Today's News

  • GOLF: Hartlage wins division in PJGT stop in Elizabethtown (07/14)

    Elizabethtown’s Lauren Hartlage shot a 75 and was the only area player to win a division as the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour stopped Wednesday at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Of the 81 players competing in the nine divisions, 21 were from the tri-county area.

  • Council approves additional work for College Street Road bridge

    Elizabethtown City Council has approved additional work on the College Street Road bridge project.

    The council agreed this week to amend a contract with HDR Engineers for additional consulting services related to construction. The amended amount is not to exceed $17,373 and adds onto the original contract of roughly $120,000.

    “We want to make sure the project we build out there is the one we designed,” said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

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  • War film to play at the State

    “The Guns of Navarone” (1961) ranks No. 89 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 of most heart-pounding and thrilling movies and can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend.

    The film stars film legends Gregory Peck (“To Kill a Mockingbird”), David Niven (“The Pink Panther”) and Anthony Quinn (“Zorba the Greek”).

  • Column: A week at camp

    Last week I and other adult counselors, went to church camp at Jonathan Creek Camp in Western Kentucky with about 50 middle school kids.

    No, I’m not crazy. Well, maybe a little.

    The kids learned a few things, we learned a few things and sleep was not had by all.

    One thing I learned is that grown men can revert to a middle-school-age boy in an instant.

    All the boys had to do is give them a look and then it was all-out WWE wrestling into a large pile-up. The male counselors dropped their backpacks and piled on in.

  • Judge finds probable cause in criminal abuse case

    District Judge John Simcoe has ruled the commonwealth met the burden of probable cause in the case against a Louisville woman accused of allowing her 3-year-old son to be abused.
    Jacqueline Hutchins, 31, turned herself in to the Hardin County Detention Center on June 21 after a joint investigation led by the Louisville Metro Police Crimes Against Children Department and Kentucky State Police Detective Eugene Maxwell.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Thompson is rebuilding after IED ended military career

    Ronnie Thompson Jr. has seen the nightmare of war up close, and he hopes his experience coupled with a college education can help veterans in the future.

    Thompson, an Elizabethtown resident and Louisa native, is pursuing higher education after surviving the high tension of war. He plans to put the tools he learns to work as a social worker for Veterans Affairs.

    Thompson said he was baffled when he learned the low number of social workers with the VA who can count military experience as part of their resume.

  • Air Force sculpture debuted

    Rich Griendling is halfway home.

    The local sculptor debuted the third clay sculpture Tuesday designed for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, the proposed centerpiece of the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

    Griendling revealed his latest creation at his Elizabethtown home, a female U.S. Air Force pilot in full stride with helmet in hand.

    “Does she look like a determined woman to you guys?” Griendling asked onlookers. “That was the idea.”

  • Kelly Emerine manages her time in a busy life

    As a business owner, mom and philanthropist, Kelly Emerine stays pretty busy and busy is how she likes it.

    “I’m happy when I’m busy,” she said.

    The 32-year-old grew up in Elizabethtown and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She went to the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in English education. When she was a child, she was constantly changing what she wanted to do when she grew up. The president, a teacher, a professor — it was all on the list.

  • Art of Performance: Commitment to a goal makes a champion

    Goal setting is a powerful performance tool. It helps people stay on target for the things they want to accomplish. Goal setting helps people set higher goals, which push them to work harder and prioritize their energy for the attainment of the goals.

    However, some goal setting can be just a paper exercise that someone has mandated. It might be at the new year or a boss might strongly suggest the types of goals employees should achieve during the upcoming year.