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Today's News

  • Driven to deliver: Magnolia man touts 56-year accident-free record

    Five nights a week, Bomar Chaudoin drives a mail truck from Elizabethtown to Louisville with a Little Debbie snack in his shirt pocket for when he gets hungry later.

    In fact, the Magnolia man, who turned 82 on Oct. 3, has been driving various routes for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956.

    Now in his 56th year, Chaudoin has not had a traffic accident on the job.

    That might be due, in part, to how much Chaudoin enjoys his job.

  • Greenspace goes ghoulish

    Greenspace hosted a gallery of ghouls and goblins this weekend as Halloween creeps closer.

    The organization hosted its Enchanted Forest Hike on Sunday. The hike started at the Haycraft Mill Trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown and finished at a pavilion off  Haycraft Street, where visitors were equipped with water bottles and pedometers and were bombarded with candy.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Eagles appear to be region favorite (10/17)

    BARDSTOWN — The last two Boys’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament games have been anything but memorable for Bardstown Bethlehem.

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  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: North's Gumm named Miss Golf (10/16)

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm will have to dust off that speech one more time.

    Gumm was named Miss Golf in Kentucky for the fourth time in the last six years. At the postseason banquet, Gumm has to give a speech, something she is more comfortable doing now.

  • E'town New Beginnings to host meet-and-greet for potential foster parents

    The Elizabethtown location of New Beginnings Family Services is hosting a meet-and-greet luncheon Tuesday for potential foster parents as the faith-based child placement agency searches for qualified foster homes in the area.

    “There is an urgent need in Hardin, Bullitt and Nelson counties right now for qualified foster homes, in particular homes that are willing to accept teens,” said Jerianne Strange, regional trainer for New Beginnings.

  • Work on E2RC moving forward

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector has been delayed, but state highway officials said the entire roadway should be complete by 2014.

    Crews are excavating along Ky. 1600 as the state prepares to start earthwork next spring, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said contractors are clearing brush and trees and placing a culvert and pipe underneath the path of the connector.

  • Studying the vote totals in search of insight

    Elections teach us about ourselves.

    The local option elections in three communities asked a simple question. In addition to answering yes by 3-to-2 margins in each town, other deeper insight is possible – or at least deeper speculation.

    After the vote, many folks who I encountered remarked with surprise about the margin of victory, particularly in Vine Grove.

    Because Vine Grove’s a smaller community, we often view it as quaint and perhaps parochial in its ways. Consider, however, the nature of this community.

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.