Today's News

  • First sculpture revealed for Veterans Tribute

    Severns Valley Baptist Church was not only the site of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s maiden voyage Thursday, it was the spot where the first finished piece of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute was displayed.

    Rik Hawkins, interim executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, said the public viewing of the bronze U.S. Army soldier is a moment he has been eagerly awaiting to share. Local sculptor Rich Griendling, who designed the tribute, picked the soldier up Wednesday from the Bright Foundry in Louisville.

  • Ooooooooooklahoma sweeping into Plum Alley Theater

    The News-Enterprise

    The musical “Oklahoma” will be sweeping into the Hardin County Playhouse season in June, but first the musical needs a cast.

    Auditions for “Oklahoma” will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    “Oklahoma” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that takes place in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s. It was originally staged in 1943 and was turned into a film in 1955.

  • 'White Christmas' to be staged in July

    This year the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will celebrate its 40th anniversary by celebrating Christmas in July with a production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

    The final workshop for the program is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Parents should arrive at 2 p.m.

    Participants must be Hardin County residents in grades six through 12 and are encouraged to arrive early to register.

    Membership cost is $35 for the year and includes a T-shirt.

  • Little girl battling cancer embraced by community during her fight

    “We’ve seen her improve, and we know that’s important, and she’s tougher than nails. She’s tougher than cancer, and she’s going to beat it. She’s got to beat it.”
    — Wes Blair on his daughter’s fight against cancer

    Kelly and Wes Blair knew there was something wrong with their daughter when she showed no interest in any of her presents on Christmas morning.

  • Kanetha Dorsey to have a book signing at Black History Gallery

    The Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown will host a book reading and signing of Radcliff native Kanetha Dorsey’s children’s book, “Split & Torn: Then Came the Storm.” 

    Dorsey's appearance, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, is in honor of Women’s History Month, according to a gallery announcement.

  • Meet the author of 'I’m a Military Wife — What’s Your Super Power'

    A local army wife and author will be discussing her experiences Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Michelle Cuthrell has been writing about life on the home front since her husband’s first deployment in 2005, according to her website. While the family was stationed in Alaska she wrote a column for her regional and army newspapers called “Until They Come Home.”

  • Wake will return to the lake

    Although the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour declined to come back to Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake for a third consecutive summer, a major watersports event will return to the park this summer..

    The Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games have added wakeboarding and waterskiing to its roster of more than 30 sports for amateurs. Those events will be staged July 9-10 at Freeman Lake Park.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Freeman Lake to host more wakeboarding (03/10)

    Wake is returning to the lake.

    After the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour declined to come back to Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake for a third consecutive summer, it didn’t take Janna Clark and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau long to land another major watersports event.

    The Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games have added wakeboard and waterski to its roster of more than 30 sports for amateurs and the BGSG will contest its wakeboard and waterski events July 9-10 at Freeman Lake.

  • Photo: Waterway to heaven
  • Rik Hawkins: Short tenure, big accomplishments

    TOPIC: Rik Hawkins
    OUR VIEW: A job well done

    If Rik Hawkins had a checklist of things he helped the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and other chambers around the county accomplish during his 14-month stint as the organization’s executive director, it would be full.

    Hawkins led the way for significant progress with the chamber of commerce arena in Hardin County and played a key role in many of the superb events we have seen here.

    Like Cruisin’ the Heartland in downtown Elizabethtown.