Today's News

  • Vine Grove water tower work well under way

    Work on the Vine Grove water tower off Ky. 1500 is about 30 percent complete.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council members April 4 during a monthly meeting that work has begun on the inside and outside of the tower.

    The outside work consists of painting the tower light blue with the city’s name in navy blue. Inside work is applying a coating to protect the metal of the water tower and preserve the water’s integrity.

  • Funeral held for shooting victim

    A message of hope was offered Monday to friends and family of Toni Ballard.

    Ballard, the victim of Thursday’s shooting on Bardstown Road, was buried in the Boston Christian Church Cemetery.

    Stuart Jones, senior minister of First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, officiated at Ballard’s funeral. Jones worked to reassure those that gathered using Biblical promises about what awaits people after death.

    “This isn’t the end,” he said at the Boston chapel of Kappel Funeral Home.

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  • New manufacturer expected to create 250 jobs

    A global leader in the manufacture of packaging products will make a multi-million dollar investment locally that is expected to create 250 jobs in Elizabethtown.

    A local announcement that Uflex Ltd. plans to build a manufacturing center along Black Branch Road will be made Wednesday.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes left Saturday for a trade mission to India. They are expected back in Frankfort today with a signed memorandum of understanding, which outlines state incentives and the company’s commitments.

  • Langleys win money for FFA

    Charlie and Sue Ellen Langley of Glendale have been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. The Langleys designated the Central Hardin FFA, located in Cecilia to receive the donation. 

    The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony held March 12 during the FFA’s Alumni Chili Super.

  • 250 jobs coming to Elizabethtown

    An $180 million investment announcement on the other side of the world is expected to create 250 jobs in Hardin County.

    Uflex Ltd., a global leader in plastic packaging, plans to construct its latest state-of-the-art manufacturing center along Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown. Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes are in India to sign a memorandum of understanding, which outlines state incentives and the company's commitments.

  • First Christian Church members apply teachings in community

    After several weeks of lessons, members of First Christian Church received their test Sunday.

    Members spread throughout the community Sunday in an effort to assist Elizabethtown residents and to bring service to the forefront of the minds of the church’s membership.

    Community Service Sunday was the culmination of a sermon series called The Ripple Effect, which discusses the effect that small actions can make in a large environment.

  • Mister White Wrench: Animal markings an identification 'tool'

    When registering a horse, its owner must note what kind of marking is on the animal’s head – for identification.

    To help with this task, there is a list of common shapes including a “stripe” down the muzzle and a “snip” between the nostrils.

    “Wrench” isn’t one of them.

    This spring’s foaling season recently produced a Payneville filly that looks like a Craftsman ad. When registering it, owner Amanda Hudson plans to take a combo approach: stripe/star/snip.

  • COLLEGE TRACK: Stockton leads Campbellsville to first outdoor victory (4/11)

    Joey Stockton’s Campbellsville University Tigers achieved a first Saturday, earning the program’s first men’s outdoor track and field title by winning the 16-team University of the Cumberlands Invitational in Williamsburg. Stockton’s Lady Tigers were third out of 15 teams.

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Rookies fit right into Kansas City's bullpen (4/10)

    KANSAS CITY – If first impressions mean anything, the Kansas City bullpen – littered with rookies and their common haircuts – is in good hands. Make that good arms.

    The Royals took a chance with their bullpen, putting four rookies in it. But the youthful relievers have been dominant through the first week of the season and the bullpen has picked up all four wins.