Today's News

  • Women With a Purpose participate in Mayor's Breakfast

  • Club members get update on United Way


    Chris Wilborn, Brian Kerr and Marilyn Ford gave an update on the United Way and the recent campaign at a recent Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting. Pictured from the left are Brian Kerr, Chris Wilborn, Marilyn Ford and Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Michael Owsley.

  • Area building projects taking shape

    A recognizable nonprofit will branch out its reach in Hardin County this year by adding another donation center while a well-known steakhouse chain will fill the void in front of Towne Mall left by Blockbuster Video.

    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and LongHorn Steakhouse are expected to open new facilities in Elizabethtown by early summer. 

    John Wade, vice president of the Western Division of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, said weather has been favorable in recent months and the new Ring Road location could be open by June barring setbacks.

  • Assigning a value to information: Changing online business model

    The cost of something is not the same as what it's worth.

    • Good health is priceless but health care can be quite costly.
    • A warm February day filled with sunshine comes with no price tag but delivers loads of value.
    • No amount of cash can warm your heart like a grandchild's impromptu hug.

    So how much is information worth?

  • Convicted killer seeks new trial

    Clad in a bright orange Hardin County Detention Center suit, Russell “Rusty” Sullivan leaned back comfortably in his chair Tuesday. He turned and smiled at family members sitting behind him. He exchanged words with his attorneys and when his uncle gave testimony about the death of Sullivan’s adoptive father, the 33-year-old convicted murderer sobbed.

    It’s been nearly six years since a Hardin County jury handed Sullivan a life sentence for the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Ryan Arnold. Sullivan continues to fight the verdict.

  • Panther Academy opens

    A little more than a year after breaking ground, navy blue paw prints stamp the new building on North Mulberry Street, the newest facility in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district.

    The $5.4 million Panther Academy, the EIS preschool and kindergarten center, opened Wednesday and housed preschool students for the first time.

  • T.K. Stone to auction old basketball floor

    Mark Haynes admits he has auctioned a number of unique items, but a basketball floor is not one of them. That will change Friday night.

    Between the Elizabethtown girls’ and boys’ games against Fort Knox, parts of the old floor in T.K. Stone Middle School will be auctioned off, including the big “E,” which was at halfcourt. Elizabethtown High School played on the floor from 1956 to 1971 before moving to its current location.

  • A love of jolly ole England

    Recently, I was accused of having Anglophilia. Now before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, that simply means an admiration of England and all things English.

    I thought about it a while and maybe I am a bit enamored with England as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love America, am proud to be a citizen. And let’s face it, basketball and football beat soccer and cricket any day. But there’s something about the homeland of my ancestors.

  • 'The Descendants' lives up to the hype

    Vying for several Oscars, “The Descendants” finally made its way to local theaters. Among its nominations are Best Picture, Actor, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

    It’s the story of Matt King, played by George Clooney (“Ides of March”). King suffers hit after hit after hit in his life as his world collapses around him. But with a family decision looming and two daughters to care for, life must go on.

    That’s really what the core of this story is about. It’s about life.

  • Local employers lauded as good places to work

    Hardin County once again is home to some of the best workplaces in and around Louisville.

    Three local employers have made return appearances on a list of Top Places to Work by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Each appeared on the list last year.

    The list named the top 10 workplaces in the Louisville Metro area in three divisions; small, mid-size and large. Hardin County Schools was the ninth employer in the “large” category, and First Federal Savings Bank and LaRue County Schools were sixth and eighth, respectively, in the mid-size division.