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  • Rik Hawkins: Short tenure, big accomplishments

    TOPIC: Rik Hawkins
    OUR VIEW: A job well done

    If Rik Hawkins had a checklist of things he helped the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and other chambers around the county accomplish during his 14-month stint as the organization’s executive director, it would be full.

    Hawkins led the way for significant progress with the chamber of commerce arena in Hardin County and played a key role in many of the superb events we have seen here.

    Like Cruisin’ the Heartland in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • EXCEL winner shares excitement of teaching

    The Meadow View Elementary School community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the ExCELence of one of its own.
    Laureen Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View, was honored at the ExCEL ceremony for Hardin County Schools. Sponsors of the award and local dignitaries gathered to recognize Laumeyer for her teaching abilities.

    ExCEL, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an award presented in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.

  • E'town native's scene was cut from a major movie

    Elizabethtown native Amy Dudgeon filmed a scene to appear in “Battle: Los Angeles,” opening nationally on Thursday. The film stars Aaron Eckhart and Ne-Yo.

    Unfortunately her scene was left on the cutting room floor. Dudgeon said it was a small role in a scene with Eckhart.

    “I'm a widow with a baby and a 3-year-old that he gives a medal of honor to that was her husband’s,” Dudgeon said.

  • Creating the future through strategic planning


    Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This past fall, a group of 28 shareholders, representing the education, business and parental sectors of our community, joined forces as a strategic planning team to create the future of the Elizabethtown Independent School District. While these individuals possessed valuable intangible assets, expertise, leadership and experience, the capacity of their leadership in addition to their commitment to our school district gave purpose to the plan itself.

  • Watching a friend's final transition

    As a pastor’s wife for almost 30 years, I’ve attended my share of weddings, funerals and baptisms and have accompanied my husband on hundreds of hospital and home visits.

    Not that I’m complaining. For the most part, that time with him is a joy as we serve together, united in a goal that’s greater than either of us.

  • Ask the expert: Home organization

    What if you could ask me a question about my experience as an organizer that has nothing to do with how to get organized, but has everything to do with the clients I have helped. Could you think of a question? I think you could because it happens to me all the time. When I first started my business my family and friends asked me vague questions such as, “How’s your business going?”

  • Learning a Kentucky music tradition

    Students at Vine Grove Elementary School have the opportunity to learn an instrument with historic significance to Kentucky.

    Once a week, fourth- and fifth-grade students meet for dulcimer club to learn an appreciation for the instrument and the value of teamwork.

    Dulcimers are fretted string instruments that typically have three or four strings.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake running through March

    Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser hopes to attract a lot of participants looking for an activity right up their alley.
    Bowl for Kids’ Sake, one of the main fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters,  is this month at Dix-E-Town Lane. Fundraising events are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The same times will be used March 19-20 and again March 26-27. March 19 and 26 will also have midnight bowling.

  • Landowners challenge overlay zone in court

    Local attorney Dwight Preston is making good on his promise to challenge through the courts an approved interstate and highway overlay zone near the Glendale mega site.