Today's News

  • Towne Mall employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

    Local employees from the Macerich Management Company, owner of Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, used some of their volunteer time bank to paint Hardin Habitat house No. 44 at the corner of E. Poplar and Haycraft streets in Elizabethtown on Feb. 23. The house is part of an ongoing mega build.

    Theresa Steinemann, business development,discovered a personal connection with house No. 44 after she volunteered to work. Her son played basketball with the daughter who will move into the house once it is finished.

  • Boy Scouts attend Merit Badge University

  • Another round of 'rough' weather on the way

    A second round of volatile weather is headed to the area today and the threat of more tornadoes is a strong possibility.

    “It could be just as bad as what we had Wednesday,’’ said Kevin McCormick, a meteorological technician at Fort Knox Weather Operations. “I am sure there will be some sort of tornado watch out in the area. It could be a pretty rough day.’’

  • Tiger Cubs visit history museum

    Tiger Cub Scouts from White Mills Pack No. 244 recently visited the Hardin County History Museum in Elizabethtown. They learned about many aspects of Hardin County’s heritage while being taken on a guided tour by Elvin Smith Jr. Pictured front row, Garrett Bunch, John Painter, Jack Young and Canyon Huffman; middle row, Payton Grimes and Grant Hockman; back row, Zayd Abdel-Rahman, Cody Henriott and Museum Caretaker Elvin Smith Jr.

  • Honoring a great man’s memory

    TOPIC: Virgil Pearman
    OUR VIEW: A major force in Hardin County

    The death of Virgil Pearman hit many in our community hard.

    His impact on Hardin County was felt for decades and will live on for many, many more. While he was born in LaRue County as one of 14 children, he is one of the architects of Radcliff with his long service in Kentucky’s General Assembly and his time as a business owner and builder.

  • Schools show growth in most areas on EXPLORE, PLAN

    The yearly release of schools’ EXPLORE and PLAN test data showed growth in a majority of subject areas for the 2011-12 school year. PLAN test data, in particular, revealed success for most local high schools.

    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT and cover the same four subject areas — English, math, reading and science. The EXPLORE is taken by eighth-graders and the PLAN is taken by high school sophomores.

  • 'Act of Valor' features realistic action, bad acting by active-duty SEALs

    Watching “Act of Valor” evokes two emotions.

    On one hand, viewers leave the theater incredibly proud of the men in uniform and the lives they put on the line every day to protect the residents of our country. I am incredibly aware and grateful for the sacrifices made by all branches of the United States military to keep my freedoms intact.

  • 'Game of Thrones' wait too long for new geek

    One night, earlier this winter, my television screen went black, silent.

    And then, on screen, a thousand sparks came together to form the words spoken in an accented whisper. “The night is dark and full of terrors.”

    Chills. Chills down my back and arms. Those were the only words HBO had tossed “Game of Thrones” fans in long months. And that was enough to elicit a geeky squeak of awe.

  • Proactive policy on alcohol illustrates leadership

    ISSUE: Alcohol at city-owned properties
    OUR VIEW: Elizabethtown's policy is proactive, balanced

    With increased interest in alcohol sales at city-owned property, the Elizabethtown City Council took up the issue, setting a new policy and taking a proactive approach to inevitable questions.

    The city approved limited alcohol availability at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau boards to set policies for those facilities.

  • Homes, buildings damaged in Hardin, LaRue counties

    Mike Freeman was sitting at his computer writing a paper for a class when he heard the wind howling hard and loud against the walls of his trailer near Elizabethtown.

    That noise was followed by what he described as the sound of an explosion as a nearby building housing a small, used car parts shop was torn apart by a tornado within view of his trailer park.