Today's News

  • College Street construction creates headaches for ECTC

    Back-to-school is a hectic time, but with the College Street Road closure at the U.S. 31W Bypass, students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are expecting more than the usual first-week-of-school traffic.

    Because of construction of an 80-foot bridge to divert storm water from local subdivisions, College Street Road is not expected to re-open until Oct. 22 when the project’s 120-day contract expires, said Robert Bush, Elizabethtown director of storm water management.

  • Leisure needs survey to launch at Fort Knox this month

    A survey designed to examine and rate the level of recreation programs and identify areas of improvement for new programs will be administered this month among a segment of the Fort Knox population.
    The leisure needs survey will be conducted by the ETC institute, a professional market research firm that contracts with the U.S. Army,  Aug. 22-26 and will target key areas on post, such as the PX and the commissary, according to a news release issued by Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Skynyrd cancels; Kansas in for concert

    A hospitalization has caused legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to extend tour cancellations, including pulling out of Saturday’s scheduled concert at Fort Knox’s Godman Army Airfield.

    Classic rock group Kansas will replace Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the concert will be free. The Doobie Brothers and Dilana still are scheduled to perform, with the Doobie Brothers becoming the headline act.

  • MOTORSPORTS: Hall of Fame's fourth inductions Sunday in Elizabethtown (08/11)

    The Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will induct its fourth class Sunday at Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown.

    The Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor, by public acknowledgement or commemoration, individuals, families, or teams who have merited recognition and distinction.

    The 2011 inductees, in alphabetical order, are:

  • AREA NOTEBOOK: Three MSAC football teams now 3-0 (08/11)

    The Middle School Athletic Conference football season is under way.

    In Tuesday’s season openers, East Hardin earned a 32-12 win at Bluegrass, T.K. Stone notched a 14-0 victory over visiting West Hardin and Stuart Pepper left Vine Grove with a 28-20 win over North Middle.

    With seven teams in the conference, J.T. Alton was open. West Hardin plays again Saturday as the Lakers take on Louisville Westport at 10 a.m. at Campbellsville University’s Finley Stadium. Admission is $5.

  • Juvenile justice retreat planned in Radcliff this month

    The Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will call Radcliff home for a few days later this month.

    The board is hosting its annual retreat Aug. 18-19 in the city, said Radcliff Councilman Edward Palmer, pastor of Sign of the Dove Church and a member of the board. Palmer said the first day of the retreat is from roughly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sign of the Dove Church. The second and final day of the retreat is from about 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon at Hampton Inn & Suites on Dixie Boulevard.

  • Sonora pays tribute to town's veterans

    The issue: Sonora Veterans Memorial
    Our view: A fitting community tribute 

    Two of the most meaningful words in the world are “thank you.” When said with sincerity and deep appreciation those words can erase pain, boost morale and uplift entire communities.

    Some patriotic and grateful residents of Sonora are giving deeply felt thanks to hometown heroes by creating a Veterans Memorial Park.

  • Long lines at ECTC
  • First Lady Beshear focuses on education at Chamber lunch

    Education was the centerpiece of Wednesday’s chamber of commerce luncheon, and it featured one of the state’s most well-known education champions.
    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear spoke at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the importance of education in building a successful community. She discussed her Graduate Kentucky program, her goal to raise the dropout age and the importance of children finishing high school, for their own future and for the state’s.

  • Plea deal struck in LaRue human trafficking case

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.

    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, a Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges last week in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled to start Monday.

    In December, former Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it was the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.