Today's News

  • Speakers with Spark: Experience the difference of wisely-chosen words

    By Denise Taylor

    Speakers with Spark


    The words we speak affect our lives more dramatically than we realize. They can subconsciously drain us of power or, if we’re acutely aware of them, can give us strength. Eliminate these commonly used words from your vocabulary and use the suggested replacement words. You might be surprised by the significant difference the new words make.

  • The List: Bed bug infestations rising

    Ninety-five percent of U.S. professional pest management companies have encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky. Prior to 2000, only 25 percent of respondents had encountered a bed bug infestation. Also, NPMA reports one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs, which leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin, at home or in a hotel. Here are some prevention and identification tips from the NPMA.

  • Unity through Diversity: Educational program set for Saturday

    Heartland Interfaith will attempt to create better understanding through a Unity through Diversity Interfaith Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The educational program, sponsored by the North Central Education Foundation and the Joyce and Marvin Benjamin Endowment, is in the T.K. Stone Middle School auditorium in Elizabethtown.

    Interfaith member Allan Poikonen hopes the event can help the community get a sense of unity while at the same time respecting and honoring differences between cultures and faiths.

  • Heartland Festival deserves devotion needed to succeed

    Bardstown has its Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Paducah has its National Quilt Show. Pikeville has its Hillbilly Days and Owensboro has its International Bar-B-Q Festival. London has its World Chicken Festival and Elizabethtown has its … well, we’re not sure what we’ll have.

    Unfortunately, there is a looming question mark of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Heartland Festival. That’s a shame.

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  • E'town hears first reading for property tax rate

    Elizabethtown City Council heard first reading Tuesday of ordinances holding the city’s property tax rates level.

    If approved, the city will maintain its rate of 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value for real and personal property as well as motor vehicle and water craft taxes.

    The city also is looking to hold the franchise tax rate for bank deposits at 0.025 percent.

    The second and final reading is scheduled for Sept. 19.

  • E'town man arrested for assault following investigation

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree assault domestic violence stemming from an incident that occurred last month at the Grim Reaper Motorcycle Clubhouse in Guston.

    Kentucky State Police began investigating Brian Lunsford, 42, after his girlfriend was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital with self-inflicted injuries following a seizure, according to a KSP news release.

    The woman later was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. According to the hospital, she was released Aug. 18.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans need to fix defense (09/07)

    North Hardin linebacker Antonio Jackson is a little miffed.

    Two games into the season and the Trojans’ first two opponents have put up more than 60 combined points.

  • VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers snap Meade County's seven-match win streak (09/07)

    The visiting Elizabethtown Lady Panthers snapped Meade County’s seven-match winning streak with an 18-25, 25-17, 25-18 win Tuesday night.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox ready for Army Bowl showdown with Fort Campbell (09/07)

    Neither the Fort Knox Eagles nor the Fort Campbell Falcons are where they envisioned being after three games.

    Both teams are 1-2 and struggling to get their programs heading in the right direction.

    Fort Knox is coming off a 42-34 loss to Butler County – its second straight following a season-opening victory over longtime foe Elizabethtown – while Fort Campbell is fresh off a 49-0 setback to Warren Central.