Today's News

  • Elizabethtown revises Freeman Lake limits

    The issue: Work at Freeman Lake
    Our view: Give and take will work

  • Social, emotional well-being important in kindergarten

    Kindergarten is the first step in a child’s academic formation, but it also serves as the cornerstone of what even adults still struggle with - working and playing well with others. 

    Letters and numbers are some of the most obvious lessons for kindergarten, but the first year of school also is used to socialize children and teach them how to work with peers and adults.

  • Dinosaurs coming to life during White Mills Days

    White Mills Days explores the Jurassic period this weekend.

    Along with the annual festival’s regular favorites, many of the children’s games and prizes feature a dinosaur theme. The celebration is Friday and Saturday at White Mills Christian Camp. The event raises money for local events and organizations.

    Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church, said a lot of children enjoy dinosaurs, so the theme seemed appropriate.

  • McDaniels woman dies in shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a woman injured Sunday in a home shooting in McDaniels.

    According to a news release, KSP responded after receiving a report of shots being fired at a house on Sandy Beach Lane.
    Initial reports indicated a male at the residence shot his wife, according to the release.

    Upon arrival, two males, Bart and Kyle Edgell, and a female, Susanne Edgell, were found at the residence, according to the release.

  • Festive foods for the Fourth of July

    The Beef Checkoff/Kentucky Beef Council

    Everyone looks forward to fun, fireworks and great summer food on the Fourth of July. Paired with the fresh summer harvest, such as corn, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables, beef is a great way to mark this historic American holiday.

    We celebrate our independence by proudly displaying red, white and blue. And these patriotic dishes let our meals join in on the colorful fun.

  • Lights, camera and the red, white and blue



    It’s the time of year when flags fly high and patriotism is on display, even in the entertainment industry.

    For years films, music, theater and television have produced images of patriotism that last in our memories and songs that bring people to tears in pride of their country.

  • Helping Hand seeks mold-free headquarters

    Elizabethtown has closed the deals and now owns the properties at 212 and 214 W. Dixie Ave. sought as part of a downtown redevelopment plan.

    The purchases will help former tenant Helping Hand of the Heartland, now Helping Hand of Hope, as it searches for a permanent home in Elizabethtown. It is operating out of temporary quarters in the former Herb Jones property on East Dixie, said the Rev. Art Leach, chairman of the countywide charitable agency.

    “The sale gives us some cash,” he said. “Not enough, but it’s a start.” 

  • Fort Knox provides more land: Tanks a lot for the trails

    While Fort Knox does not hand out gold, it has donated plenty of green.

    The forested Army post over the years has given up land to those who like to get out into nature (and aren’t bothered by periodic booms). These tracts include Fort Duffield Park and the sprawling Otter Creek Park. Another, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, is expected to more than triple in size thanks to a recently announced – but not yet finalized – lease between the Army and the city of Radcliff.

  • Prepare for new road delays

    Motorists planning to use portions of College Street Road near the U.S. 31W Bypass will have to seek alternate routes starting this week.

    The city of Elizabethtown is closing the roadway today near the bypass for up to 120 days. Traffic headed to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the West Park Road industrial park or nearby neighborhoods will be detoured as Haydon Bridge Co. builds an 80-foot bridge designed to divert stormwater from local subdivisions and homes.

  • Family installs solar panels to reduce energy costs

    With energy costs rising, many homeowners are trying to find ways to save money on electricity. Turning off lights when  leaving a room or adjusting the thermostat by a few degrees cuts costs. But Hardin County residents Mike and Loretta Fitzpatrick decided to take  a different route.
    For years, Mike Fitzpatrick has looked into the possibility of installing solar panels at his home in the Cecilia area.