Today's News

  • EIS board changes grade policy for end-of-course exams

    Grading policies for the new end-of-course exams have been altered in Elizabethtown Independent Schools.
    The EIS board voted to make new high school end-of-course exams count for 10 percent of a student’s grade, as opposed to the 20 percent originally planned. As of now, the decision only impacts exams that will be taken in the 2011-2012 school year.

  • A greasy situation ...

    Mayor Tim Walker kept a campaign promise when faced with a tie Tuesday night.

    Facing a gridlock over authorization of a new grease trap/interceptor policy, Walker broke a 3-3 tie to make the proposal law. Councilmen Larry Ashlock, Marty Fulkerson and Kenny Lewis opposed the measure.

  • Convergent paths
  • Attorney requests court to correct clerical error in Tony York alcohol case

    A clerical error which indicated Glendale restaurant-owner and chef Tony York pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense earlier this month was corrected Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    York, owner of Tony York's on Main, was charged in October with violating Kentucky Revised Statute 243.020 Subsection 3, a violation. He pleaded guilty to the offense Feb. 8 and was required to pay $255 in fines and court costs.

  • New flood rating can save Radcliff residents money

    A better flood insurance rating for Radcliff can save some residents money on homeowner premiums.

    The city received a National Flood Insurance Program Class 8 Rating through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, City Planner Murray Wanner told city council members Tuesday.

    Class rankings run from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. Radcliff previously ranked a 9.

    A 9 ranking entitled homeowners a flood insurance premium discount of up to 5 percent.

  • Fitness Revolution earns national recognition

    Fitness Revolution, a national fitness franchise chain based in Elizabethtown, has won the 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award.

    Elizabethtown resident Nick Berry is president and co-founder of Fitness Revolution, whose main office and seven of its 24-person corporate staff are in Elizabethtown.

  • State issues package liquor, bar licenses

    Package liquor soon will be a fixture in Hardin County.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control approved most of the package liquor and liquor drink licenses this week in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, splitting them between small, independent establishments and larger corporate chains.

    In Elizabethtown, all 12 of the package licenses available have been approved but only four had been issued as of Tuesday, Elizabethtown Finance Director Steve Park said.

  • Local man seeks sasquatch with Larry the Cable Guy

    Parker Duvall of Rineyville has learned to ignore negativity during the three years he has helped look for evidence of sasquatches in Kentucky.

    “I get people who laugh at me because I was there, too,” he said. “I know it’s a hard pill to swallow.”

    The former skeptic decided to be open-minded about the idea of sasquatches existing when a friend of his father told the family he remembered playing with young sasquatches when he was a child growing up in Tibet.

  • A life dedicated to fighting poverty

    Linda Funk’s life of helping others began when she volunteered for a mentoring program during her college days at Eastern Kentucky University.

    She thought she would be a physical therapist but after meeting the two slightly hyper boys she mentored through the program, she knew she wanted be involved in social work. Visits to the boys’ home, where they experienced poor living conditions, first exposed her to the life of those in poverty.

  • Motherhood & More: Kids' meals a source of anxiety

    As a parent, I hate being mostly responsible for making sure my children are given the nutrition they require.

    I mean, no matter how many kale and spinach-infused fruit smoothies I force down their little throats, I’m not sure it makes up for the ridiculous amounts of plain macaroni noodles they eat. Or the peanut butter sandwiches.