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Today's News

  • FISHING: Meade County duo set to compete in world high school finals July 17 (07/01)

    With a little luck last July, the Meade County tandem of Ethan Snyder and Jared Raymer won the first high school world finals sponsored by The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.

    The duo was in 18th place after the first day of competition, but rose to fourth on the second day before catapulting to the top of the 76-team field to take home prize packages worth over $30,000.

    On July 17, Snyder and Raymer will return to Lake Dardanelle – only this time there will be over 250 teams competing.

  • Changes for White Mills Days

    WHITE MILLS

    Safety concerns with the White Mills bridge has forced a couple of changes to take place for White Mills Days this weekend.

    The parade staging area has been moved  to the White Mills Treatment Plant. Also, the staging area for the 5K run will be held at the White Mills Christian Camp.

  • Rearranging the landscape
  • Former RPD officer formally charged

    A 15-year Radcliff Police Department veteran was formally charged June 24 with computer solicitation of a minor in Brevard County, Fla.

    David Williams, 37, was arrested May 9 by Kentucky State Police following an Internet sting operation led by the Brevard County Sheriff's office.

    The sheriff’s office began investigating Williams’ Internet activity in September.

  • Lions Club supports youth through 4-H

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club was pleased to contribute to the Hardin County 4-H Program. 4-H is a community of young people across America, who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Lion President Brian Dennis, left, presents a check to Marla Stillwell, county extension agent for the 4-H youth program in support of these goals.

  • Plan for Taco Bell approved despite residents' concerns

    Amid protests from nearby residents, the Elizabethtown Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved a development plan for a proposed Taco Bell that would sit at 426 W. Dixie Ave.

    The meeting room in City Hall was almost full of onlookers waiting to hear the commission’s decision.

    Steve Rice, chairman of the Planning Commission, reminded them the meeting was to allow the commission to determine if the plan met all qualifications, and it didn’t serve as a public hearing.

    However, Rice did allow some residents to speak.

  • Habitat for Humanity project helps with needed projects

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity is doing more than building houses for people in need.
    The organization has begun a new program, currently called Brush With Kindness, that is aimed at helping homeowners with necessary projects that they can’t afford to complete.
    Habitat for Humanity International expanded its mission about two years ago to help people beyond building houses so the organization could help more families, said Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat.

  • Ashlock offers plan to divert 31W traffic


    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock this week released a list of recommended road improvements he believes will divert traffic from U.S. 31W and benefit businesses possibly affected by a state plan designed to restrict median access at certain points.
    The eight suggestions were written to the council in a simple letter as a method to generate interest and discussion in creating interconnections between shopping centers along the city’s main thoroughfare.

  • SONNY CHAPUT AWARD: Gattis receives EABC's Sonny Chaput Award (06/30)

    Looking back, Mickey and Susan Gattis don’t feel bad for keeping a secret from 12-year-old son, Luke. Especially since the Elizabethtown husband and wife realized it was pretty important that they not let the cat out of the bag.

  • Purchasing property on its own does not mean redevelopment

    The issue: Downtown redevelopment
    Our views:  
    Invest responsibly 

    What will an extra $240,000 buy you in Elizabethtown? How about three buildings in the downtown district that very well may be the start of something much bigger for our city.

    Elizabethtown City Council agreed June 20 to purchase three pieces of property.