Today's News

  • Recycled oil coming to area Valvoline stations

    Area residents soon will have a green option when they’re having their oil changed.

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change stations in Elizabethtown will join with other Valvoline stations nationwide in offering the company’s NextGen motor oil.

    Manager James Sheehan said the station likely will have the option available later this month.

    The recycled motor oil product is made of 50 percent recycled material.

  • Kelley installed as president of EHLRTA

    William “Bill” Kelley was installed as president of Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association on May 19. Joining Kelley in leadership positions are Lin Linder, president-elect; Ramona Jeffries, vice-president; Joy Carroll Miller, treasurer; Susan Cross, secretary; and Donna Carter is immediate past-president.

  • Helmwood Heights students place in junior golf tournament

    Tyler Ates, 7, right, and Patrick Carter, 8, students at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, joined the ranks of the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour and completed their first tournament at Long Run Golf Course in Louisville on June 3. While competing with young golfers from across the state, Tyler placed ninth and Patrick placed 11th in their first 6-hole golf tournament.

  • Modern Woodman presents check to benefit Mary Bradley

    Sylvia McCarty, district agent for Modern Woodmen of America presents a matching fund check for $4,643.20 to Lisa Wilson for a spaghetti dinner and auction at Big Clifty Community Center on May 6 to benefit Mary Bradley, who needs a lung transplant.

  • Wallaces celebrate 60th anniversary

    William J. and Shirley Wallace of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2011.
    They were married June 16, 1951, at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville.
    They have two children, Debbie Henderson and Susie Toy, both of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Country star Worley coming to Fort Knox

    Country music star Darryl Worley and opening act Storefront Congregation are scheduled to perform Saturday at Fort Knox’s Eastman Park and Amphitheater in a free concert.

    Worley, of Memphis, Tenn., has had three No. 1 hit singles since arriving on the music scene in 1999 when he signed with DreamWorks records.

  • Motherhood and more: A milestone birthday

    So I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks.  I’m not completely sure how I feel about it.

  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition - Drink up and stay hydrated

    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.

    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it we can become severely dehydrated.

  • The List: Five steps to fewer yard pests

    Annoying and possibly dangerous mosquitos and ticks are out in force. To help take back your yard, practice the five Ts, according to Mosquito Squad, an exterminating company specializing in treating for mosquitoes and ticks.


    1. Tip. Dump all standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including that underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Mosquitoes need standing water, and not much of it, to breed.

  • New bill's enactment creates confusion

    House Bill 463, which made certain misdemeanors no longer arrestable offenses, has caused confusion for police and prosecutors.

    It does not, however, handcuff officers confronted with public intoxication.

    “The new H.B. 463 covers a lot of ground,” County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. “There have been a lot of rumors within the criminal justice community and it can be confusing.”