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Today's News

  • Club members welcome Robbie Valentine as guest speaker

    Robbie Valentine, assistant general manager for the KFC Yum Center, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 31. Valentine is a former University of Louisville basketball player and a member of the 1986 national championship team. He gave a talk on the things and people who affected him as a young person growing up in Radcliff. Pictured from left, Michael Owsley, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president, Rotarian Hardin McLane and Robbie Valentine.

  • Club members and Girl Scouts team up for Warm Blessings

    The Rotaract Club of Hardin County provided more than 90 bags containing personal items donated by club members, to be given out during Christmas time to patrons of Warm Blessings.

  • Pardon my blush

    I could feel the veins in my face grow suddenly warm as I imagined my cheeks glowing bright red, signaling to all that I was blushing.

    It happened in the post office. Clinking shut the little door to my mail box, I whirled around to see the usual long line waiting at the counter. And there with her back turned to me was one of my parishioners. I sneaked up to her and bending my finger to form a knuckle, tapped her on the arm, mouthing a clicking sound as I did, thinking she would laugh when she saw that it was me, her pastor who was teasing her.

  • Surburbia closes in on the farm
  • EIS, Communicare to begin daily therapy program for elementary students

    Elizabethtown elementary schools will have access to a therapeutic setting for students starting this week.

    The new program for elementary students is a partnership with Communicare Inc., a regional provider of behavioral health services, and will help students in need of mental health services in a school setting.

  • Alcohol servers could face monetary, criminal repercussions for selling to minors

    With alcohol now on store shelves in Hardin County’s three largest cities, store employees not only could face license revocation or suspension but also a fine and a misdemeanor charge if caught serving to minors.

    “As a cashier selling liquor, you can get in a lot of trouble selling to a minor or an intoxicated person,” said Bruce Blevins, store manager at E.W. James & Sons Supermarket in Elizabethtown. “You could be held liable if that person drives off and kills someone.”

  • Judge grants dismissal of charges against ex-teacher

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton granted the prosecutor’s motion Wednesday to dismiss the indictment against Steven Gray, the former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students and scolded the local commonwealth’s attorney.

    Though the judge ultimately approved the motion, he identified in a written order several problems with both the statute the former teacher was accused of violating and the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office’s presentation of its case.

  • Community colleges address achievement gap

    Every February during Black History Month, we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made significant impacts on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition.

  • City audit finds weaknesses in financial reporting but no major deficiencies

    An independent audit revealed the city of Elizabethtown is fiscally sound but provided guidance on how the city and the Elizabethtown Airport Board could improve weaknesses found in financial reporting.

    Brian Woosley, a certified public accountant with Stiles, Carter & Associates P.S.C., presented a summary of the audit findings to the Elizabethtown City Council on Monday during its voting meeting.

  • Hardin County students to compete in spelling bee

    The spelling skills of students in Hardin County will be put to the test today.

    The Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee is at 4 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s spelling bee, qualifies the winner to participate at the state level.