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Today's News

  • 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.

  • EXCEL winner shares excitement of teaching

    The Meadow View Elementary School community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the ExCELence of one of its own.
    Laureen Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View, was honored at the ExCEL ceremony for Hardin County Schools. Sponsors of the award and local dignitaries gathered to recognize Laumeyer for her teaching abilities.

    ExCEL, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an award presented in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.

  • E'town native's scene was cut from a major movie

    Elizabethtown native Amy Dudgeon filmed a scene to appear in “Battle: Los Angeles,” opening nationally on Thursday. The film stars Aaron Eckhart and Ne-Yo.

    Unfortunately her scene was left on the cutting room floor. Dudgeon said it was a small role in a scene with Eckhart.

    “I'm a widow with a baby and a 3-year-old that he gives a medal of honor to that was her husband’s,” Dudgeon said.

  • Creating the future through strategic planning

    By GARY FRENCH

    Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This past fall, a group of 28 shareholders, representing the education, business and parental sectors of our community, joined forces as a strategic planning team to create the future of the Elizabethtown Independent School District. While these individuals possessed valuable intangible assets, expertise, leadership and experience, the capacity of their leadership in addition to their commitment to our school district gave purpose to the plan itself.

  • Watching a friend's final transition

    As a pastor’s wife for almost 30 years, I’ve attended my share of weddings, funerals and baptisms and have accompanied my husband on hundreds of hospital and home visits.

    Not that I’m complaining. For the most part, that time with him is a joy as we serve together, united in a goal that’s greater than either of us.

  • Ask the expert: Home organization

    What if you could ask me a question about my experience as an organizer that has nothing to do with how to get organized, but has everything to do with the clients I have helped. Could you think of a question? I think you could because it happens to me all the time. When I first started my business my family and friends asked me vague questions such as, “How’s your business going?”

  • Learning a Kentucky music tradition

    Students at Vine Grove Elementary School have the opportunity to learn an instrument with historic significance to Kentucky.

    Once a week, fourth- and fifth-grade students meet for dulcimer club to learn an appreciation for the instrument and the value of teamwork.

    Dulcimers are fretted string instruments that typically have three or four strings.