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Today's News

  • Cat dies in Rineyville residential fire

    Rineyville Fire Department Capt. David Walters said it took firefighters about an hour to get a mobile home fire under control Friday and another hour to secure the scene at 112 Dillard Ave.

    John Hidebrand, owner of the home, was not inside when the fire started but arrived Friday as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

    No one was injured in the fire but one of Hildebrand’s cats died of smoke inhalation. A  second cat was rescued and still was breathing when firefighters left, Walters said.

  • Rotary Club members welcome Central students

    Central Hardin High School students Samantha Dorminey and Robert Meekins were student guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Feb. 22.

  • Thomas Is “Jack Snyder” Award Winner

    Walker Thomas was the winner of the “Jack Snyder” Award at the Rural/Urban Luncheon hosted by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Feb. 8. Pictured are Walker Thomas and Elizabethtown RotaryClub President Cathy Williamson.

  • Education inspires success

    By Michael McCall, KCTCS

  • For the love of Elizabeths

    Some men, such as industrialist George Pullman, are said to have named towns after themselves.

    Others opt to leave less of a mark – but receive good marks from their spouses. One such person was Col. Andrew Hynes, who named a central Kentucky town after his wife, Elizabeth.

    What must an Elizabeth do to get a town named after her?

  • Baylis graduates from AIT training course

    BAYLIS. Army Private 1st Class Matthew C. Baylis completed Phase II of the Radar Repairer Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

    He is the son of Robert L. and stepson of Martina L. Baylis of Vine Grove.

    His wife, Jessica, is the daughter of Stacy Baker of Vine Grove.

    Baylis graduated in 2009 from North Hardin High School in Radcliff.

  • 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.