Today's News

  • 'Ease on Down the Road' with Michael in movie

    Diana Ross and Michael Jackson will be easing their way to the Historic State Theater in “The Wiz” this weekend.

    The film has been in the news lately since the death of its director, Sidney Lument, on April 9.

    Lument has been nominated for five Academy Awards and is the director behind such classics as “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” and “Network.”

  • Getting involved, making friends improves college experience

    Many graduating seniors soon will be freshmen at college, leaving behind those days of trying to fit in and make new friends, right?


    College freshmen have a similar task and it might be a little more daunting since college students might be living away from home for the first time.

    University of Kentucky freshman Desirae Duncan said she couldn’t stress enough how important it is for incoming freshmen to get involved in campus activities and meet others.

  • Stations of the Cross Contemplative Art Exhibit
  • Retired teacher sculpts retail enterprise

    Janet Gream is quick to point out her downtown Elizabethtown buisness is called Kentucky Art Lady, not “the” Kentucky Art Lady.

    Gream didn’t want the name of her gallery to focus on her or have her name in it. The name of her shop doesn’t refer to anyone in specific.

    “My daughter came up with it,” she said of the name.

    The work of local and regional artists fills the business. Baskets, paintings, drawings, pottery, soaps and even socks are some of the handmade arts and craft items in her store.

  • FCC's FamJam moved to church

    A First Christian Church community event planned for Saturday has been moved to the church's location at 401 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown. The congregation rents space at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

    FamJam will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature games, a hunt for 10,000 Easter eggs, crafts and various other activities. Picnic lunches also are available.

    For more information, call 765-4994.

  • Judge finds probable cause in Hines' murder case

    District Judge John Simcoe said Commonwealth attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference Friday for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with shooting and killing his neighbor, Toni Ballard.

    That gives the prosecutors 60 days to indict Hines because he is in custody, Simcoe said after evidence was presented to him at about 9:15 a.m. today at the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • Area Leaders Tour Elizabethtown Industries

    Representatives from across the county recently toured several industries in an effort to bring awareness of the importance of industry to Elizabethtown, as well as to showcase the clean environment that exists for careers in industry. The group toured Akebono, Mouser Custom Cabinetry, Metalsa and Dow Corning on April 14.

  • Woman’s Club Members Participate In Belk Charity Sale

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown participated in the Belk Charity Sale on April 16. The club was among other nonprofit organizations working for benefits from this special event. Pictured from left, Tracy Law, president of the Rotaract Club of Greater Hardin County; Margie Martin, regent of the Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution; along with Woman’s Club volunteers Bobbie Dille, Rosemary Deaton and Betty Sue French.

  • American Legion Auxiliary makes donations

  • Riasok donates to Kosair Charities


    The Riasok Shrine Club and Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus 1455 recently resented a check to Dave Juergens of the Kosair Divan for $20,500. The proceeds were collected from donations in the community and festivities at the 46th annual Brotherhood Banquet on Feb. 26. This donation to Kosair Charities will go toward helping pay medical expenses of children in need.