Today's News

  • Tips for holiday travelers to stay safe on roadways

    The number of holiday travelers is up, which means the need for safe traveling is increasing this season.

    The American Automobile Association expects an increase in the number of Americans who will be traveling for the holidays this year, according to a news release from the organization. The 91.9 million who will be traveling 50 miles or more can take several steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their possessions.

  • Memorial for Vine Grove man is next Thursday

    David Daniel Pandy III started attending church in September and had completed the first year of an associate’s degree program.

    “He was starting to get his life back together,” said Deshana Pandy, his sister.

    Monday, the 35-year-old Vine Grove man died in a four-car crash on U.S. 31W, one mile south of Muldraugh in Meade County.

  • Donations bring Christmas to military families

    Area donations are helping military families have a more bountiful Christmas this year.

    Rae Darefsky of Fort Knox clasped a hand over her chest as she viewed the stack of presents meant for her three children and talked about how much they’ll enjoy the gifts when unwrapping them on Christmas day.

    “I need a bigger tree,” she said.

    A Louisville-based corporation gave USA Cares $3,100 worth of Christmas toys to give to three Kentucky military families. The toys were delivered this week.

  • This Digital Life: A few good stops for your next surf

    Sometimes there’s just too much goodness to focus on one topic. So for December’s column, I’m providing a grab bag of items I hope you find interesting.

    Follow me. I’ve mentioned this before, but it warrants a few more words. If you have not yet checked out Google+, you really should. Yes, it’s another social media platform, and I know, you’re already wasting too much time on Facebook. But Google’s approach appeals to me. The best way I can describe it is “Facebook for grown-ups.”

  • Thieves target automobiles in series of break-ins

    Several vehicle break-ins along Routt Drive in Elizabethtown have been reported within the last couple days, but law enforcement officials say this is not an isolated case.

    Virgil Willoughby, public information officer with Elizabethtown Police Department, said vehicle break-ins are happening all over the place, and often victims left their doors unlocked and valuables in sight.

  • E’town lobs tennis court contract to local builder

    Barring delays, area tennis players should have new courts on which to test their skills by August.

    Elizabethtown City Council on Wednesday approved a contract with Jenkins-Essex Construction not to exceed $1.3 million to design and construct a tennis court complex on property at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Need for blood donations up during holidays

    The holiday season is the time for giving. For some area residents, that means giving blood.

    The holiday season requires an increase in blood donation to meet the need, and having more blood drives than usual during this time of year can mean a different population of donors.

    The American Red Cross office in Elizabethtown sets up more blood drives during each Christmas season than is typical during the rest of the year.

    Part of the reason for the increase is that the holidays remind people to be generous, Director Sharon Thompson said.

  • Visual masterpiece fails to entertain

    “Hugo” is touted as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. Visually it is stunning but it’s not particularly entertaining.

    Scorsese might be better known for mafia films filled with people being whacked but this, ironically, is a children’s film.

  • A wish for hope and joy this Christmas

    Long ago there was a time when a population was ruled by strangers in their own country.

    The ruling country was harsh and had an appetite for ruling the world. No talk of any other ruler would be tolerated. 

    People were heavily taxed, desperate for rest and stressed.

    They were frustrated and the gap between rich and poor was vast.

    They were waiting on a promise.

    Waiting until there were shepherds on a hillside, a star in the sky, wise men on their way and a baby in a manger.

  • Middle schoolers take victory in stock

    North Middle School this week is seeing a return on its investment in several students.

    North Middle School students placed first and second in the Take Stock in Kentucky stock market game sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

    Gloria Gayfield, Anthony Piasecki-Mullins and Joshua Riddle placed first in the game, and Samantha Heighter, Selena Pinkham and Hannah Gatrost placed second, according to the news release.