Today's News

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Smack talk spurs Price to first career win

    A little pre-race smack talk from a rival was all the motivation Josh Price needed Thursday night.

    It was enough to push Price to his first win of his career.

    A Central Hardin senior, Price won the 69-runner Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference Meet, finishing in 16 minutes, 58.50 seconds at the Brandenburg Telecom headquarters.

    “It’s been coming. I’m peaking right at the end of the year,” Price said.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Lever, Lady Bulldogs sweep conference meet

    The only thing holding Katie Lever back Thursday night was the all-terrain vehicle at the head of the pack.

    No one was going to catch the John Hardin senior on this night.

    Lever cruised to victory in the 64-runner Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference Meet at the Brandenburg Telecom headquarters, winning her first conference championship in 19 minutes, 12.60 seconds.

  • Towne Mall closes briefly because of bomb threat

    A bomb threat Friday morning evacuated employees and customers of the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown police responded to a threatening call made to Towne Mall. The mall was checked by mall management, according to an e-mail from EPD. The mall was re-opened for business at 10:50 a.m.

    The investigation continues.


  • Parks named CKAG Artist of the Month

    At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Elizabeth Parks was selected by the attendees as the Artist of the Month. The theme for October was “Clouds and Weather.” The painting is presently hanging at Cobblers Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 21, at the Nolin RECC Building on Ring Road. Visitors are always welcome.

  • Warm Blessings makes ‘Empty Bowls’

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is preparing for a fundraiser and awareness benefit in January called Empty Bowls. People attending will have a nice soup meal and will receive a handmade ceramic bowl to remind them that some people’s bowls are “empty.”

  • Elizabethtown Lions Community Service benefits children

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club recently participated in a Lions Children First project to assist children in the community by recently volunteering at Feeding America participating in their packaging of food items for the “BackPack Program for Children.”This volunteer activity occurred at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland’s Volunteer Center located on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Keyes participates in LaRue County Horse Show

    Patricia Keys of Elizabethtown participated in the LaRue County Horse Show on Oct. 1 at LaRue County Fairgrounds, placing second in her class. Her horse, Boscoe, was provided by Wayne Ridge Farm of Upton. Her trainer is Jodi Johnson.

  • EHS Class of 1950 holds reunion

    The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1950 held its 61st year reunion on Sept. 28 at Ryan’s Family Steak House. The class started in September 1946 with 50 freshmen. A few moved away after World War II or married, so only 41 graduated (23 females and 18 males) in May of 1950. As of 2003, 18 females and 10 male students were still living. This remained constant for more than seven years until three deaths this year. Of the remaining 16 females and nine males, 12 reside in Elizabethtown, five in other parts of the state and eight out of state.

  • Ancestral Trails has program on Hardin County and Kentucky

    John Lay, pictured, presented a program on Kentucky Statehood and Hardin County at a recent meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society, sharing many facts concerning the history of Kentucky and Hardin County. He also named several famous people from Kentucky and mentioned items made only in Kentucky or first produced in the state. The next meeting of Ancestral Trails is Nov. 4 at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown Melvin Gregory will present a program on using DNA testing to find family.

  • Gocke granted Eastern Star appointment

    Cynthia V. Gocke, daughter of Ret. Platoon Sgt. and Mrs. Samuel Arredondo of Elizabethtown, was recently appointed as deputy instructor of the grand chapter of Washington Order of the Eastern Star for 2011-12. She is serving as worthy matron of Silver Star Chapter No. 93 Order of the Eastern Star in Chelan, Wash., and past matron of Harmony Chpater No. 56 in Waterville, Wash. She is a member of Emmanuel Shrine No. 19 White Shrine of Jerusalem in Wenathchee, Wash.