Today's News

  • Nov. 23, 2010 Editorial: Lyddan is leaving big shoes to fill

    ISSUE: Dana Beth Lyddan’s departure
    OUR VIEW: Downtown is better than she found it

    At one time or another, we’ve all been told by a parent, grandparent or elder to “leave something better than you found it.” It’s an important phrase because it teaches valuable lessons about work ethic, commitment and character. We learn to finish what we start and to take pride in our work.

  • EHS junior to compete in Miss Teen USA

    Next year’s Miss Teen USA pageant will have a local face among the girls vying for a crown and a posh New York City address.
    Stephanie Jones, a junior at Elizabethtown High School, will compete in the national pageant this summer after being crowned Nov. 14 as Miss Teen Kentucky USA.
    Jones competed in the pageant last year and placed as first runner-up after only participating in one other pageant. With her lack of pageant experience, she didn’t expect to go far last year, she said. That success gave her more faith in this year’s competition.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 37 months for tax evasion

    Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment Monday for one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service, according to United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Gilbert was convicted after a five-day jury trial in May on both counts of an indictment against him.

  • Puppy-proof your home


    To adopt Petunia, a 7-8 week old heeler mix, other dogs or cats, applications are available at Hardin County Animal Control, 116 Nicholas St., Elizabethtown, (270) 769-3428. Basic adoption fee is $15.



    The holidays are traditionally a time for family to come home, and if a new puppy is arriving home as well, it’s important to prepare for the new houseguest.

  • Cheddar’s restaurant aims for Elizabethtown

    An expanding restaurant chain is planning to anchor a new location in Elizabethtown by summer 2011.
    Cheddar’s Casual Café will be locating near Kohl’s at 3400 North Dixie Ave. if Elizabethtown approves the development plan for the restaurant, which offers freshly made food options ranging from salads and burgers to steak and ribs.

  • Photo: November graze
  • LaRue gets new library director

    Landmark News Service

    The new LaRue County Library Director is no stranger to the community.

    Dana Jolly, who drove the bookmobile for nine years, is overseeing day-to-day operations and leading a staff of seven. Jolly was appointed interim director in September after the resignation of Niki Carter. She assumed her new title Nov. 1.

    One of her first duties was to hire and train a new bookmobile driver. Virginia Napier has taken over the route, delivering books and library programs to preschools, daycares and homes across the county.

  • Radcliff CLP Class donates turkeys

    Radcliff CLP Class of 99, “Radcliff Matters,” presents a turkey to three organizations in the community to show support during the holiday season. From left, President Karen McCord, Jerry Brown and Jeannette Stephens; second row, the turkey was presented to Dean Sears of St. Christopher Church, Antoine Smith of The Sign of the Dove Church and not pictured is David Dozer of North Hardin HOPE.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Student Guests from JHHS

    Megan Kist and Andrew Shugan of John Hardin High School were student guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Nov. 16.

  • Foster review board seeks members

    The state is in search of volunteers needed to review foster care in Hardin County.
    The Kentucky General Assembly created the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, or CFCRB, in 1982 as a way to decrease the time Kentucky children spend in foster care.
    The role of the board, which operates within a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts, is to work with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and local courts to find safe, permanent homes for children removed from their families because of abuse, dependency and neglect.