Today's News

  • Club members welcome guest speakers from Bethlehem High School

    Tom Hamilton, principal of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, and Tony Cecil, a senior at the school, were guest speakers at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Feb. 22. Pictured from left,  Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Cathy Williamson, Tom Hamilton and Tony Cecil.

  • Buddhist monk to visit ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will have a unique visitor on campus Wednesday.
    Buddhist monk Tsering Phuntsok will present a lecture at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Regional Postsecondary Center.
    On his two-day stay from Bir, India, Phuntsok will visit several classes, including religious studies, philosophy and international communication.
    His lecture will focus on the Buddhist notions of compassion and meditative practices that can grow compassion.

  • Cory Baker, aka CPaper, is on a mission for success

    Corey Baker, rapping as CPaper Da Leprechaun, is hoping his lucky-sounding name will help him find success on the Kentucky and national hip-hop scenes.

    Baker is an Army brat, born in Fort Sill, Okla., he said, but has spent most of his life in Radcliff. His childhood days were filled with skateboarding, playing video games and colleting Pokemon and Digimon cards.

  • Fort Knox, community salute retiring PAO

    Honored for a career devoted to serving the Army and an abiding love for community, Connie Shaffery’s farewell luncheon Thursday featured a parade of admirers bearing gifts and kind words.

    Her retirement brought accolades from the halls of Congress and the governor’s office while nearly eliciting tears from Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, the post commander, as he paid respects.

    “She’s an unbelievable talent on our team,” Freakley said.

  • 1st Lt. Yates honored, remembered in Frankfort

    The Kentucky State Senate on Wednesday adopted Sen. Dennis Parrett’s resolution honoring and remembering the life of 1st Lt. Eric D. Yates, who was killed in the line of duty. The House of Representatives adapted a similar resolution, sponsored by Rep. Jimmie Lee.

    “With deepest respect and admiration, we pay homage and tribute to 1st Lt. Yates,” said Parrett, D-Elizabethtown. “We have the highest respect for Lt. Yates and are grateful for the ultimate sacrifice he made for the freedom of all Americans.”

  • SUV driver involved in fatal crash had suspended license, police say

    Kentucky State Police have discovered that the woman who said she was driving the SUV involved in a deadly crash Wednesday actually was not behind the wheel.
    Traveling home from a family wedding in Florida, three passengers died after being ejected when their Nissan Pathfinder flipped along Interstate 65 north of Glendale.
    Victor A. Chacon, the new groom, was one of the three killed in the predawn wreck. The 26-year-old reportedly had agreed to leave his new bride briefly in Florida to help his family drive home to the Chicago area.

  • Hardin, LaRue tops in growth

    The economy may be recovering weakly in most of the nation, but figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce show significant improvement for Hardin and LaRue counties.
    The department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis showed a gross domestic product gain of about $142 million in 2009 over 2008 numbers.
    The figures represent total gross domestic products for industries across the Elizabethtown metropolitan statistical area, which includes Hardin and LaRue counties.

  • Downtown digs go uptown

    For passersby who have noticed the changes at 35 Public Square in Elizabethtown, the new offices of ICON Engineering and Inspection Services may be proof that modern can mesh with historic.
    For ICON’s owners, Michael and Christy Childers, the building is a gift from God.
    “It’s been a long road,” Michael Childers said. “It feels like home.”

  • State immigration bills are tools of law, not bias

    The issue: Proposed immigration bills

    Our view Neither closes door on lawful immigration

  • Play meant to capture the conscience

    A woman with her arm in a cast sat on a metal trash can, her self-image relegated to the same status as the refuse discarded on the city street.
    Such was the scene Wednesday night as students from the Central Hardin High School drama club rehearsed their production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” a play that is part of a special collaboration between the drama club and SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.
    The collaboration aims to raise awareness of abusive relationships.