Today's News

  • Staples graduates as instrumentalist

    STAPLES. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dayana Staples, daughter of Nancy M. and Ricardo E. Guerra of Vine Grove, recently graduated as an instrumentalist from the Music Basic Course at the School of Music in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Staples is a 2006 graduate of Meade County High School in Brandenburg and joined the Marine Corps in December 2010. She is a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green with a bachelor’s degree.

  • Local groups gather to discuss the upcoming event

    Members of The Elizabethtown Woman’s Club and the League of Women Voters met with Akebono representatives on July 18 to discuss the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event to be held on Sept. 10. Betty Hilliard and Maritza Johnson represented the Woman’s Club, and Martha Hannifan represented the League of Women Voters. Others attending were James Roberts, deputy judge executive; Robert Hall, Hardin County Fiscal Court; Dave Pedigo, Akebono senior environmental engineer, and David Senigas, Veolia Environmental Services representative.

  • Ohio teens jailed on robbery charges

    A string of Thursday night robbery complaints landed two Cincinnati teenagers in jail after they were arrested by Elizabethtown police.

    Brandon Smith, 18, and Emanuel Mitchell, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, were arrested at 10:36 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and complicity to robbery.

    The first complaint came at 10:24 p.m. from the area of West Poplar Street and Village Drive, according to an EPD news release.

  • Sonora residents bring memorial to life

    Alice Akers of Sonora paced along East Western Avenue in her hometown with an arm full of small American flags.

    Akers was one of about 20 volunteers Thursday night who showed up at a plot of land that is being converted into a memorial park to honor veterans from the Sonora, Upton and Glendale areas.

    “They’re doing this for Sonora, and I wanted to do this to help,” she said. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I just wanted to help.”

  • E'town woman raises money in loving memory of her mom

    There was little that Dana Atcher could do for her mother as the woman sat for as many as five hours at Hardin Memorial Hospital getting her chemotherapy treatment.

    Atcher, an Elizabethtown resident, would get her mother and best friend, Rosalie Risinger, an extra blanket or rub her feet. She would also joke that her mother, a tall woman, needed a comfortable recliner to rest in while getting treated for breast cancer.

    Atcher said she knew the old chairs in the oncology department were small and uncomfortable, but her mother never complained.

  • Can it hurt to talk about something new?

    The issue: Unification proposal
    Our view: Full participation is ideal

    No one’s ever been injured by an idea.

    At this point, the concept of unified government in Hardin County is nothing more than an idea.

  • Scams often target seniors

    An unknown person calls your home phone and says your grandchild has been arrested and needs bond money. Even though you don’t know this person, it sounds convincing because he knows your grandchild’s name. The caller tells you to wire the money somewhere and warns you not tell anyone.

    The next thing you know, you’ve lost several thousand dollars in a grandparents scam.

    Though not all financial scams target seniors as directly as this one, seniors, more often than young people, fall victim to scams, police officials say.

  • Club members visit Brian’s Botannicals

    Members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown recently visited Brian’s Botannicals in Louisville. 
    Owner Brian Williams conducted a tour of his nursery, which specializes in rare and unusual plants, hardy tropicals and terrarium plants. He discussed how he creates plant walls and  also discussed his interest and methodology in the development of new varieties of plants. 
    Following the nursery tours, members lunched at the Hawks View Gallery and enjoyed viewing the many beautiful handblown glass creations designed by the gallery's artists.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    School is back in session, so do be careful and watchful for those school buses with their precious cargo. I certainly feel for those riding them in this hot weather.

  • Forum examines unification

    The Hardin County community had a chance to weigh in Thursday on possible government unification.

    A forum to learn about and discuss the possibility of Hardin County government unification was hosted Thursday by Ken Howard, chairman of the Hardin County United Governance Subcommittee, and Luke Schmidt, a consultant who completed a study on the subject.

    About 75 county residents attended the forum at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. It began with a slideshow presentation summarizing the study Schmidt completed.