Today's News

  • Isolation and inconvenience from construction ends

    Living close to work is ideal.

    I have been a commuter and you can have it.

    Typically, the drive from house to office takes about five minutes. It’s even quicker if the single traffic signal along the route decides to cooperate. That’s not enough time to hear two country songs, which explains while I’m no longer in tune with music coming out of Nashville.

  • Scout, volunteers build trail at Saunders Springs

    Saunders Springs Nature Preserve can chalk up another trail to its offerings thanks to the elbow grease of a handful of Boy Scouts and volunteers Saturday morning.

    Mitchel Steen, with Boy Scout Troop 668, orchestrated the design and construction of a 450-foot trail that runs near the entrance of the preserve off of Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

  • It’s tinsel-time in downtown E’town

    Families scored face time with Santa Claus at the First Federal Gallery inside the Historic State Theater over a warm breakfast as the man in the red suit posed for pictures and chatted with children about their wish lists.

    Breakfast with Santa was one of a number of Christmas events in downtown Elizabethtown this weekend leading up to Light Up Downtown, showcasing the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the public square.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: John Hardin 35, Jeffersontown 6 (01/19)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs did exactly what they needed to do defensively to get right where they want to be.

    The Bulldogs held Jeffersontown senior DeMichael Jackson in check en route to a 35-6 victory over the Chargers to win their fourth consecutive Class 5-A, Region 2 championship Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

  • Foundation teams up with Cause Layouts to raise money, child cancer awareness

    Helping a local cancer foundation is as easy as decorating one’s Facebook page.

    The Isaiah Alonso Foundation has partnered with the website Cause Layouts to raise awareness and money for the foundation.

    Cause Layouts creates Facebook layouts, or background images surrounding a Facebook page, for a variety of issues.

    The organization created five layouts for the Isaiah Alonso Foundation, one featuring the foundation’s logo and the others featuring families with whom the foundation has been in contact.

  • Author partners with USA Cares on jobs for vets program

    National USA Cares spokesman Bryan Anderson promoted his book “No Turning Back” Friday at The Bookstore in Radcliff and Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown, but earlier in the week he helped launch an initiative for veterans looking for a new career path.

    USA Cares inaugurated the Sgt. Bryan Anderson Jobs for Kentucky Veterans Fund this week in Louisville, laying the groundwork for an endeavor that will provide financial aid for veterans nearing graduation.

  • Lee and Walker make bowls for Warm Blessings

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is preparing for a fundraiser and awareness benefit on Feb. 11 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.” Many volunteers have been making bowls for the event. Bowls made by community leaders will be sold in a silent auction as an added fundraising effort. 

  • Anderson mixes humor, inspiration in new book

    Bryan Anderson had to hit bottom before he could find the confidence to reject a soul-sucking darkness and depression that could have broken him.

    Anderson, a national spokesman for Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was severely injured by an improvised explosive device in 2005 while serving in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of both of his legs and his left hand, which he now covers with a prosthetic.

  • Greer serves as first lady of Milligan College

    Edwina Young Greer, a native of Elizabethtown, now serves as the first lady of Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college located in Northeast Tennessee. Her husband, Dr. Bill Greer, was inaugurated as Milligan’s 15th president on Oct. 28. Edwina Greer presented her husband with the presidential robe during the formal installation service. Their sons, Logan and Jeremy, both Milligan students, carried the college’s banners during the inauguration.

  • Cecilia Homemakers get lesson on healthy holiday foods

    The Cecilia Homemakers Lesson “Healthy Holiday Foods - A Matter of Choice” was presented by Brenda Lowe, Julia McKinley and Sharon Bush on Nov. 15 at the Cecilia Community Ruritan Building. There were 22 members present.

    The next meeting is Dec. 6 in the Fellowship Hall of Cecilia Baptist Church. The meal will be catered with each member paying for their own meal. Those present at the Nov. meeting were asked to pay in advance. Secret pals will be revealed, gifts exchanged and the group will be drawing for next years secret pals.