testimony, is what DeNoyer said about suicide prevention for veterans:

  • Parrett pushing for committee on redistricting

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is pushing for redistricting to be handled by an independent committee, rather than have the Kentucky General Assembly draw up the plans.

    Parrett, who represents the 10th District, is sponsoring Senate Bill 210 that would establish a citizen committee – the Kentucky Committee on Legislative Redistricting — to draw lines for Kentucky House, Kentucky Senate and U.S. Congressional districts. That committee would be appointed by presidents of public universities in the commonwealth.

  • 'The Lorax' has nice visuals but environmental theme is overshadowed

    The creators of “Despicable Me” have attempted to celebrate Dr. Seuss with the release of “The Lorax.”

    The title character, the Lorax, speaks for the trees in an environmentally conscious film based on Seuss’ book.

    As the story begins, a young boy named Ted lives in a plastic and toxic world where residents have to buy bottled fresh air. Ted begins a quest to find a real tree to impress a girl, Audrey, voiced by country music star Taylor Swift.

  • In hopes for the truth of the last half of an adage

    They say March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Given the recent severe weather, the old adage is proving to be true.

    Devastating storms and tornadoes last week put all of Hardin County and Kentucky — not to mention several other states — on alert.
    Loss of lives and livelihood dominated the news.

  • Tornadoes delivered lessons amid damage

    ISSUE: Leap Day tornadoes
    OUR VIEW: Finding blessings in the storm

    Our hearts go out to local families dealing with the impact of the Feb. 29 line of tornadoes. Many are facing weeks and months of hard work and expense to restore their homes.

  • Photos: Evicting memories of fire
  • EPD arrests two in connection to car and garage break-ins

    Police responded to a series of early morning burglaries Wednesday in Elizabethtown in the areas of Diecks Drive and Pine Valley Drive.

    Two suspects were arrested after police responded at 2:04 a.m. to the area of Pine Valley Drive at St. Andrews Way in regards to someone breaking into vehicles and attempting to enter a garage, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by GOP on Saturday

    Local residents have a chance to  dine with some of their Republican representatives this weekend.

    The annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraiser for the Hardin County GOP, is at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, speaks along with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown. Mike Phillips, vice-chairman of the local GOP and organizer of the event, said voters will be able to hear an update on what’s happening on state and federal levels.

  • WOMEN'S GOLF: State Am moved from Falls of Rough to ECC (03/08)

    One golf course's pass landed an area course a treasure.

    The Falls Resort & Golf Club (formerly Lafayette Golf Club) in Falls of Rough was slated to host the women's State Amateur for the second time in nine years, but the Women’s Kentucky State Golf Association shifted the 2012 State Amateur from Grayson County to Elizabethtown Country Club (ECC) from June 25-29 at the suggestion of The Falls management.