Today's News

  • Kanetha Dorsey to have a book signing at Black History Gallery

    The Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown will host a book reading and signing of Radcliff native Kanetha Dorsey’s children’s book, “Split & Torn: Then Came the Storm.” 

    Dorsey's appearance, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, is in honor of Women’s History Month, according to a gallery announcement.

  • Meet the author of 'I’m a Military Wife — What’s Your Super Power'

    A local army wife and author will be discussing her experiences Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Michelle Cuthrell has been writing about life on the home front since her husband’s first deployment in 2005, according to her website. While the family was stationed in Alaska she wrote a column for her regional and army newspapers called “Until They Come Home.”

  • Wake will return to the lake

    Although the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour declined to come back to Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake for a third consecutive summer, a major watersports event will return to the park this summer..

    The Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games have added wakeboarding and waterskiing to its roster of more than 30 sports for amateurs. Those events will be staged July 9-10 at Freeman Lake Park.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Freeman Lake to host more wakeboarding (03/10)

    Wake is returning to the lake.

    After the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour declined to come back to Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake for a third consecutive summer, it didn’t take Janna Clark and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau long to land another major watersports event.

    The Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games have added wakeboard and waterski to its roster of more than 30 sports for amateurs and the BGSG will contest its wakeboard and waterski events July 9-10 at Freeman Lake.

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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.