Today's News

  • E’town store could be South End’s springboard



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Dollar General has signed a lease with the city to open a new store in the 800 block of East Dixie Avenue and city officials hope it sparks growth in the often-neglected southern end of Elizabethtown.

    Councilman Tim Walker said there has been some recent interest in the southern end and the city has been looking for an anchor store for the area.

    “This could be what it takes,” he said.

  • Cofers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary


    Louis and Joyce Glass Cofer of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14, 2010.

    They were married Feb. 14, 1960 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown by Dr. Verlin C. Kruschwitz.

    Mr. Cofer is retired from USF Holland Freight Line and is a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    Mrs. Cofer is retired from Lincoln Trail Elementary School’s office staff and is also a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.

  • Elizabethtown Country Club has Valentine's Day Brunch

    Elizabethtown Country Club members and guests enjoyed a Valentine’s Day Brunch on Feb. 14. Pictured are Kent and Joyce Gibson, David VanZant and Billy and Darlene Hayden and grandson.

  • Tucker-Modgling


    Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tucker and Sherry Stinnett announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Beth Tucker and Phillip Modgling.

    The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She was recently employed with Heartland Primary Care for 1 ½ years.

  • Bumper crop of signs expected



    HARDIN COUNTY — The large field of candidates in the May primary — including 43 for county magistrates alone — is good for sign makers but may mean extra work for road crews.

    The state recently reminded candidates that workers will remove political signs on highway rights of way because they can pose problems for drivers and maintenance crews. The state yanks hundreds of postings each election.

  • Hall graduates from Navy basic training

    HALL. Navy Seaman Recruit Kenneth D. Hall, son of Robin Y. and Leslie C. Hall of Elizabethtown, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    Hall is a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.


  • Master Gardeners hold February meeting

    On Feb. 22, the Lincoln Trail Area Masters Gardeners welcomed their guest speaker, Ben Cecil of Sunny Ray’s Nursery. Cecil’s presentation was on “Successful Landscaping in E’town.” The presentation was very informative and had the group wishing for spring. After the presentation, the Master Gardener meeting concentration on community concerns and the upcoming Plant Fair on May 15. Refreshments were furnished by Carol Persello and Yvonne Schilling.


  • March 14, 2010, obituaries

    William Harrison Craig

    William Harrison Craig, 77, of Hardinsburg, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

    Mr. Craig was retired from A.A.F.E.S.

    He was preceded in death by his father, David Craig; and his mother, Sudie Jones Craig.

    Survivors include one daughter, Willena Sue Steffan, and her husband, Donnie, of Louisville; and one grandson, Chris Steffan of Louisville.

  • Reed celebrates 80th birthday


    Georgia Clark Reed will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21, 2010, in the Fireside Room at Hodgenville First Baptist Church (located at back door of church), hosted by her children, Steve Reed, Kathy Cruse, Janet Williams, Donna Bishop and Mary Lou Newton.

    She was born Feb. 22, 1930.

    She has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


  • National Quilting Day event planned

    Area quilting guilds will celebrate National Quilting Day with a Quilters Day Out gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at InnPlace Hotel and Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, the entrance is on Plantside Drive.