Today's News

  • Celebrating with a little schmaltz

    Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, and I can’t help but reflect on how Valentine’s Day means different things to different people.

    For some, it’s an occasion to shower loved ones with cards, candy and gifts.

    Others decry what they consider the over-commercialization of a pseudo-holiday or the outright fabrication of an occasion as an excuse to spend money.

    As jaded as I am, in general, I must admit I’m closer to belonging to the former group than the latter.

  • Empty Bowls event today helps feed hungry

    Warm Blessings is known for filling the plates of people in need.

    But those who visit the organization’s building Saturday on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown will leave with empty bowls.

    A handmade, ceramic bowl is given to anyone who makes a $15 donation to the organization during the Empty Bowls fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Other donations are accepted.

  • EIS Community Nights provide forum for input

    ISSUE: EIS Community Night
    OUR VIEW: Vital information shared

    If the debut is any example, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ new series of Community Night discussions hold great promise.

    The Community Night format is not another school social gathering or feel-good session. The Jan. 30 meeting offered a serious topic thoughtfully discussed with access to experts and fact-based information.

    That’s a formula for brainstorming and discovering a path to success.

  • E'town woman killed in Sunday wreck

    An Elizabethtown woman was killed Sunday in a car crash in the 3000 block of St. John Road just outside the Elizabethtown city limits.

    Amanda Lyons, 30, died in the crash. Police released the name of the victim Monday.

    Deputy Pat Elmore with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal wreck, which involved a Chevrolet pickup truck and a Honda four-door passenger car. Elmore said Lyons was not married but had one child, who was not in the vehicle.

  • Assassin takes center stage in one-man play at the PAC

    Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center director Bart Lovins will portray an infamous assassin in “To Bury Caesar: An Evening With John Wilkes Booth,” a one-man play held this weekend.

    “To Bury Caesar” takes a glimpse into the psychology and history of Booth, who came from a famed acting family.

    In exploring the role, which he took to the stage last July and August, Lovins delved into the mind of Booth. Lovins characterized Booth as a Shakespearian actor who felt frustrated by his status with regard to his family.

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  • Black educator reflects on integration

    Mary Lois Smith began her 38-year career in education on the cusp of integration.

    The 84-year-old remembers becoming a teacher’s assistant in Hardin County at Bond-Washington School in Elizabethtown a year before other schools in the county absorbed students who attended the all-black school.

    What Smith remembers most about one of the most contentious events of its time in national race relations is how smoothly it went in Hardin County.

  • Closing a gap: Brother to Brother

    The little white house at 100 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown bustled with volunteers hurrying to renovate the former residence of Charles and Emma Reno Connor in time for its Black History Month open house.

    Ten of the volunteers were young men with Brother to Brother, a locally run program that works to empower young black men with English, math and life skills, said Toni Perry, assistant director.

  • Merchants celebrate ‘super’ beer, pizza sales

    The Super Bowl meant championship football and top-notch commercials for many area viewers.
    But it meant good business for some area retailers, especially those in the business of selling beer or pizza.
    Jenny Gossett, manager of Snappy Tomato Pizza Co. on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown, said her store received many preorders for lots of pizza.
    “We’ve got a lot of Beasts ordered,” she said.
    The Beast has 24 pieces of pizza.

  • Poe volunteers for Lady Panthers ‘evermore’

    It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t have a daughter on the Elizabethtown High School girls’ basketball team.

    It doesn’t matter that he lives in Bardstown.

    Former Elizabethtown resident John “Chico” Poe has immersed himself in volunteer roles for the Lady Panthers. He drives the bus for the girls’ team and keeps stats.

    “I help out any way that I’m able,” he said.

    Poe enjoys sports and attends any good game he hears about, he said.